Marry the shoes.

by Alyssa Marie


It’s New Year’s Eve – a night of champagne, dancing, and midnight kissing. If you’re a New Yorker, like myself, you’ll be dressed in your best (or bundled up in Times Square, but let’s be real, it is far too cold for that).

If I can offer you ladies any piece of advice for tonight: marry the shoes.

Someone much more experienced than I once bestowed this wisdom upon me as I was getting ready to go out. Once you put those heels or wedges on, you DO NOT take them off until you arrive home. And here’s why:

  1. You are a classy lady. And classy ladies do not take their shoes off before they reach their front step.
  2. Safety and hygienic reasons. Let’s think about all the germs on the subway or the broken glass in the streets. No one wants their night ending in an emergency room.
  3. You spent HOURS getting ready and styling your outfit. If you are a true fashionista, you KNOW as soon as you take those shoes off your outfit will look completely different.

If you 100% cannot take one more step in the shoes you chose, take advantage of your date, friends, or that really nice guy who bought you a drink. Piggy back rides are highly underrated.

Beauty does not have to be painful, contrary to what we have always been told. Get yourself some comfy, cute, and cost-effective shoes. I got these black, open toed heels at a small boutique in Astoria for $20. Don’t forget to break them in – I’ve found walking around the house with thick socks work the best or wearing them to a prior event. Oh, and make sure you can walk in them after a few glasses of bubbly.

Look good, feel good, and enjoy yourself. Cheers!

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