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:
- You are a classy lady. And classy ladies do not take their shoes off before they reach their front step.
- 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.
- 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!
X’s and o’s