This past weekend, my husband, Brice, and I were headed out for 7:30 am Mass. (yes… we like an early morning Mass!)
I was a little self-conscious of my outfit because I live in Austin, TX. Why does that matter? Well… I was wearing a ruffle hem skirt, oversized pearls, bow detail kitten heels, and a statement black fur vest.
Needless to say, I was dressed for a night out in the tundra.
Even though the vest, heels, and pearls may have been a little “much” compared to other people, I thought, “you know Meghan… You like it, it’s you, so just embrace it.”
So we get to Mass, seated in the front, and I thought… “oh my word, I hope there isn’t a tag sticking out of my vest… how embarrassing would THAT be?”
And then I thought, “you know, Meghan, you shouldn’t be so worried about looking like a fool…. If anything, I should DESIRE to be embarrassed as humility is totally virtuous.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that humility is foundational for prayer. Foundational!!!!
[Prayer] is a gift, a grace. It can be accepted only in humility and poverty." - CCCC 2713
Crazy, right?!?! Having a small embarrassment is a pretty small price to pay to get you ONE step closer to God!
Especially when we’re talking about fashion, it’s good to keep it all in moderation…. To not let vanity trump beauty & expression.
Okay, anyways… I got out of Mass, and I was in the clear of any embarrassing tags
We then hopped to Trader Joe’s. I’m still wearing one of my FAVORITE pairs of kitten heels from Zara.
Unfortunately, while I was grabbing the fruits and veggies for the week, i took a side step back for the ginger root (have you ever had ginger carrot juice??? The best!). The spike of my right heel caught the bow on my left foot. It brought me to one of the hardest falls of my life!!
During my unepected fall, frantically in search of something to hold onto, I immediately grabbed my shopping cart in desperation to be my saving grace from hitting the floor. Unfortunately, the cart tipped sideways, falling as quickly as I was. SLAM! The sound echoed throughout the ENTIRE store. My body and the cart produced a loud slap and bang.
I had no idea how I got on the ground... of Trader Joe’s... face first...in my fur vest, giant pearls, and heels, on 75 degree, sunny, Texan Sunday morning.
After laughing in hysterics for a few hours, I knew that there had to be a PSA alert about the dangers of heels (especially with bows) and WHAT we can do from us taking the spill of our lives.
The Unofficial PSA alert to wearing heels
Sew any bows together so that your heel or pointy toe will NOT get stuck in the bow.
Roughen up the bottom of your heels with sandpaper so that you don’t slip on a newly waxed floor (the tile at the grocery store is deadly!!)
Keep in check to make sure the bottom of your heel has not worn out. The smooth interior could slide you across the floor (which also has happened to me in a grocery store)
Dr. Scholl inserts can be a life-saver. When your heel almost slips out, it gets dicey.
Toe-topper socks will keep you dry and to allow for optimum walking form.
Make sure the sticker tag is removed from the bottom of the shoe. Not only is it unsightly when you kneel at mass, but it also is quite slippery!
And as I’m sure you all have Thanksgiving festivities, Christmas parties and New Years celebrations, i want to make sure you have some fanTASTic kitten heels to compliment your holiday cheer!
Question: What are YOUR favorite heels to wear?