Well, I did it. I have always wanted a pair of Elizabeth Suzann (made by Sevilla Smith) shoes and every.single.time I’ve tried, they sell right out from underneath me, or sell out so fast I never had a chance. This time, I intended to not even try (although I was still interested), so when I went to the site and my size was still available, I hurried up and checked out, not giving myself a whole lot of time to think.
My rationale was that if I didn’t love them, I’d have the $$ to spend at Elizabeth Suzann clothes, and how bad could that be??
I love mules, and wear them quite often; I have a pair by Emerson Fry that is quite old, but still in very good shape, and a pair by Robert Clergerie in a lovely rose suede I bought last summer. These are a welcome addition – I’m 98% sure I’m keeping them.
I didn’t have high hopes for these, because I knew they’d come up too high on my foot, a look I usually try to avoid because of my thicker calves. And they do. But I’m okay with that.
Once I put these on, I didn’t want to take them off. They are beautiful (I LOVE the matte leather) and they fit like a glove. I do wonder if the leather will stretch very much more though…especially there at the top of the foot…that might be too much.
Those voices in my head though. They still try to tell me that my calves are too thick and my legs too big to wear shoes like this. I’ve listened to those voices my whole life, thinking they were real, and then dressed in a way to de-emphasize my calves, or my hips. The voices tell me I am SUPPOSED to look a certain way – NORMAL, with actual ankles – and I most certainly do not: I have strong, muscular legs. So?
Ugh. Why is this still a thing? (h/t John Oliver) Why are those voices still there? They’ll always be there, we all have them – it’s my monkey brain – the part of my brain that has evolved to keep me on edge – in survival mode. Although what kind of shoes go with my calves is far from crucial to my survival. All I can do now is recognize that the voices aren’t me, and give them no purchase.
Done, and done.
Who else got a pair of these mules? What do you think? Have you had experience with Elizabeth Suzann/Sevilla Smith shoes before?
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