The latest contributions to my shoe addiction

There’s nothing I like as much as buying and wearing vintage clothing, except maybe buying shoes that go with vintage clothing!

So when visiting the Palm Beach Gardens Mall recently to help my husband shop for  clothes, I spotted these unbelievably cute platform wedge sandals in the window of the Nine West store.  Every woman knows that no matter how many pairs of shoes you already own, you can always come up with some justification to buy more.

So I convinced myself that because of their 40s/50s vibe and the gorgeous multi colors, I was sure to get tons of wear out them, since they would certainly go well with many of my vintage sundresses.    Also, I felt I deserved to reward myself for having spent the day in a mall, which I usually try to avoid like a bad case of swine flu!

The bamboo makes them so tropically delicious!

The bamboo makes them so tropically delicious!

You can find them online for only 69.99

This next pair came in the mail a few days ago from  This company sells  really cute and comfortable swing dance shoes.  And again, I was helping my husband, as he wanted a new pair of dance sneakers, when I just happened to accidently find myself in the women’s  shoe section. For the life of me, I don’t know how I ended up there! I certainly didn’t need yet another pair of dance shoes!

But I just couldn’t resist these adorable vintage style Mary Jane wingtips. The heel is perfect for swing dancing.  I’m constantly amazed at the how the women on Dancing with the Stars glide around the floor in those sky high pumps.  I know I would end up in traction after one routine!

I’ve only worn them once so far, but they’re extremely comfortable, with a nice padded insole.  Like Eliza Doolittle sang in “My Fair Lady”, “I could have danced all night, I could have danced all night and still have begged for more.”

Aris Allen Mary Jane wingtip swing dance shoes

Aris Allen Mary Jane wingtip swing dance shoes


They’re a very reasonable $69.95 and come in black and white as well.

By | 2014-02-17T09:09:51-04:00 May 2nd, 2009|Fashion|Comments Off on The latest contributions to my shoe addiction

About the Author:

Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.