Day 9: Fairy Godmother from Disney’s Cinderella (1950)
Everyone’s always giving all the love to the Disney Princesses, ok…I know…me included. But what about the supporting characters who make the Princesses’ stories happen. Like…for example…Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. We don’t know much about her, but we know that without her Cinderella would be up a creek without a paddle, if you will.
And another thing. We know Cinderella is Becky with the good shoes, but dang, if the Fairy Godmother didn’t have her own exquisite taste in footwear, would she really be giving Cindy such a great pair of heels? Women with bad taste in shoes don’t give shoes as a gift. I’m just saying…Fairy G Mom is probably rocking a pretty epic shoe closet back at home. With that in mind…here is my take on Cindy’s Fairy Godmother, mind the shoes!!
Top from Salvation Army
Pants and Shoes from Goodwill
Check out those sparkly shoes!! That’s how Fairy Godmother rolls!!
Bippity Boppity Booya!
I spent the better part of my 00’s teetering around in the highest of heels. In fact, I was a firm believer that the higher the better! And I didn’t even know who Carrie Bradshaw was back then. So, it wasn’t from a desire to live the Sex and the City lifestyle.
There’s just something about wearing stilettos that is empowering AF!! Maybe it’s that “anything you can do, I can do better” mentality. It reminds of that quote about Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire:
Heels make you taller obviously! They make you walk with confidence, unless you don’t know how to walk in them…then they make you look like this:
Ladies, back me up on this! We’ve all had those shoes that just made us feel like we could rule the planet, if we chose to. But we’ve also had those shoes that we immediately regretted wearing.
And…I will confess, my desire to play baby giraffe at the office, on a Friday night, at brunch with my girlfriends or on a date has waned. I won’t blame my age for it. Those “the older I get…” statements make me cringe. And I don’t actually think it’s about being older. Plenty of women and hell, men my age and older are still rocking stilettos that even strippers would think twice about wearing. So let’s not blame age here.
I think I’ve just experienced the high heel lifestyle. Been there…worn them, and in New York City no less. That’s living the Carrie Bradshaw dream life right there!
And look…I still love a great pair of heels, I just prefer them to be a little more comfortable, a little less sky high. Like these kitten heels I rescued from Goodwill. They are just my height.
So, to all the ladies out there doing everything that men do, but backwards and in high heels. No matter how high your heels are today, just know that you are strong, powerful and a freaking bad-ass!
Catch a church boy.
Yesterday I was talking with a few single ladies at the church I attend, Journey Church in midtown Manhattan.
And I was explaining my guidelines for catching a man. Now I must add a disclaimer, I have never tried them out myself. But I kinda think the logic behind the list is pretty sound and can work at any church in the world, if applied appropriately.
Step #1: Enlist the clergy.
No one quite has access to the masses like the pastors, preachers, priests and teachers at a church. It’s in their job description to know people. So if you see a mysterious hottie at church and wanna know more… get that pastor involved. I’m not promising results, but you will have a better chance of at least getting a name.
Step #2: Always wear proper footwear.
Listen. You never know when you’re gonna need to make a mad dash to the elevator or to the receiving line so that you can make yourself known or invite the guy to Sunday School or Fellowship time or your Growth Group. Don’t ruin your chances by wearing 5″ heels. Go with a nice comfy flat. You will be able to move much quicker and safer. Because the last thing you want to do is twist your ankle in the pursuit of a possible Mr. Right!
And Step 3: Bring a snack.
There’s no long drawn out explanation for why this is a good idea. It just makes sense. If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, well then a well placed granola bar could be a life saver. 😉 just sayin’.
So there you have it. The mini list. There are many more steps but I don’t want to overwhelm you. If this doesn’t work…then it’s on to steps 4-15.
And for any single men out there… there is an entirely different list for you. So just ignore this. Though the snack thing always makes sense!