My Sweet Feet.

By Alison April 13, 2006 10 Comments 2 Min Read


Courtesy of my friend Debbie, I got a very silly pair of slippers for Christmas. They are black and white fuzzy fur? zebra? striped delights and when it is cold there? is nothing? quite as? snuggly.? But let’s put it this way- I? couldn’t hold? an elegant? afternoon soiree? in them without looking like? I had shoved my feet into? two? stuffed animals.

Slippers are I’m afraid, a sorely neglected area of my wardrobe. I have my fuzzies and a beautiful pair of embroidered chinese slippers that turn my feet a rather startling shade of bruise, and thereafter stain everything I rest my tired little tootsies on, black and blue.

It’s oh so not chic. Not even in a shabby way.

The thing is that I am mean with myself. I think nothing about spending ?25.00 on a book, but would probably faint if you asked me to spend the same amount on a pair of sumptuos slippers, which is quite frankly a very silly state of affairs when pretty feet go? a long way to making life feel full of the kind of teeny tiny joys we need to sustain us…

Look at these gorgeous little delights from My Sweet Feet. Presumably because this lovely little company recognise that womens lives are full of petty little moments of personal meanness, they have re-named? their? slipper collection? as “Shoes For Home”. Don’tcha just love that?

So Ladies, let’s make a resolution. Lets agree to make the sorely neglected areas of our lives just as scrumptious as that we lavish luxury upon. Go shopping for some “At Home” shoes. You could even have a look around at other online shoe stores such as Peter Sheppard Footwear and the many others to see what comfy shoes and slippers they offer. Swap that packet of dull biscuits for a divine little pot of violet jam. Replace all your knickers. Hunt out high quality sheets. Buy? a bar of delicious soap instead? of yet another bottle of commercial drain cleaner. Buy posh toilet paper. Yes! Just for this week buy posh toilet paper!

Remember this isn’t about spending more money it is about re-defining what matters to us. A pair of knockout stilettos you will wear once in a blue moon or a pair of “At Home” shoes that will make every day a tiny bit special?

Life may be made up of a million little things that often pass unnoticed, but we, dear HouseKeepers are on a? mission? to make those teeny little things? the defining moments of our day.

Just thought I’d remind you.


  1. Finally slippers I can relate too! In France homes have tile floors, shoes are taken off before coming inside, slippers a given…and these foot the bill!!

  2. Cookie says:

    Just love those "At Home Shoes"…Wish I had a pair for every day of the week !!!

  3. Savannah says:

    Oh, now you've gone and done it. My little pudgy toes are all ten hollerin' at me about their sorry state of affairs at my home! What's a girl to do with you inciting mutiny within the home!

  4. ms*robyn says:

    i often wonder why on earth, we women find it so hard to nurture and pamper ourselves. We can spoil everyone else silly, but when it comes to us, we don't. Are we not worth it?

  5. Mindy says:

    love those slippers!! Its time to pamper lil ole me!!!

  6. Kristy says:

    I love to go bare foot as soon as I get home.Much to my hubbies horror!Even I could get used to wearing a pair of those though:)

  7. Sandi says:

    You know, I will spend any amount on a book–I never think of it as an extravangance, but my clothes are positively disgraceful. Love the slippers–and of course, I am thinking of buying some cheap ones and decorating them myself so they wouldn't seem so expensive. (I've been cutting down on my bookstore time lately, because I have to get some new clothes!!!

  8. domenica says:

    remember you can also wear My Sweet Feet out and about as all our clients do.

  9. domenica says:

    remember you can also wear My Sweet Feet out and about as all our clients do.

  10. Amelia says:

    I'm so glad I just stumbled onto your blog, it's so yummy!!

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