Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Breath of Fresh Feet - How to Deal with the Side Effects of Shoe Fetish

Socks Rock...
Speaking of shoes, I am relieved that there is even an avant garde nod to the idea of wearing socks with our favorite shoes as seen here at the Hermes show.  This totally brings me back to my childhood:)  I used to rock the socks with my sandals all the time...
This season I'll attempt to properly incorporate this much more sensible approach into my everyday style. In the meantime, I will share a great Beauty S.O.S. on keeping feet fresh when socks are not an option.
...but Smelly Feet Stink!
We should be nicer to our feet, right?  They do so much for us despite our demands. 
Slip (Squeeze) into this feet.
Walk feet.
Go there feet.
Look Good feet.
Keep it going feet!
After long, hot days in lovely shoes, I find that Sweat is an inevitable adversary.  Now that the days are lengthening and the chances of bare (or exposed) feet are increasing, we often run right into Smelly Feet 911 after a long day in the trenches. 
Invited last minute by someone special to Happy Hour cocktails?
Girlfriends ready to hit the dance floor in strappy sandals?
After-work meeting with clients at the new Hot Spot in town?
Did your spouse just inform you that you're having dinner with VIPs (Boss, neighbors, friends, kids)?
Don't Soak Your Head Silly, Soak Your Feet;)
Under your workdesk
In the restroom
In your car
Pretty much anywhere there's privacy
1. Grab some Mouthwash*
2. Fill a medium, shallow pan/tub/container (anything that will fit your feet will do) with enough Mouthwash to cover at least halfway up your foot.
3. Soak for 10 minutes
4. Towel Dry.
5. Go:)
*If you have cuts or open wounds, I'd suggest Epsom salts and warm water til you heal.
This is all I have on hand.
It may be beneficial to use one with antiseptic properties...
I worked a Trend Show Weekend in 2007 that had me running so much that by Sunday my feet were too swollen to fit into my shoes.  If I only knew then what I know now.  Probably could've used it during the last trimester of pregnancy too...
Give it a try.  I think you'll like the results!


  1. Wow, I've never heard this before. Guess I should buy more mouthwash. Good tip!

  2. What a great idea!! You crack me up!! And I too love the socks with sandals trend...hope it stays for awhile! :):)


  3. Ok, Fantastic post girl & I'm definitely gonna try this one tonight!
    This warrants a crosspost & twitter!!!

  4. Twittered (is that really a word?) & cross posted!
    I also did a follow....

    Forgot to say I rocked the socks as well, however I won't say how far in the recent past that was!
    Perhaps time to revisit!

  5. Holly, Jamie, and Fab - let me know how it worked out for you gals:) I love this tip. On the couch in front of a LOST episode could be ideal for tonight...
    Thanks for following me, and I'm looking forward to seeing all of your sock posts;)

  6. I remember doing this as a kid and still love it today! :) Great post.

    And thanks for the sweet comment.


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  8. This trick is genius -- I'll definitely be trying it out soon!
    I don't quite know what happened -- Blogger deleted a bunch of my followings? Anyhow, I'm trying to put things back together as we speak -- no worries; I'm back!
    xxoo Josie

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  10. Hey girl, sorry its taken so long to post back.. been busy! Im not sure if you will read this here or mine so ill post this in both places lol! Yeah course you can :o). Yeah no probs about the button thinggy. Email me xflossy@gmail.com and see what we can come up with :o)

    A xx

  11. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! :) It is nice to "meet" you. Thanks for the tip!!! Going from work shoes to gym (workout) shoes, etc. my poor feet could use a soak. :)

    Wishing you the best,

  12. I love your nail polish! What fantastic colour, so pretty! I love too hermès sandals! Fabulous! Xoxo

  13. starting to like the socks and heels, cool blog

    come follow the first ever fashion blog from a guys POV, let He know what you think


  14. hey thank u so much 4 your comment! Great blog! I already follow u! Xoxo


  15. thanks for your comment!
    I'll definitely be giving this a try, it sounds interesting!

  16. I love this trend of high heels and tights that seen at Burberry Prorsum runway.
    I followed your blog, can you please follow back if you like mine?


  17. hey brow raised beauty

    I challenge you to widen the definition of beauty in your community!
    Do you accept? Or are you comfortable with the narrow definition of beauty today?
    Chk out my post for my details -- http://theoutfitmaker.blogspot.com/2010/04/redefine-beauty-in-your-community-blog.html

  18. thank for your info, I never know about it before




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