Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New School Shoes

Today marks the start of a new school year for me, a day after the official start of fall.

For some reason, autumn always makes me feel nostalgic. I remember when I was in elementary school my grandma would always insist on getting me a pair of new school shoes to start the year. I have always had big feet which were hard to fit, so we would spend hours driving all over town, looking for the perfect pair of new school shoes. I don't remember a lot about those early shoes, except that they always smelled like rubber and I was always SO excited to pull them on for my first day of school.

Flash forward a few years- here I am, 20 years old with a job and over halfway through my college career, and my grandma still insists on going shopping every August for new school shoes. So today I'm going to be pulling on my brand new size 11 navy blue Converse and heading off to my first class of the year. The shoes still smell like rubber and while I'm not quite as excited for classes as I was back in elementary school, I still love the tradition of new school shoes because they remind me that I am cared for. They are one of my favorite parts of autumn.

Happy autumn everyone! Now tell me: what's your favorite part of the season?

My rockin' new shoes.


  1. My new school shoes gave me blisters walking around campus this morning :) I know what you mean though, I still like picking out my "first day of school" outfit too.

  2. Very cute shoes, very cute tradition. I think I love the cool breeze that rolls in around this time of year...the need to get out the comfy sweaters and soft scarves. Can't get enough of autumn. Oh and did I mention the leaves changing that too : )
    XX Kate

  3. What a great tradition. I remember being so excited to wear all my new school gear on the first day that I'd totally overdress and being dying of heat exhaustion by afternoon.

  4. that's so cute. i can't wait for the leaves to start changing!

  5. Kiley- I'm glad I'm not the only college student who still picks out a "first day of class" outfit :)

    Kate- The fall breeze is another favorite part of the season for me. There's something about crisp fall air that just feels...perfect.

    Ashley- Definitely with you on wearing all my school gear back in elementary school. Wearing a new sweater on an 80degree day in August? Oh yeah.

    Rebecca- They're already changing a little here. I'm excited :)

  6. those shoes sure are nice! really cute!!