Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dusty


Fashionista or frump, there are probably very few women in Paris who do not own a pair of black ballerina flats. And there are also very few whose shoes don't often look like this:



If you stick to the sidewalks, you may be able to avoid this fate.  But step one foot into the Tuileries, the Champs de Mars, in fact any Parisian garden and even the broad paths that line the lower part of the Champs-Élysées, and you'd better have a damp rag at hand when you get home.

9 comments:

theaccidentalparisienne said...

What is that white stuff they put on the paths? I have a shoe rack that looks as dusty as this or worse!

robbie said...

Paris has been so dry! Big clouds of limestone dust in the parks...maybe today's showers will settle the dust.

Paulita said...

If only you could walk on the grass! That would clean off the dust, but might present another problem.

Mary Kay said...

Lol, I wrote a similar blog post last week showing my very dusty black and brown flats and it confirms that all of your statements are true! I don't know what I would do without my trusty black flats in Paris.

I hope that it doesn't infringe on your regulations to include the link for the post about my shoes:

http://outandaboutinparis.blogspot.com/2011/05/state-of-my-shoes.html

MJ said...

So true, so true. Those suckers come home light gray every time.

Anne said...

Mary Kay: Not at all. I've put your blog in my Google reader and found that you've been doing some interesting things lately, most of which I've never done. Which just goes to show, if you are bored in Paris you have no imagination.

Mary Kay said...

It's true - there's never a dull moment here. I unknowingly missed the Paris waiter's race today because we were at a vide- grenier. There are just too many choices...which is why our shoes take such a beating!

Amy said...

I think there's STILL dust on my boots from walking throuh the Tuileries in october of 2009...

Jemy Bali said...

It turned out that in Europe there was still dust, hehe .. I think the only Asia / Indonesia have a dust .. But it is okay .. Artistic ..

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