Let’s face it….when it comes to first impressions – they really do count and….we all form them. I don’t really think that is necessarily being judgmental. When we simply assume our first impression is all there is and we are unwilling to look beyond – or to have our first impressions altered – that is more of a problem. But, we really do need to be careful with first impressions – not only the ones we form, but also the ones we are making ourselves.
I liked the comments yesterday – so many of you noticing others’ smiles…and teeth!…and their hair. And I am right there with you. I notice them both and cute hair (at least, well kept hair) and a pretty smile do say volumes!! But, in response to the survey I heard yesterday – forty percent of women said they made first impressions based on someone’s…..SHOES!
HA – and funny, because I have to admit I would be guilty of this, too! Shoes are those “extra details” that really do make a difference! Not only do the condition of your shoes say alot but, I think, the style of shoe you are wearing suggests a whole lot about you, too – well, especially girls. Stilettos….steel-toe boots, track shoes, Mary Janes, etc. They, often, give a very accurate hint as to someone’s personality before they have ever even told you their name.
And having said that – please don’t judge me by my shoes because my shoe wardrobe is pathetic and really rather hideous. I acknowledge this and I am trying to “revamp…revitalize…and replace” the whole collection…but shopping for shoes when your feet are as big (and wide) as mine is not easy. It is a painful, painful chore. But I’m working on it and if those forty percent of women out there judging me by my shoes will just be patient with me…….I would be ever so grateful.