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High Point and Comfortable Shoes

By 10/18/2010January 23rd, 201732 Comments
I’m here at High Point in North Carolina with some of my favourite people! It’s also the perfect place to test out the comfort level of the new fall shoes I bought with Angie at You Look Fab last weekend!

Love this polka dot vase with the yellow wall the colour of my sofa!
Here at the airport, I’m wearing my new oxfords that I picked up on my recent shopping trip with Angie at You look Fab, here’s a link to a post she’s written today on where to buy them. She has received a lot of requests on the footwear we bought together. These shoes with my insoles popped in them were so comfortable (my feet are wide instead of narrow).

Here is Lauren at Pure Style Home and Traci from Traci Zeller Designs Blog (my roommate at the hotel)! Traci was the first person to register for my True Colour Expert Workshops (new dates coming soon). It was so great to really get to know her on this trip! She is a very talented designer!

I need this ginger gar for my living room (at Gobal Views).

I finally got to meet Brooke at Velvet & Linen, a bunch of us had dinner at the Proximity Hotel on Saturday night. Here with my dress I was wearing this pumps from Macy’s, I would call them 4 hour shoes (that’s funny Angie and I are posting at the same time so we can link to each other and she called them 4 hour shoes too and that’s exactly what they are, she knows everything about fashion!!).

At The Proximity we sat outside until the wee hours with Eddie Ross and Jaithan after they stopped by for a visit (here’s Eddie with Lauren and her husband Dave)!
I got to meet Laura Jens, another reader of my blog!
Loved this orange chair!
I met one of my readers Gloria De Lourdes with Blalock Interiors at Market! Here I’m wearing these shoes from Macys, they are actually Naturalizers if you can believe it. Totally comfortable, I wore them all day!
These were some very cool decorative roses that were also at Global Views.
Amanda from AB Home Interiors was also here at market, buying furniture for her showroom in Nashville.
Click here if you are interested in where I got my footwear. Someone asked me if my Oxfords were vintage, last night. I’ve never had such stylish shoes, I can’t wait to wear my over-the-knee Stuart Weitzman boots!
I’m still here until Tuesday morning!
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  • Vanessa@decor happy says:

    What a great trip seeing the gorgeous showrooms and connecting with other bloggers and readers. You look fab!

  • angie says:

    You look fabulous, Maria! Love you in those Miz Mooz Oxfords! So comfy and designer-y. Glad that the footwear we purchased together is keeping those feet happy :-

    I think you need that orange chair in your living room – don't you? It's killer.

    Have fun!

  • Design Elements says:

    You look great! Have a wonderful time!

  • VictoriaArt says:

    Oh Maria, you look scrumptious and happy surrounded by all you love best: Great friends, great colors (great shoes!! )and great design!

    Much love!

  • Donna says:

    Maria, What fun pictures of you and your friends! I wish I could join them. :o) You look really nice in your new clothes and especially the new shoes. I can hardly believe some of them work for four hours! What a find!

    Thanks, too, for sharing your great weekend with us and for the extra photos about pretty things you have seen. I just love those. I'm seeing color everywhere thanks to you!

    BTW, I mentioned you as 'Step 6'on my post about transforming your master bedroom using Flylady steps. I was given luxurious new bedding and curtains (haven't got the curtains up yet) and I think they will go great with the Grass Cloth (Behr400D) green that we picked. (At least I think so??!) Hubby sure does love the new comforter!

    I'm so sorry I haven't painted yet, but I have to get the house, bills, and commitments all in order before I can take off to paint again. But it will happen! No more sewing projects until the other is done. And we are on the verge of closing on Dad's house.I'm determined to paint!

    See you soon.:o)

    Donna @ Comin' Home

  • Kelly Berg, IIDA, IACC-NA says:

    cute shoes, Maria! hope you're having fun. 🙂

  • Jennifer, Inside Out Colour and Design says:

    You girls look like you're having so much fun catching up and putting personalities to names. Love all the shoes except your seasons are upside down! And I think you're so lucky(or maybe we're so lucky) that you can take photos of the displays and post them for the world to see – instantly. Enjoy the next couple of days.

    Jennifer xx

  • Kim@Chattafabulous says:

    Good to see you out shopping in such great style (and comfort)!

  • Jenn says:

    Wow, what a fantastic trip! I love the yellow moulding in that first pic!

  • Ok, not only do you inspire with your color sense, but now I'm totally inspired to up my look a little! You must feel like a million in your new things — how fun to test drive them at High Point! What's better than a new look and a great place to test it out? You go girl!

  • Developing Designs says:

    I love those Oxfords! You looked fabulous. Hope there is a foot massage waiting for. 🙂 It was wonderful finally getting to meet you, it was certainly one of the highlights of my trip. Enjoy the rest of your time in HP. xo

  • Lauren says:

    Best time ever with you girls!! Still not home ( on iPad) but sending hugs your way!!!!

  • Pixie Dust Painting says:

    i enjoy your blog simply because of the down to earth attitude you have, and ps i love the shoes added in.

  • Erika at BluLabel Bungalow says:

    Oh what fun! Now I really wish I could've been there to meet you especially since you are in the states more and more these days.

    I see you're on top of your shoe game! Goes to show that you don't have to sacrifice style for comfort!

  • chanteusevca says:

    You look fab, Maria! 😉 So do the other designers. But your shoes rock and so does the yellow bag!

  • Ideezine says:


    There's just no better way to have a productive trip to high point than with people, places, and fashionable things.
    Lot's to see and in great company. Have a great time!


  • traci zeller designs says:

    I had sooooo much fun with you and Lauren! What a blast!! You looked amazing in your new Angie-approved purchases. xoxoxo!

    Travel safely tomorrow!

  • Velvet and Linen says:

    It was so great to finally have a chance to spend time with you in person, Maria.
    I think you're awesome 🙂
    Yes, comfortable shoes are a HP must!!!

  • Annie@A View On Design says:

    maria I had to laugh, we have a large shopping centre here in Melb, called Highpoint – but we call it knifepoint for fun! long story…

    your shoes are sensational! How cool to meet fellow bloggers, maybe we do something like that in Oz next year, who knows!!!

  • diane@onlinefabricstore says:

    Not sure what I love more…that polka dot vase or your black and white shoes! Looks like you are having fun and so nice to see the faces of all those ladies whose blogs I follow.

  • Nicole Hough says:

    Love your shoes

    and LOVE that orange chair! Where is it from??!?!

    (PS Thx for posting all the shoes together – great shopping guide!)

    Have fun in HP!

  • Mona Thompson says:

    I'm sooo jealous. Wish I could have made it to this Market. Would have loved to meet you and the other bloggers, and those shoes. To die for and comfortable too!! Looks like you are going to be steppin out in high style this season.

  • Karena says:

    Ohhh Maria, I so wish I were there in attendance with the best of the best! Brooke posted a great recap today and you look great with the group at dinner!!

    Art by Karena

  • lynne says:

    Maria, you look great – i love your yellow T!

  • Grace @ Sense and Simplicity says:

    You're looking so cute and so stylish. I'm glad you're also comfortable.

  • Suzy says:

    I live about 10 minutes from the Proximity Hotel – I wish I had known ahead of time that you'd be there! I've been following your blog for a while and would have loved to meet you! I can't believe that I've lived in Greensboro (30 minutes to High Point) my whole life and have never been to the Furniture Market!!! Hope you had a wonderful and successful trip!

  • Dovecote Decor says:

    Maria: I loved meeting you! We shattered the fun barrier on Saturday night. Do you have any pictures with Benji and me? Please send them. We took no photos with our own cameras, don't know why. Love the shoes.

  • Amy @MaisonDecor says:

    I enjoyed reading this post Maria. I loved seeing you with some of my favorite bloggers and designers! Edie and Jaithan, and Brooke! Jealous!! I noticed you have your pop of yellow in the wardrobe you traveled in, so I know you are loving that sunshine yellow you chose for your new house.

  • Barb says:

    Its funny how fashion and interior design are sisters! Inspiration is everywhere and it looks like you have fun finding it!

  • Firoozeh Khorrami says:

    You look fabulous! Hope you enjoyed your trip
    Thanks for sharing

  • Cindy Nichols says:

    Who is the black and white polka-dot vase by?
    I love it!
    Aloha, Cindy Nichols

  • Anonymous says:

    Great! I love your yellow.

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