Birthday Shoes



The sandals I bought with the birthday money my parents-in-law sent me!! On a dilapidated chair that looks far better than my pedicure at the moment. 


Months ago, I asked Mireio’s FB page readers, “Which color should I get?” I had birthday money and a will to spend it!  These gorgeous sandals also come in this really pretty creamy yellow. And I was torn. Which pair should I splurge on?

This color was the universal favorite. Almost everyone said “Blue!”*  And I opted for it because 1.) so much of my wardrobe works with this color, and 2.) I was afraid the creamy yellow wouldn’t look appealing on my turkey flesh white legs. I sport an Oregon tan. 


Maybe a bit more green than I expected. But so pretty. Love that zipper… scared to pull it, tho!

So, I took the plunge. I bought a pair of sandals to replace my beloved sandals that died 2 years go.(Remember these??) Oddly enough, I bought that pair for a wedding and the sandals didn’t arrive in time to get packed in my suitcase. Omen??  And then they died after wearing them to a wedding 4 years later after non-stop summer wear.  I cried. I still have them, useless, tucked away in my armoire.   

I’m realizing I have a thing for blue sandals. I may need to branch out. What color? Red? Orange?? Which makes me wonder: do you find yourself drawn to  the same color sandal each year? 

*Several people on Facebook mentioned they might buy these (Masque Geo Sandals). If you haven’t already, order a half size down. I wear an 8.5-9 in most shoes and ended up returning the 8.5 for an 8. They run a bit, loose. They don’t grip your ankles like you’d expect. I’m still trying to decide if that’s a good thing. But IZ convinced me to keep them and I think I’ll love them when skirt season finally arrives. 



Pop-Up Birthday

We like handmade around here. Geo made me a handmade card with a pop-up cake and candles. Clever! 

Big Birthday Surprise

Miss Sophie has a secret. . . and she can’t wait to let you in on Mireio’s Big Surprise.


Big Birthday. . . Big Surprise:

Friday is my birthday! A very big birthday. And I’m so excited to share it with you. I’ve decided to offer a VERY special listing in Mireio in celebration of turning. . . wait for it. . . FORTY-TWO! 

Back in the day, when I was in my early 30’s people constantly would ask, “How old are you?” And, because I think it ever so rude to ask a lady her age, I would reply, “Oh, I’m 42!”  I figured, if you asked a rude question it was ok for me to fib a bit. Or a lot, as the case might be! And it worked. I discovered that if you’re going to lie about your age then lie up. People are always amazed at how GREAT you look for your age.

Well, the time has come. . . finally. After years of “being 42” I’m officially “TURNING”42 on Friday. And I’ve decided it’s the perfect age and I’ll just stay 42 forever. I’ve also decided to give a REALLY big discount on something special on my big day. You’re going to have to wait until Friday for all the details. But do check back, because my big surprise will be limited and on a first come basis. 

Are you excited? I am!!