A father love is ever lasting…
It is true that Fathers influence their daughters fashion…and I don’t mean “that skirt should be longer” or “that top is too tight”. Fathers have a wonderful influence on their daughters thru decision making, leadership, guidance but more importantly, a fathers influence starts from day one! Remember, your father is the first man in your life that tells you how beautiful you are no matter what you are doing.
Now, my fathers influence goes much deeper than this. I BLAME (lovingly) my sweet daddy on my Shoe Addiction (there I said it, I have a problem…) Growing up in a retail family, we were in the rag business from way back…but wait! Dad had a shoe store…yes, retail nirvana for any young lady. I was about 15 when my parents decided the clothing business was the new path to take. So think about it, I had the best of all worlds!!
All access to all shoes all the time!!
Oh my! I did start wearing high heels at a young age (do you suppose that is why I can stand in 6 inch heels all day?). I have always said that I wear a size 9, but and 8 feels so good, I will wear a 10. (yes, I stole that line and made it my own from Dolly Parton in Steel Magnolias, but it is the truth) Shoes! Shoes! Shoes! Thanks dad!
I am a very fortunate business owner and daughter. My dad (well, both my parents really) are a huge part of my business and personal life. They come to work and help us with the future of our family business. It is the guidance, the love and support that I (both myself and my sister) have received from Daddy all of our lives that allows us to be the women we are today.