April 3, 2014
You guys know how I’m writing over on Momtastic, right? Well, this month they put me on what can only be described as the Ultimate Willpower Mission. They had me round-up a bunch of Spring shoes that are cute enough no one will deign to think you’re a mom, but realistic enough you can do, well, all sorts of mom activities.
Now, that piece of the puzzle is fine; I can find you cool shoes in my sleep. The problem is that now I’ve started I CAN’T STOP. The Internet is, literally, littered with my shopping carts full of shoes and I keep finding more and more like some crazed treasure hunter who got a hit of gold and now can’t stop. There are so many excellent shoes out there, just begging to be worn, and I am slowly starting to understand I can’t have them all.
So, what’s a blogger to do? Force her nearest and dearest to buy them instead. I realized after the article went live, I didn’t include any – gasp! – heels! So, here are two lovely pairs that won’t break your ankle when you’re running through the sand to make a last minute, monkey bar save. These jean wedges could moonlight as a pretty date shoe, while these brown sandals would go with everything forever and ever, and they’re Bjorn so they’re bound to comfy, although I just realized they’re $145, which is out of my price range, but you should still totally buy them. Please.
San Francisco is pretty much always flats weather and after years here I’m a total addict. They’re just so much more comfy than heels, but you still look like you put in a little effort. These black and white polka dot ones are totally on trend with their ankle strap, while these minty green flats will match just about everything (plus, they’re only $25 at Old Navy and with the code SAVE20 you can get an extra 20% off. You’re welcome.)
As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized I have two looks I like – pretty and edgy (I used to do vintage, mod, and, occasionally, slutty, but there’s just no time these days). These black sandals ($21!) would make my ruffles and dresses look easy, while the white pair ($22!) would add a bit of rock star to my jeans and tank tops.
I can rock a heel all day and night, but, you guys, I don’t know crap about sneakers. I have a pair of these Converse that I wear occasionally and feel really weird in, like the Cool Police are going to stop me and ask me to please leave the premises until I fully understand the Sneaker Book of Rules (can you wear Converse with fancy sweatshirts? Or only regular sweatshirts? And just because a sweatshirt has gold glitter on it, is it really a fancy sweatshirt or just a slightly dressed up sweatshirt that still works for the gym, even though your sister thinks you’re crazy? So many questions I’d like to ask the Cool Police). I feel like these striped ones are cute, but I also think anything with ribbon on it is worthy of my time so I have no clue.
I think instead, I’m just going to continue admiring these killer heels I just bought and pretend they’re appropriate for everyday wear.
You should really go check out my eleven (count ‘em, eleven!) pairs of easy-to-wear shoes, all under $50, that I rounded up over on Momtastic. There’s a pair of oxfords, and a pair of yellow flats that are to die for, and some other sneakers that help at-risk kids, so I KNOW they’re cool…
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