So it’s Day 2 of #bloglikecrazy and I’m getting today’s post in under the wire tonight. Why? Well, I’ve been chillin’ all day after running the Vulcan 10k this morning — a great 6 miles, however, I did suffer from some pain in my feet, as well as shin splints, so it could’ve been better.
I’m not really in the frame of mind to give you a full recap of the race tonight, so instead, let’s focus on something that’s been on my mind all day: my feet. But instead of talking about plantar fasciitis, let’s talk about something a lot more fun: shoes!
Shoes are one of my favorite accessories, partly because, as Toni Collette says in one of my favorite movie quotes ever (from In Her Shoes): “Clothes never look any good … food just makes me fatter … shoes always fit.”
Lately, I’ve had to only look longingly at the high heels in my closet because my feet are a little too sensitive to walk around in them all day. So I’ve been focusing on cute flats. Sadly, I only have two viable pairs of flats right now because a couple pairs hurt my feet and a couple pairs are broken. Needless to say, I’m looking to add to my collection!
Here are a few great pairs I’ve had my eye on.
These have a lot going for them — they’re burgundy, a hot color again this season; they have a pointy toe, also very “in” right now; and the ankle strap makes them even more feminine, which I love.
There’s no doubt I have a serious love affair with the shoes at Target, so forgive me if this post is full of them. I also have a serious love affair with loafers, and this dark grey pair is definitely going to find a place in my closet very, very soon.
What can I even say about these?! Leopard. Gold chain detail. Patent-leather toe. All wrapped up in one pretty little ballet flat. Love!
These are just so beautiful and deserve a swingy, full skirt and a night out on the town. Think you always need to wear heels when out on a date? Not with these pretties in your closet!
Patterned shoes are not that hard to wear, especially when they’re a fun black-and-white print like these. Mix them with other patterns — polka dots or stripes maybe? — or jazz up an otherwise ho-hum outfit.
I know, I know. You’re thinking, “Camouflage? Really, Jen?” Well, since it’s one of the hottest trends of the season, yes. With studs on the back. Double yes. Trust me. They’ll make a statement. And it won’t be G.I. Jane.
Of course, I had to end the post with a purple pair! I’m so in love with these and I know they’ll complement a lot of clothes in my closet — I bet they’ll complement a lot of your outfits, too!
Where do you find cute flat shoes? Do you refresh your “shoe wardrobe” with a new pair or two each season?