I’m completely in love right now with these GAP embroidered loafers. I may own them in three colors (plus one pair of the suede version, which is no longer available online). And I may still be coveting the green ones.
(Must. Stop. Buying. Shoes.)
These are the perfect everyday shoe — they’re perfect with pants and skirts, and they add a little pop of color and texture to even the most basic outfit. They do take a wee bit of breaking in (they rub on the back of the heel, which is weird) but after a couple of wearings, they’re perfect. And right now they’re 30% off in store and online. These are not investment shoes, but they’ll get you through the fall and winter, and they’re super cute and right on trend.
How can I — er, you resist?
I’m a huge fan of the ballet flat — it’s easy to wear and just dressy enough to spiff up even the most casual outfit. My go-to look for spring is a long sleeved tee, skinny cropped pants and bright ballet flats.
The brighter the better. Which is why I love my Ballasox foldable flats so much.
I love pretty shoes; unfortunately, I have difficult feet (translation: bunions like your grandmother had) which makes it hard to find pretty shoes that don’t pinch or poke or hurt in some way. I’m primarily a flats girl, both because the bunions make it difficult to walk in heels for very long and also because walking in heels always seems laced with the possibility of inflicting grave bodily injury on myself. And, truthfully, most of my time is spent sitting on my derriere in the big leather chair in my office editing copy, or zipping through the grocery in the 20 minutes before school pickup, or cautiously climbing the bleachers at some kid sporting facility. None of those things are heels friendly.
But still. I love shoes, especially pretty ones. And I especially love pretty shoes that work for my real everyday life.