These Are a Few of My Favorite Shoes

I enjoy crafting and creating. One of my favorite things to volunteer for at my daughter’s preschool is decorating the classroom door. I typically choose to do something detailed. Something hand-drawn with a lot of writing and cutting. Something that forces me to use many curse words. It’s all worth it in the end though- my daughter is proud and happy, and I get a little flutter of smug mommy feelings when I drop her off at school each day. Last April, I made a Lorax-themed door.

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This year, I chose February. I knew I wanted to do another book; a popular book that the kids enjoyed, and I wanted it to tie in with Valentine’s Day.

Enter Pete the Cat. Pete loves his white shoes. They change colors but does Pete care? Goodness no! “It’s all good,” says Pete.

We’re big Pete fans in our house- those books and anything by Mo Willems are a must-read- and when I emailed my girl’s teacher to ask for some help, she was pretty excited about a Pete door.

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Like Pete, I’m also a fan of white shoes. Well, no. Not white shoes, per se. I don’t think I’ve owned any white shoes since my sorority days. But shoes? Yes. I love those. It may sound cliche (A girl who likes shoes? No way.) but my email is shoe-related and so is my voice mail message. My birthday and Christmas gifts are usually shoes. It’s all very Carrie Bradshaw.

Sharing is caring, my friends, and today, I’m going to share some of my favorite shoes with you.

First, my running shoes- the Nike Pegasus. I’m basically married to these shoes. I can’t tell you if they are low to the ground, or have a lot of padding, if they are snug or have lots of room. I have nothing to compare them to, because they’re the only shoes I’ve run in for the past four years. I love them. They come in so many beautiful colors (right now I’m sporting an ombre purple pair) and they just feel good to me.

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This next pair just makes me happy. Who doesn’t smile at Hello Kitty? As my girls and I like to say, “What will they put her cute face on next?”

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These shoes are stylish and functional. They’re rain flats! Florida is way too hot for Hunter boots- trust me, I have some and I’ve worn them twice. I keep these babies in the car during rainy season and I get so many compliments on them.

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Going back to Carrie Bradshaw- there’s an arc in one of the seasons where Carrie goes to write for Vogue. She visits the accessories closet, finds a pair of Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes, and exclaims, “I thought these were an urban shoe myth!” They’re not so elusive now, but they’re still amazing. So beautiful and surprisingly comfortable. I got these a few years ago for my birthday and I love fall and winter because I get to wear them.

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I’m a girly girl. I love sparkle. These were another birthday gift and they’re perfect for holiday parties or New Year’s Eve.

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I only wore gold for a long time, and then only silver and now that gold is back in style, I mix metals. My wedding set is white gold, so I have no choice if I want to be on trend. My watch is rose gold, my arm party of bangles is usually gold, my favorite ballet flats are silver and my favorite sandals are gold. So I just go with the mixing. I bought these last summer and I love their femininity.

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Josh and I visit NYC a few times a year. He goes to work, I go to see shows, visit museums and shop. One of my best friends lives there, so I try to persuade her to skip out on work and join me for some retail therapy. We both bought these two years ago and I just adore them. They have a little kitten heel, so they’re very comfortable, and I will never be over the polka dot trend. They make me smile.

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My next big shoe purchase will be a pair of red heels. My brother got engaged on Christmas Day and his fiancé wants her bridesmaids to wear red shoes. I’m already searching for the perfect pair.

What’s your favorite running shoe? Do you collect shoes? Share your faves with me!

16 thoughts on “These Are a Few of My Favorite Shoes

    • Thank you! I have so much fun with that sort of thing. My next project is a sign for our girl scout cookie booth (I’m troop leader).

      You need rain flats! These are from anthro.

  1. I am a fan of this post and those rain flats. I want a pair, too!

    I have way too many shoes and try to donate a pair when I buy a pair… it hasn’t worked perfectly but I do try. I run in Saucony Ride and they finally have colors beyond the powder blue and pink on white. Hmm… I might tweet some shoe pics when I get home.

  2. All gorgeous shoes! I fear I might be relegated to wearing running shoes for the rest of my life. Heels and I are a hot mess together and with my PT, the only thing recently that has felt decent are my Mizunos and occasionally the Toms or Uggs. I try not to mess with it too much. I’ll just be over here, drooling over your shoes. 😉

    • My uggs are too stretched out to wear! Sad face. I’ve had them for 3-4 years so I guess that’s not bad…they started giving me shin pain so it’s time for new boots.

      I used to be able to run in heels and now, not so much. Wedges are our friends.

  3. I love all the shoes! (and let me just say how amazing those decorated classroom doors look!) PS. I am joining you for a future NYC shopping spree. xo

  4. LOVE shoes! LOVE heels! I’m just not friends with shoes unless they are comfy. After two heel/ ankle surgeries, I go for comfort. So, even my fancy dress shoes with big heels are from Naturalizer or Aerosoles (don’t judge. and, no…I’m not 75.). And, for now my favorite running shoes are the Brooks Glycerin. Before it was the Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 (before they totally changed, got icky, and broke my heart. or something like that.) Wish I could sport those polka dot Kate Spades. Those are delicious!

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