Shoes for Mama.
I have a personal shoe addiction. I usually think of myself as a dress splurger, but when I look at my major investments over the past few years, I’ve principally splurged on footwear. Right now, at the top of my list:
THESE TO DIE FOR TABITHA SIMMONS X JOHANNA ORTIZ (ON SALE AND SERIOUSLY TEMPTING — VARIATIONS FROM THIS COLLABORATION SEEN ABOVE)
THESE PERFECT PRADAS (WOULD WEAR WITH EVERYTHING)
THESE SILVER MULES TO WEAR TO EVERY SEMI-FORMAL EVENT EVER (ON SALE)
THESE NEEDLEPOINT LOAFERS (ALSO ON SALE!)
THESE CHINOISERIE LACE-UP FLATS (SWOON)
Shoes for Toddler Girls.
Separately, this happens to me routinely: all at once, usually in the middle of a season, mini cannot fit into any of her shoes. And suddenly she’s wearing one threadbare pair day after day as I pretend that we can survive until the end of winter/spring/summer without reinvesting in her shoe wardrobe. Does this happen to other moms?! I’m in the midst of re-upping her shoe situation and thought I’d share how I approach this.
I covered many of these brands in an earlier post on toddler footwear, but I always have one in each of the following:
+Sneakers: Cienta (love this style and this style best) or Superga (the velcro style is easiest right now — but check out the incredible selection discounted at Yoox). I also snagged a pair of these inexpensive bow-knot-topped shoes in navy because her fall wardrobe has a lot of navy thus far. (They reminded me of this darling pair of linen-effect shoes she wore into the ground earlier this summer.)
+Fun shoes: I usually have at least one pair of frivolous shoes for her, whether they are in a funky pattern or an unusual style like an espadrille. This season, I had to buy her these because she’s borderline obsessed with Frozen (like every other toddler girl), and I just added these to my cart in the navy. Also, how adorable are these snakeskin t-bars?!
One bonus to a lot of the shoes above is that they can be dressed up or down. I routinely have mini in a dress and a pair of her canvas sneakers — it’s a darling look! — but they can also be worn with shorts or leggings without looking out of place. The same goes for her sandals and even her Mary Janes; I feel like these are versatile footwear that can be worn with nearly anything!
Shoes for Baby Boys.
Finally, micro’s still in the socks-or-bare-feet phase (I love these booties for home — they are the only sock/shoe that ever stays put!), but I am loving these for him as he moves toward official footwear:
JACADI CANVAS SNEAKERS (ON SALE!)
T-BARS (IN THE DINOSAUR PRINT?! OMG)
ELEPHANTITO LOAFERS (OMG)
CAR BOOTIES (OMG)
P.P.P.S. Working on another round of magpie mail — feel free to send me your questions via email or DM or in the comments.