The Shoe Edit

 

Favorite Sneakers1. Adidas 2. Nike 3. Converse 4. Joie

Did I mention I’ve been dealing with a bad foot injury? I know, I’m sick of talking about it too. I’m finally starting to feel like I have an almost normal left foot. It’s not even like I was doing something cool. It involved a bike (of course) and one of those really steep sidewalks and absolutely no speed which is even more embarrassing. I’m banned from bikes. Smashed face, broken elbow and now a jacked up foot. Yes, that was three separate occasions. My husband wants me alive. I think he may have made that bike disappear.

For the last 7 months the only shoes I can comfortably walk in are sneakers. It’s kind of awesome now that I’m used to it. I do miss wearing heals though. All my beautiful high healed shoes are boxed up in the corner of the closet like a graveyard for shoes. It’s depressing. But on a high note I’ve discovered some really cool kicks and apparently its a whole fashion trend to wear sneakers with pretty much anything. Skinny jeans, dresses, culottes – yes these are back. I still don’t get it. Regardless, I’m embracing this so-called model off duty look for non models like me. Here’s a little more about a few of my favorites.

Adidas Superstar – I’ve been eyeing these puppies for a while and I finally ordered them. I can’t wait to try them out. They’re all the rage in street style fashion. I’m hoping I look like this girl when I wear mine. Probably not since I’m way to old for the whole midriff thing.

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I’ll probably try something more like this look here. She’s rad and I need those torn black skinny jeans. I’ll let you know if I track them down.

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Nike Court Royale – This is currently my favorite shoe. I wear them everyday, literally. They’re cool and comfortable and affordable at just $55. I’m thinking I should order another pair since I’m wearing the tar of this pair. They’re wearing well though. And they come in white too.

Converse Jack Purcell – This was my go to sneaker during all of our traveling for the wedding. I wore them with everything since flip flops were not an option for me. I love them in white. Last year at this time Converse debuted this new modern version of the Jack Purcell, so I was lucky to stumble on them while on a quick run to Nordstrom. Check out this cool blurb about the new launch.

Joie Dakota Sneaker – Joie makes sneakers high fashion. They’re like glam meets country club with a side of badass. I want them badly. They’re staying on my wish list for now since they’re a little pricey, but I might accidentally buy them while drinking wine and online shopping. Check out this look pairing them with a dress. This may need to be my spring look.

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One other tip for wearing sneakers like this is to get some of those footie socks with the gel grip so you don’t see your socks but they also don’t slide down your foot. I get mine at a local boutique called SheSheShoes, but you can also try these from Amazon.

If you’re still reading this, I love you. I realize there are a lot more important things going on in the world than shoes and fashion and shopping. Children are sick, diseases are spreading, countries are in turmoil. And I’m living comfortably in my cozy life. When I sit down to write sometimes I feel ridiculous. I don’t know why God has blessed me with this life while so many suffer and struggle to survive. I don’t know why I’m struck by this tonight. It’s late, my home is quiet and peaceful. I’m overcome by how blessed I am, not just with these silly material things, but to be really loved, surrounded by beauty, and with so much hope for joyous days ahead. I only hope I continue to learn how to give it back and put this love back into a world so in need. I don’t always know how. Or at least I feel like I’m not doing enough. How do you give back? How do you tap into the needs around you?

Much Love, Cara

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