I went on a walking tour of the Pullman neighborhood yesterday wearing what I thought were comfortable shoes. Six blisters. A personal record! (I carry bandages in my purse because I’m a mom, but I also carry Band-Aids for Blisters, heels and toes, because women’s shoes are stupid sometimes. Those things make walking bearable today.) So I need some new summer sandals. Low to mid block heel, tan, not too clunky, not a clog. Any suggestions for the magical mix of comfort and style? I stopped in at Nora’s Shoe Shop after the kids’ exams and I think these might be the ones.
Or I could make these.
The color-drenched house tour of jewelry designer Solange Azagury-Partridge is all kinds of inspiring.
If you missed out the first time, the ever so cute Rifle Paper Co. collection for Keds is back in stock!
Volunteer location-scouting for Wes Anderson. These are spot-on.
The ‘Ferris Beuller’ glass house is being restored!
Where it’s so quiet, you can hear the grind of your bones.
I asked E if she would be rude to me when she’s a teenager. “Probably.”
Kate @Centsational GirlJune 16, 2017 at 8:50 pm
I can tell you as the mom of a 13 almost 14 year old that all of those things listed are so spot on!!! It was like reading an essay about my own daughter, brace yourself! It’s crazy but wonderful too.
Making it LovelyJune 20, 2017 at 1:19 pm
Thank you. I know it’s coming, but I still don’t think I’ll be prepared.
AlyssaJune 17, 2017 at 5:29 am
Your pigeon shoes made me chuckle!
finjaJune 17, 2017 at 5:40 am
OMG these shoes are hilarious! :D
x finja ~ http://www.effcaa.com
LeslieJune 17, 2017 at 6:14 am
Shoe suggestions – I’ve been wearing these sandals almost every day this summer and they are so comfortable!
Making it LovelyJune 20, 2017 at 1:20 pm
I’ll look for them, thanks!
Laurén BienvenueJune 17, 2017 at 6:16 pm
An especially great honor roll!
Vanessa BaileyJune 18, 2017 at 7:59 pm
The 14-year-old essay . . . well, I wish I had the warm spots to balance out our endless cold spots. I have recently decided to stop complaining about my son because it doesn’t help anything but I certainly have questioned everything about my parenting for seven long years. He has just recently started looking at me like I might be human and he’s 18 now. Ok, now I am really going to stop complaining about him. Our sustaining narrative has centered around dogs as we are both animal lovers and through it all, have been able to reach out over the years and say, “oh look, a puppy.”
Making it LovelyJune 20, 2017 at 1:22 pm
I suppose everyone goes through that period of adjustment in the teen years, to a greater or lesser extent. Puppies can get you through — is that the takeaway? :)
KarenJune 23, 2017 at 10:19 am
My good walking sandals this summer are Trotters’ Eden Wedges — http://amzn.to/2tWOzwi — nicely cushioned sole, subtle elastic for stretch on each step. (And it’s available in wide sizes and narrow sizes, too.) :-)
Kathleen A.June 27, 2017 at 1:37 pm
A little late in commenting but I just found out about Mole Skin. You put it on your heels BEFORE walking or wearing killer shoes and it keeps your shoes from rubbing and giving you a blister. NO PAIN and it has totally changed my “shoe world”. You’ll find it at any drug store or Target or Walmart or wherever you shop in the same aisle as all the other pedi stuff.