Friday, June 5, 2009
Years ago, I was in a good friend's wedding. The bridesmaids wore cute, sleeveless bronze-ish dresses with short, flirty skirts. We actually found shoes — teetering, strappy heels — to match. I told my friend I'd tough it out through the pictures, but then I was putting my sneakers on. And, I did.
So, I loved that Kristen Stewart rocked some black Converse with her edgy cool Yigal Azrouel dress at the MTV Awards. Now that's style. She looks punky but glamorous.
As cute as I think Converse shoes are, I've never been able to wear 'em. They just feel so heavy and flat.
Simple, though, has some darling sneaks.
I just ponied up for these. You can find 'em all over the usual suspect shoe sites (zappos.com, endless.com) for just under $60. Not only do they look sweet, but the insoles pop out. So if you have bad feet (thanks, Mom and Dad) like I do, you can slide in orthotics no problem.
The pink gingham is springy and has just a bit of sheen from silk thread. The shoes'll look cute with shorts, even T-shirt dresses this summer. Come cooler weather, I will wear them like the J Crew catalog models do — paired with chinos, a dressy tee and long ropes of necklaces. My feet — and my podiatrist — will be so happy.