I just want to take a minute to say thank you. Thank you for reading my thoughts. Thanks for agreeing with them. Thanks for disagreeing with them. I know this blog can be all over the map but that's kinda what it's all about. It's about finding balance between everything I love that makes me the mom, wife, and woman that I am. You're the best for sticking with me!
Lately my "What I Think About Wednesdays" have been pretty intense. I mean, I've covered everything from capital punishment and relationships to not being a helicopter mom and our role in world humanitarian efforts.
This week let me share with you a little fashion based pet-peeve.
I have a pair of lavender and white Asics GEL tennis shoes. I wear them when I do P90X. I wear them when I run. I DO NOT wear them to the grocery store, on dates, to church, or on girl's night out.
Ladies, ladies, ladies, tennis shoes are not a fashion statement unless you are going on an athletic outing. (Don't confuse gym-type tennis shoes with uber trendy sneakers.) I know they are comfy and I'm all for wearing them if you're going to be on your feet all day long at an amusement park or zoo. But if your darling husband is taking you out on the town, ditch the tennis shoes.
Shoes can make or break an outfit.
I submit to you Exhibit #1. A super cute outfit but the shoes make it feel incomplete--like the wearer stopped short.
Exhibit #2--See how much more "pulled together" the outfit looks when shoes aren't an afterthought?
Most gals I know won't wear cute shoes because they aren't comfortable.
It's time for some MYTH BUSTING!
Repeat after me: Cute AND comfortable shoes do exist.
Brands I love when I want something built for comfort and speed: Born, Keen, Chaco, and Dansko.
Strappy, comfy, AND stylish
Comfort comes in heels and wedges, too.
These shoes are practical enough to chase kids in (all day long) but cute enough to make you look like a hot and trendy
What I think is you need to get out of your tennis shoe rut.
If you aren't going to an athletic event, working out, or going to be on your feet--literally--all day long, leave your tennis shoes at home.