You’re a Shoe In

Forgive me if whatever I’m about to write seems a bit chaotic, but I’m in a chaotic environment right now. My husband and I are getting our kitchen cabinets repainted & distressed, which means all of our kitchen cabinets are off right now and our kitchen looks like a war zone…not to mention the fact that with all of the cabinets off, Charles and I {along with anyone who comes over..yikes} can see how completely unorganized all of our kitchen items are. Actually, I’m just going to move this to another room so I don’t have to look at the mess {if I don’t see it, it’s not really there, right?!}

But for now, I’m going to sit here with my Pomegranate Punch smoothie from Tropical Smoothie {Now Open in Fort Smith – have you tried it?} and I’m going to attempt to focus amid the unorganized chaos going on in the Alley household.

As much as I love clothes {and believe me, I love clothes}, I’ve found that even the most perfect shirt I own can look completely wrong without the right pair of shoes. Shoes say a lot about your style and your mood {and most people notice your shoes right off the bat…}.

For example, some days, I’m in the mood to throw on an LBD, swipe on some red lipstick, and wear the highest heels I have. Some days, don’t even THINK about getting me out of my chacos. Some days, I want to ripped jeans and my favorite booties.

Love wearing flirty dresses, but hate heels? Maybe you just want to feel more comfortable? Throw on a pair of Keds to suit your own personal style. Want to amp up your outfit while wearing boyfriend jeans? Throw on a pair of heels and a blazer. Make it work for YOUR STYLE and YOUR SCHEDULE! Just because you’re spending a day walking around town or running a lot of errands and need to wear comfortable shoes doesn’t mean you have to wear a sweatshirt and jeans {although hey, no shame if that’s what you’re comfortable with!} You have options. Throw on a flirty sundress and some flats, or even your favorite Keds! {Or what about those adorable Adidas you’ve been eying…}

Here’s a few shoe trends that I have been continuously reaching for {and drooling over..} this season:

Lace Ups :   Maybe it’s the fact that I just miss tying my shoes, or maybe it’s because lace up shoes add a unique touch to any outfit. I’ve worn the tie up pair shown below with boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, dresses, and maxi skirts. Versatility is what I need in clothes, and shoes are no different. The pair below was purchased at Suite One!

Mules  :   Mules are essentially just backless shoes, and I love the spunky aspect that the two pairs below bring to the table. One pair gives you the vibe of a fall like bootie, but is easily transitioned into spring, mostly in part by the fact that they’re backless! The other pair of mules shown below are open toe and backless, a winning combination in my book. The color with this particular pair is so unique and works almost any color you pair them with. The enclosed front pair are from DV Dolce Vita for Target {check them out here!} and the open toe paid is from Old Navy.

Fringe :   Enough said. Because who can get enough? Both below pairs are from Suite One!

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