I am a mama of twin 5 year old boys. I have recently found your site and love it! I work from home so I easily fall into the trap of wearing the same old unfashionable clothes and have also been known to go a day or two (or three!) without showering. Your blog has really helped me take on a renewed focus on being more fashionable and just feeling better about myself.
One area that I continue to struggle with is shoes. I live in Michigan and find that there is a period of time between winter and spring where I don't know what shoes to wear. It is not cold enough to wear boots, but not warm enough for sandals or flats with no socks. I struggle to find fashionable shoes that I can wear with some type of sock, and have them be comfortable. I need to chase around my boys so comfort is a must. But I also don't want to look like an old lady in orthopedic shoes. Can you please help by giving me some suggestions?
Sarah, thanks for writing in! Growing up in MI myself, I know exactly what you are talking about. And this transitional weather often drives me crazy, too. But I've been thinking about your request...and now that the weather in Philly is chilly again I've found myself struggling with the same thing.
Here's what I've been happy wearing...
I don't typically wear these shoes to the park, but for general errands and outings with the kiddos, I find the heel comfortable enough for baby-wearing.
Note my Smartwool socks peeking out. Navy denim + navy-ish wool socks = close enough.
(wearing: Levis skinnies, J.Crew Factory sweater, Madewell plaid shirt, Clarks booties, Bella leopard-print baby carrier. Makr backpack, Salt sunnies)
I'm slowly figuring out the whole cute sneaks + skinny jeans thing. Personally, I like this look a whole lot better if the skinnies aren't legging-tight. But that might just be me. And since I'm not the tallest person around, I roll 'em.
My converse are high-tops, but this look would work even if a bit of white sock showed.
(Also? This is a different day....but Raines likes to wear the same thing over & over & over....)