Monday, January 16, 2012

These Booties Were Made for Walking

Once upon a time, when I had a job and no baby, shoe shopping was like Xanax and a glass of wine for me...a pleasant way to relax at the end of a hard day. Nowadays, Xanax and wine is the new shoe shopping.

Kidding! Sort of.

While I don't get to shoe shop in person as much as I used to, I do notice that my purchases are far more calculated. So, when I fell hard for the Water Row booties by Clark's, I had to make sure they would really work with my life. And they do! They are super comfortable for walking around in, even though they have a heel, so I'm happy to take out the stroller during the day wearing them. But! They are stylish enough to wear out in the evening on a date night.

Here are two ways I've worn them in the past few weeks:
Booties, Not for Baby

Booties, Not for Baby 



For Play:  I like to sport a relaxed and simple look for playgroup...I need to be on my knees chasing the baby around, but also want to not look like a slob.  One of the things I love about these booties is that they easily slip on and off (playrooms are usually a "shoes off" environment).  I love my Gap stretchy skinny cords lately, and long sweaters are like oxygen for me these cold days.  I also like wearing a stack of softer bracelets as my accessory...I always feel like actual bangles will fall off or clunk the babies in the head.  I have a bunch of beaded ones, but I really dig this leather cuff.  Hair usually goes up in a ponytail, mostly so my kid can't pull it out.

For Date:  As soon as the baby goes down and the sitter arrives, I've got about 20 minutes to get ready for date night out.  My favorite outfit of late is a lace skirt plus a chambray shirt tucked in with an extra button undone.  True story: when you are a mother, so many people have seen your bra and breasts that you honestly no longer care...as long as your bra is pretty.  While my skirt was black and basically from when time began, I really like the nude color here better.  I paired it with my absolute favorite Topshop 120 Denier black opaque tights and put on a major swipe of red lipstick.  Which is the only accessory needed...because it's all I have time for.

Any purchases you've made lately that you're patting yourself on the back for?

Also, I shamelessly cribbed Capitol Hill Style's "Two Ways" style of Polyvore set.  Cause it's genius.

3 comments:

  1. Girl, you can steal from me any time. If I made a list of all of the times that I've stolen from you a Johanna Cox over the years, I would have to unfurl the scroll.

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  2. I love this! I have to admit, I originally found Capitol Hill Barbie through Belle...you girls are necessities for D.C. women :)

    http://anna-gemutlichkeit.blogspot.com/

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  3. Old Navy- chambray shirts with a stylish look

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