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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

My Two Cents on Summer Shoes

Please note: this advice on summer shoes is for the Catholic ladies so it may seem unfashionable, impractical or inconvenient for those who are otherwise motivated.

Here is my advice on summer shoes: don't show your toes!  I know that probably seems absolutely impossible in today's world, I used to think so too.  I do have a couple pairs of sandals that are open-toed.  BUT I do not feel elegant and feminine when wearing them.  They make me feel like I'm ready for the beach.  So I have been experimenting lately with easy summer shoes and here are the ideas I came up with:


Long skirts with nice flats or loafers:
This was definitely my go to style for many years until I jumped outside of the box and tried more daring shoe options.  Flats are very lovely with long aline skirts and add that elegant flair of simplicity.  I emphasize nice here because I have learned from experience that many flats are not worth the price.  I believe in investing in some good quality shoes, more than two cents worth anyway.  Buy flats with a somewhat supportive base otherwise your shoes will be worn out long before the summer!




Peep toe, cutout or d'orsay style:
The benefit of this type of shoe is that it can be worn to formal occasions or to run errands on hot days and still look put together.  I have some nice black suede d'orsay flats and wear this type of shoe mostly to Church or when I want to look nicer than an ordinary day but still cool and summery.




Real shoes:
My idea of a "real shoe" for the Catholic lady is a mid or low-heeled pump.  I believe these shoes impart femininity and elegance and are really quite flattering and versatile for the lady with a traditional wardrobe.  This is of course the most formal summer shoe and I like to wear it to nice occasions or when I make extra effort to put together a beautiful outfit.




I would love to hear your ideas on summer shoes for the Catholic lady!  Please share in the comments below.

3 comments:

  1. I love this!! Unfortunately right now, due some balance issues from my cerebral palsy, I'm in mostly tennis shoes. On occasion very supportive (not so cute) flats and these only for a few hours. I'm hoping to get back to my ladylike, pretty flats soon. I have a question, I'm getting married in September 2017. Do you have any ladylike, flat or very low heeled shoe ideas?

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  2. I love this!! Unfortunately right now, due some balance issues from my cerebral palsy, I'm in mostly tennis shoes. On occasion very supportive (not so cute) flats and these only for a few hours. I'm hoping to get back to my ladylike, pretty flats soon. I have a question, I'm getting married in September 2017. Do you have any ladylike, flat or very low heeled shoe ideas?

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    1. If you are able to do a low heel, I LOVE the first shoes I am linking below. They are Italian leather; the best quality shoes in my opinion are made in Italy. These are a little expensive for me but maybe you could find something similar? I like to look up brands and style ideas and then search on ebay or something for better prices. The second link is an idea for pretty flats.

      http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/summit-mariela-pump-women/4336550?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=WHITE%20LEATHER

      http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/nine-west-onlee-pointed-toe-flats?ID=2499556&CategoryID=50295&kws=white flat leather&ruleId=78&slotId=3

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