People craft– getting along with yourself

Put away those bulky winter boots.  It’s time for splurging on spring’s hottest new shoes.  Maybe you’ve seen BLACK SWAN and love ballet flats.  Some, such as $25 Glaze by Adi have snip toes (like toe shoes!)

Glaze by Adi Women's Microsuede Snip Toe FlatsOther ballet flats have corsage details like flowers and pompoms.
Another hot trend are little beauties with metallic strapes, around $30. 
Da Viccino by Beston Women's 'Marcus' Sandals
They’re subtly sexy and will matche everything in your wardrobe.  Can you picture these with white capris or super-dark denim?
Playful wedges in candy colors and florals wake up any outfit.  These sweet pea American Eagle by Payless are on sale for $19.
SaleWomens American EagleSweetpea Canvas Wedge
Most of the time, I wear sneakers with ample cushion and support, but when I dress up, pretty shoes are a nice addition. What trends are you seeing and what are your favorites? 
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9 thoughts on “People craft– getting along with yourself

  1. Janessa Breckenridge

    Kathleen, I like the snip toe ballet flats– I took ballet (ages 10 through 14) but quit before “toe”.

  2. Reba Studebaker

    Ah yes, dancing “en pointe” is hard on the feet, and that’s not a load of Bolshoi. Pointe shoes do make toe dancing possible. The foot is supported from underneath the arch by a stiff insole, or
    shank. The box of the shoe tightly encases the toes, so that the
    dancer’s weight rests on an oval-shaped platform. The shank has
    varying degrees of flexibility, and the box may have different
    configurations. The outer material is usually pink satin, pretty but not pretty enough for most girls to withstand the pain!

  3. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Reba, a wierd thing about toe shoes is that there is no left or right, at least not when I had them. Can you believe it, no left or right?

  4. Yeah, Mary Alice, I can believe it. No one ever said en pointe was comfortable for the dancer. They have to be anorexically thin and very muscular to assume the positions. Toe dancers end up with very arthritic feet.

  5. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Yup! Other than the ballet flats, which I adore wearing, I am planning to get wedges. They come in beautiful Mardi Gras colors.

  6. Kathleen Rowland

    Mary Alice, you’re right, and it’s almost Mardi Gras time. Mardi Gras colors are purple, green, and yellow– definately can be found in wedges.

  7. Kathleen Rowland

    Friends, tomorrow I’m going to post Mardi Gras recipes– Cajun Rice with collard greens and bacon. . . and Creole mustard and herb-crusted pork roast.

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