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If any of you are around little girls, you know Fancy Nancy. We have a book where she goes to a Butterfly Pavillion. In it she greets butterflies with bon jour, because they are so elegant, and French is the most elegant language she knows. This week R5granddaughter and I went to the Phoenix Botanical Garden’s butterfly display. We learned all sorts of things, like butterflies taste with their feet. They also get their vitamins and minerals through their feet when they land on the ground. Butterfly feet are also shaped like pretty shoes, platform sandals with peep toes. OK, I made that last part up. Even so, we had a fun day. We greeted each butterfly in French, but they must have been American because they didn’t answer back.
After the botanical garden we went to Nordstroms, which really spoke my language. We saw a few cuffed sandals with butterfly shaped cut-outs. Here are some butterfly and floral themed shoes.
Tracy Reese Bolero $295 at Nordstroms These are my current crush. I included these because the webbing makes me think of the patterns in butterfly wings. If they were available in plum ( menopause purple), I would have them in my closet as we speak.
Born Hydrangea $130 at Zappos Born has a ton of floral embellished sandals. They are super comfortable, and super cute. I have a pair of these shoes in silver. I wear them all the time.
See the butterfly in the left corner? Same colors. Monticello Shoes Rembrandt on sale $77
If there is a butterfly pavillion near you, I would encourage you to visit. We really enjoyed our time at our display.
So I am looking through a cooking magazine for something to fix for dinner. In a sidebox they featured a pair of shoes.
They are revolting. They are heinous. I want a pair.
Here is the funny part, there are about three or four options.
So not only can you wear bacon on your feet, you can also wear breakfast. These are not as revolting as bacon, but still pretty entertaining. This website has opened up a whole new world for me.
Bacon. Who Knew?
Update: Nelodee mentioned the Eating Shoes by Tokio Kumagai, so of course I had to look it up. I found a web site that showed several food in fashion pieces. Here is a link to them. Fiberarts Magazine enjoy them.
Well, it’s official, Michelle Obama is going to be the next First Lady of the United States of America. And, regardless of what you may think about her husband’s politics, you’ve got to admit the lady’s got style. Just look at the Spring 09 Narciso Rodriguez dress she wore on the night of the election. Sure, it’s gotten mixed reviews from the fashion critics (I come down firmly on the side of “She’s Working It!”), but it’s not a boring choice, that’s for sure.
Me, I’m over the moon that the soon-to-be First Lady of the USA has an interesting fashion sense, as you can see from a few examples here.
Boogying with Ellen DeGeneres.
In a dress from Thakoon’s Resort ’09 line.
In J. Crew separates and a Moschino shirt dress… both with super cute shoes.
And that brings me to what we love most over here, of course… shoes.
Because, yes folks, you’re eyes do not deceive you. That is Michelle Obama wearing flats. She’s a flats kinda woman. She’s more often shoes under 3″ than in anything higher. And I couldn’t be happier about it!
A curious reader wrote us asking about Ms. Obama’s footwear choices, and… well… to be honest, I have yet to figure out what those black flats she wore on election night were. But the woman has some seriously cute pairs of low-heels and flats.
Might I suggest she stick with this plan of comfy and attractive shoes. Much like Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has done (with great elegance and panache). We need more high-profile women who know they can be confident and stylish without the super-high heels.
Since those look like they’re only at the UK version of Netaporter, here’s a Taryn Rose alternative: the Bion.
Or maybe these Chloe purple pointy-toe numbers that are cool and classy, but with a nice hit of style at the same time.
There’s a classic Tod’s skimmer (the Biscuit, in this case) … can’t go wrong there.
Or, for something a wee bit more daring (and yet, totally still something I could see her wearing), there’s this totally adorable Joey McMakin pump.
Tahari’s got these Tessa flats.
I could go on and on and on. But instead, I will leave with one more suggestion. Because, for something sporty and supportive, she could go for these Keds skimmers, just one of many Obama shoe designs available here, for those so inclined.
The taxman cometh this unholy day, and you’re standing in line at the post office, between the sweaty, overweight and anxious-looking middle-aged man and the sweet old lady with the walker.
We feel for you. Your tax return will determine whether or not you’re going to live in modestly priced though chic canvas shoes all year:
However, we here at Shoeblog wish you a healthy, sizable return, which will allow you to add something fabulous and pretty to your summer wardrobe:
Here’s to your catching a hefty tax break!