July 14

Shoe Challenge #41 – Coccinelle Slides

This pair of shoes definitely qualifies as “An Oldie But Goodie.”  Is “goodie” even a real word? 😉  I love when I get to wear this pair.  They are pretty comfortable, and because of their neutral color, fairly easy to wear.

They are made by Coccinelle.  I went to their website because I am not familiar with their products, except for these shoes.  It seems as though, right now they only sell bags and accessories.  Alas, no more fabulous shoes.  Maybe some day…

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July 6

Shoe Challenge # 39

It sure has been a while since I saved any shoes!  I think it is time to try to catch back up a bit.  The posts might have to be a bit brief, but I will do my best.

If you are new here, I am participating in the Shoeper Shoe Challenge, and you can check out Shoeperwoman’s fun site here.

The restaurant is called Bice, and it is quite fun.  they have an awesome selection of cheeses, which always makes me happy.  Steve and I have been there a few times recently, and have always been pleased.

These shoes are by Charles David.  I adore the wood buttons, and the fact that the foot-bed is woven.  I always manage to feel summery when I wear these shoes.

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May 11

Shoe Challenge #38 Charles David Ankle Tie

This is one more shoe challenge from Shoeperwoman‘s blog.  Visit her site if you have an interest in fabulous shoes.

This was my outfit on Tuesday, when I had lunch with The Husband.  I love having to try to wear my shoes more now because of this challenge.  These have been lying dormant in the closet for some time now.  They do have a slight flaw in that they pinch around the big toe slightly.  Not enough to be retired yet, but I will say I was glad to get them off at the end of the day.  The heel height is nice, and I do enjoy an ankle strap.

The shoe: Charles David

May 10

Shoe Challenge #37 – Happy Hour at Mr. A’s

One more shoe saved.  If you would like to know more, please visit Shoeperwoman‘s blog.

This shoe outing was quite fun.

These are a pair of my more outrageous shoes.  They are very high hot pink Versace slides. 

Here is a close-up look.  The gold coin on the front is my favorite!

We went out to happy hour with the fun girls from The Husband’s office.  Many yummy cocktails and snacks were had by all.


Our lovely view from the table.

Everyone had on cute shoes!

May 9

How Would You Wear These?

A few days ago, I read a post on the Shoeperwoman blog that really got me thinking.  Here is her post.  She has on the cutest red and white checked shoes.  I have a pair of shoes like that, that I love… and here they are.

Aren’t they cute?  If you would like a pair, you can find them here

Now, I do have a few ideas up my sleeve about how I want to wear these, but I am really curious about what others think.  How would you wear them??  Leave me a comment or an email about how you would style these.

May 6

FBFF May 6 – Shoes!

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!  SHOES!

This week, the topic for FBFF from the blog Modlychic, is about shoes.  I like shoes.  😉  This should be fun.

May 6: Shoes….
1.What is your go-to pair of shoes?

Since This Mother is a bit of a shoe collector (it is my “hobby” of choice,)  I have no chance of narrowing this down to a pair of shoes.  However, I believe I can focus on one particular type of shoes.  In this case, I think it would have to be the wedge shoe.  They are so useful for everyday activities as a mom (or anyone else for that matter.)  Here are a few of my favorites.

2. What goes into your shoe buying decisions?

It may seem that a girl with so many shoes may not put much thought into what I buy.  I am sure that it may appear that a certain Mother who wears Heels might just run about willy nilly and buy anything she sees.  Truly, that is not the case.  Every time I buy a pair of shoes, I think of several things. 

1.) Comfort –  Does the shoe fit?  Does it pinch my toes, or anywhere else on my foot?  This is very important to me, because no matter what the shoe costs, if it hurts, I won’t wear it (much.) 😉

2.) Cost –  I do actually consider the cost of each pair of shoes.  How often will I wear it?  Will it go with a few different looks?  How long will it last?

3.) Appearance –  How cute is this shoe?  Is it unique?  If it is a basic/staple shoe, is it classic?  Is the color right with my skin-tone?
3. The majority of the shoes in your closet are what color?

Majority???  That is tough to say.  I do not have a majority of anything, but let me just share a photo with you, to show the color that I find often in my shoe collection. 🙂

These are most, but not all of my black shoes.

I believe the real answer to this question though, is that I LOVE color.  Most of my shoes are very bright and colorful, in some shape or form.

4. When it comes to design shoes what are your favorite brands and

Well, not to be predictable, but I do love Christian Louboutin.

I adore the towering high heels on their shoes.  The designs are feminine and sexy, as well as do great things for the shape of your legs and feet.

This Mother is also a big fan of Miu Miu.

Miu Miu is a playful shoe.  Their designs tend to be unique and creative, and they are who I look to for something a bit off the beaten path.

Currently, I am also really enjoying Jessica Simpson and Steve Madden.


I guess we can all see why this blog is not called “Mother In Flats.” 😉
5. If price wasn’t an issue, you’d own which shoe?

Hmmm.  I think the Mother has already answered that question through the other answers.

May 4

Shoe Challenge #36 – Nude Prada Peep Toe

Here is my 36th pair of shoes from the Shoeper Shoe Challenge.  That fun challenge can be found over at Shoeperwoman‘s blog.

Just the other night, The Husband and I were invited to a Swing Dance party.  I was a bit dubious on a few items.  First, I am not a dancer.  As much as I love fashion and pretty girlie things, I am a total klutz on my feet.  Also, what does one wear to such an event?  I had a few choices hiding in the closet, and this is what I ended up choosing.

This polka dotted number is by maxandcleo.   I believe it was procured from a Macy’s some years back.

Ahhh!  And here we have… “Nude Shoe Perfection.”  I, like all Spring fashion fiends, have been obsessed with the neutral shoe trend.  I LOVE this look.  I have another pairthat have been posted before that I really like.  These are more than like.  Even with the absence of tan that I currently sport, due to genetics, I have lots of color in my skin.  Therefore, nude shoes can look very pink on me.  These are nice and dark.  For some, maybe too dark.  Not me, baby!  They are made by Prada.  I had seen another Prada shoe almost like this one, but the platform was almost non-existent and thus the heel was much lower.  Not what I had in mind.  Finally these were located by the wonderful Lissa.  Hooray!

May 3

Shoe Challenge #35 Railway Museum

 Here is my latest Shoeper Shoe Challenge from Shoeperwoman‘s wonderful shoe blog. 🙂


On Sunday, we stopped at a local train “museum.”  I am using finger quotes there because it barely qualifies for the title museum.  It is, however, a fun place to visit, especially if you enjoy trains.  In our house, Little Brother LOVES trains.  Consequently, we stop by this location whenever we are able.

It was a gorgeous day weather wise,  so I was very comfortable in a sun dress.  This was the first outing for this dress, and pleasantly, we (the dress and I) received many compliments.  I love when that happens!

Once again, Older Brother suggested the pose for the shot on the left where I am leaning to the side.  He seems to be joining in the fun of these photo opportunities, and I can always use new ideas.

The shoes are Prada from a few (3?) years ago.  They are like little ballet slipper heels.  When I wear them, I am taken right back to being 9 years old and in ballet class.  How fun is that?!

Here is the close-up of yet another dress from White House Black Market.  It seems I did go a little crazy with my shopping spree in that store.  I think the cut of their dresses are just very flattering, and the rose print on this one is lovely.

Finally, let me introduce you to My New Sunglasses!

I am a bit of a sun-glass maniac.  I wish I had a different pair for every outfit, or adventure.  I had been looking for a pair of cat eyes, but was coming up empty.  Typically I don’t like to buy big name items that are super trendy, so I was a bit nervous about the cat eye look.  While out on the hunt, a super kindly sales girl introduced me to these babies.  They have just a hint of the cat eye shape, but are still classic enough to pass the “should I buy them” test.  They are Chanel, but they label is subtle, which I really enjoy.  To me, I want the look not to scream designer, only to suggest it in gentle ways.  Sorry to ramble on a bit, it must be “new love.” 😉

April 25

Shoe Challenge #34

This is the outfit for my 34th Shoe Challenge

I wore this outfit to church on Easter Sunday.  It was a great day, and I felt very happy in this dress and shoes.

Shoes:  Marc Jacobs

I chose these shoes for Easter for a few reasons.  First, I like to wear white on Easter, it just makes me happy that way.    Also, the butterfly design on the toe makes me think of all things Spring.  Last, but not least, they let my purple toenail polish show.  🙂


Here are some more pictures of the dress.  It is by Talbot’s.  I adore the dragonflies!

Finally, the bag.  This is my very favorite handbag.  It is by Versace, and it only comes out to play a few times a year.  It is patent leather and actually very heavy to carry, even when it is empty.  I don’t mind at all though!  I love everything about it.