Thursday, February 20, 2020

The ugly sandal–and I’m cringing a little as I write this–yes, the ugly sandal has made it’s way into my life. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, it’s a movement endorsed by hipsters, very old ladies and Vogue. I’m pretty sure that the gold leather makes mine non-normcore. Well that’s a relief.

If you must know, I’m no stranger to fugly. I’m a secret Ugg Dakota lover, but only in the privacy of my own home. Still there were no plans to embrace the ugly sandal trend, but I had a little help. These showed up on my doorstep from Vionic at the end of Friday, and without remembering the part about how they might provide almost instant relief from my lower back pain and stiff neck (thank you computer), I slipped them on and headed out for Mexican food. Vionics have a very high arch support, or maybe it’s not that it’s high, it’s just that they have arch support, which felt a little strange since none of my ballet flats from Gap to Chanel have it. The sensation was so unusual I had to keep them on. I was already liking the way that they felt, but when I looked down, my new Orthoheels took some getting used to. Then I remembered all the hours I stand while I work these days and reconsidered the drawbacks of form over substance otherwise known as how to make yourself feel guilty for having shallow thoughts and expensive shoe taste.

When I finally read the fine print, I learned Vionic Orthoheel technology, built directly into all of their shoes, provides almost instant relief from many kinds of lower body and leg stress so they’re great for athletes as well as any one who suffers from leg, hip, foot, spine, etc aches and pains. I’ve been wearing mine all weekend and I’m hooked.

Thoughts? 
Are you on the ugly shoe train or off, like so off you can’t be my friend if you see me wearing these?
{Please don’t judge me until you’ve walked a mile in my ugly sandals!}
And that’s my #solestory for the week.

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16 Comments

The Dainty Dolls House May 26, 2019 at 09:57

Yesss!! She is one of my most favourites, adore this post :)) And I love these shoes…fabulous :)) Good luck to everyone. I already like your fb page. Have a wonderful weekend doll xx

Stacey May 26, 2019 at 13:32

That painting is everything! Love me some Frida too! I just liked your page and keeping my fingers and toes crossed:-)

Sam May 26, 2019 at 20:29

What a fabulous painting and I like how the entire outfit fits into the theme. Hope you have a productive week ahead sweetheart!

Rowena @ rolala loves May 27, 2019 at 03:14

I think Frida would’ve approved of the bold colors of this outfit from the statement blouse to the vibrant accessories. Those Inkkas shoes are so cool!

CarolynN519 May 27, 2019 at 19:50

I saw the ones on your Facebook page, and love ’em! I went shopping the other day, making a conscious effort to stay away from blacks, browns, and greys. (I’ve got plenty!) … But it was nearly impossible. Everything is very dark and neutral this season–with two-tone colorblocking or simple stripes. So it’s refreshing to see a pop of color and fun patterns for fall and winter.

Love the cause and companies that give back!

Zara May 28, 2019 at 00:53

Colourful, happy piece of art and a nice look! These Inkkas look just cool!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest May 28, 2019 at 06:33

oh frida! she is one of my absolute favorites. and i think it is for what you mentioned about her personal life being such a part of her art work. for me it’s almost like poetry. there’s so much that is represented in her work i can’t help but feel overwhelmed every time i see it (in the best way of course). love your inspired collection. and wow! the 99th! that is amazing!! xo

LPC May 28, 2019 at 08:57

Happy Thanksgiving

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic May 28, 2019 at 23:25

Hi !!!!!
Love the Frida Kahlo painting and that outfit pairing is AMAZING!!!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!

About Last Weekend May 29, 2019 at 08:53

Love everything about Frida. Bizarrely the ski lodge where we stay in lAlta is owned by the daughter of the man who took all those photos of Frida and she was selling them, they were stunning. F got more beautiful as she got older. Going over to like your page

FASHION TALES May 30, 2019 at 02:40

I like the updated contemporary version, and think Frida would as well. iT’S nice that you also teamed up with Inkkas. Of course, I’m a fan them, since I already have a pair, good luck to everyone! 🙂

Pamela RG May 30, 2019 at 06:32

I admire Frida Kahlo too. I have never seen this painting. I have to say this painting is beautiful and so colourful. Frida is so talented. I liked your Facebook page. Those shoes look so stylish and comfortable.

Marisa Silva May 31, 2019 at 01:30

Love the shoes!

Diana Mieczan May 31, 2019 at 17:04

Yes, I love her and the outfit is amazing. The colours, the patterns – they rock! I would totally wear this outfit. Happy Thanksgiving, darling.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com June 1, 2019 at 14:55

Minus the heinous brow, I’ve always loved her look. I want to wear huge flowers in my hair. LOVE this shirt.

Josephine Chicatanyage June 1, 2019 at 22:15

Wonderful colours to brighten a winters day.

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