Have you ever put on your favorite “big girl” shoes and just felt like you could conquer the day or even the week!
My girls love to put on my dress shoes. It’s so cute! The minute they put them on, they are all smiles and full of confidence as they stomp down our big hallway. I wish I could just bottle up that energy and self assurance and have it forever.
While I know that the point of this Marlyn Monroe quote is not just about playing dress up in your Mama’s big girl shoes. To me, it’s more about equipping yourself (and your girls) with the skills they need to go out and pursue their purpose.
To surround yourself with positivity and the best mentors around to help you achieve your purpose and passions because when you have that true passion then hopefully (with the right shoes of course) you can achieve your purpose.
So let’s go back to the right shoes for a second. You knew I was going back to that didn’t you?
I have compiled just a few of my favorites, but you don’t have to buy these exact same ones. Try to use this as a guideline or inspiration to add to your wardrobe. I promise you, I will not steer you wrong.
The key components to remember, almond toe, taupe and a statement shoe.
So Sam Edelman shoes are some of my favorite! They not only look amazing but they are comfortable (depending on heel height) and even better, affordable.
For me, and my high arch, I normally keep my heel height at 2 inches at the most. Now, I realize some of you may can wear more or less. You do you! I am going to do my 2 inches and wedges!
Now, if you are a flat kind of gal, please! No worries and no excuses! I have got you! You can still be in style and comfortable.
These are from my Target pick from a couple of weeks ago. I wear them probably every week. All year long! Love them! They come in other colors, but black…hey, it’s a classic!
Another shoe that I actually just purchased from “Tar-jay” and love are these blush tone loafers. The picture does not do them justice.
I was pleasantly surprised with how well these fit. Really! I was not expecting them to feel so good but so glad they do! Maybe they will replace my Ugg slippers I tend to accidentally wear to Publix from time to time.
I love Sole Society shoes. Like Sam Edelman, they are affordable and comfy. Everyone needs a good statement shoe, just like they need a good statement accessory, so depending on your lifestyle or work environment, I thought these red ones were so fun, yet so elegant! I mean you could literally wear all gray or white and still look so chic in these fab shoes!
So here you have…my favorite Sam Edelman leopard print flats. I have worn them for three or four years now and still get tons of compliments on them!
I have linked a couple here and here that are similar within in the same price point to give you more options, but what I really want you to see is that this model was wearing this simple outfit and then you have these leopard print shoes, and hello! She just took her style to a totally different level!
Now, who wouldn’t feel good or want to conquer her to-do list wearing these?!
You know I had to throw in some snakeskin pattern or another statement shoe. So there you have it! I apologize the pic is not the greatest (still figuring this whole blogging thing out) but here is the link to this sling back as well as a wedge in case the sling back is not your thing. The wedge is Cole Hann so definitely more pricey, but orders are free shipping and returns and when you first register, you get $25 off. With these patterned shoes, you can truly make an outfit.
Look how fun this model is having with her new shoes!
While I adore a good black or nude pump, it gets hot in the summer, and you need to let your tootsies just breathe. Again, Cole Hann makes the best wedges. But before you make the big purchase, think about if you would wear more nude or black? Or be daring and go for the snakeskin!
Just remember, when you pick the right “shoes,” they can take you places.
Remember, the Cinderella story? 🙂