Bohemian – Day 28
It is my firm belief that any mom could instantly look a thousand times better by simply changing two items in her closet — jeans and shoes. It’s really the bad mom jeans paired with the bulky, white sneakers that gives us all a bad reputation. It’s a combination that just screams, “Hello, world. I’m a mom that’s given up!”
Buying a pair of nice, dark, expensive jeans is easy enough to do – they’re everywhere. It’s the shoes that are more difficult because they require more – they need to be comfortable and they need to stay on your feet if your child suddenly decides to make a break for it in a crowded parking lot and you need to leap a few cars, a senior in a motorized scooter and a line of grocery carts to catch them.
Bohemian footwear can help out enormously here. Out of the four styles I’ve tried so far this year (Rock and Roll, Euro chic, Mod, Bohemian), bohemian shoes have most suited my comfort and “emergency child grabbing” needs.
I bought these Dansko sandals specifically for my Bohemian month and I LOVE THEM. They are so comfortable and because the toe is closed, I don’t have to worry about how the pedicure my daughter gave me actually looks like in the sunlight.
Then, of course, these Birkenstocks are Hall of Fame for me –
I get a new pair every summer and wear them until they are so gross Goodwill won’t even take them. Just don’t get them wet – they will never feel the same again and you will feel like you just accidentally drowned your best friend.
I also bought these shoes for my Bohemian month –
I got them for twenty dollars at a consignment store and I have fallen, not once, but twice in them. I could not catch a snail in a parking lot with them on. This also explains why I’m sitting down in the picture. I love them with this outfit, but I’d need to be carried everywhere in order to wear them, which is fine by me, but I just don’t know how I’d advertise for that kind of thing on Craigslist.
I’m putting together a chic, mom footwear list (any style footwear), so if you have a pair or brand of shoes you swear by, please let me know and I’ll post them. It is my dream that one day, all moms, regardless of size, color or age, can rise above their big, white sneakers. It might be a long road for all of us to get there, but at least at the end of it, we can put on good shoes.