I used to be a stilettos kind of girl. The higher, the better. I have literally laid out a concert stage in some seriously skyscraper heels before. However, that just hasn't worked for me out here in the middle of nowhere, Texas. There's too much mud and dirt and soft ground and gravel and poorly paved parking lots and whatever.

So I started looking for practical shoes. I looked at loafers, oxfords, brogues, various types of flats, sandals, I even looked at some low block heels..... I talked about sneaker hybrids with you guys, I looked at lots of sneaker hybrid finds.... And I kept reaching for my Corso Como slip-ons and my Aerosoles sneaker hybrids. Over and over, I kept reaching for those shoes. So, I went and got myself some white Vince slip-ons. (No pic because they're already mud stained. I know, WHITE shoes in the country? What was I thinking? Oh well, I shall continue to love them in spite of the slight mud stains)

I've made it my mission to acquire many many pairs of slip-on sneakers in interesting textures and a range of colors and shades that fit my color palette. The first two pairs arrived today.

(Very plush) grey velvet slip-ons from a brand I've never heard of, and very deep blue velvet slip-ons from Report (they almost look black in this pic, but I promise they're midnight blue).

So thank you all for inspiring me. I might never have found that sneakers can be practical AND fun and stylish if it hadn't been for you guys. You have proven that it's possible to be practical without sacrificing style.


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