Metallic platform sneakers for the win…
If there’s one thing I have a hard time resisting, it’s a pair of funky, comfortable shoes. “Jolie laide” as my friend Karen calls them. I spotted these when I was researching my post on zip sneakers for travel, and was intrigued. They arrived early last week, and I’ve been wearing them almost non-stop.
The brand is Nero Giardini, and they’re made in Italy. They’re a sturdy shoe, and feel quite stable even with the platform. While I find a totally flat platform can sometimes be a tripping hazard, because these have a turn up at the toe, I haven’t had any issues. (I’ve been wearing them to walk the dog and run errands.) The sizing runs a little big, IMO; I’m often a 7.5 but took a 7 in these. If you have a really wide foot you may find them too narrow, but they’re comfortable on my medium-width feet. Arch support is moderate. Oh, and the insole is removable. 👍
I just love the look of these, and they’re on my short list for our upcoming Vegas road trip. I’m working out my travel wardrobe over the next couple of days, and will share on Wednesday.
More “jolie laide”…
Fun with friends on Instagram
Last Friday, I joined up with some of my Over 50 blogger friends to talk about hair. After our first Live the week before, so many people had commented that we were all blonde that we decided to address it, and whether we have considered going with our natural color sometime in the future.
And yesterday, I joined my friends Annie and Ivana from CASTANOHEL to talk about color and the Style Personality Profiles. It was such fun and very informative. We’ll also probably make this a regular feature.
The scarf I’m wearing is this one from CASTANOHEL.
If there are any topics you’d like us to cover in future sessions, please let me know!
(For those of you who aren’t able to view these because you don’t have an Instagram account, please know that I’m still trying to figure out a way to make these accessible outside of the platform. As I don’t have a recording studio, crew, or equipment, my options are limited. I’m consulting some tech gurus and hopefully can come up with a solution. Thanks for your understanding.)