Monday, 28 July 2014

An Ode To The Best Shoes I've Ever Owned

I'm pretty tall. At 6 feet tall and with a husband who's about an inch shorter than me, you won't find sky high heels in my closet. I also have a job (apart from being a mom) that has me on my feet all day, walking up and down stairs, and moving around often. Killer, sexy heels, or heels of any kind really, have never been my thing.

I was recently chatting with my cousin when she was cleaning out her closet, and she told me she has heels she's never worn but might need "one day" along with heels she never wears except to weddings. I told her I felt the same. I have exactly one pair of heels that I might wear for 2 or 3 hours every few years or so! We seemed to feel that we can't throw out these shoes because of those 2 or 3 hours we need them. In my day to day life however, when I'm getting ready to go to work or go out, I'll get all dressed, stare at the shoes in my closet, and grab any pair of flats that I feel kind of go with what I'm wearing.

Enter Tieks. Tieks are a leather ballet flat that are also foldable so they can fit right into your bag if needed. They come in a ridiculous amount of colours and are extremely comfortable.  What I really love love love about this shoe is that I can wear them with pretty much anything. I can wear them with jeans on weekends when I'm running after the toddler, with pants or skirts for work, or even with a dress to a wedding. You just need a quick peek of the hashtag #tieks on Instagram to see how people are styling their Tieks for any occasion.

(I kind of love the mamas rocking their Tieks with their little girls!)

They're great for travelling...

I wear my black ones most days for work....

The Heritage Plaid Tieks have been my most recent acquisition. I get compliments every time I wear them!

Tieks start at $175, so they are an investment; however, I wear these shoes to work at least 4 times a week. I'm careful not to leave them by the front door of my house, so they won't get unnecessarily banged around, and I know they'll last me a long time. It's a significantly better cost per wear analysis than the $100 pair of heels I have in my closet that I put on less than once a year and don't feel comfortable wearing.

So there you have it, just one more reason to believe that some of the best things in life come in little blue boxes :)


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