Saturday, December 19, 2009

New spring in my step

I adore my recently purchased BCBG Mendel Wedge Booties, but I've discovered that one needs to walk a lot in college. Even though I thought my high school campus was fairly spacious at five acres and classes spread all around, I was able to wear heels without experiencing the sensation of limping into my eighth period class at the end of the day.

However, here in college, I am constantly walking between various campuses for classes, running down the stairs when the elevators are broken, and running around the city for my internship and various errands. And sometimes, when I am about to be late to an appointment or a class, running in heels appears comical and dangerous.My dear beloved Valentino Polka Dot & Crystal Strawberry Ballerina Flats are finally wearing away; the Swarovski crystals are falling off and the straw is splintering. I still treasure these shoes like nothing else, from their slip-on glamour to their handcrafted bling-bling -- because as you know, I like shiny.
So, yesterday, while I was shopping at the Marc by Marc Jacobs store in the West Village, I picked a pair of these whimsical Marc by Marc Jacobs Love Mouse Ballerinas Flats. They're more childish than my beloved Valentinos, but they prove to be a worthy flat alternative for days that I'm running from place to place.

And on the most stressful of days, I can always look down at my feet and smile. It's good to be young. And 5'1".

Miss Couturable
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