There are usually two grueling, unbearably hot weeks in Southern California when I wish I had air conditioning and/or lived somewhere else-- like in a place where it was starting to feel like Fall. This is one of those weeks. As if on cue when the calendar turned to September, SoCal is getting blasted with a gigantic heatwave with temps teetering near 100 for the foreseeable future.
I'm spending a lot of time in the pool-- So much time I'm beginning to resemble a prune.
What I'd rather be doing is tossing the flip flops into the back of my closet while I'm pulling out sweaters and shoes and all things cozy.
Actually what I'd rather be doing is shoe shopping-- cuz this girl can always shop for shoes-- in a well air conditioned mall!
But "shoe shopping" has new meaning now with my acting feet requiring more "sensible" shoes. Sensible does not make shoe shopping nearly as fun as it used to and honestly was a little depressing. I was instantly shorter without my high heels and dressed a little more matronly than my 55 year old self preferred.
I must have complained about my aching foot and new-- ahem, "fashion style", or lack thereof, a bit too much (sorry about that) because the nice folks at Dansko contacted me and asked if I'd try out a pair of shoes from their lovely new Fall collection. "Heck yes!" I said and these beauties arrived in my mailbox.
Pretty cute for a pair of "good for you" shoes, don't you think!?! It's the Dansko Franka cross-strap low cut bootie with a 3 1/2 heel and their signature cushioned footbed. Man-oh-man, are they comfortable!
I'm loving feeling taller again and, dare I say, far hipper in my new booties. As soon as things cool off in these parts, I'll be wearing them with an outfit like this.... It gives me something to look forward too as this is really how I used to dress. Kinda classic, kinda hip and able to dress up or down with jewelry.
I'm so happy!
Thanks to Dansko for the cool shoes! You can find them and all the Dansko styles HERE or HERE on Facebook. Or, if you're far more techno savvy then me, you can follow then on Twitter @Dansko
Are you ready to dress for Fall?
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