I never got over my pointe shoes. Not like emotionally, although sort of that too, but I was never good enough at ballet to get ‘over the box.’ For people who didn’t spend their youth in a leotard, if you dance in pointe shoes (the kind you probably visualize when you think of ballerinas) you’re supposed to get the top of your … Keep reading…

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There’s something to be said for buying luxury products. They feel so substantial and, when done right, last forever. Why not also support a local business while selecting the shoes or apparel to last a life time? The award-winning St. Louis collection Claire Flowers is here to help — and to offer a seriously exciting giveaway. Currently wearing… Blouse and shoes c/o … Keep reading…

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♪ ♬ ‘Tis the season for boots and booties, fa la la la la, my favorite shoes. ♩ ♫ If you have any question about my favorite type of shoe I’m either failing as a writer or you’re new here. I’ll keep some self-confidence and assume the latter. Hello! I’m Julia, dear new reader, and I’m my happiest when wearing some form … Keep reading…

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My toe is starting to poke through the ballet flats I wore today, and I am beyond bummed. Why must good shoes die so young? IT WASN’T YOUR TIME, TJ MAXX FLATS. I’M SO SORRY. If I have to go shoe shopping, I’ve decided here’s what I need. Check out my favorite lace-up flats at a variety of price points: under $25, … Keep reading…

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Wedding planning is an emotional roller coaster. Sometimes, when I’m working on the centerpieces or finalizing the guest list, the staggering cost of a wedding stops me dead in my tracks. Ya know how occasionally you’ll randomly remember something embarrassing or stupid and it’s horrific all over again for no reason? It’s like that, except it includes the added fun of knowing how … Keep reading…

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