Listen, the news is tough, and we all need moments of escape from the horror to recuperate and prepare for the next onslaught, and I can talk about shoes all the livelong day, so welcome to the OMG SHOEZ thread.

Got a favorite pair of shoes you want to share? Bought a new pair about which you're super excited? Have a recommendation to make, or want to caution us away from a purchase you regret? Want to solicit suggestions for a specific event, a foot issue, an elusive something for which you've been hunting? Having trouble finding something particular on a budget? Have at it in comments!

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A kindly reader sent a donation for my birthday, earmarked for splurging on something special for the occasion. So — and with Deeky's encouragement to actually treat myself — I got myself this pair of magenta flats, WHICH I LOVE SO MUCH OMGGGGGG.

image of my lower legs showing my feet clad in shiny magenta flats
Kenneth Cole's New York Westley Loafer

I got them at, which is currently having a 30% off sale, in case you've been waiting for a good sale to get yourself that pair of shoes you've been wanting or needing.

So, that's what up with me! What's up with you?

(As always: I am not affiliated with Kenneth Cole in any way, nor have I received anything in exchange for recommending their shoes. I just really like 'em! I'm also not affiliated in any way with nor receiving compensation from

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