children’s-book footwear, part 2!

by marjorieingall on August 24, 2013

Let us revisit my 7th most popular all-time post, a look at the pressing problem of which designer shoes to wear while reading to your children! I have MORE THOUGHTS.

If you’re reading this:51E5pc-taNL._SX260_

…wear these!

Irregular Choice Chuckles ShoeIrregular Choice Gnome Heels $164.95! (Yes, I know that’s not a dwarf. Do you think I was born yesterday? FINE, you can wear these shoes while reading Liesl Shurtliff’s excellent middle-grade novel Rump — a retelling of Rumplestiltskin with GNOMES — if you’re that inflexible. And I feel sorry for you. You need to loosen up.)

If you’re reading this:


…wear these!


Charlotte Olympia Hollywood Lettered Wedge Sandal, $1195!

If you’re reading this, Mo Willems’s delightful silent-film-inflected picture book:


Wear these!

lulupngCharlotte Olympia “Starlet” Swarovski-detailed Louise Brooks flats, £495, or $771 in regular-people money! (These can do double duty. Wear them again when you’re reading Just One Day by Gayle Forman, a lulu of a young adult novel that travel-loving women who were once excessively-people-pleasing good girls will adore. And you’ve just halved your cost-per-wear!)

If you’re reading this:


Wear these!

filmshoeCharlotte Olympia Take 110 Metallic Sandal $895!

If you’re reading this:


Wear these!

rupert copyRupert Sanderson Gabor satin court pumps, £595 (or $926 in normal currency)! Please don’t look too closely and see that these are actually parrots. MY LIFE IS RILLY RILLY HARD AND I COULDN’T FIND A CHICKEN.

If you’re reading:


Wear these!

punkjpgCharlotte Olympia Dolly Riot £995 (or $1549.51 to us Yanks)!

And if you’re reading:

nancyWear these!

poodleJeremy Scott Poodle Sneaker, $195!

Because if you are improperly shod, you enjoy reading less. It’s science.



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tanita August 25, 2013 at 3:52 pm

SOMEDAY I am going to wear a pair of Irregular Choice shoes. To what absolutely swanky occasion I know not yet, but SOMEDAY.

I daresay I will not step on a gnome to do so, however.

:paula August 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm

My cousin and I both have a pair of Irregular Choices shoes with carved pagoda heels that we wear upon the slightest pretext. She just made the style section of the newspaper wearing those shoes!

Elizabeth August 28, 2013 at 6:50 am

I must have those Jeremy Scott sneaks!! So cute. Irregular Choice is consistently great for quirky shoes – I bet lots of them would fit children’s books.

marjorieingall August 28, 2013 at 6:58 am

Heh, so true. I have an Irregular Choice bunny heel ready to go for another post!

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