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.




  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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