My Love Affair with Flip Flops


I have a confession. Last Saturday night I longed to wear my bright bubble gum pink flip flops with the girly white bows peaking up at me instead of those edgy black stilettos.

For the first time in years, the thought of prancing in heels didn’t excite me. Ok. My marathon day of trekking from one event to the next with our baby daughter Naima in tow didn’t help, but, as much as I hate to admit this, I am hopelessly in love with flip flops. Yes. I typed that.

This stiletto lover is also on team flip flops; not that I have abandoned my heels, but there are no shortage of stylish options with flip flops. As a teenager who considered herself trendy, flip flops often seemed too casual, too laid back to fit me.

Well, fast forward several years later, and flip flops are now fond reminders of warm weather, a fresh pedicure, lazy Sunday afternoons spent reading, and those comfort shoes I love digging out of the car after I’ve spent three hours dancing in towering heels (yes, I still manage to do that).

So, I am officially admitting to myself that I cheat on heels with flip flops, and you know what, it feels damn good.

Here are a few of my favorites from Tory Burch, Valentino, J. Crew, and others:






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Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram:
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2 Replies to “My Love Affair with Flip Flops”

  1. These are so flip flop diva!! I’m glad you wrote this post instead of me because I looove leather abercrombie style flops aka “JESUS SANDALS”. I am actually wearing some (bvmade by BORN) as we speak!! my feet are addicted.

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