Go To Shoes

What are your go to shoes? I have three pairs of classic go to shoes. My classic go to shoes go with just about everything. These are obviously by no means my only pairs of shoes (although my husband wishes they were), but they are my absolute fave pairs. :)

Sebago Bala Boat Shoe or Loafers


We all need a pair of classic boat shoes or loafers. Why you ask? Do you wear blue jeans or blue jean skirts? If you answered yes, then this is a staple item for your feet. AKA Mandatory. These casual loafers are my fave because they go with everything and don’t look childish. My Bala Sebagos are the popular choice for casual outings. The Sebago Bala boat shoes are hand-sewn moccasin construction and crafted from full-grain leather.    It helps to know that the Duchess of Cambridge loves these too. She wore them on a couple of occasions while attending water related events at Dalvay-by-the-Sea and Blachford Lake. FYI if you wear anything with dye like dark blue jeans these shoes will absorb that color and not look good for long. Keep them away from dark dyes. The good thing is that they can take a licking and keep on ticking.

Vaneli Urrike Wedges 


Theses wedges ran into my closet in January 2012 and I’ve been wearing them ever since. They don’t have an ultra-high wedge heel and so they make them much more comfortable for me to wear. What you need to look for is a true pump style with a closed toe. You want the natural-look covered wedge or true roper espadrille style like above. These are perfect with everything except for a dressy gown where these classic go to shoes would not work. :)

9&CO Nude Pumps


These arguably might be my most fave heels. I’ve worn these nude-colored platform heels on countless occasions. I wear them to church services, birthdays, work, and on date nights with my husband. I just want you realize that a nude pump is simply that…a nude pump. Neutral heels go well with bright colors, neutrals and everything in between. Now I DO NOT LIKE a particularly high platform because from a stability point of view, I don’t want to risk falling and looking like a complete moron. However, if you can rock nude platform heels, rock them baby!!!

These three pair of shoes go well with almost anything. Boat Shoes go great with my jeans, wedges go great with jeans, dresses, and/or work/church attire and honestly, nude patent pumps always look great. My classic shoes get me through the year. What are your fave classic go to shoes?



  1. Do you wear my size? If so, I’ll be by to steal some shoes; love all 3 of those styles! I hate shoe shopping, because I can never find anything that is cute AND comfortable.

    • Ann are you a size 6 or 6 1/2? I can also wear a kids 4 or 4 1/2. I’m all about comfort. I cannot stand a NON comfortable shoe. It won’t happen. It’s just not for me. LOL

  2. Are the Vaneli Urrike wedges true to size, or would you recommend to buy a bigger size? Thank you in advance for letting me know! By the way, I love your pumps; tried to buy a pair, but they did not have my size :(

    • Hello Yolanda,

      Thank you so much. They are true to size, but I always say ordering a 1/2 size larger is never going to hurt anything. If you need cushion, you can always buy the shoe pads at any shoe store and those help alleviate and prevent blisters. Just remember with all shoes they need to be broke in. :)

      • Hi FaVeMom,

        Thanks so much for your reply! I actually went ahead and bought the shoes a while back (really wanted to have them :) I usually wear a size 8-8.5, but ordered a 9.5 based on reviews about patent leather shoes. They arrived last week, and they are more than comfortable (of course, plenty of room in my case :). They are truly gorgeous! I will follow your advise on using a cushion, so my foot does not slip forward. Now, I am thinking about getting myself the LK Bennett Corkswoon… :D

        Best regards,

  3. Oops…! I meant the Stuart Weitzman’s Corkswoon :) (Thinking about so many shoes!)

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