Gray Cocoon Cardigan & Pink Pumas: The Shoe Sheriff

Gray cocoon cardigan, distressed boyfriend jeans and pink Pumas.

Last week I figured that it was time that I forewarn my kids (students) of my upcoming absence from school…

THE STORY

…I’ll be out for about 2 weeks for my foot surgery, although I plan on being back for the last 2 weeks of the school year. Kids are pretty adaptable creatures, but my particular group of little darlings need consistency; any change to their world can throw them for a loop. After the initial flurry of spazzing out like only 12 to 14 year olds can summon up, I explained that it was only my foot, and yes, I would be back, but I would need them to help me out a bit upon my return. I also assured them that I would get their favorite substitute to fill in (which I did thankfully) while I was gone.

Being the inquisitive bunch that they are, they wanted all of the details. I explained about the bunion, what caused it, how it feels and the problems it causes. I told them that primarily it’s caused by heredity, but wearing high heels and age can also make a bunion worse. One of my boys, for whatever reason, latched onto the “high heels” part of the conversation and nothing else. Ever since he has become the self-appointed footwear police; the shoe sheriff if you will.

Every single day now, the first thing he does is check out what I have on my feet. If I’m wearing anything higher than a sneaker I get comments like, “Why are you wearing those ankle breakers?” or “What are you doing with those things on? You’re going to hurt yourself.” Even though I have told him that my foot hurts no matter what shoe I’m wearing he refuses to give up; he just purses his lips and walks away shaking his head at me like a disappointed father who’s frustrated with his unruly child.

THE OUTFIT

I ain’t gonna lie…I’m a sucker for a perfectly slouchy cardigan sweater; one that feels as cozy and comfortable as it looks. This gray cocoon cardigan definitely fits the bill. Add to it the fact that it’s lightweight enough to work all year ’round and that makes it pretty damn near perfect. I bought the gray cocoon cardigan along with the same cardi in peach during a buy one get one sale, and I’ve been relentlessly stalking the site hoping that the navy blue and light blue versions make a reappearance.

This is just a typical Saturday getting groceries outfit; distressed jeans, tee, and sneakers. The sweet pink sneaks are Puma’s. Girls Puma’s actually; I’m lucky in that I have elfin feet to match my elfin sized body so I can dip into the kids section and save some bucks. The cold shoulder tee is pretty sheer so I added the pink floral bralette to give it a little more kick than a standard cami would.

I think this outfit is a fine example of how a few small details (the cardi, the bralette, and the unexpected sneaker color) can take an average every day look and make it something a little more special.

THE TIP

Even though warmer weather is right around the corner, make sure that you have at least a few lighter weight cardigans on hand. They make the perfect piece for layering when the air conditioner gets to be too much or for lazy summer evenings that cool off after the sun goes down.

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Cardigan: Military Hippie;  Jeans: BlankNYC (Similar);  Sneakers: Puma;  Top: Similar

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10 Comments

  1. 04.13.2017 / 9:10 pm

    That’s cute that that boy cares about you!!
    But I do wonder about the “real” reason for bunions!! I have my own theory which doesn’t involve heels (can I rationalize or what?)…but seriously, I think it’s more how we walk on our feet as opposed to what we are walking in. I used to wear heels everyday to work and never had issues. My issues came much earlier in life after years of gymnastics (no heels involved!!)
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    • debbies
      04.13.2017 / 9:51 pm

      He is too sweet…he’s always been a kind sincere kid so I know he’s truly concerned, but it does amuse me! I agree with you about the bunions. Heels might exacerbate it, but I don’t necessarily think they cause it. You know that next Fall I’ll be sportin’ my heels again…😉😂

    • debbies
      04.15.2017 / 9:14 pm

      Most definitely…they’re like my extended family! <3

    • debbies
      04.15.2017 / 9:16 pm

      He is a sweetie…every time he shakes his head at me I say, “Okay, dad!” and he just laughs at me! 🙂 The sweater is really one of my favorite cardigan finds; it’s super comfortable.

  2. 04.15.2017 / 3:43 pm

    My feet are miniscule, as well…just wondering what size you wear in women’s and girl’s? I never thought of shopping in the kids shoes…you have opened a realm of new possibilities to me!!
    Loving the comfy and hip look!!

    • debbies
      04.15.2017 / 9:12 pm

      I discovered the secret of shopping kids shoes a few years ago! I wear a 6 1/2 in women’s and my Puma’s are a girls 5 1/2. Happy shopping gorgeous! 🙂

  3. 04.20.2017 / 2:56 pm

    Too funny about the Shoe Sheriff! Those pink Pumas are adorable – the color is so soft and pretty. Great slouchy sweater, too. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Also, I am currently looking for co-hosts, so I hope you will consider the opportunity.
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