What I'd wear today if I could: these shoes from Payless. Oh,wait -- I can wear these shoes today because I just bought them last week! I love how these shoes have simple lines that will go with a lot of different outfits, yet the chain (on the black shoes) and the string of faux diamonds (on the gold shoes) give these shoes a little oomph. I really needed a couple pairs of closed-toe shoes because it seemed almost everything I own is open-toe or even flip-flops! As a new mom who can't always keep up appearances on the toenail front, it's nice to have some shoes to slip on that don't reveal my chipped nail polish when I need it.
And a note about the gold shoes: they aren't tacky gold, but a nice soft gold -- just enough to be metallic. They are almost beige. This pair also comes in white and green. I went for the gold in memory of my grandmother, who kept a pair of gold strappy sandals in the closet that I loved to try on even though I wasn't supposed to.