As I mentioned before, there is a very brief period of time that my mom and I shared the same shoe size, and our tastes did not always align, so I will not have many shoes posts in this cannon as I would have liked (oh that her 20 + pairs of Jack Rogers could have fit me!) but I do feel like I have some goodies to share. Example, these Belgian Shoes. They are not considered 'haute couture' but they are indeed a cult favorite. Loved by people that know the value in a well made shoe that looks effortless, and feels great. (PS I have noticed that they have recently been knocked off by every major designer out there from Michael Kors to Kate Spade.) This shoe is a hard sell in LA, virtually unknown, and pretty buttoned up for the bohemian vibe out here. But ironically, that makes me want to wear them like my own private flag. If I get a thumbs up or smile or nod, I know you've had some time on the East Coast. It's a touchstone...as are all of my mom's things: little connectors, tiny yet poweful ways to feel closer. Oh and if you hang on, there will be another pair in chartreuse and white coming your way one day. Here's to you mom!