Not Your Typical Mom Style: Sexy Heels at the Playground

Are you signed up for newsletters from your favorite stores? I am. And it's all a big tease to show me things I really, really want and cannot have. Like these Bolted Crimson Peep-Toes from Anthropologie. I need these shoes. I want them! But they are $430 so it's just not happening until they go on a 90 percent off sale.

And for the hot minute I was rationalizing the purchase of these shoe boots with a 4 inch heel and 1 inch platform and how adorable they would look with a little black dress, the reality hit that I can't buy a pair of shoes that expensive unless I was going to wear them a lot. Like every day forevermore. Could these heels handle a day at the playground with my toddler twins? Could I possibly slide down a slide so my kids can have a giggle without impaling anyone with those python printed heels?


I think I could. For a day. Not every day. And maybe not these exact shoes ... or any shoes that are $430 since my budget is tight. But I would survive a jaunt at the park with the littles wearing high heels without anyone getting hurt except for maybe the bottom of my feet if I stand around for too long. Trips to the local sandbox would be fine since we sit the whole time playing there. And I'd just be super careful when going down the slide and I wouldn't propel my legs forward while on the swing and there was a chance of a child passing by. And of course I'd try really hard not to roll my ankles.

My shoes would not be weapons, I promise. My feet. My style. My shoes. Moms don't have to follow a dress code while at the playground with their kids, do we? Does it say somewhere that we have to be wearing sensible flats or sneakers or we will be thrown out, banned ... never allowed to return? Don't get me wrong -- I love my sensible sandals. I love them so much the soles are worn out from wearing them just about every single day.

I'm just saying if you have sexy heels and you're stable in them and it's what you want to wear to the park with your kids, wear 'em!

Do you wear sexy heels to the park with your kids? Or do you think this is a no-no?

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