I think I follow UK gossip more than I do American gossip. As cheap and tawdry as our "celebrities" are, I swear, they definitely get a run for their money over the pond. Who's worse, Heidi Montag or Kerry Katona? Lindsay Lohan or Katie Price?
Anyway, back to the reason for this post - I think my favorite part of the recent UK election gossip coverage were the black peeptoe wedges Samantha Cameron wore during the campaign. Hers came from Zara and look comfy enough to wear during her pregnancy. Not that I ever wore cute shoes like that during mine. I think once I wore heels to a party - during my 9th month, mind you - and took them off before walking 3 blocks back to the car because I couldn't bear them. Anyway, SamCam, as the British tabs call her, can afford much costlier shoes but of course, dressed like "one of us" during the campaign. Her style is very much clean lines and a mix of designer and high street labels. Which brings us to one of my favorite labels.
Merona is great quality for the price and I love the clothing and shoes I have bought from them. If I hadn't sworn to abstinence from any type of shopping for myself this year, I would pick up this pair today, along with a pair in Cognac. Thank goodness I purchased one of their Fit Solution jeans last year, because those are amazing!
If you're looking for a pair of comfortable, versatile shoes for this summer, I nominate these Maire wedges from Target.
I wish I were paid in money or, ahem, shoes, for this post but alas, I am not, I just saw them and remembered how much I liked SamCam's wedges.