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I Love These Shoes

by Courtney on January 5, 2013

Hey, hey. I’m still alive!

Yesterday was just not a wonderful day…I felt like crap a majority of the day, which only seemed to worsen as the day continued. After work, the couch was mine, and I spent a few quality hours with my blanket, my box of tissues, and my book (which I finished…Emily Giffin, you better make a sequel to Where We Belong!!!).

I was in bed nice and early again, getting me up fairly early this morning. Thankfully, my faucet of a nose seems to be slowing down a bit, but my head is still a mess and I’m still just feeling blah. I will most likely be laying rather low today to ward off this thing and keep it from getting worse!

For breakfast, I was craving something warm and comforting, so I decided to whip up a batch of Mixed Berry French Toast Oatmeal and a mug of hot tea.

That picture is so, totally not from today…I was way too lazy to grab my camera.

So this morning as I was eating breakfast and checking through my emails, I came across one from a blog reader, Meagan, giving me a heads up on a fun new website…all about SHOES.

sole society

Sole Society is a member based site, and after browsing around, I quickly realized that they have a TON of amazing shoes. They have funky shoes, high fashion shoes, and even nice, classic shoes, which I am a big fan of.


What can I say…I’ve always been drawn to the classics. Thanks, mom. Winking smile

Typically when I come across sites like these, I usually browse once and call it a day, but right now they’re having a BOGO deal so I decided to check it out a bit more…


And within minutes I wound up with two pairs in my cart.


I loved the pumps since they weren’t super tall (although I really wanted the red, but they were sold out in my size!) and the sandals will be perfect for Mexico next month(!!).

Sole Society also offers free shipping, which is another major win in my book.

Since the site is member based, you do have to sign up, so to start checking it out feel free to use my referral link by clicking here.*

*Just a heads up, and to be totally transparent: That is a referral link, which gives you the opportunity to earn credits to the site by inviting friends (if they purchase). As I told my other good friends, I’m sharing the site because I think it’s awesome. Obviously, credits would be awesome (feel free to share with YOUR friends if you sign up!), but I love the shoes and thought you might too, so I wanted to share it with you all. No pressure whatsoever!

I’m so excited for my order to come in, and I can’t lie…I’m really excited to be able to have an excuse again to buy “real” shoes, now that I’m back in the working world. So much more fun that the constant sneakers and Uggs I was living in before. Winking smile

Alright, time to go lay back down…have a great weekend, everyone!

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1 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles January 5, 2013 at 9:19 am

Sounds like a good website for a shoe addict such as myself :-p
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2 Nicole @ Curly Mommy January 5, 2013 at 9:26 am

I totally bought those sandals last week!! And I was super close to getting those heels too, but ended up with an open toe flat. You have excellent taste ;)
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3 Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots January 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

what a great site!! my poor wallet!!
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4 Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 5, 2013 at 9:33 am

Hope you feel better soon! :/ There’s lots of stuff going around right now … not fun, especially while pregnant!
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5 Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes January 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

I hope you get feeling better soon! Super cute shoes!
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6 Lynn January 5, 2013 at 9:56 am

With baby on board, I’m afraid to buy shoes for fear that my feet will grow & won’t go back to normal… :-/


7 Courtney January 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

Haha, good point! I’m going to hope that my super narrow feet don’t change TOO much! ;)


8 Stephanie @ Steph's Miles January 5, 2013 at 9:59 am

Rue La La is my shopping addiction. I need to go shoe shopping, but am waiting for the spring/summer styles to come out since I live on Florida. I don’t use boots! Plus, I have a $50 gift card to DSW that is burning a hole in my pocket
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9 Alycia January 5, 2013 at 10:05 am

I seem to have the same kind of cold as you, so I know how you feel and I’m really sorry! I have to take our son to a bday party this afternoon, and all I want to do is bury myself in the couch under a blankie!

Love the shoe site. My bank account is still rebeling against the online Coach Outlets sales I participate in though. No more shopping for me. Well, maybe until tax time! :)


10 Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes January 5, 2013 at 10:11 am

What is with all these shoe sites popping up. I find it bizarre. I’ve never bought anything from them, but all of a sudden there was Just Fab, then Shoe Dazzle, then a couple of other ones. Weird!
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11 Courtney January 5, 2013 at 10:17 am

Yeah, I know what you mean! There’s definitely more popping up lately…but I’m not complaining. I love me some shoes :)


12 Elaine January 5, 2013 at 10:19 am

I’m a shoe addict. I dont know if I should thank you for telling me about this website or not. haha! Hope you start to feel better!!
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13 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom January 5, 2013 at 10:21 am

I have a $25 coupon from them thanks to Influenster!!! I wonder if I can use it in conjunction with the BOGO offer?! Probably not but I am going to look into it anyway.

Hope you get to feeling better sodon!!
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14 ashley@cupcakesncrunches January 5, 2013 at 10:24 am

I have the flu too and I have spent the majority of the week in bed. I recently read an article saying that this is the worst flu season we’ve experienced in a long time. I hope you feel better soon! That oatmeal looks delicious – looks like just what the dr ordered! :)


15 Katie @ running4cupcakes January 5, 2013 at 10:57 am

Ashley- hope you are feeling better! Just read an article that we are having the worst of the worst of the flu here in MN… So be grateful you don’t live here! ;) take it easy, lots of rest and fluids! And online shopping!!! :)
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16 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 5, 2013 at 10:44 am

Oh man, I want just about every single one of those shoes!!!
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17 Shana January 5, 2013 at 10:47 am

I just bought a saline nasal spray (it’s only saline solution-no weird drugs) and its really helped clear out my sinuses. Maybe you can convince Jay to pick some up for you?
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18 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries January 5, 2013 at 10:50 am

Ugh I’m so sorry you’re not feeling well! It’s 10x more miserable when you can’t take much for it. I hope you’re able to get lots of rest today! I love your shoe picks! I think that website would be dangerous for me… I love shoes just a tad too much. ;)
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19 Katie @ running4cupcakes January 5, 2013 at 10:55 am

I love finding new fun sites! Hope you continue to feel better… I think being pregnant makes being sick that much worse too- but you are building good antibodies for the baby, so that’s good!
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20 Nicole January 5, 2013 at 10:57 am

Hey Courtney! I had a terrible cold a few months ago and didn’t think I could take anything for it, but turns out that regular Benadryl and Sudafed are totally ok to take during pregnancy. Of course, confirm with your doctor, but mine gave them both a green light! Feel better soon :)


21 Shanna, like Banana January 5, 2013 at 10:59 am

Ooo the ice blue are fun! You know I love a good pair of shoes ;)

As with your commenter above, benadryl is ok during pregnancy if you need it.
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22 Courtney January 5, 2013 at 11:01 am

Hahaha, Shanna, I ALWAYS think of you when there’s anything to do with shoes! ;)


23 Marielle January 5, 2013 at 11:24 am

Oh I may have to check out that site…my husband may not be that happy but I will be! :) ha.
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24 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 5, 2013 at 11:49 am

That site sounds fabulous, and since I also just started a new job I definitely am in need of some new shoes! Can’t beat that! ;)

I hope you feel better ASAP! Being sick is just zero fun :(.
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25 kim@hungryhealthygirl January 5, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Looks like a really neat website! Get well soon!


26 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Oh my gosh, I love shoes! It’s one of the only clothing items that you can buy that won’t make you look fat! lol Going to check out the site!!
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27 Natalie @ Free Range Human January 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Hope you’re feeling better. I totally agree-the first thing I thought when I finished that book was “Sequel please!”!
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28 krystal@coffeecardiogoddess January 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I bought my winter boots from that website and am obsessed with them! Sooo comfortable and I’ve received several compliments on them which is always nice;) Honestly buying those shoes was my first buying shoes online experience that didnt totally suck. Usually shoes arent true to fit or are super unconfortable, but these rock!
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29 sara @ fitcupcaker January 5, 2013 at 1:04 pm

YUM french toast oatmeal, delicious!
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30 Michelle@Peachy Palate January 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Hope you feel better soon, lots of sleep and soup…:)
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31 Brittany @ DulceVie January 5, 2013 at 2:02 pm

I hope you feel better soon! Those shoes are so cute btw!
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32 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian January 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Hope you feel better soon.
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33 Katie @ skinnyminniemoves January 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Lucky! I wear scrubs and comfy shoes all day. Wish I could spice up my outfits some lol


34 Kerry @ Totes My Oats January 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Thanks for sharing the website! Hope you get to feeling better!
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35 Jess @ Blonde Ponytail January 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Feel better!!
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36 Danielle @ Truffles n' Treadmills January 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm

that is such a great deal especially on nice shoes like that! I am a sucker for the classics too :)
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37 Sabrina @ Work It Ms, Jackson January 5, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I will defintely check the site out. Hope you feel better soon!
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38 Cassi January 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm

I work in an office, but since it’s casual everyday. I still live in my UGGS. It’s the best!! I save the heals for date night. ;)
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39 Cassi January 5, 2013 at 7:50 pm

P.S. Feel better!!!!! Echinaccea is great. Not sure if you can take that when pregnant or not? Along with garlic and vitaminc C!
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40 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats January 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Thanks for the heads up! I am always up for new shoes ;) hope you are feeling better soon!!
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41 Alicia @NeverEverBeenSkinny January 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Ohhh I so didn’t need a new place to buy shoes! But I do hope you are feeling better really soon!
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42 Laura January 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm

i’m really not trying to snark, but am honestly intrigued by how these blogging lifestyles work.. how often do you HAVE to do promotional posts? Are you required to do a certain amount in order to keep your sponsorship? Do you get to choose what products you choose to review, or are you given a list of what you *have* to review? Also, are you compensated just for the actual product, or do they compensate you for your time and energy it takes to do such thoughtful reviews? I’m thinking about launching my own blog but want it to be profitable and am interested in how to do so. I’ve noticed lately you’ve done a lot more sponsored posts–the almond milk, the wasa crackers, these shoes, etc… is that to help with income, or just the timing was right, or what? I hope this doesn’t come across as too intrusive or personal. if it does, please disregard and delete–i just am genuinely interested in why/how you choose to do reviews. Thanks, Courtney, and keep up the hard work! I love the blog, and congrats on your newest addition! I assume you’ll be reviewing baby products in the near future?! :) how exciting!


43 Courtney January 6, 2013 at 9:09 am

Hey Laura,
To answer your question, for me personally, there’s never really any product that I *have* to review. There are times, however, where I have a schedule of when I must post something. For example, the Silk campaign that I did through FitFluential. I chose to be on that campaign, because I genuinely love the product. Once I was chosen for the campaign, I was given a date of 1/2 to post my recipe, if that makes sense.
When it comes to reviews, not everything that I review is compensated. The post of Sole Society yesterday, for example, was not a compensated review post whatsoever. I’ve never been in contact with that company, literally found out about them yesterday morning, and decided to share because I liked it so much and had decided to buy from them.
Sometimes companies will reach out and ask for their product to be reviewed. I’d say 80% of the time, I turn them down because it’s not a product I truly love. But if it’s a product that fits with me, and my blog, then I’m more willing to work with that company. Wasa crackers have long been a favorite of mine, so when they asked if I’d be interested in doing a giveaway (not compensated, but given free product) I agreed.
Most of the time, I try really hard to space out my review/sponsored posts; I know it probably seemed like a lot this past week, and that’s because I didn’t really pay attention to the timing. Other than that, I actually haven’t had any more review posts than normal. I enjoy doing reviews for products that I love (whether I’m working with the company or not) because I just enjoy sharing those types of things. I never intend for them to come across as “too salesy” or anything like that.
I hope that answers your question. If you ever have any further questions, feel free to email me. :)


44 Laura January 6, 2013 at 9:32 am

Awesome…thanks for your thoughtful & detailed response. I guess with the timing, it did seem to be a lot this week, but naturally, that’s sometimes how it works out I’m sure. I appreciate your honest feedback and I definitely agree your reviews sound natural and honest. Thanks for the feedback! Have a great day!


45 Jessica @ Prayers and Apples January 5, 2013 at 11:58 pm

shoes make me so happy ♥ shoes and purses… i’m such a girl lol
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46 Valerie @ FreshMutz January 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I love the “Cleo” pair under Classic Beauties.
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47 Casey January 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm

I don’t plan on purchasing shoes, but I LOVE that you’re transparent about referral links. Kind of similar to being compensated for product reviews you do. I can’t stand it when bloggers give GLOWING reviews of thing, like Old Navy Clothes for example, and then fail to reveal that they got compensated $300 for reviewing the items. I’m glad I can TRUST you!


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