a neighborhood walk with cole haan.

September 24, 2015

a walk around brooklyn with cole haan | reading my tea leaves Faye and I recently had the chance to test-drive new shoes from the Cole Haan fall collection, including their brand new line for kids and babies. I chose complementary styles for me and for Faye and we took them for a spin around our Brooklyn neighborhood. No surprise, I looked for shoes in a classic design and with promise of sartorial versatility for both of us. Faye’s in a pair of adorable Baby Grand Oxfords (stolen from the boy’s department). And I’m in the very lovely Jagger Wingtip Oxfords (because I love a good oxford, too).
a walk around brooklyn with cole haan | reading my tea leaves If you’d like to see a little live-action video of us taking the shoes for a walk, you can head HERE.
a walk around brooklyn with cole haan | reading my tea leavesIn the interview I chat a little bit about my book and a little bit about my love for our neighborhood. Mostly I also do my best to master the fine arts of putting a squirmy baby into a pair of shoes and walking in a straight line on cobblestone with a baby on my back. The jury’s still out on the mastery. Glimpses of Faye’s ridiculously cute waddle and impish grin obviously steal the show.

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  • Reply Aino September 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    That video was so adorable! Love the shoes as well, looks comfy yet stylish.

  • Reply Mahallia Ward September 24, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    How precious! What a sweet video. Love the shoes too!

  • Reply Sophia September 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Oh, they come in wide:) A rare, beautiful thing.

  • Reply Kayla Poole September 24, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Both you and Faye are adorable!

  • Reply Anonymous September 24, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    The shoes are adorable, but I thought you were a vegetarian?

    • Reply admin September 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      I am! But I also wear leather. You can read more about it in my minimalist wardrobe post about shoes!

  • Reply Abigail Ettelman September 24, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Too cute – can't handle it! Love Cole Haan so much. šŸ™‚

  • Reply Anne September 24, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    So cute! How do you deal with blisters when forgoing socks? I always end up with blisters when breaking in new shoes (and sometimes afterwards) so any tips are appreciated.

    • Reply admin September 24, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      I like to wear preemptive band-aids! They let you break in the shoes without getting hot spots (or actual blisters!).

  • Reply Laura Serino September 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    YOU TWO! be still my heart!

  • Reply becklist September 24, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I love wingtips! So hard to find wingtips for women! Cole Haan it is…

  • Reply Archana September 24, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Such an adorable video. I am waiting for your book to come out.

    • Reply admin September 24, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks! Me too ;)!

  • Reply k.mandeng September 24, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    You both look so pretty! I love Faye's little shoes! I always steal from the boys section when shopping for my little girl too. Seems like the boys get more of the simple classic looks whereas the girls have ALOT of bows, sparkles and glitter. Good choice of shoe on you also, seems like they will be a very practical addition to your wardrobe! The video is beyond adorable!

    • Reply admin September 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Agreed! And thank you!

  • Reply suzanne September 24, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    love my oxfords too. and i also like to wear mine with bare feet. you look great in bangs and faye is a sweetie. thanks for sharing with us.

  • Reply Rachael September 24, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Such a treat! Oh the power of video. It's such a lovely form.

  • Reply Kari September 24, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    So adorable. And so nice to see the two of you on video. It gives a totally different feel.

  • Reply Jackie {York Avenue} September 24, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Such a cute video! Are you wearing an Everlane tee?

    • Reply admin September 24, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you! I'm wearing the linen tee by Zady!

  • Reply Jessica Neligon September 24, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    The video makes me so happy, i love you! I might have to head to Cole Haan soon for something nice for fall. šŸ™‚ <3

  • Reply Katharine Paljug September 25, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Such a sweet video! I really admire the way you handle brand collaborations — it all feels very genuine and true to the spirit of your blog, aesthetic, and values. (Plus, too adorable for words!)

    • Reply admin September 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks so much. That means so much to me.

  • Reply Roxanne September 25, 2015 at 1:23 am

    So cute! šŸ™‚ What jeans are you wearing?

    • Reply admin September 25, 2015 at 1:25 am

      Thank you! These are the Frame denim jeans that I wrote about in my recent jeans post!

  • Reply Rachel Elaine Redmond September 25, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Love the video! Faye is too much! You're awesome. :))

  • Reply Heather Hall September 25, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I appreciate all your posts, from bedtime stories (I love picture books!), popcorn, and spice organization to shoe or paint product endorsements. One of the great benefits of living with less is the ability to take greater care in the curation of useful, quality items. I can attest to comfort and quality of Cole Haans because I love my (thrifted) pair. And I appreciate seeing another mom putting her daughter in boy shoes. They are usually so much more classic! Great post. Great video. Love the shoes.

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