Insomniac Sale Picks: Wide Width Smoking Slippers

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Roselyne requested a few picks for wide width smoking slippers, so here we go:

comfortview smoking slipper

Comfortview Wide Beth Studded Smoking Slipper – was $80.77, now $39.77 – $56.56

You all know I’m a sucker for studs, and that croc trim is so fun, too. These vegan-friendly smoking slippers have padded insoles and extra cushioning at the heel and toe bed. Available in this red as well as caramel brown or black in sizes U.S. 7 – 12, including C/D and E widths. Size availability varies by color. Also love this allover-stud version in W and WW.

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Aerosoles Betunia – was $80, now $17.99 – 69.95

Slightly higher vamp on these, but they still have the slip-on style and telltale notches of a smoking slipper. These have got a double-padded memory foam insole for cushy comfort, and come in a huge variety of colors and finishes from tiny sequins and suede to brocade, studs, and animal prints. (Amazon has these under three listings, so check all three for the full gamut.) Available in U.S. sizes 5 – 12, including C/D widths. Size availability varies by color.

van eli sely

Van Eli Sely – was $89.95, now $62.97
with code HALLOWEEN (also gets free shipping)

That toe looks a little pointy here, but it’s actually a rounded almond shape. These slippers feature a lightly cushioned footbed with built-in arch support and a flexible sole. Available in this gray as well as red, black, or navy faux snake prints in sizes U.S. 6 – 11, including N and W widths. Size availability varies by color.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for wide width smoking slippers:

  1. Amazon – More than 30 options, in addition to the ones above. These Cole Haans are so classic.
  2. ShoeBuy – Plenty of great pairs, including this sleek snakeskin pair.
  3. Footsmart – It’ll take some searching, but the “slip-ons” category includes a few smoking flats like these fabulous two-tones.

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Body Shifts

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Around the time I graduated from college, my body shifted. I hadn’t gained any weight, but I noticed that my clothes were fitting my curves differently. They were snug where they’d once been loose, loose where they’d once been snug. I mean, I didn’t go from an A cup to a D cup and suddenly lose my hips altogether, but there was definitely some shifting. And it wasn’t weight-related, and it wasn’t immediately visible when I looked at myself naked, and it wasn’t particularly troubling or worrisome. I’ll admit that I can’t remember the specifics of the shift, but I remember the sensation of realizing that my physical form had changed. Markedly. It struck me as odd because in the past, any body changes I’d experienced were mass-related. In this case, mass remained the same while shape shifted.

About ten years ago, my body shifted again. My legs thinned out a bit and my bust rounded somewhat. Again, no drastic change in weight, but my clothes began to fit differently and styles that one suited me looked odd while others I’d long shied away from started to appeal. Once again, I was perplexed. I talked to girlfriends and asked if they’d had similar shifts, and many of them had. We chalked it up to aging, hormones, changes in activity that we weren’t hyper aware of.

I can feel my body shifting again now. I’ve stayed at a pretty steady 150 pounds for many years, but somehow my size 10 pants are becoming ridiculously uncomfortable and I’m having to trade up for 12s. I haven’t noticed any softening of muscle or even a noticeable difference in the size of my hips and thighs, but wow. Pants fit differently now. And several pairs have been donated once that realization sunk in for good.

Although I do my best to love and accept my body, these shifts are a little unnerving. I don’t feel the need to control everything my body does or even keep careful tabs on its various statistics and measurements, but when it does change I like to know why. And although I’m sure that hormones, aging, and activity shifts could be contributing factors, it still feels strange to observe changes that aren’t the result of purposeful action or inaction. I feel detached and disconnected observing these shifts, like my body is making decisions behind closed doors while my brain waits outside in the lobby.

But because I’ve gone through several rounds of body shifts, and because my doctor assures me that I’m in good health, and because many of my women friends have been through similar changes, I am trying to look at this as an exercise in trust. I do my best to listen to my body and respond to its needs, but also know that some changes are silent by nature. I have no idea why this could be important, but perhaps there’s a biological reason why some of my personage needs to settle in around my lower body. So I’ll trust that my body is making informed decisions, and head for the size 12s.

Image courtesy Steve Maher

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Dressed for: The Best Autumn Ever

Already Pretty outfit featuring military jacket, camouflage dress, cognac belt, Frye Harness boots, fringe handbag

Jacket – thrifted – similar look
Dress – Alternative Apparel
Belt -thrifted – similar style
Boots – Frye Harness 12R
Bracelet – thrifted – similar look
Sunglasses – The Mexican Shopsimilarbudget
Earrings – Corset – similar look
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here)

Minnesota provides its residents with ample and justifiable reasons to complain about the weather. This is the land of the six-month winter and the 15-second spring, people. Usually, autumn is around 15 seconds long, too, and full of rain and gray skies and general ominousness. But this autumn? It has been warm. It has been sunshiney. It has been nearly TWO FULL MONTHS LONG. And even though I’ve been sick for most of it, I have been grateful for every bright, 60-degree day. I did bare legs and boots, got some use out of my vast collection of mid-weight jackets, and soaked up the loveliest MN fall I can remember. It’s in the 40s now, but I’m still riding high on the gorgeous weeks we’ve had all season.

How’s your season going? Are you getting the weather you hope for, or just pushing through?

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