Sunday, May 27, 2012

Closed-Toed Shoes Dilemma

Last summer, I enjoyed my months of vacation work free. I slept in most mornings then spent my days crafting, shopping, lunching with friends, and planning for my move into my very own house.
Now, a year later, I am missing those stress free days. This coming summer will be much different as I take on the dreaded SUMMER JOB... dun, dun, dun...

I actually lucked out on a great opportunity to work at the recreation center a block from my house as the co-directer for the summer. I wasn't quite aware of how tedious the job was going to be until I started training every day after teaching this past week. Training from 3:30-8:30pm after teaching for the whole day can really take the energy out of you. But, I have enjoyed the job so far and will be starting full time as soon as school is out.

And that means no break for me...but the thing that I'm most distraught about is the fact that I have to wear CLOSED TOED SHOES all summer long! Who does that?!? I'm a sandal wearing southern gal and live in my Jack Rogers... now my poor toes are going to be cramped in shoes every day for 2 whole months!

So, I took this dilemma and turned it into a perfect excuse to buy myself a pair of TOMS which I've been contemplating for quite some time now. After visiting 6 different store (the sad thing is that I'm not exaggerating) I finally settle on a the burlap canvas TOMS... and I'm in love with them already. *Bonus: they were worth the $46 I spent because now I actually have comfortable teaching shoes too!
Have you jumped onto the TOMS bandwagon?
With a stylish closed-toed shoe-wearing summer,
The Penny Pinching Teacher


  1. Not yet but I am dying for a pair. Especially the sparkle black ones!

    1. Micheal- They are so comfortable! I wore them to work for the first time today and had to stand for 4 straight hrs of testing. Definitely go a full size smaller than you normally wear though because they definitely stretch.

  2. Toms have been on my wishlist for a while. Along with Sperry's!

    For the Record

  3. I LOVE Toms!! I have 4 pairs now and even wore the white canvas ones (that I splattered painted with my pink, green and orange) in my wedding a month ago!! They are the perfect teaching shoes because they're cute, go with anything and so comfy!