(VIDEO) Putting it All Together: Do You Name Your Shoes?

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I wore heels to brunch on Sunday, a pair of ankle-strap peep toes that I swiped from Rita, who inherited them from her friend Susan in Tulsa. They're the perfect shade of brown and are incredibly comfortable.

I'm thinking I need to wear heels more often. Particularly those heels.

For the rest of the weekend, I wore flip flops and running shoes, because, except for the half hour I spent running each day, we passed virtually the entire weekend at the pool. Apparently that's how the rest of my summer is going to go. I'm good with that, honestly.

I love shoes; they're an easy way to dress up even the most casual pieces, and no matter how fat you're feeling, they always fit. But I won't trade comfort for cute; I want it all. In my 20s, I wore uncomfortable shoes because they were pretty; in my 30s, I wore ugly shoes because they were comfortable. Now, I'm only buying shoes that are both comfortable and pretty. It makes getting dressed easier and more fun. (Right now I am totally tempted by Sheila's $12 flats -- so cute!)

I'm not alone in my love for shoes: Kelly of Mocha Momma and Ree, The Pioneer Woman, talk about why we love them, what we name them (Kiki? Xena?), and the truth about toe cleavage in the latest video in BlogHer's Putting It All Together series. Check it out!

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What are your absolute favorite shoes? Why? And do they have a name? Let's hear it.

Susan Wagner writes about pragmatic fashion at The Working Closet and chic suburban living at Friday Playdate.

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