Tuesday Shoesday Review Felicia by Sam Edelman

Sam Edelman - Felicia (Saddle) Women's Flat Shoes

Today we are reviewing the Sam Edelman Felicia for today’s Tuesday Shoesday. I’d been on the hunt for a shoe in a saddle color when I stumbled upon the Felicia and I’m so pleased with my find.

Here’s what I love about this ballet flat:

  • The variety of colors! It’s available in several colorways
  • It’s versatile — wear it dressed up or dressed down
  • It’s available in Narrow, Medium, and Wide Widths
  • It’s available in a variety of uppers including, Leather, Suede, and Iridescent Dupione Silk

The cons about the Felicia Flat are:

  • Not all sizes and widths are available in all colorways
  • Thin padding and no arch support

Despite my somewhat fallen arches, I can still wear the shoes despite the lack of arch support for long periods of time, however, I would not wear this shoe if I was planning on doing a lot of walking or standing at one time.

All told, however, I would definitely recommend this ballet flat. It’s stylish, cute and flattering. I can easily see wearing the leather and suede flats through the rest of the Summer, into Fall and wearing it again in the Spring, in my neck of the woods.


Which colors would you choose? I want them all!

See the Sam Edelman Collection at Zappos.com,

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How to Hide Flabby Arms


Flabby arms are the bane of most women’s existence in our 50’s. All of a sudden those lovely short sleeve tops and dresses just don’t look as good as they used to.

Not long after I turned 50 I discovered, quite by surprise, that I too had flabby arms. When did that happen?  Perhaps I was in denial, but it wasn’t until I saw photos of myself from a special occasion where I proudly wore a beautiful midnight blue cap-sleeve designer dress that I found for a steal at Nordstrom (it was a Tadashi Shogi) that I came to this realization, though.  I was so excited to wear that dress.  In the store mirror and in the full-length mirror at home, I felt great in it!  I loved the cute cap sleeve and thought that it was very flattering.  I was horrified when the pictures came back though when I realized how unflattering those cap sleeves were on my now flabby arms. What a rude awakening, at least to me!  Others said I was being way too hard on myself and maybe I was, but I was so surprised by the what I saw.  From that point on, figuring out how to hide my upper arms was my number one priority.

Recently, as I was searching for other options for hiding flabby arms and I was delighted to find some great tips from Style Expert Deborah Boland from Fabulous After 40.  

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