Strawberry Shoes Forever

My friend Michele, who is married to a Brazilian man, introduced me to Melissa shoes. She recently returned from a vacation there, and she came back with the most amazing footwear for herself and her daughter. Made in Brazil, they’re fashioned from MELFLEX PVC that’s durable, flexible, hypoallergenic, recyclable, and…wait for it…fruit-scented.

Intrigued by the concept, I decided to try to find them online. Nordstrom, as always, came through.








This is the ‘Ultragirl Sweet’ Hidden Wedge Peep-Toe Skimmer, available in black tortoise and sand. It’s one of the most comfortable flats I’ve ever worn, and the hidden wedge gives me that extra bit of height that I’m always craving. I managed to find them on sale, but even though they’ve gone back to full price, they’re still very reasonable for a non-leather shoe.

If there’s a little girl in your life, you might want to look into Mini Melissas—also available at Nordstrom. One pair is more adorable than the next!


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