Well well well, my “Insta Hubby” as some would call him, has made it to the blog and for good reason. Shoes!
Before we get to that I wanted to address the long ‘pause’ on my website that I have had. It has been months since I last posted on the blog, and partly due to how busy we have been from moving apartments, to house renovations, to traveling and just everyday running around. The past year has been one of the busiest yet, and I wouldn’t change a thing. But another reason has also been partly due to the Instagram algorithm that has changed a lot of the way we feel about social media (as bloggers). I’m sure everyone has read or heard other bloggers complain in some way about the Instagram algorithm changing which no longer puts new posts in chronological order but rather what they think you should see first. That affects me (us) big time when it comes to growth and exposure because only about 5-20% of my following, if that sometimes, will even see a new post for something I share. The struggle to gain any exposure has at times made me second guess blogging altogether, and then I’ll receive an amazing response from brands I collaborate with telling me how many followers have used a coupon code I provided, or link, or even mentioned my name when they’ve gone to a new salon or fitness studio and that always reassures me why I started this in the first place. I DO love taking photos and I DO love sharing new clothing brands, fashion tips, skincare lines, or whatever it is that I discover. I always enjoy sharing honest and real opinions for my followers with hopes that they find something new that they love and feel good about.
With that being said, I’m hoping to get back to the blog more often, and do what I love to do and continuously update my shopping pages with current trends as the seasons change.
Now back to shoes! I’m sure you guys have seen me share multiple times over and over M. Gemi shoes on my Istagram account. Today, I wanted to share two pairs, Mens and Womens, because the Mens don’t get th love that they deserve. They are Italian made and tick off everything on the list starting with comfort, quality, style and versatility. I have three pairs now and when I wandered into the Mens collection I knew I had to get David on the blog to showcase just how stylish and cool they really are. David’s wearing the hightop black sneaker which goes with almost any outfit and can be carried through most seasons.
As for the Womens, if you have been following my Instagram for a while then you would have seen multiple posts of me wearing my M. Gemi shoes because I truly lived in them and packed them on every travel adventure I was on over the past year. Today I am wearing the classic white sneaker which goes with EVERYTHING. You can make these look super casual or totally chic and dress up this clean white sneaker. They have the versatility and comfort for anything and you will absolutely last in them all day long without getting sore feet.
I’ve linked both pairs up and M. Gemi has given me a coupon code for those wanting to try them out and I promise you won’t be disappointed. $40 off CODE: GILLIAN40
Side note: For mens size down one on this shoe, for ladies go half size up for Italian sizing.
For reference, David is usually a size 11.5 US, typically in Italian sizing he would be a size 45 but went with a 43.5 for this shoe and it fit perfectly. I’m usually an 8 US but always wear a 38.5 in M. Gemi’s and they fit like a glove every time. Hope that helps!