Let’s check out some indoor shoes


Something you might not know about me that is kind of gross is that my dog Sammy is incontinent. He wears a diaper whenever he’s indoors, but the diapers are not infallible, and for that reason I always have on shoes when I’m home. But I don’t want to wear the ones I’ve been shlepping all over the neighborhood in—especially now—so I thought it might be fun to look for slippers and other footwear that is suitable for indoor wear. I’ll start with the pair I thought were the chicest: these oiled leather moc clogs from Jenni Kayne.

I owned a pair of Haflinger wool clogs back in the day—they’re a classic among the prep school set—and so I can tell you first-hand that they are desperately comfortable.

I’m betting these Allbirds flats are pretty comfy too; they seem like a good option for the plane too, if any of us ever get back on one on those.

These slides are just kind of fun, with contrasting prints and textures.

I wrote about these Birkenstock clogs over the winter: I bought them and wore them to death. Right now they’re marked down at Shopbop, and while they’re not available in ever size anymore, maybe you’ll get lucky.


These mule/clogs are from Denmark (I dig the little flag) and I like how understated they are.

These just look like they’d be easy to slip on, and I like the gray.

These loafers are from M. Gemi—a brand I know some of you swear by—and I think they’re pretty sharp.

I like the slight platform on this slipper—yes, I crave height even when I’m home alone.

A pair of classic Minnetonkas are cool in a 70s-ish way.


These might be a little too warm for the weather we’ve been having, but they sure are cute.

We’ve got an extra-special podcast episode for you today


Here’s my mom Eve, on a trip she took to India with my brother Todd a couple of years ago. She’s our guest, and the resulting episode is just so inspiring—we talk about life, sex, love, and getting older, and what the trick is to aging with grace and style, which she really has. It’s maybe the frankest conversation we’ve had with a guest so far, and I know I’m biased here, but trust me: this episode is the warm hug you just might need right now. Listen on on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Taking requests: robes


I can’t recall the name of the commenter who suggested this post—there have been so many comments lately—so thanks for the suggestion, Anonymous Reader, and away we go: this orange print specimen is just so damn happy, and I think it would help my mood in the morning—the toughest time of day for me lately—immeasurably.

Here’s an elegant little number from Hanro with just a touch of lace detail in the back.

The star print here is pretty fun.

This looks like an old-fashioned dressing gown.

The embroidered sleeves here are a nice touch.


And here is a luxe cashmere robe that’s pretty reasonably priced, as cashmere robes go.

The oversized floral print on this one is nice and graphic.

Such a good pink, and I like the lace detail on the sleeves.

This gorgeous robe from Fleur du Mal is currently marked down—still pricey, but less so.

This just looks as cozy as all get-out.

A pretty robe with a kind of Japanese-y floral print.

How great is this leopard print robe? I’m highly tempted by it.

I think this might be the prettiest one of the bunch, and I like the graceful hemline.


And finally, here is what I shlep around the house in: a men’s scotch plaid robe from L.L. Bean, sized up for maximum comfiness.




Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

Find Out More


[wdi_feed id=”1″]

Join my newsletter! The latest fashion, beauty and inspiration for all the girls of a certain age.