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Found: The Only Flat Sandal You Will Ever Need

I have a pretty serious (and embarrassing) mommy blog-reading habit, so for years now I’ve watched internet moms traipse around in Salt Water sandals, raving about them every chance they got. I put off ordering them online for years because I didn’t want to buy shoes I’d never tried on, but I eventually just guessed my size and ordered a pair — best decision ever. Now I finally understand what all the fuss is about. I’ve spent years trying to find a flat summer shoe that’s actually functional for wearing on trips to the beach or vacations that require lots of walking, and my search is finally over. Most of us remember Salt Waters from when we were kids, so I guess they’re technically considered children’s shoes, but the grown-up sizes are equally as comfy, durable, and most importantly, walkable. They are some of the only shoes I can wear the entire day without hitting some kind of pain limit around hour five. Keep reading »

All-Lady Beatbox Group Covers Rudimental’s “Waiting All Night”

The Boxettes
Mind Blown

The Boxettes, a kickass a cappella group from the UK, splendidly covers the dance hit “Waiting All Night” by Rudimental (with a little bit of Destiny’s Child’s “Jumpin, Jumpin” mixed in for good measure). The girls keep the beat amazingly and bring a whole new energy to the song that never existed before. Their rhythm is totally infectious, I only wish I’d stumbled across their work sooner! [Huffington Post]

Now You Can Buy Taylor Swift-Inspired Keds With Cats On Them

Keds

I haven’t owned a pair of Keds since about 5th grade, but this new Taylor Swift-inspired design might finally convince me to get some. I still haven’t decided how I feel about her new single, but I’m a fan of these Sneaky Cat Keds. They’ll be available in October, just like the her new “1989″ album, and feature — you guessed it — sneaky little cats peeking over the edge of the shoe. The heel has Taylor’s birthday, 12-13-89, scrawled on the back in metallic lettering. I’m not sure how I feel about walking around with someone else’s birthday on my feet, but I like that the shoes have just enough of a cutesy twist to stand out without being overwhelming, and I adore any and all cat-related footwear. Taylor already has a pretty massive Keds collection, which isn’t surprising since she seems to work them into just about everything she wears, but this pair was specially designed to celebrate her album launch. I’m still pondering whether to get some, but if you want your own Swifty kitty shoes, you can sign up for the pre-order list here.

Watch Rumors About Beyonce And Jay Z Spin Hilariously Out Of Control

"Did You Hear They're In Charge Of The Illuminati Now?"

Everyone and their mother is waiting on the edge of their seat to find out whether the royal couple of pop are really getting divorced (rooting for you Bey and Jay!), but Funny Or Die is here to remind us that these rumors are becoming increasingly ludicrous. Next time you open your mouth to share another tidbit of Beyonce hearsay, check yourself. If the news sounds like some tabloid writer made it up on the fly, that’s probably the case. [Funny Or Die]

Woman Steals $3.99 Bottle Of Wine To Reunite With Her Jailed Boyfriend

Alicia Walicke, a 22-year-old from Cedar Park, Texas, was devastated when her boyfriend was arrested and sent to the county jail — so she set out to join him there. Walicke shoplifted a $3.99 bottle of wine from a local gas station and then sat down outside to drink it, waiting for the cops to catch up to her. When she arrived in jail, she provided a proud smile for her mugshot, likely still jittery from her “romantic” gesture. Walicke has two previous convictions for theft and a prior arrest for biting a police officer. She had to post a $5,000 bail to be released — imagine how much of that cheap gas station wine she could’ve bought instead! No word on whether she actually got to see her boyfriend while she was locked up, or why simply going to see him on visitor’s day like everyone else wasn’t enough for her. True love, am I right? [Cosmopolitan, The Wire, Statesman] [Image via Shutterstock]

Beyonce & Jay Z Release A Sexy Teaser For Their “On The Run Tour” HBO Series (Plus, Taylor Swift Announces New Album!)

EVENING QUICKIES
Beyonce
Coming September 20th
  • Beyonce and Jay Z released a teaser for their “On The Run Tour” HBO series, and it features Bey singing “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” to Jay. Naturally, since nobody can mention the pair these days without addressing divorce rumors, fans have speculated whether that song choice has something to do with the state of their marriage. We’ll see. [BuzzFeed]
  • Mara Wilson, the actress who played Robin Williams’ youngest daughter in “Mrs. Doutfire,” penned an essay on her blog remembering the actor. [Mara Wilson Writes Stuff]
  • Jesse Williams of “Grey’s Anatomy” appeared on CNN this weekend and criticized the network for creating a biased, racist narrative of Michael Brown’s shooting and the ensuing protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Since then, he’s continued to call out the media’s bias through tweets. [ClutchTwitterJezebel

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