Jennifer Astin writes: Although it feels like the world is a bit, well, hopeless these last few weeks, there's always a gorgeous respite in the depths of the shoe blogosphere. Let's take a spin around and catch up on what our favorite connoisseurs have been up to.

Sincerely Jules at Coachella in pink Keds

[Image: SincerelyJules.com]

  • Our consummate "It" girl, Jane Aldridge over at Sea of Shoes is FINALLY wearing her dream shoes, proving that the see-through/perspex/plastic trend is still going strong. 

  • Man Repeller is in the mood for sky high, white strappy Alaia heels

  • R-A-W Shoes Blog is giving us a glimpse of the madness that is a Charlotte Olympia/Tom Binns collaboration on a capsule collection coinciding with the Met's exhibit, "Punk: Chaos to Couture" in NYC. Expect a lot of safety pins and platforms. 

  • Nothing says 2 week long California desert festival like hot pink Keds tennis shoes, right Sincerely Jules?