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Dissecting Blake Full of life’s Peculiar (Although Truthfully Sort of Stylish?) Drawn-On Sneakers

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Ryan Reynolds may have just voted in his very first presidential election as an American citizen, and I’m thrilled to see him fulfill his civic duty, but I’m actually here to discuss his wife, Blake Lively — and, more specifically, her “shoes.” (More on the use of quotation marks soon, don’t you worry.) On Thursday, the famous couple posed side-by-side for a handful of pictures to encourage early voting, each grinning from ear to ear while clutching their mail-in ballots. Blake donned a plaid Oak + Fort jacket, a mauve turtleneck, pink SLVRLAKE jeans, and brown “heels.” (You probably see where I’m going with these quotation marks by now, but just play along, OK?) The actress shared one of the snaps on Instagram, tagging Christian Louboutin’s Instagram account over her feet, as celebrities often do for #OOTDs.

Now, this was all fine and dandy until approximately two minutes later when Ryan entered the chat and shared the exact same photo, except Blake was simply standing on her tippy toes and not wearing the aforementioned, alleged Louboutins. A quick zoom on the picture Blake first shared reveals that she actually drew on the strappy brown sandals, Microsoft Paint style. Busted! But you know what? From afar, they actually looked pretty darn chic, if I do say so myself. And I can hardly blame her for not wanting to wear heels right now.

Shortly after fans began calling out Blake’s makeshift shoes on Twitter, she and Ryan seemingly fueled the conversation on their Instagram Stories, sharing a glimpse at yet another drawn-on pair of shoes — this time, brown booties. “@louboutinworld are you hiring? Barefoot iPhone doodler with vast experience avail,” Blake captioned a snap on her IGS. My theory on this delightfully random moment? It was all carefully orchestrated before (likely by Ryan, TBH) to make a stir, get people sharing their pictures across social media, and thus, spread the word about the importance of voting. Either way, if Mr. Louboutin knows what’s good for him, he’ll have Blake put those shoe-designing skills to good use and collab on a whole darn collection after this.

Ahead, take an up-close look at Blake’s drawn-on heels, and you’ll feel weirdly overcome with shoe envy.

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Melinda Martin