Thank you for yesterday’s comments and support! I tend not to share too much of my more vulnerable personal moments on my blog, so I greatly appreciate your kind words.
Today I have a bit of a shocker in store for you: I. Am. Wearing. Flats.
The illusive flat
Let it be known that every once in awhile, I actually slip on a pair of ballet flats to go about my day. And it doesn’t go unnoticed. I think the drastic reduction in height by ~4″ is a clear giveaway that something is different about me. And though I’ll admit that walking around, running errands is a bit easier in flat shoes, I still tend to feel off, like my look isn’t complete.
I actually have a heck of a time finding ballet flats that fit because my feet are narrow and my heels tend to slip out the back. Then I found these and instantly liked them (let’s face it, I can’t love flats). But I dig the ruby red patent color, detailed stitching, little bow, and also the tiniest of wedge:
(Side note: do you notice that they are a little dusty? That goes to show they are not in normal rotation ). I bought these Size 7.5 Naturalizer ballet flats about a year ago at Marshalls (of course) for $25, though I believe they retail around $50+.
Here’s last Friday’s errand outfit:
What are some other good brands for cute ballet flats?
What is your ideal heel height? Under 1″? 1-3″? or 3″+? You know where I stand (pun intended!)
2 more days of my crossbody purse giveaway here
After professing my love for boots for the last few chilly months, I think I’m ready for sandals. My poor toes are looking to break free and I’m dying to purchase a plethora of new
totally needed sandals.
But red high heels are good anytime of the year, no?
One of my fondest red high heel memories is with my bestie in 2004 down in LA. She had come down to visit me for the weekend and we decided to do it up as two single girls on the town would do (insert eveil laugh here). We decided to get these crazy strong drinks called “Navy Grogs” on Manhattan Beach Blvd (in Manhattan Beach), which certainly left us feeling, err, tipsy. Then we decided we’d walk the 1+ mile to Harry O’s. What does this have to do with red heels? I was borrowing Andrea’s faboosh shoes (4″ mind you) that night. It’s a good thing we were tipsy because walking that far in those killer heels would have been the ruin of me. I’m quite certain there was blood in them at the end of the night (TMI?).
Anyway, I still have a fondness for red heels, but now I wear them in a more subdued manner, like with this work outfit:
Love the days I can wear jeans to work
Jeans: 7 for all Mankin. Jacket: NY&Co. Satin ruffled tank: Kendra.
Here’s a close up of the shoes:
Boutique 9 red pumps
I bought these Boutique 9 (sister of Nine West) at Marhsalls in 2007-ish I’m guessing for less than $50. I love the quilting and stitching as an extra flair. And these puppies are comfy. Perhaps I should put them to the real test and walk a mile to a bar in them
And besides all that, I love a punch of color to an otherwhat subdued outfit.
2 Fun Facts for you: 1) US Today reports that the average number of shoes a US woman has is 17; 2) Today is my 200th post
What “punch of color” do you like to add to your look?
And…nothing to do with shoes…what did you think of the the Bachelor’s pick?