Wednesday, October 3, 2012

wwl: ballet flats



If you haven't caught on yet, I don't wear heels often. And even worse- these days, I'm usually in sneakers. I realized after feeling "under dressed" about a thousand times, I needed to find a way to dress up my feet. BUT, the thing is... I don't LIKE wearing heels. I mean, some girls live in them, and I am so jealous of that trait. Flats have long been equated to "frumpy." If you're going to any sort of event, heels make the outfit. Trust me, I'm aware. But I don't know what to tell you, I just don't like them on my own feet all the time. 

The combination of achy feet, feeling too tall, and my toenails getting destroyed time and time again is probably what did it for me. Do I admire heels? You bet. I am pretty obsessed with them on other people's feet. But for my poor tootsies, flats are it

To remedy my problem and fancy up my feet, I compiled a list of my must have flats for this fall. I added some hot pink pretties because as I've mentioned before, I don't think that fall should be all doom and gloom.  Some metallic ones to pair with jeans or skirts, and of course... the gorgeous Jayne T-strap's from J.Crew need to be in my life ASAP. The chain! Amazing. 

Recently, I spied a pair of GORGEOUS burgundy pumps... but these bow flats are the perfect solution for me. The texture and color is a game changer for my closet. And to elongate my legs and solve the problem of looking stocky when in flat shoes, the pointed nude flats are perfect. Lastly, what would a wish list be without some polka dots, and metallic ones at that?

To me, fashion is [and always has been] open for interpretation. While so many of my fashionista friends have such gorgeous shoe collections, I realized I needed to be honest with my closet and stay on trend in a way that works for me. 

Which do you prefer? Heels or flats?

11 comments:

  1. I am toally the same way. I will buy a million pairs of flats before owning one pair of heels. I like to be comfy not have my feet aching at the end of every day!

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  2. Flats too. I love how they look on others, but they kill my size 6.5 feet. I am only 5' tall so I wish they were something I could wear.

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  3. Oh Kelli...how much do I relate to this post?! I love flats! These are an adorable assortment of cute and fashionable flats!
    I don't quite hate wearing heels, but I do have a love/hate relationship with them. haha...

    xo,
    nancy

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  4. i am obsessed with all of these!

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  5. I'm more of a fan of wedges, heels, boots or even oxfords. Ballet flats just don't mix well with Portland weather. It rains too much to be comfortable (I hate wet feet in shoes). Gotta get your feet a little higher than the puddles. :)

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    1. haha- so true! flats + rain = the worst. i always look to boots for rainy days!

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    2. Speaking of, I feel like there are NO good boots out this season. I'm having such a hard time finding a cute pair!

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  6. Super cute picks! Loving the polka dot ones!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  7. I can seriously appreciate both, but a hot pair of heels just makes me feel so much better. Like I'm instantly pulled together. Trust me though, a few hours in, I'm longing for my Tori's. These are some great options. Love JCREW T-strap.

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  8. Heels for me but I'm 5'3". I do love flats as well! I love the ones you featured above!

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Thank you for reading! xoKelli