We all know that fashion possesses an enormous power to make us feel, act, and behave as she pleases. Put on a pair or pumps, or stilettos and all of a sudden your shoulders are no longer touching the ground. You stand up straight, your head held high and ready to strut. They key of course is to find comfortable heels. you need to be able to prolong this sense of confidence and actually WALK, rather than sit in a corner and look pretty. And let’s be honest, how pretty do you look when you’re twitching in agonizing pain, trying to hide the blood on your toes???
I want to share my three absolute favorite pairs which have allowed me to survive hours and hours on my feet! The good news? They are all super affordable and comfortable. The bad news? 2 out of the 3 I’m going to mention were boutique purchases and I cannot find them again. Sorry guys! So why am I sharing if I can’t tell you where to pick up a pair? Perhaps some of you have come across these shoes and can point ME in the right direction. But another reason is I want to share some style inspiration and a few of the lessons I learned on picking a comfy shoe from owning the following:
I love this black and white dress from Smart Set! I got it on sale (obviously) – click on the pictures to check it out on their site. I love how versatile it is! The length is appropriate enough to wear to work but its form fitting that it can be dressed up. I chose to wear it with flats for a chic yet casual look, and I plan on wearing it with a big sweater and booties going into the fall. There are so many more variations of different outfits to be made. I’ll definitely get some good use out of this dress.
Let me know what you think, and share your versatile dresses with me in the comments below!
T-shirts have been huge lately! And with that many ways to wear them. I’ve been noticing lots of printed tees but that’s not my style. I feel they are too young and are more of a teenage look. I do love the versatility of a T-shirt though. You just have to make sure it’s got a few details which are unique and add visual interest. That’s the key to creating multiple outfits, and different looks using the same piece.
This is an outfit I actually wore to the office. It’s age appropriate – there’s no reason to look stuffy at the office! Of course the environment you work in makes a difference – I work in one where business casual attire is perfectly appropriate.
I got this T-shirt at Smart Set. It’s perfectly casual, but what sets it apart is the slanted striped pattern, and the neckline. I love the neckline! It provides visual interest making it easier to dress up. The deep V elongates your neckline and lengthens your figure. Definitely important when you’re 5″2!
I paired this T-shirt with a classic black pencil skirt, and my go-to Nine West black pumps.
And of course jewelry! A cool pendant on a gold chain pulls it all together.