January 5, 2012

flats ARE fancy.


I have always been (almost) the shortest one in the lot since I haven't had a growth spurt in about, give or take, nine years. Yes, I am the same height I was in middle school. So if you took a guess - heels are one of my best friends. They give me height, make me 'appear' slimmer, and they look cute. All around, they treat this shrimpette pretty well. But sometimes I'd rather be a hare instead of a tortoise. On the days I feel like a hare I wear .... FLATS. That way I can walk fast(er) and not look like a dumby while doing it.

"Heels are a male invention to make it harder for them to run away."
She's the Man

I don't know to many women who can run in heels gracefully and at the same speed as when they're wearing flats. Maybe Tyra Banks can? But it is very hard for me to walk any faster than the speed of smell when I've got those heel things on. Therefore, I am very happy to break the mold and say that the misconception that flats ain't fancy is nothing but a misconception, misunderstanding, stupid comment, and a joke. Shoutout to all of my coworkers who think flats aren't work appropriate. This post is for all those ladies. If paired properly flats can be just as dressy and work appropriate as any heel could be. Granted heels may be more flattering and appealing. Flats work too.

I personally get sick and tired and tired and sick of wearing heels day after day. A girls feet need a break to get reaquainted with the ground. So on the mornings that I am running late flats are my go to shoes. And my feet are always happy to see them.

For our shoot I chose to wear my favorite Steve Madden black flats that are completely broken in and SO comfortable. I paired them with a flutter skirt and statement tights to dress them up a little. Now this skirt is a little on the short side so flats always go perfect with it. Heels make your skirts grow shorter ladies. Or at least gives that illusion. Wearing it to work with heels might get me sent home. Jessica also gave flats a go so be sure to go over and check out her take on this StyleBuster.

And, don't you dare forget to link up with us and show us how fancy your flats can be. Help us prove all these anti-flat wearers wrong.

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  1. Mr. Taylor and his LadyJanuary 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    oh gosh, i'm SO happy you quoted She's The Man! i was totally thinking of that movie when you were first talking about heels. i've never been a big fan. i feel like i always walk funny when i'm wearing them!
    xo TJ

  2. I love She's The Man! Great movie. And, I feel the same way majority of time. I walk carefully because I'm scared of tripping.

  3. Love your outfit + how you're rockin' the flats! Totally agree, they are practical and can be fashionable! You look great!

    The Urban Umbrella

  4. Love that top...so cute! And flats are DEFINITELY a must some (most) times...you make them look as good as heels :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  5. Thank you so much! I'm glad you agree about the flats.

  6. aw, thanks Annie! You're right everyone should definitely own at least one pair, I think.

  7. You are so right. Running in heels is very hard. Whenever I know I have errands to run on lunch breaks, I definitely wear flats! They're a good essential to have even though I'm partial to my heels. But in my opinion, wedges can be totally comofortable, they're kind of that inbetween happiness for me.

    P.S. I LOVE those tights.

  8. I love wearing flats - I don't know where my feet would be without them! Very cute outfit :)

  9. Thank you! And, ditto. My feet thank me daily for wearing those things.

  10. I love wedges. It's like a good happy medium all of mine are for summer though. I need to get some wintery ones.

    P.S Thanks!