Converse one star skirt from Target
H&M striped top
Inhabit cotton cardigan (no longer available)
Jas M.B. bag (on SALE!! I highly recommend this bag)
Repetto perforated BB flats
I’m such a bad short person. Although, as Sophie mentioned on my post yesterday, I’m not actually short; at 5’3″ I am exactly average. woohoo! Anyway, I used to love to wear heels – nearly every time I’d leave the house, I’d wear heels of some sort (mostly clogs & wedges, but still). Lately, though, I default to flats. I’ve succumbed to ease and comfort over everything else, and I can’t even use the “busy mom” excuse. I think I still look stylish, but I would FEEL more stylish, less like I’ve given up if I put on a pair of heels every once in a while.
This really hit home on Saturday when my husband and I went to a party and all the ladies were “dressed up” in dresses & heels. I had no idea what to expect; it was at the couples house and I didn’t know anyone, so I defaulted to chic, but “normal” and comfortable, wearing my Repetto bb flats in “nude,” black jeans and a Tory Burch cardigan. The hostess’ mother (who is very stylish and not old at all) was even wearing high wedges (I’m pretty sure they were satin Pedro Garcia wedges – remember those from a few years ago?) and here I am, wearing my “comfort” shoes. I wasn’t worried about it at the time, and honestly didn’t think about it much, but since then, I’ve really been starting to think I’ve given up.
I used to make an effort, but here in Austin, NO ONE dresses up or wears heels, and I was always feeling a little out of place, so I started to do my own version of Austin-chic, without being too Austin if you get what I mean. I still feel relatively dressed up in Austin, because, you know, I’m wearing PANTS, and not flip-flops, but I don’t know when or why I started to want to blend in more. I’ve never wanted to blend in…
So, even though I would probably have worn flats tonight to the grand re-opening part of MOSS (my favorite designer consignment store EVER), I’m going to suck it up and wear my super-high Robert Clergerie wedges instead.
Do you wear heels all the time? or flats? or do you think you’ve found the right balance?