jeans & flats & band-aids

The two questions I am getting asked the most right now are "do you ever wear jeans" and "do you ever wear flats". I admittedly wore a lot of skirts this summer (what can I say, I went through a skirt phase) and I do tend to photograph outfits that are styled with heels so I understand why these questions get asked. I assure all of you that I am a jeans girl at heart and during the colder months you will see more and more of them. As for flats? I don't usually wear them unless I am walking around the city because I have short little legs so I feel better in heels. I've also had a lot of trouble finding stylish flats that are also comfortable. I tend to get tricked by the fact that the shoe has no heels and automatically assume they will be suitable for walking. Wrong. So very wrong. I end up with feet covered with blisters and band-aids. So far this Seychelles pair is passing the band-aid test so they might get put into my regular walking shoe rotation...

I'm the only one who judges my shoes by how many band-aids they result in me wearing, aren't I?


  1. I hate when that happens. I love a comfortable shoe but there are several of once worn flats laying on my closet. Not every flat is comfortable for walking I recently learned that too.

  2. Totally understand you with the short little leg syndrome haha.. I too have that problem!! Those flats are amazing!! and that Jacob coat..perfection! Gotta love Jacob for the classic pieces!


  3. Ha! I've had the same experiences with flats. I find that the flats that already have super soft leather hurt the least. If they feel like they'll need breaking in, they'll likely require band-aids.

  4. I usually give up easily - if flats require a band-aid it's very likely they won't be worn again for months. Until the redeem themselves. I have an odd relationship with my shoes.
    These shoes however are so cute - totally worth the band-aids.

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  5. love the structured jacket on you! xo


  6. I'm with you on the flats. I walk to work every morning and those babies better be comfortable. And they really are so tricky! Just because they're flats does not meant they are comfortable at all.
    I really love the ones you're wearing. The green colour is super fun, but neutral enough for everyday wear. Love that bag too!

    xoxo Alison

  7. Love the coat, chic look

  8. you look so casual and chic! Love how you had peaks of tartan beneath your coat :)

    C's Evolution of Style

  9. Hello Dear! I like your blog so much! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last :) Would you like to follow each other? :)


  10. Ah, those flats can definitely be tricky little guys! Love the pair you're wearing...such a pretty color :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  11. I love that trench - I'm so into all the faux leather accents on clothing this fall/winter so that gorgeous jacket is right in my wheelhouse right now.

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  12. love your coat and bag! classic look!

    and thank you for checking out my blog!


  13. You're so darn cute Missy Melissa....glad to be here via your sweet comment on my blog. Love your latest posts esp. this & the previous one!! See you soon!!


  14. Hi Rebecca,

    Great blog. Love your fashion style.



  15. Love the coat..It is gorgeous!!

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  16. Haha you aren't the only one who uses a band aid scale to judge shoes. It's funny you say that about flats because I agree they can be deceiving. I have had pairs of flats that have put my feet in SOS mode faster than a pair of 6 inchers!


    I love the faux leather detail on that coat. It looks so luxurious and the flats are adorable. Love snakeskin!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and showing love! I appreciate it and it made my day!


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  18. I don't wear jeans too often - especially in the summer. I think dresses are so much more comfortable! love your coat!

  19. You have a great blog!
    Love your flats! :)

    Thank you for your comment on my blog!


  20. I really love your style and your blog! You look so gorgeous!
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  21. I love your coat, the trim detail is gorgeous!! I feel like flats always give me blisters. I usually have to put heel cushions in them.


  22. I love the red peeking out of your jacket! Great look!


  23. Oh I totally feel you on the amount of band-aids needed for a pair of shoes! thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

    xx amy

    Leopard and Lillies

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  25. You look great! I am on the opposite with you regarding shoes. I always wear flats just because I feel so comfortable in them even I know they are not look great in pics at all. I know I have to wear heels more often lol.

    Smile on:)...Classy Pam


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  27. Love this look! i am mostly a jean person, but I only seem to take pictures of my outfits when I am wearing a skirt?! Crazy. Anyways. YOU are adorable! Love your blog and style!

  28. I love this jacket and OMG is it on sale! It looks waaay more expensive than it is! If you don't mind me asking how is sizing on this jacket? I may have to pick it up for myself!

    1. I normally wear an xs or an s and this is a small and fits a bit big. I wanted to layer so I was happy with that :) I hope that helps!

    2. sure does, thanks a bunch!

  29. Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog! I'm following you back on GFC:)! Oh, and facebook too:)!

  30. I know what you mean. I tend to assume that flats are more comfortable, but they're not always the case. We must be more vigilant with footwear, even those unsuspiscious ones without heels. LOL ;)

    twitter: @BelatedBloomer

  31. So true: flat does not = comfy! I only wear flats, but still have huge trouble finding good ones! Love your outfit - that jacket is amazing, and you're making me want to pull out my plaid shirt (even though it's hot over here!) :)


  32. Nice jacket! I like the ones from Jacob!


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  35. Ok this coat is absolutely fabulous - LOVE the leather belt.... so chic! Following back with pleasure!!!

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  36. Flats always give me some roughness around the feet...but these are just great. Glad they passed the test!

  37. Amazing combination!
    I like your sense of style!
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  38. I'm the same way. Skirts to work, and skirts to church. The end :) I'm in love with your trench and need one so bad!

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  39. I love your blog, i Think that you have fantastic taste, I'd like to stay in touch with you, so we could comment each other, anytime one of us make a new article...
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  40. I totally judge shoes by the fabulousness factor divided by the amount of blood shed. Sometimes you just have to muscle through! haha.

  41. Love. This. Look.

    These Shoes and that Jacket are too cute. Love those flats.
    I am totally with you on the band-aids too. I always wear my flats without socks too, but frequently get blisters with many kinds of flats. Now it seems like I just wear bandaids nearly all the time, even before I get blisters, just in case!

    Funny, your title said Jeans & Flats & Band-aids, but I don't actually see the band-aids, unless Im missing something. We're your bandaids peeking out or showing any with these shoes?

    I live in the southern US, so this is a perfect winter look that I am totally going to try to pull off. But since my hair isnt nearly as cute as yours, I'll just have to settle for the rest of the look!

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