11.26.2012

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?

46 comments:

  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.

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  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!

    iambornlippy.blogspot.com

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  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.

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  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

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  5. love the structured jacket on you! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  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
    www.stylingmylife.com

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  7. Love the coat, chic look
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  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? :)


    XOXO,
    Monika

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

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  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.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  12. love your coat and bag! classic look!

    and thank you for checking out my blog!

    -Lauren
    http://ourprettypieces.blogspot.com/

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  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!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  14. Hi Rebecca,

    Great blog. Love your fashion style.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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

    Greetings from India
    http://unityinfashion.com

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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!

    Anyway...

    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!

    xx
    Krissie

    The Criminally Expensive

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  17. Lovely blog!Thanks for commenting on my post.Would you like to follow each other?
    dailyfashiondream.blogspot.com

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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!

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

    Thank you for your comment on my blog!

    http://laceandchiffonblog.blogspot.co.il/

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  20. I really love your style and your blog! You look so gorgeous!
    Wanna follow each other?

    XOXO


    EK

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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.

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  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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  24. Amazing blog dear! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know <3
    ..and now you can read my blog also in SPANISH!

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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

    http://classypam.blogspot.com/

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  26. Very chic photos and items, and you look gorgeous! I like your taste, and your blog is lovely! Please check out my new post, I think you'll like it :)

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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!

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  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!
    HOTPINKstyle

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    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!

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    2. sure does, thanks a bunch!

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

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  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 ;)

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com
    twitter: @BelatedBloomer

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  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!) :)

    life-etcblog.blogspot.com.au

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

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  33. Love your blog!
    Maybe you wont to follow each other?
    Let me know on Amandaoliviadalum.blogspot.com
    Hugs Amanda:)

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  34. you simply look stunning and i thoroughly enjoyed your blog. keep it up! hair transplantation UK

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

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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

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  37. Amazing combination!
    I like your sense of style!
    Do you want to follow each other?
    If so, follow me and I will follow you back for sure!

    http://thescentofglamour.blogspot.com/

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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!

    Following you back

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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...
    Would you like to follow each other :)

    www.ladyparisienne.blogspot.com

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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.

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  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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