Living in the city, I walk or bike just about everywhere (have you tried biking in heels? It’s interesting…). While heels are adorable and office appropriate, the DC sidewalks are not so kind to them or your feet. I’m happy to get where I’m going without getting a heel stuck in a subway grate! Not to mention that, at 5’8, I already tower over most of my friends, so flats are the comfy – and cute – way to go!
Fashionistas in Flats is a series developed to show the women of the world that they have options when it comes to shoes. Flats can be just as beautiful, sexy and fun as heels. Every Wednesday, another fashionista will show you how! Don’t miss a post, subscribe to La Petite Pear!
Full Disclosure: Grace Atwood, of the blog Stripes & Sequins, has long been one of my major blog crushes. She lives in New York City, loves yoga, wine & a great meal, and she’s a fellow introvert who lets her style do the talking. Not only is she incredibly stylish, but she is resilient and hard-working. In addition to her blog, Grace works full-time at BaubleBar (another fave) AND she somehow still has time to work on great collaborations like her recently released line of flats.
Grace partnered with designer Matt Bernson to create a collection of beautifully-constructed sparkly & subtly colorful flats. A longtime fan of Bernson, Grace says the partnership evolved organically via Twitter. Her vision was a wearable flat that was simple with a touch of sparkle. Although these shoes are above my usual price point, I definitely think they’re worth the splurge. Which pair is your favorite? I’m loving the Waverly Cap Toe Glitter in Lavender! So perfect for spring!
Have you ever had a moment when you thought you lost something, and you can’t for the life of you figure out where it could have gone? That was me (for more than one moment) at the end of last week, as I desperately searched my closet for this skirt. I eventually found it, dangling off the end of a hanger in the back, but its temporary disappearance totally ruined my plans for this blog shoot in the Financial District. Instead, I opted for a more casual look (which seems to be a theme around here lately). These tuxedo stripe leggings are pretty much the most comfortable things ever, and they can easily go from dressy to casual. Read More →
In keeping with yesterday’s simple, casual look, I wanted to show you just how easy it is to put together a relaxed outfit that looks intentional. You can wear sweatshirts, tees & sneaks without looking like you just rolled out of bed. The key, as always, is how you wear them. Choose quality pieces and look for details like pattern, texture and graphics. Add in colorful accessories, a great pair of sunglasses and a bold lip, and you are ready to conquer the world…or at least your to-do list!
P.S. I am honored to be featured on the Rack It Up Blog today! Rack It Up was created by Ali and Bri, two friends with a shared love of designer deals who didn’t have time to keep up with sample sales. Here’s how the site works: first, you install their bookmarklet in your browser. Next, shop your favorite sites and add your favorite items to your Rack It Up closet. You’ll get an email whenever an item goes on sale in your size. It’s that easy! Be sure to check out Rack It Up and follow my closet! Happy Friday!
Sometimes, you just have to keep it simple. This is something I remind myself every day, especially when putting together outfits. Getting dressed is pretty simple, but when you have a lot of options and a passion for style, it can very get complicated. I know, I know, first world problems, but it’s a lesson that applies to the rest of life too. We spend way too much time getting stressed out about the little things. Read More →