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Friday, February 1, 2013

On the Soapbox for Flats

Top: a-thread (shop)  |  Jacket: Forever 21 (similar, similar)  |  Jeggings: NY & Co.  |  Shoes: Target (shop)  |  Necklace: Nordstrom (similar, similar)

WELL, these shoes and I had a stare down at Target, and they won.  Normally I win stare downs and can mad dog anyone.  Seriously, don't mess with me.  Unless you are Target.  Target = kryptonite.  

I thought I was over the mint phase, but apparently not.  I also thought I was over my colored flats addiction, but apparently not.  My addiction was at bay for a while when I initially started blogging as I didn't wear them much, but I feel it coming back in full force.  I've got red, yellow, gold, maroon, and now mint.  And maybe blue flats like Zooey Deschanel in New Girl someday.  

I often think of flats as lesser than to heels and shoes that I have to wear because I'm walking a lot that day.  I forget that it is not "fashionably dishonorable" if you choose flats over heels.  Silly, ya know?  But style blogs and fashion magazines do crazy things to your common sense.  One thing I love about Reese Witherspoon's and Zooey Deschanel's style is that they're not afraid to rock the flats.  If you think heels are the only way to schnazz up an outfit, think again, don't be shy, and get yourself some cute colored flats!  More power to ya.  And less blisters.

P.S.  The winner of the Datevitation giveaway has been announced.  Remember there's a huge discount code available to get a booklet of your own for Valentine's Day!

28 comments:

  1. Amen! The blisters are just not worth it, sandal season is always just around the corner.

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  2. Nothing wrong with a cute pair of flats! I'll pick flats over heels any day. And this pair looks extra comfy too!

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  3. cute! loving those flats
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  4. Honestly, that's one of the things that I love about you, that you DON'T wear heals every day! I NEVER wear heals, so it's nice to see that I can still look good in comfy shoes! Oh, and I got those flats in red the other day, for six bucks!

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  5. I wear flats so much more than heels. I'm completely into comfort + style so they are amazing for me. I love colored flats too! Thanks!

    joodlesdoodles.wordpress.com

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  6. Flats vs. Heels has always been my biggest issue. I hate wearing heels actually but all the style blogs wear them and they do look really good with certain outfits, right? But aside from not being comfortable in them, hello, I can't chase after the kids in them (which obviously should be my first priority, I guess lol) Anyway, I am now in need of a Target trip, thank you very much. (I heart this outfit of yours!)

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  7. Flats are definitely my footwear of choice! I always think of myself as a wimp when I read fashion blogs since I don't wear heels, but then I remind myself that as a future teacher, heels are a little impractical. And yes, Target does tend to win those stare downs. Definitely my kryptonite, too.

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  8. Woohoo! I adore flats. I literally own 0 pairs of heels (and only 1 pair of wedges). All of my footwear consists of boots and flats. I used to have so many pairs of colored flats, and now I only have a purple pair. I see Target has a bunch of new colorful flats - I'm going to have to check it out!! I've never been a huge mint lover, but I LOVE it in these shoes!!!



    theoriginalbrynn.blogspot.com

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  9. Adorable flats, I love the color of them!

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  10. Very cute! I saw those at Target last night. Are they comfy??

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  11. Yes! For me, at least. They have some padding which makes them comfier than the typical Target flats.

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  12. I love these flats! I'm trying to hold out until they go on sale but I've got my eye on them!! :)

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  13. I ordered my datevitation booklet last Friday and have already received it. Thanks for the great idea! Now I am done with Valentine's Day!

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  14. I really hope mint doesn't go out of style any time soon because I really just love it. Love those shoes!

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  15. I had a stare-down with these flats too! Ultimately, I got a different pair of pink ones, but I think these are SO cute. I love how you styled them :)

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  16. Haha! I know what you mean, but I've just come to realize that I'm not a heels person, and I probably won't ever be, so I should just wear my flats with pride :)

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  17. Oddly enough, flats always feel so uncomfortable on my feet, and I often get blisters on my heels. I can't find a pair that works! I love how they look... anyone have ideas on a pair that might work?

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  18. Amen sister. I pretty much live in boots during the winter, and flats when it warms up.

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  19. I love flats. I can't really wear anything with a heel for too long because my feet are pretty much screwed from dancing. So basically I pretty much have the flat rocking thing down.

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  20. omg. I must be the most unfashionable person on the interwebs then if no heels are allowed :(






    ;)

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  21. Soap boxes are WAY easier to stand on in flats too, no? I gotta agree with you, at 5'10" and half an inch taller than my husband, I can often feel weird in heels anyway. I'm so so so grateful that flat boots are in right now, too.

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  22. Flats are a magnificent thing. And I tend to wear them when I need to make short (excuse me, height-challenged) people in my life feel a bit less so. I'm pretty tall as is, adding heels gets insane. Anyway, the color of those is to die for, how could you NOT get them? Hehe.

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  23. Sometimes your feet need a break, so cute flats are necessary! that leather jacket is fantastic.


    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  24. I'm 5'10", and feel uncomfortably gargantuan in heels, so I never wear them. I'm so glad there are so many options for cute flats these days.

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  25. I love flats! I just got the striped tropic flats made by Reef (the sandals). They are so cute, so colorful, and so comfy. I love your mint flats too... so fresh and springy : )

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  26. Experimental BeautySaturday, February 02, 2013

    I am only 4'11" tall and I still love flats! I totally embrace my shortness and love that it makes me look young. These days there are so many cute options for flats and they're super comfy! I love yours!

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  27. Hi Audrey, I'm so glad I found your blog! It's a must daily read :)
    You look really tall, if you don't mind me asking, could you let me know what size pants you wear?
    I'm very inspired and I think we might be the same height. I'm 5'8, size 8-10. Thank you <3

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  28. I have been having a stare-down with these shoes for the past couple weeks at Target. I finally ordered them in the off-white, I love the mint too, and the yellow online!

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