Wednesday, April 30, 2014

No Heels Required

Floral and Stripe Pattern Mixing

I mentioned on Monday that I attended a conference in Dallas over the weekend and posted what I wore on the first day. After twelve full hours of being in heels, Friday evening I literally couldn't walk. I don't think my feet have hated me so much in my entire life. Saturday morning I wanted nothing to do with any shoe that had the word wedge or heel in the title. Unfortunately, I didn't pack a single pair that didn't have some sort of heel. What was I thinking? Note to self for the future. Luckily, Yosi Samra was kind enough to gift me a pair of flats on Friday and I didn't think twice about what I would be slipping on Saturday morning.

Floral and Stripe Pattern Mixing
Floral and Stripe Pattern Mixing
Floral and Stripe Pattern Mixing
Studded T Strap Flats
Floral and Stripe Pattern Mixing
Floral and Stripe Pattern Mixing
Floral and Stripe Pattern Mixing
Francesca's Floral Blazer (option here and here) // Forever 21 Stripe Blouse (option here and here) // Ditto's Denim c/o (option) // Yosi Samra Studded Ankle Strap Flats c/o (optional colors & style) // Urban Expressions Bag (option here and here) // Zara Sunglasses (option here) // Forever 21 Necklace // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Lilac Bijoux XO Bangle c/o // Gorjana Griffin Ring c/o

I took a bit of a risk by wearing denim and flats to a style blogger event, and truth be told, a pair of sassy heels probably would have made this look more polished, but I went with it. My feet made me. I wanted to be comfortable and able walk without a limp. There were definitely times I felt under dressed in the sea of skirts, rompers, dresses and three inch shoes, but hopefully I stood out in a positive way.

I scored this floral crop blazer last minute at Francesca's. I couldn't find it online, but did a little searching for you ladies. Below are a few options that are just as fun, bright and adorable. I recommend adding at least one floral print jacket or blazer to your wardrobe this spring season. It's a great staple that can be worn over dresses, with skirts, shorts and pants. I am sure you will be seeing it again very soon.


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Shanna

79 comments:

Ladies in Navy said...

darling flat! know your pain lady. once did vegas in heels and cried my feet hurt so bad!
ladies in navy

Katie Did What said...

Okay, those flats are ADORABLE! Like, I'm obsessed. I need them. I LOVE my ballet flats, and think this outfit is fabulous!

xo

Alice Warren said...

What fun flats! And your blazer is like a Monet - the colors are so pretty!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

The whole outfit I'm digging on. Seriously the floral with stripes are such a great combo I need to try! 99.9% of the time I'm in flip flops... no joke. So anytime I leave the house to go ANYWHERE it's in heels or wedges.

fabulousso40s said...

Love your jacket xx

Amy - Louise said...

I love the whole outfit and I seriously need a pair of those flats! I often feel underdressed without heels but I'm learning that flats can look just as good. I have boxes of heels that I can't wear now as I have fibromyalgia and they leave me in so much pain.

Elizabeth said...
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Elizabeth said...

Love Francesca's!

www.allkindsofthingsblog.com

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Love these flats, they look so cute. I totallt understand sometimes comfort comes first.


xo
​PinkSole​

Debbie Stinedurf said...

Oh...I'm in love with that blazer! I try to alternate heel days with flat days. Otherwise my feet can't take it.
Debbie
www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

Susan Jeffries said...

Those shoes are amazing! They have some fabulous options for flats and sandals! I prefer flats over heels for every day wear! I am really loving the floral blazer look too. I may have to add one of those to my wardrobe! Susan

Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} said...

LOVE the floral and stripes combo. Smashing! :-)

Inge Jane said...

This blazer is gorgeous! Love it with the stripes.

Ashley said...

First off...I think the flats look fantastic with this outfit. I know that feeling of wearing heels all day. It really is the worst pain...ahhhh!!

Victoria Mason said...

Love it! I'm going to a conference this week and I know just how you feel about your feet. I almost dug my own flats like that out.

That floral blazer is so cute! The white sunglasses are perfect.

L,
Vicky
themummychronicles.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

The stripes, the floral, the shoes? ALL PERFECT!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Gorgeous outfit. Love the blazer and super cute flats. Way to inspire me to dig out my floral blazer.

Thanks for hosting this awesome link up as usual, Shanna. I love stopping by here Wednesdays especially. =)

If you like check out my Beautiful Cobalt pairing, today. Thanks, Ada.

JP Lord said...

No heels needed - BECAUSE THESE FLATS ARE AMAZING! Love the pattern mix too - you seriously are the best mixer ever. Gorgeous.
xo

Carrie Carson said...

Love the jacket with the striped top!

Setarra said...

ummm hello flats! I seriously don't know how you did wearing heels all day. I would've been dead lol. Good for you for just doing you, I think it's better to stand alone, no? To define your own style instead of what others define as style :) Love your outfit Shanna!

Jill G said...

Love the floral with the stripes and those shoes are amazing!

Jill
dousedinpink.blogspot.com

Danavee said...

Um, you looked GREAT! I love those flats! I want some! And yes to florals!

Charnele Michel said...

Love your print mixing!

xo,
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

TaraMixandMatch said...

Floral and stripes is always a winning combo, I love this!

Brooke Ober said...

I truly appreciate your honesty when talking about your recent experience at the blog conference. It's so refreshing to hear about real life! Oh, and great outfit!!

Brooke
convenientstyle.blogspot.com

Tea&Sequins said...

You look beautiful! I absolutely love the floral and stripes together.

Kaitlin
www.teaandsequins.com

Tracy Miller said...

I love a good heel but they don't love me. On a recent trip to
Vegas, I had to literally stop walking, sit down in our hotel lobby (couldn't even make it), and my husband had to go up to our room and bring me a pair of flats. I still have the healing blisters! I love this blazer and have been looking for something like this. Sooo cute!

Kimberly said...

Perfect print mixing! I have been wearing flats a lot more lately too :)

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Because of Jackie said...

The same thing happened to me at Lucky Fabb last Fall! My feet were crying actual tears by day two and I wore my low heeled ankle boots instead of heels;) I LOVE this look, you stand out for your uniqueness and willingness to be comfortable (yet look awesome.) Love.

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I love the floral blazer - I've been on the hunt for one. And I especially love mixing it with stripes!

Carylee said...

Those flats look ridiculously comfortable! I hear ya- when your feetsies say you need a break, you need a break! I love the floral plus stripes combo! Thank you so much for hosting! Http://morepiecesofme.com

Erica Zar said...

You are the master at mixing prints! I adore this look and I think the flats were a great decision. A whole day of walking and in and out of meetings? Stylish and smart!

Xo, Erica
www.casuallystyled.com

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Heels for 12 hours, KILL ME! Flats are totally my speed and those are super cute.

Nicole Peters said...

I love this outfit! It looks so chic and polished AND comfortable!! I have a floral jacket on my list of things I must buy - and now I am going to add those adorable flats to my wish list as well. =) You always look fabulous - so inspiring!! Thanks, Shanna.

Marta C said...

Florals and stripes-two things I love! Such a pretty look on you and I'm all about a great pair of flats.

Marta xo
www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

Daily Express said...

Oh yeah, you're really selling us all on attending blogger conferences now. Hours of misery due to uncomfortable feet, awkward lonely moments, nagging feelings of insecurity...SIGN ME UP!!! But seriously, you own the stipes & floral combo, and thanks again for keeping it real. And for hosting the linkup! :)
Gina
On the Daily Express

Rebecca said...

I could imagine you standing out in this gorgeous ensemble Shanna!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Susan Liberatore said...

Such darling flats! You need to email me...I am dying to get the low-down on this conference.

Stephanie @ Vain and Simple said...

I LOVE this look. I want to be wearing that right now :) I don't think you need heels at all. It looks just as good with these flats.

Stephanie
http://www.vainandsimple.com/

courtney parker said...

Your blazer is gorgeous!

www.loveandclothing.com

Lewis Lane said...

I am the worst girl about wearing heals. I stick with wedges for the most part lol. When I do wear heels on occasion then I remember why I don't wear them.

Johanna said...

Such a great look on you...and I love the punch of prints. Totally admire that you went to this conference solo. It's on my bucket list for this year to attend one, admittedly, I'm scared.

TheTinyHeart said...

Those flats are really cute with the studs! I'm a fan of wearing heels when all I have to do is sit...otherwise I'm all about the flats for walking!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Betsey Johnson Giveaway!

Always Maylee said...

I probably would have worn flats too. Love the whole outfit, especially that super awesome blazer!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Adri Lately said...

That blazer is such a great floral print! You're killing it with the print mixing!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Anna Belle said...

I love this outfit! I just tried my hand at mixing stripes and floral the other day and I loved it!!

Helene in Between said...

i love these flats! they're dressy but still comfy! and i love the blazer!

Elizabeth said...

I love this jacket, and I have been looking for some great flats.

Whitney James said...

So cute! Love the flats and the floral blazer.

~Whitney
www.whitneyniicjames.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

What a great look on you! Love the mixing of the patterns and colors.

Have a wonderful day.
Love,
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Shannon Rice said...

You look great! Love the mix of stripes and florals here! And what a great score at Francesca's with that blazer...it's beautiful.

Shannon
Clothes & Quotes

Everday Fashion said...

I love florals and stripes!!!
xo, Lee

Sarah said...

Love the floral blazer, I don't think I could get away with it, but it looks fab on you! And what we don't do for the sake of fashion!

Bree Alwin said...

These flats are adorable! I love how you mixed the floral with stripes! You look great!
Www.theurbanumbrella.com

Kim Teasdale said...

Love you blog and your AFFORDABLE and realistic approach to style and fashion! The flats are perfect. I'm like you and heels aren't worth the pain for fashion. Good for you for going with it!

Kim
www.the5oclockrush.com.wordpress.com

Rachel said...

I love that floral blazer!!
I've heard such great things about Francescas... and there is one about an hour away from me--I must go! :)
www.floralandfudge.blogspot.com

Merrie K. said...

I think your jacket is fabulous and kudos to you for wearing it with more prints! Very bold! I also saw "someone" in Instyle this month...love your jumper :). You've motivated me to finally send my pic into them...we'll see what happens!

Ally said...

The ultimate pattern mixing!! Can't believe this floral blazer is from Francesca's! I feel like I never have good luck there but I've been looking for a floral blazer all spring so far

http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Great floral jacket! Cute flats too. I tend to wear my highest heels primarily when I go to work as I have a pretty sedentary job. Comfy flats are a must if you have to do a lot of walking. Have a wonderful day!

Caroline said...

Oh goodness, that just sounds miserable! Glad your feet got a bit of a reprieve. Love, love, love the idea of a floral blazer for the spring!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I LOVE those flats! They're gorg and they look so comfy! Love the blazer too!

Head to Toe Chic said...

I definitely would have worn flats too (and these are gorgeous!) I'm loving the stripes and floral together. The conference sounds like a lot of fun :)

xo,
Angela

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

I am OBSESSED with that blazer! And GIMME those flats! SO cute Shanna!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

Loving the cropped floral blazer! It looks great with the striped top. :-)

Mo

Ginnie said...

I LOVE that jacket - so cute! The flats are great, too, and I couldn't make it in heels all weekend either;)

Jennifer Colgrove said...

This is quite a fab blazer Shanna! Love what you have done! You always surprise us!!

Jenna from Visions of Vogue

Nicole Layne said...

I love the pattern mixing! You look great!

Nicole
www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I wore stripes and florals yesterday. My favorite combo!! You look great Shanna!

dimitrajc said...

Love the mixed patterns! Those flats are so cute and look so comfortable! xo

Ashleigh said...

I think 1/2 of style bloggers wear their heels for pics and switch them out for flats as soon as possible. You were just keeping it real and keeping your Achilles tendon from snapping!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Amanda @ A Good Hue said...

That blazer is gorgeous! I feel ya on the flats-- there's nothing worse then putting heels on already sore feet :( I hope you had a great time this weekend!

Samantha @ Busy Sweet Life said...

This outfit is seriously adorable! Love the pop of color jacket!

Samantha
http://busysweetlife.com

Janna Renee said...

You pull off anything you put on, so I'm sure no one gave it a second thought. I love your outfit, and I want that necklace!

Sabrina said...

I love everything about this. That's such a gorgeous jacket and mixed perfectly with the stripes. Love those fun retro sunglasses too!

Sincerely,
Sabrina

OccasionallyAJ said...

Sometimes we need to make sacrifices...wearing flats instead of heels was a tiny sacrifice, however, at least your flats had some personality to them! I think you did a great job with the look. Hope your feet are feeling better!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

snippetswithalex.com said...

That blazer is gorgeous!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

Rebekka Geldbart said...

Love this look! The stripes pair so well with the blazer. I'm obsessed with florals for spring. I wore the J.Crew surf skirt over on my blog this week and was in love. So glad I found your blog! Great style.

xo, Bekka
Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
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Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

Those are adorable statement flats!

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