Nothing New – Day 29

Floral print + Oxfords

Floral print + Oxfords

Wearing: Maeve floral print (Anthropologie) / BP oxfords (also on Day 13) / mixed metal and blue glass bracelets (gifts) / belt (came with a different dress).

Not much to say about this, except that I really like wearing flats during the day. I’m always looking for ways to keep an outfit interesting without sacrificing my feet (and therefore the rest of me). It’s true that the padding under our toes and heels thins out as we get older, so we do need more cushion in our shoes. An article by the LA Times also said that our feet spread out and get wider from years of use (ah, gravity). So if those old shoes are feeling tight, maybe this is why.

It’s not too surprising to read this. I’ve been gravitating toward more foot-friendly shoes for a few years now. I save my heels for dinners out or special occasions. In general, wedges have become my go-to heel whenever possible. Things are bound to change in our bodies and I’d rather be healthy than hurting.

Are you more of a flats gal or do you usually wear a heel? And how do you feel about that?

x Laura

My Grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. — Ellen DeGeneres


5 responses to “Nothing New – Day 29

  1. Very pretty dress! The challenge with shoes for me is comfortable dressier shoes. I’ve solved it with a pair of black Beautifeet heels for winter and black patent leather low wedges with an ankle strap for summer. Ankle straps allow you to wear roomier shoes without slipping out of them, so I have three pairs of flats for summer, black, tan and red. So comfortable! E

  2. You look adorable AND comfortable! (And your hair always looks great)

    • Thank you for saying my hair looked good, because 30 days of doing my hair was soooooo high maintenance. It’s in a not-so-nice, messy bun right now and I’m really happy about that.
      x Laura

  3. Love this pretty floral dress, what a happy color. And Ellen’s quote cracked me up!

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