Hang loose...in flats

Tuesday, April 05, 2011
This outfit goes against my rules of not tucking and belting. It was so hard to resist but not really because it's also really comfortable to let everything hang loose.
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I've decided on a flats policy. It's not because of anything remotely amazing like Kyla's philosophy... My calves have just been so sore lately because I've been wearing heels a lot and I sit all day - it only makes sense. So....this is officially flats day #1. I can tell this is going to get old fast. I only have like three pairs of flats.
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I'm wearing a Gap gray sweater ($12 - buy it!), JCPenney orange necklace (free with gift cards - buy it!), Forever 21 black pleated skirt (gift from my sister-in-law), and H&M black flats ($13) with an MNG by Mango black bag (free with gift cards).

68 comments :

  1. Hah I love how because of the time difference I'm already waking up hot the next day... okay not really. I'd rather go back to bed. Sigh...
    Aanyways. I really like the silhouette of this outfit. Looks relax and comfy (:

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  2. I hope you aren't letting everything hang loose...if you know what I mean. But then again, you do live in CA, so it's prob ok to do that.

    North Meets South

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  3. It makes me think of how people wear maxi dresses. Kind of just straight and long and lean. But I think this would have looked nicer if the sweater hit your body just a little higher up and didn't run quite as long.

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  4. I love letting things hang loose. Then I don't have to suck in.

    Also, I would LOVE to wear more flats but they beat the snot out of my feet. Heels are kinder. Weird, but true. And annoying.

    Kayla
    Freckles in April | a modest fashion and lifestyle blog

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  5. You look especially young today...like you should be looking forward to spring break instead of going to work.

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  6. DiamondsandtulleApril 5, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    I LOVE this look Elaine! You look simply sweet & chic! I'm a die-hard flats girl myself.

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  7. Same with one of my friends! She always wears heels and swears they are more comfy.

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  8. Lovely outfit! As always (:

    I actually had the opposite situation.. All I ever used to do was wear flats and when I started wearing heels, I was seriously like a giraffe on ice. Now I just go back and forth between heels & flats.

    Mint & Mellow (Enter my giveaway!)

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  9. DylanainwonderlandApril 5, 2011 at 9:23 PM

    Love your skirt so much!


    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  10. I love my flats! They're pretty much all I ever wear. :)

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  11. I like it! It's different, though it makes your legs look shorter, it does make your upper part look longer! =)
    Btw, I was afraid I was being annoying when you said you would never comment if we were annoying. So- thanks soo much for reading my blog <33333 (thats supposed to equal a hug..)
    Bellesme

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  12. Justine @ Just Better TogetherApril 5, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    its okay to dress loosely every once in awhile

    Just Better Together

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  13. you're rad elaine and you can pull off any style. this looks so chic and comfortable! i look terrible in skirts and flats...you look awesome.

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  14. lol I only own one pair of flats and they still have tag son them haha.

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  15. Aw, I love this look! It's good to break the rules ;)

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  16. You have the most amazing style! I cannot find a skirt like that anywhere!!! :(

    Monique xx

    misszuman.blogspot.com

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  17. And you look like a million bucks:)

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  18. Love this simple sweater, looks so good with that wonderful skirt!

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  19. You look great. I also really like your hair.
    Anyway, you're bangin' on trend. Loose is the "mode". Haha. I wore something similar yesterday but then I changed my mind and opted for shorts.

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  20. Love your hair here ... Looks different and you look cute :)

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  21. LOVE that skirt, I am currently stalking one on ebay that is similar. <3

    http://www.behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

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  22. Sometimes it feels so liberating to just let everything flow -- and you still look totally polished so it all works!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  23. I like the belt-less look! Great outfit! And thanks for your comment!

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  24. You're still lookin' chic, yet oh, so, comfortable.

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  25. Aloha from....sunny (sure) Montana!
    I wear flats all the time, believe me! You'll love them! I mostly wear flats though because I'm fairly tall (5"8) So three inche heels make me 6"! It's very hard to find good shoes these days...*GRIN*

    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  26. i love this outfit .. it is casual but classic!


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  27. Ohh! This is one of my fav outfits of yours! It looks oh-so-comfy but oh-so-stylish at the same time!!

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  28. Effortless chic! That skirt is adorable!

    Cess O. <3
    The Outfit Diaries

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  29. Okay, who liked this? That's gross.

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  30. Hi there, I think this is the first blog that I came across where the owner openly claims she's 'Mormon" ^^~

    I think it's kinda cool~ i'm following~ plz follow back ~

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  31. Jasmine, Transient WithdrawalApril 6, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Sweaters over skirts/dresses are so comfortable! It's nice to be comfy once in a while so give yourself a break and wear flats!

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  32. You look so cute! I love that twirly skirt. I'm with you on the flats front, they're comfy but I only own like 4 pairs. I like the untucked shirt, you rule breaker you!

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  33. Hi there I just came across your blog and have to say that you are adorable. I love your necklace and even though you have nothing tucked or belted you look fantastic. It's nice to break the rules and be so cozy but fashionable right?!
    Cheers,
    Bre

    http://27bre.blogspot.com/

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  34. This is a great outfit. I want to be wearing it. It's so pretty but looks really cozy too! Win.

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  35. Well I think it's a really cute outfit, and that necklace is AMAZING!

    Daisy Dayz Home
    Cross-Jones-Photography Home

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  36. I need to wear flats more. My legs ache to. I love that skirt, i've told you fifty million bazillion times before but I just do!

    C x

    http://www.memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  37. Good for you! Wait until you realize how much faster you get around - then, you'll never want to go back to heels! hehe

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  38. i'm a huge fan of flats. heels make my legs look better, but flats make my heart happier. some days it's hard to choose which body part i love more...

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  39. I love how your skirt is a little sheer at the hem and it's a great cut. I like the flow of the outfit, it looks great unbelted.

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  40. You look like a rebel all untucked. You need to get more flats, they are so inexpensive. I'm a flats addicts, and have around 20 pairs. I never wear heels though.
    My Heart Blogged

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  41. Being comfortable should not be against your rules :)

    I've been having a similar dilemma with shoes too, heels have been hurting my knees!! I feel like an old woman, sticking to flats for some time.

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  42. Cute necklace. I only wear heels on sunday or when I go out on the town. I couldn't wear them everyday. Ouch. I do love heels though.

    Method Clothe

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  43. I have a rule on flats dont wear them unless your feet hurt ( you have that covered) or if you have a playdate( i'm a mom) Other than that I stay away, i'm to short and "round" to pull it off. I need all the help I can get.

    Write it in Lipstick

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  44. I feel the same! Shorties NEED heels. At least I do. And you. Shorties unite.

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  45. Better me in flats standing up than me in heels flat on my backside because my ankles don't work that way... LOL

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  46. Cozy and pretty? Fabulous combination!

    I usually wear flats to work and then change into heels when I get there. I can't help but love a pretty ballet flat.

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  47. I like how cozy this looks. i love your style :)

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  48. sometimes its just great to be loose and flowy and in flats! I'm definitely wearing flats tomorrow after the killer heels i wore today!

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  49. I like the loose sweater, and sometimes flats are a great choice.

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  50. I love not belting sometimes, your so small you can totally get away with it! I love that skirt.

    savannah-joyofliving.blogspot.com

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  51. Great easy going outfit! It's refreshing to see a loose sweater not tucked or belted in! Looks so comfy and relaxed : )

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  52. Great easy going outfit! It's refreshing to see a loose sweater not tucked or belted in! Looks so comfy and relaxed : )

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  53. Cindy @ MilkteaandpolkadotsApril 6, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I'm all about wearing flats! My feet can't handle walking in heels for too long. :(

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  54. Your skirt is so cute! I've been on the look-out for fuller skirts like that lately.

    Thanks for linking to the flat philosophy post - I was thinking just today that my feet were killing me in heels, and they didn't used to, so it was interesting to read a similar perspective.

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  55. I love your skirt- the combo with the sweater is wonderful. <3

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  56. I have that same sweater and I was scared to wear it unbelted but it looks so great on you! Perhaps next week I will be braver and try something new! Thanks for the good idea. Here's how I wore it!

    http://nbadorestyle.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-blink-of-eye.html

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  58. Yes, although some may use that against you, as an excuse to not take you seriosly. But looking young does nothing to diminsh the the respect a person is due--in fact, neither does their actual age.

    At the start of my career I was kind of baby-faced and some of the older co-workers tried to treat me like a kid, even though I was out-performing them. Or maybe because I was. I grew a beard to look older (but mostly because shaving my baby-face HURT). LOL!

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  59. I.love.this.outfit. Will probably have to steal it from you :)

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  60. Pretty pretty! Love the photos, love the outfit! I too have begun wearing flats much much more. It does certainly help with those pesky pain issues caused by the heels, hehe.

    xo

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  61. I'm totally for loose and flowy this spring. You nailed it here!

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  62. yay for flats! looks adorable!

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  63. love the skirt and the necklace!!

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