TGIF! It’s shaping up to be a working weekend for me, but I hope to squeeze in some sunshine, reading, and quality time with my Netflix queue. (I want to dive into GLOW; anyone watched it yet?)
In the latest installment of Things I’m Too Old For Now: I can’t get away with wearing my beloved leather flip flops and flimsy ballet flats to work anymore. We have concrete floors throughout the flower shop, and after long days on my feet, my arches are shot. I know the lack of support is terrible for my legs and back, but up until recently, my desire for cute outfits was greater than my respect for ergonomics.
I’m just not a sneaker person; for years, I only had one shabby pair that I kept around for walking the dog or outside chores. But these days — *cough* 30s *cough* — comfort is king, and I’m warming up to the look of vintage-inspired trainers paired with straight leg ankle jeans and a tee, and summer dresses dressed-down with easy slip-on sneakers.
I bought a pair of knit Skechers trainers before Mother’s Day, and spent the entire holiday week proclaiming my newfound foot comfort to my team (bless their hearts.) And now I’m on a mission to add a few more options to my closet that combine fashion and function with cute details like perforated suede, metallic leather, throwback silhouettes, and animal print.
I rounded up some of my current favorites below, and you can click the images to shop ’em! (You can find the blush high-tops at the top of the post here.)
I’d like to petition to make every weekend a 4-day weekend!
We closed the shop for the holiday, and I spent four glorious days lounging around the house in yoga pants, reading a little, binge-watching Netflix and Hulu a lot — currently loving Jane the Virgin and The Mindy Project — and only leaving the neighborhood to pick up burritos.
I didn’t realize how much I needed the mental break. I’ve been a stress case for the last several months, and checking out of the world for a few days gave my over-cooked brain a quiet, healing rest.
Now, onto this [short] week’s five things!
I bought this Olive + Oak sleeveless denim dress at m.marie on Saturday. I threw it on to go to my favorite 3 year old’s birthday party yesterday, and loved it so much I gave it an encore today.
I’m still carrying my Vince Camuto striped tote as an everyday carryall; it holds all the junk I think I need to schlep around every day, and makes me feel like I’m heading to the pool instead of going to work.