Today's This or That Trend choice was platforms or flats. I was all set to wear some platform sandals that I have with a skirt, but then the weather today has decided to flash forward to Fall, so I decided to have a pants day and go with my tried and true all time favorite flats. If you're a regular reader of the blog, you've seen these before.
My mom found me these a few years ago now at DSW, the tweed/herringbone type pattern totally drew her to them because she knew that I would love them. Funny story though, while I did think they were adorbs the first time I saw them, I didn't wear them for a good two or three years on a real regular basis. Yes, you heard me right, these shoes mostly sat in my closet not getting any love. Why would I do that? Because I used to think I was too short to wear flats. I have changed my thinking on that in the last year or so and now I can't get enough of flats, especially these!
So as I said, I was cold this morning, so not only did I wear pants, I grabbed a sweater too! It's a bit stuffy in my office though, so I can always take off the sweater if need be. Minnesota summer is so fickle. It will be hot again in a few days. I'm enjoying this taste of Fall while I can, I don't really like the super hot stuff unless I can spend time in a pool or at the beach!
As I was getting ready to write about my "Flats" I couldn't help but think of "Flat Stanley". Ever heard of that? Or those of you with kids, have your kids had a chance to do a "Flat Stanley" project? It's the cutest thing, I believe there is a book about him, but basically teachers have their students mail a "Flat Stanley" that they made to someone and have them take him on adventures and take pictures of it to send back to the students along with him. My in-laws did a "Flat Stanley" for some relatives from Texas. They took pictures of him in front of the Mall of America, the Spoonbridge and Cherry, and even just out in the snow to represent Minnesota. It was really quite cute.
I gotta say, these flats sure are comfy! I do like the additional height from a platform shoe, but there is something to be said for a shoe that is so comfy you think you're wearing a slipper to work! If it's warmer tomorrow I will probably wear the platforms with tomorrow's outfit instead, so you'll still get to see them!
Don't forget you can head over to Megan Mae or Keely's blogs to check out other bloggers doing this week's This or That Summer Trend challenge!
T-shirt - Maurices
Sweater - Lands End
Pants - Lee (From cousin)
Necklace and earrings - Charming Charlie
Flats - DSW