April 1, 2019

 Good morning and happy Monday! On the subject of flats vs heels, I have 3 “tricks”:

  1. I was a figure skater for 8 years, training in the early mornings before school and in the evenings after school. Skating boots are not forgiving things – hard leather, a 1.5″ heel, and blisters were a way of life every time we were breaking in a new pair (annually, at least). My feet can tolerate a whole lot now (possible that some nerve endings don’t exist any longer?! haha), so in truth, high heels are no big deal for me. For that “trick,” I’m sorry that it may not apply!
  2. When faced with options in leather (suede, patent or smooth leather), I always, always choose suede. It is the softer, more supple option and will more easily stretch to the shape of your foot. In my experience, patent leather is the most challenging, but there are cases where patent cannot be avoided (and I happily throw caution to the wind).
  3. I match each pair of heels with a pair of flats (one pair of flats sub in for for several pairs of heels) – so anytime I want to wear my chestnut colored heels but need to change out to run around more freely, I know exactly which pair of flats to reach for, and that the pair will work seamlessly with my outfit. These flats have been amazing in that way – it can take the place of my dark brown heels, my black pumps, my nude pumps…. pretty much anything! So this pair is easily my current favorite and well worth the investment! Now I’m on the hunt for an equally versatile flat to take the place of my white pumps…

Do you have any tips and tricks for wearing heels? Please share below! Thank you so much for stopping by!


Jacket (this $108 jacket has been on repeat! here)
Sweater ($18 here)
Pants (old style by Theory here | similar styles priced high to low: here, here and here)
Flats (bought it here | also available here, here and here)
Purse (in black on consignment for a fraction of the price here)
Bracelet (here)