Wednesday, February 2, 2011

walk with your feet straight








Outfit Details:
lace top - courtesy of DKNY (from the gift card I won!)
studded belt - from my mom's shop, Hourglass Consignment
sparkly tutu skirt - Urban Outfitters
tights - HUE
Eddie Metallic Ballet Flat - courtesy of Tory Burch
ivory infinity scarf - I think I stole this from my sister
coat - courtesy of Club Monaco, from one of their parties (best party favor ever)

Makeup Notes: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain, e.l.f. blush, MAC blacktrack fluidline, Laura Mercier lip stain in Hibiscus


When I was a baby, cute little shoesies were not an option. Since I was born severely pigeon toed, I had to wear corrective shoes with a bar between them, which turned my feet outward. Here's a visual of something similar. I then graduated to the child version of orthopedic shoes, which added insult to my single mom's injury with their hefty price tag. I consider my collection of ridiculously high heels a form of reparation for the years worth of ugly corrective shoes. Of course, that's idiotic and detrimental to my weak ankles, and my mom is probably horrified at my lack of care for my sad little feeties.

Lately, I've been trying to tweak my habits. I'm not giving up heels - never ever, but I always carry extra flats to change into for walks around the city, and I save the high heels for cab rides (or change into them closer to the venue). I'm rediscovering my favorite flat boots and have been exploring the world of comfortable ballet flats and oxfords.

My feet are thanking me - and I'll admit that I'm smitten with many of my flats. But weak ankles aside, I'm pigeon toed with or without comfy shoes. And you know what? I still prefer my heels.


80 comments:

  1. keiko! i absolutely adore all the neutrals in your outfit and how you paired it all together!! :)

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  2. i feel your pain with orthopedic shoes growing up-- heck, i still have (removable) orthodics in all my shoes! not only are orthopedic shoes expensive, but they're also hideous! i know they're good for me feet but gosh... why couldn't they look a little less like moon boots?

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  3. You always look so beautiful!
    I'm glad to hear you're trying to wear more flat shoes, it really is better for your feet. And I'm a sworn enemy to high heels anyway, so it's nice to see more fashion bloggers pull off looks with flat shoes :)

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  4. love love love this skirt!!! it sparkles with the snow. and you are perfectly layered my dear. TOO FREAKING CUTE!! I so agree. Take care of those feeties. I do the SAME thing. Have to conserve! xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com

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  5. My right foot always turned in & I wore corrective shoes too. But I do walk straighter now. I love your outfit today! The lacey shirt is so pretty!! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

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  6. You look beautiful, this is a lovely look :-)

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  7. SO PRETTY! You continually do such an amazing job of creating everyday outfits with dressy, sparkly things. I'm always impressed. :)

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  8. Perfect look!kisses

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  9. That skirt is so pretty, it reminds me of stars xoxo

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  10. gorgeous !!
    love the skirt

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  11. I love the metallic skirt, so pretty!

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  12. So stunning!!

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  13. You are so beutiful!

    Awesome!!!!!!!

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  14. Men prefer a woman in heels, too. LOVE your style... don't ever change it.

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  15. cute outfit, .. really cute :)

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  16. absolutely darling! i love the skirt!! ♥erica

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  17. So cute!
    Lux
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  18. I love the outfit. I would wear it in a second. I actually really like this outfit with the flats.
    My Heart Blogged

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  19. So pretty and I love the hue tights with the flats.

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  20. Adore all the sparkly accents. Very pretty wintery outfit. You look lovely in flats. I prefer heels and would never give them up either, but I have somewhat gotten into adding flats to my closet as well.

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    much love.

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  21. Love everything you put it together so wonderfully!

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  22. I am in LOVE with this outfit. It's absolutely yummy. I adore the colour palette and the hints of gold in the skirt, ballet slippers, and belt -AMAZING!

    I am a huge fan of flats and wear them out with my vintage dresses all the time. I love the idea of never, ever being hindered by my foot wear! I love to go wherever the night, may take me ...cheers to flats! xx veronika.

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  23. I absolutely LOVE that skirt and the scarf you're wearing! I wish I was as fond of heels as you are. I'm definitely more of a flats, sandals, and converse type of gal. I love how beautiful heels are and how much of an effect it has on an outfit. I just wish I had the pain tolerance for them. Either way...beautiful and I'm sure your weak ankles are praising you for the flats...especially because they're adorable. :)

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  24. I love that skirt! And those flats are super preeeetty! I carry a pair (or two) of assorted GAP flats everywhere. I have one in my car (just in case) and one in my purse if I am wearing heels :)

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  25. I understand you pain.
    I CANNOT wear heels due to a weak ankle I cracked as a kid. My ankle will swell if I try and wear a pair of heels 2inches and up!!!

    SO flats forever! Yay!!!!

    And you always look so lovely!

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  26. Your skirt in this post is great :)
    If you're after an exercise that'll gradually strengthen your ankles, try ballet-I've just started beginner's lessons and I can feel an improvement after only 2 weeks!

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  27. Such a cute look!! You're making me re-consider flats :)

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  28. You look so cute. Love the skirt.

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  29. your skirt is borderline orgasmic.

    and i'm sorry about your feet, dear. that must have been tough/annoying, even as a child.

    but i know exactly what you mean about rediscovering your love of flats - i used to be heels all the time. right now i'm oxford, warm boots, and plain flats. <3

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  30. Simply amazing, your blog posts are always lovely- take care!
    x

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  31. Beautiful photos!!!

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    You are welcome to visit my blog too:)) Kisses <3

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  32. I'm so glad you shared this with us. I often see style bloggers wearing heels, every single day. I'm in my last few months of university, so they aren't a realistic option with a campus as big as mine. Even after graduating, I don't think I could handle it. I'm trying to change that! You're definitely an inspiration to wear heels, but wear them wisely :)

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  33. hahaha!!! You just made me remeber that I used to use that horribles corrective shoes, the very same shoes you are wearing in that picture.
    But I had to sleep with them too!..can you belive that. OMG.
    That´s why Im crazy about Flats! they are perfect always!

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    kisses

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  34. I love all your outfits! <3
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  35. What a cute outfit. That skirt is amazing!

    xoxo
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  36. Pigeon toed or not, those Tory Burch flats look amazing on your feet! I just love her shoes. They are the essence of style to me. You look lovely. Your style is so romantic.

    XO, Katie
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  37. I love the skirt and what you wore with that piece!

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  38. I feel your pain! I have hyperextending tendons, which = extremely bendy ankles and elbows. I'm very prone to fall off heels but I love them anyway! Just have to make sure there's someone nearby to grab if I start to topple.

    Love the coat, so princessy!

    K xx


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  39. You have a lovely blog and such pretty photos! Found you through lookbook

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  40. What a lovely outfit! I love your skirt and ballet flats. Ballet flats used to be my favorite kind of shoes, but heels have now taken their place. :D I'm 5' 8" and I still insist on wearing tall heels. :D It's very interesting when I stand next to my best friend who is 5' 2" and hates heels. :D

    ~ Katie
    http://www.beautifully-pure.com

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  41. Cute and very romantic outfit! and the flats are fabulous

    ~M
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  43. LOL this was my mother's mantra to me as a child. i too had to wear those darned casts with the bar in between. luckily I avoided the shoes as i got older. to this day i still try to turn my feet out when I walk like I might end up going in circles if I don't (my right foot is worse than my left) glad to see I wasn't the only one who had those silly braces :)
    i love that top with the metalic skirt - super cute!

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  44. i had the same corrective shoes as a baby. :) i guess they worked bc i'm not pigeon toed anymore. i love shoes, maybe there is a correlation. :)

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  45. great outfit post. i love that skirt

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  46. Oh I love that coat, especially paired with that scarf and coat. I've seen those GAP shoes and wondered if they were actually comfy for walking. They seem like a great idea.

    xx Melina
    .but i like it.

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  47. Your skirt is to die for! As much as I love heels, there is a special love that I hold for flats - in reality, I'd love to be barefoot on a sandy beach for forever. Wishful thinking!

    Love your makeup look below also, you are incredible with it!

    XO.
    Erika
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  48. Love this and I have yet to wear a pair of Tory Burch shoes that I do not love.

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  49. Absolutely gorgeous! I am loving the Club Monaco coat and the DKNY lace top. Keep the amazing outfits coming!

    Xo Chelle
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  50. Wow i LOVE the outfit you look great! The skirt and top together with the belt suit so well :)

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  51. Aw no. I remember you talking about (and even slightly ribbing yourself) your childhood days of pigeon-toed-ness and how it wasn't necessarily a "fashion blogger" thing that you tended to be pigeon-toed (if I'm making any sense).

    Especially because it's wintertime and the "snowpocalypse" just hit the Midwest HARD, I think I have to stick with practical boots for now if I want to stay relatively safe and alive. D:

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  52. You can't go wrong with anything Tory Burch.

    And, I love that DKNY top-- so versatile!

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  53. cute flat :)

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  54. I'm a flat carrier too! I have the weakest ankles.

    Such a pretty outfit! Love your style

    xx

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  55. Love the entire look. I have the same flats.

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  56. Love this! The scarf is just perfect!

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  57. that silver tutu is kind of amazingggg!

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  58. so pretty! I adore your colors!
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  59. Love your outfit.
    That skirt is amazing ♥

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  60. You totally look like a model in that 1st shot!

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  61. Orthopedics are definitely not fun :( I just started wearing ones for my high arches and they're 3/4 inch high in the heel area so they make all my shoes uncomfortable so I rarely wear them.
    I love the skirt you're wearing with the black tights.

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  62. love this look so chic and stylish

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  63. Your hair looks awesome! Is it naturally curly or do you have a perm? Do you mind sharing your haircare products and tips?

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  64. Just gotta say - I discovered you on Lookbook, and I LOVE your style! And u are one of the most beautiful girls I've seen, I think - wow, gorgeous :)

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  65. I like your top! I give you props for even walking in heels for an hour... I sure can't...

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