I knew this fall semester was going to be a tricky one in terms of fashion and shoes — I’m moving from Pittsburgh mid-December, so I’m trying to really limit my clothes and shoes because I can only take so much with me. Plus, I’m starting some professional clinical rotations 2 days a week, so I need shoes that are appropriate and comfortable. Not to mention, I have to walk back and forth to school, to the bus stop, etc. Lots of walking in Pittsburgh. So I needed some comfortable, practical flats for the fall.
Enter these recent purchases: a red Minnetonka moccasin, beige-and-white striped Keds, and these unique Naturalizers.
I’ve admired the Minnetonka brand for years, and I’ve always wanted a colorful pair. While slipper-like in comfort, the shoes have fairly good treads and are really well-made. Plus, the cherry red color is perfect for fall!
The “Preppy” Sneakers
These Keds have a cushion in them, so they’re super comfortable in addition to being adorable. I love mixing them with mini-skirts and boyfriend jeans for an unexpected but pulled-together look.
The Professional Flats
These Naturalizer’s are made of incredibly stretchy and soft fabric that always bounces back. I love the thick horizontal strap, which adds a little “ballerina” to them. And they have a thick sole, making them really comfy to stand in a while.
All 3 of these shoes are going to make a great (and practical) addition to my fall closet. Which shoes are you loving for fall?
I really love fashion. There is something so satisfying about putting together different outfits, playing with my personal style, and trying new combinations. It just fills my heart up. Because fashion is sort of a big part of my life (and one of my interests, for sure!), I’m trying to incorporate it in this blog a little bit more. I’m still working out some kinks and brainstorming ways to post more fashion content to Imperfect Chevron, but I came up with a fun idea called “A Mile in Her Shoes,” which is going to be a mini-series in which I share some of my favorite shoes. It might be really fun, or it might be a total bust. But I’m going for it! My first pair of shoes that I’d like to share with you are my vintage moccasins.
I picked these up at my favorite flea market a couple of years back, and I love them so much. They have gotten a little dirty, which is the problem with cream colored shoes. But they’re still in good shape!
The moccasins have fringe on the front, wrap-around lacing on the sides, and hard soles with a slight heel. The hard bottoms make me feel ultra-fancy when I walk because they sound like high-heels! But it’s not great during exams when the whole room is silent…
After a couple times wearing them, the original lace (which is made of a pretty fragile leather cord) broke. I was able to buy some similar leather cord at the fabric/craft store near my house, and it’s held up really well!
Obviously, I wouldn’t walk miles in these shoes, but they’re pretty comfortable to walk to school in. They’re not really built for snow or heavy rain, but I would wear them if it was raining lightly.
My favorite thing about these moc’s is that the whole shoe is soft, which I love. My feet are weird and deformed (gross) from years of ballet, and I have a hard time wearing leather or stiff shoes. I’d love to get some more moccasins sometime soon, maybe some different colored ones, blue or black would be pretty.
It’s currently snowing here in Colorado, but I’m dreaming of summer. I know, I know, this says “Spring Wishlist.” Colorado doesn’t have a fabulous spring. Much of it is cold and windy, with occasional warm days sprinkled in here and there (just enough to tease you!). And we can get snow through May, so you just don’t know what the weather will really be like. Crazy. I still love it. But I’m definitely dreaming of summer and warm weather and sunshine. Lots of sunshine.
Here are some of the things I’m dreaming of…
1. This J.Crew lingerie set (found it on Pinterest, no link!)
2. This Rebecca Minkoff clutch
3. This Oasap dress would be the perfect pool cover-up
4. I’m in love with this pink Marysia bikini. In. Love.
5. These adorable little zebra flats would make me have happy feet! (Again, found on Pinterest with no link. Apologies!)
6. This Thug Life (Etsy) T-Shirt explains my life so well. I’m definitely a “hangry” person.
7. I was inspired by this gorgeous pink bathroom. I love color, and I have no doubt in my mind that my future home will have lots and lots (and lots) of color.
8. This creative and clever vertical kitchen storage from the lovely ladies at A Beautiful Mess. I am never short of amazed by the things that the staff comes up with!
Well, that’s all for now. I guess I’ll just keep dreaming of long summer days as I sit and watch the snow plummet to the earth. I’m so not a winter person.