There comes a time in every person’s life were they are faced with a choice: stick to the status quo or come out of your comfort zone and embrace something different. When I was faced with the challenge of incorporating high heel sneakers into my outfit… the status quo was feeling way more appealing to me than the alternative. I find these suckers to be as hipster as skinny jeans, a white tee and a fedora, and I consider myself the complete opposite of that—save for the occasional visits to 16 handles and the sorts were of course the dress attire is “I don’t give an f** what you think of me, I am getting a the big cup, please…” Bottom line, this was a tough one for me.
To tone up something that is clearly meant to look cash and make it part of my daily ensembles, I thought a nice Miami-Vice-inspired blazer might do the trick… add an embellished pouch that sparkles in the light and the deal is sealed. However, I couldn’t help but feeling like at any point, a boom box would start playing Ciara’s One-Two Step and I would start breaking it down in the hood. I was a huge fan of that song- and dance- way back when, yet I don’t think I would have made the cut if a flash mob was ever put together with my typical choice of attires. So who knows, maybe something good might come out of this purchase. Like my mom would say: there’s always a silver lining!
ps- even the camera was so confused with this look that the pictures came out blurry… completely intentional…
Top- Unknown, Blazer- Zara F/W ’11, Shorts- H&M SS ’12, Wedge Sneakers- Steve Madden, Watch- Michael Kors, Bracelets- David Yurman & Peru, Bag- Southcoast
Ahh. The wedge sneaker. I bought these babies a few months ago in Spain but wasn’t able to wear them thanks to the 100 degree weather. Now, in Miami they are more bearable thanks to air conditioning and…well, my car. As you know, I’m a huge fan of sports wear so getting the chance to mix and match with nicer pieces gives me a fashion boner. Now to my outfit! Nothing says “do me” like an oversized puffy sweater to hide my lady parts which I paired with a pencil skirt for contrast. Women in Miami don’t generally wear this kind of stuff so you can be sure I’ll get a lot of attention.