This outfit’s from over a week ago, but hey, who’s counting? There are so many things about this outfit that made me smile, I’m not sure which to talk about first. I guess we’ll start with the skirt, since it’s the oldest. I bought this way, way back during my shopping ban (almost two years ago!) and have worn it maybe once since then (didn’t blog it though). I always struggled with figuring out how to wear it and thought about tossing it, but I couldn’t bear to get rid of something so gorgeous. Finally, I realized that it just needed simple black and white to be perfect. Adding some dressy black flats (new!) and red accents, and I was all set.
That moves me onto the shoes. I’ve been looking for a comfortable, stylish pair of black flats FOREVER. I tried all my favorite brands, bought and returned shoes many times, but somehow could never seem to find anything.
I went shoe shopping with my boyfriend last week (not usually the best idea). And stumbled up a pair of Merrell Brios on sale. For once, we actually both agreed that they were cute and would be perfect for me. Unfortunately, the store didn’t have my size, but I was able to try on a larger pair to get an idea of their sizing. A few eBay searches later, and these babies arrived at my doorstep. It’s LOVE people. I’ve never had a pair of shoes this comfortable out of the box before. Buttery soft leather, a soft back of heel thing that doesn’t dig in (don’t know the right term). Lots of support and comfort (with room for an orthopedic insert, too). Amazing.
Yep, this outfit definitely made me happy. It made me feel more “me” outfit-wise than I’ve felt in a long time.