Sunday, January 30, 2011

Self Portrait, in Flats


If you haven't noticed by now, I'm a shoe girl. I don't know what it is, but I just find shoes fascinating. While clothing changes its shape depending on the wearer's body, shoes are perfect little sculptures, whether on the foot or in the box. The countless combinations of silhouette, material, and color in a well-stocked shoe department can be surprising and delightful.

However, I recently realized that the shoes I find the most surprising and delightful almost always have a heel. Maybe it's the sex appeal of a stiletto, or the Amazon height provided by a platform, but somehow footwear with a heel seems more of a shoe to me than footwear without. But going through an entire week in 4-inch heels can make even the sexiest Amazon cranky. 

So the back ache makes you pull those old reliable flats out of the closet, and then you walk around all day feeling short and dumpy. Seems like a lose-lose situation— tall, sexy, and in pain, or short, dumpy, and comfortable . . .

Keeping this conundrum in mind, I'm always looking for flats that have the personality of their taller cousins— shoes that have the look-at-me attitude of a stiletto— but none of the pain-inducing height.




These are two of my favorite pairs of flats. They have such strong personalities. The pale pink patent leather flats are sweet and girly. The knit flats are strong and sophisticated. They definitely hold their own next to the 3 and 4-inch heels in my closet. I even find myself pulling them out on days when my feet don't hurt.






And the extra height? Well, being petite can be sexy, too . . .




(Flats photos © Littlehouse of Style)

19 comments:

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

nice shoes!!

Marzipan said...

I'm only 5'4 and live in flats. They always make me feel sweet. Especially love Poetic License and Lulu Guinness. Lovely choices!

kbwrote said...

major shoe envy!

Cami said...

Petite is very sexy, embrace it! :)

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

the first pair is my favorite!
x

nick said...

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nick said...

Great stuff.....

I like it...

just one suggesion.... enter your blog to some directory like

http://digg.com or

http://www.101blogs.com

if you have not already done that. many people will be able to find your blogs.

keep posting.....

Thanks
Nikki

amy said...

Never a fan of flats, I have fallen in love with these ones. Such dynamic and interesting palettes* wonderful!!!!!



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the nyanzi report said...

Those miu miu flats look great.

Un-stitched said...

Both pairs are beautiful! Love the detailed shots.
christine
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ringtales said...

i miss you little house of style

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so pretty. x hivenn

Lynzy said...

Those Miu Miu flats are pure perfection! ;)
xo Lynzy
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Michelle at Chellbellz said...

love those shots!!

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xo RedPoppy

Gem said...

Ahhhhhh your blog is so beautiful! x

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