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The laid back Cool

Laid back cool

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Yes, I saw it coming. I was warned (fashion signs!), I was alarmed, I was prepared. Or actually, I was so not prepared to be tip-toeing (still in heels) around this summer's hottest trend, the *deep sigh*: advanced flat (aka grown up and pimped orthopaedic shoe).

When Heidi Klum came up with her first edition of crystallized Birkenstocks back in the 90s I could still turn a blind eye hoping that the lapse of taste would be temporary. And certainly I tried not to be blinded (aka totally eye and heel insulted) when I spotted certain creatures sporting the persistent “Adilette”, which already found its way into fashion magazines last season. Brrrrrrrrrr!

But what to do when flatforms are praised from Elle to Vogue as the new cool and promoted so fashionably? *Deep sigh again*: you try of course, even though for a heelalista this means lowering standards quite literally. Tricked everybody though because far away from home (nobody knows me) and on a boat (no heels allowed) everybody just thought I was so “laid back”. Now you delete that picture of me in flats from your long-term memory forever. This never happened and will just stay between you and me, OK?

xxx

Today’s shoes are H&M.
Fair enough when trying and discarding a trend

Bag: Mulberry | Bikini: H&M | Trousers: Emanuel Ungaro | Hat: Laura Ashley | Jewellery: Stylists own | Sunnies: Prada | Cropped Shirt: Things I like, Things I love

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Office 4.0

Office 4.0

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Whenever it comes to the daily routine (mostly done in a rush between a still blurry eye and the first coffee, tooth brush still in your mouth) of picking your outfit for work, opinions couldn’t be more diverse. Unless your place of work provides you with logo sweater or you're working where I do (spotted a full fleece head-to-toe dinosaur suit recently), it will always come down to the question: comfy or business?

In the language of a heelalista of course this translates to choosing the high heel department or staying grounded in flats. Although I'm still 100% sure that only a decent inch looks cool while changing the toner of the copy machine, and will distract from the fact that you probably a) did not have the time (again) to iron your blouse or b) IF you did, immediately spilled coffee over it, I must confess that this season so many chic semi-high alternatives are out there that it’s kind of hard to resist.

Especially when you have to jump on your office chair in full disgust quickly upon discovering that you're not the only one busy at work: mice are also. So what is your office 4.0 solution ladies? Flat or fab?

xxx

Today’s shoes are COS and Tiffi via Daniele Dentici
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Kitty Kittns

Kitty Kittens

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Yes, I tried to resist.Did my best to ignore the temptation of comfort (“would rather break my neck/leg in inches than be found dead in anything but heels” etc), and so fought blisters after long shopping day hours, climbed mercilessly over cobblestones, accepted the feeling of “can someone please amputate my legs” after a regular working day. All just to stay true to my mantra of running in heels (and smile the pain away): by all means and at all times. Well, I’m not writing this blog for nothing right?

So of course I couldn’t care less about the trend of shrunken mini heels (so perfect for the office/grocery shopping/comfy nights out dancing duh!!!!), but, well yeah. Here you go: I finally gave in. Adopted a pair of kitten heels recently, and now that I've lost all status of heel dignity, I can also admit that it’s not the only “kitty confession” I have to make. When no one's looking, I not only cuddle my leathery friends (those with the decent heels that is), but my forever favorite kitten-Kuscheltier as well. Glad we talked about it. Miauw!

xxx

Today’s shoes are Zara
It will take a while before investing EUR 500 for the MiuMiu version...