Shoe Solutions

Let’s set the scene:  You live in an area where you must walk at least part of the way to work.  It’s hot; it’s sticky, and you just want your feet to breathe before being cooped up in an office all day — or — you’re racing to make it into work on-time, which has incidentally transformed you into a champion power walker.  In either case, comfort during your commute is your top priority.  So what do you do?  You strap on flip flops or sneakers and set off on your merry way.

::Gasp::

I’ve seen everyone from interns to management commit this business-attire indiscretion (and may or may not have comitted it once or twice myself).  But there is hope.  Just nix the flip flops and sneakers and embrace these shoe solutions:

1.  D’Orsay.  I’m a known supporter of the d’Orsay flat (see April’s post, Feeling Flat).  D’Orsays are a solid wear-to-work option with their sleek silhouette that still allows for a fair amount of air flow.  Look for d’Orsays that provide full coverage in the toe region to limit irritation or discomfort brought on by long-distance walking.  I’m loving this cap-toe pair by Chinese Laundry and these Ivanka Trump beauts. Continue Reading

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Shopping List – May 2014

It’s the last weekday of the month, so that means you get a double-dose of The Glamour Less with a second post – this time on my top shopping picks for the month of May.  For this shopping list, I looked for spring-to-summer transition pieces that could easily be dressed up or down, depending on the effect of the hot and humid weather on my motivation to get all dolled up.  Though a couple of my picks are over $100 full-price (i.e., the C. Wonder dress and the Marc Jacobs top), these pieces are frequently on sale for well-below their ticket price.  In fact, the MJ top is marked down right now to $92, but I’ve seen it go as low as $81 — and for any given C. Wonder sale, you’re likely to get at least 30% off full-priced styles.

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Feeling Flat

Steve Madden Vamp Flats

This past week I was thinking about how I could showcase my still-new Steve Madden d’Orsay flats, when it dawned on me – why not do a tribute to all things flat(s)?!  More often than not, I catch myself reaching for the flats in my closet to complete an outfit.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I refuse to wear heels; it’s just that the practicality of flats matched by  Continue Reading

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