Friday, December 30, 2011

style challenge: fancy flats




Dress: Zara (similar style here); Jacket: Gryphon (similar style here); Bag: Zara; Shoes: Steve Madden; Sunglasses: Karen Walker; Jewelry: J. Crew chain necklace, assorted gifted bangles, Michael Kors watch

If you've read This Time Tomorrow for a while, you've probably come to notice that I'm not much of a flats kind of girl. It's not that I don't ever wear them, trust me, I have to with the hills in my neighborhood -- I just always feel much more put together and like myself, when I have a trusty pair of 4 inchers on (plus feeling taller never hurt anyone, right?). So when my coworkers suggested we try a fancy flats style challenge this week, I'll admit, I was a bit, well, stumped. 

Until I remembered my smoking slippers that is! I scooped up these Steve Madden leopard smoking slippers right before I left for New York back in September so I'm glad they can finally make their overdue debut here on the blog. True to form, these flats are the unsung heroes of this blog (they've gotten me through some pretty rough times, namely weekend morning coffee runs when I don't want to dress up enough for their heeled counterparts). 

Moral of the story? I think I may need to bring them out to play more often! 

Oh, and don't forget to check out the always lovely Rebecca of Thirty-Five Inch InseamMeghan of Voila and Kellen of And So It Goes to see how they styled their fancy flats! 

52 comments:

  1. I'm rocking those same flats, now! They're just made for mixing with other prints. That J. Crew chain necklace is perfect, too!

    XO,
    Doux Rousse
    www.douxrousse.com

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  2. so unusual to see you in flats but looking great! you should definitely wear these more often :)

    Hope you are having great holidays :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  3. Love this those leopard flats are awesome.

    Collections

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  4. I have similar flats and you've just given me a great idea on how to style them. Thanks!

    xx

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  5. This is a great look, I love the leopard print flats!!


    Carsedra of:

    http://embracingtherealme.blogspot.com/

    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love them! Have the same in regular ballet flats, but these are so darling too! xo

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  7. Adore the leopo flats & I love that bag from Zara, kinda wondering how come I've not bought one yet!!!
    Happy 2012 xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  8. I am a heels girl, too. But I have a trusty pair of leopard print flats that I rely on as well. Just debuted them in my outfit post yesterday. Great minds think alike :) Looking ultra chic as always, girl. x

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  9. Love, love, love the combination of leopard and polka dots :) Great styling doll!

    XoXo-Kelli K
    http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

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  10. Love those flats! I like them with the polka dots. ~ Rhoda

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  11. i love the richness of this outfit. it really is well put together

    http://styleaccordingtome.blogspot.com

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  12. Love the polka dots and leopard print together! I was going to ask how you get around in heels with all the hills!

    www.chevronsandeclairs.com

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  13. The shoes are lovely, and the lip colour & necklace are gorgeous!

    xoxo.

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  14. The flats are absolutely stunning! You combined them really cute :)

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  15. These flats pair nicely with your dress. I'm jealous you can get away with wearing a dress right now without tights. It's rather chilly in Virginia.

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  16. love your bag :)

    http://ativevita.blogspot.com

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  17. i have those exact same shoes and i am in LOVE with them -- they seriously go with everything and more! i love how you paired them with polka dots, leopard + dots are one of my fav combos :) love your blog girly xoxo

    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

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  18. LOVE that zara bag. i am guilty of wearing my leopard flats WAY too many times...opposite of you!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  19. I love these smoking slippers! So glad they're becoming so popular because they are so fun :) You look fab no matter what shoes you're wearing!

    http://confessionsoftheglitterati.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love those smoking slippers, they're a classic silhouette in a modern pattern. I wish I could pull them off, but I dont think i'm preppy enough. Maybe i'll give them another go. I've always wanted to try them on!

    xoxo Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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  21. so simply chic! the flats were unexpected but look lovely!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  22. I for one am a total flats girl. I live in them. They look good on you! Have a happy New Year!

    Yanira
    http://manolosmanicuresthismom.blogspot.com/

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  23. Is that Full House in the background?! Love.
    Love the flats - & your look!

    fashionedby.blogspot.com

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  24. Krystal! I LOVE these flats and how you styled them! polka dots and leopard were meant for each other like nutella and peanut butter sandwiches!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

    ps, I wish I could wear four inch heels everyday but Im already 6 foot 1! My man friend says he doesn't mind "climbing" me to give me a smooch on the cheek but I mind! hahahaha.

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  25. Even in flats, you look AMAZING! Love the pattern mixing. The leopard and polka dots look fabulous together!

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  26. Krystal, I am exactly the same way. I only wear heels, but it totally affects my working out! I can't run for long distances after work because I'd been in 4-5 inchers everyday. I would LIKE to wear flats as much as I can, but it just doesn't suit my 5'0 stature :)

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  27. Love your flats! I've been wanting some smoking slippers, but I can't decide between a basic black or something more fun like yours!
    Nugical Musings

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  28. I have those flats love them wear them every chance I get you can also see them in my fashion blog http://taylorgrayfashion.blogspot.com/

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  29. I feel you girl, I rarely wear flats... but these are obviously winners in my book! ;)) Wishing you a Happy NY... xx

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  30. The flats are super cute! They look great mixed with the other patterns!

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  31. I absolutely love your sunglasses !

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  32. very classy outfit!

    xo

    prairie-princess.blogspot.com

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  33. so cute, love your shoes! I got a similar spiked pair recently from romwe that I luuuurve

    happy new year!
    <3Meghan

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  34. Krystal,

    I love how you styled your fancy flats with the polka dots! I actually have those flats myself! They're so adorable and just as comfortable as they are cute :)

    I featured you on my blog today. I hope you don't mind! http://www.brightontheday.com

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  35. Adore this look! Your dress is gorge, so chic!
    And the little houses in the background are just adorable :)
    Emma x

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  36. Love the Zara shopper! And the mix of leopard and polka dots! :)

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  37. Sometimes flats are a must.
    Love that they aren't boring!!

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  38. Love the mix of polka dots & leopard! I'm with you on hardly ever wearing flats. Cute ones like those are hard to pass up though!

    xoxo
    Mandy
    The Klury Report & Kini Style

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  39. Cute outfit!!
    Love the way you mix your dot dress with leopard slippers!!

    xoxo
    http://preppygossip.blogspot.com

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  40. Those flats are awesome, they'd be an instant uplift to any outfit
    This look is lovelyyy

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  41. Saw these shoes recently and fell in love! The way you styled them is wonderful, we always love when people mix prints.

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  42. I love the dress and bag with the shoes! I, too am not a flats person, but having a good pair that works for running around is essential. These are really cute.

    http://theautumnissue.com

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  43. I love these shoes! So pretty...The dress is nice too!

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