Day Dress

The sun has finally decided to show its face and I could not be happier about it. I mean look at that girl jumping in the streets. Now that is happy.  Plus I got to give my new dress a spin since I could get away with bare legs. So I’ve discovered a new love for flats lately. Is this 30? Probably. But I read some sage advice on Cupcakes and Cashmere about when to wear heels and when to wear flats, according to French women and loved the idea. On her post a reader said that they (the French) wear flats when a skirt is above the knee and heels when it is below the knee. I’ve decided to try this look out lately and actually really like this rule. In fact, I’d been eyeing a pair of d’Orsay flats because they have the structure I love of a heel but they are easier to wear everyday and throughout the day, especially long days at the shop. They were a bit of a splurge but I’ve worn them so many times since purchasing them last month that I’ve never looked back. (I linked a similar option below, too!) Of course, I’ll never be able to leave a heel behind but the option of a flat these days is looking better and better. Hashtag things I never thought I’d say. 

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  1. Gabriela Grębska says:

    So cute look! 🙂

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  2. Julie says:

    Oh my. This is one of my favorite outfits of yours, ever. I love finally seeing flats on your blog!:) For me anyway, they are a more practical option as a mama who wants to be stylish but comfortable. Also, love the tip on flats vs. heels. Good to know! Enjoy the sunshine! xo
    p.s. I'm so glad shop girl selfies are back in business on Instagram. They are some of my favorite pics of yours on there!

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  3. Heidi D. says:

    LOVE this dress! Something about it just screams spring. Great tip about heels vs. flats too.


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  4. Anita says:

    I love heels, but the comfort of flats often wins me over! That Vince pair is so pretty and simple — I can see why they were worth the splurge.

    Always, Anita

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  5. That dress with your nude accessories is perfect- makes me want to head outside for a picnic!!

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  7. Love the satchel to bits !

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  8. I love the pattern mixing going on! Such a cute outfit ❤

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  9. Mel says:

    Adorable outfit! Love the pattern play

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  10. Diana says:

    Love the combination of stripes!!

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  11. Nikki says:

    those flats are gorgeous!

    xx nikki

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  12. Christine says:

    I love the lens color on your Ray Bans — which color is it??? Thanks!!

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  13. Love this style on you, you look beautiful !

    With love,

    Hayley xxx

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  14. Rach says:

    Such a great look!

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  15. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    loving all the different patterns in this look!


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  16. Cute! I love the mix of stripes

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  18. Eden Mint says:

    Love the jean jacket and purse, great combo!

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  19. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    what an adorable dress! perfect for the spring!

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  20. Kendi Lea says:

    Ugh it looks like the ones at Nordstrom are on a waitlist! Sorry about that. This is the light blue gradient with gold frames. I'll try to find another link for them!

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  21. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    so cute and adore your flats! 🙂

    ladies in navy

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  22. Trou Vang says:

    Love this adorable look!

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  23. Mica says:

    Love that striped dress! 🙂

    There are lots of cute flats around – as I happily discovered after a knee injury a while back that stopped me wearing heels!

    Away From The Blue

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  24. Natali says:

    You look incredibly beautiful in this outfit! Such a great, girly look and I like your skirt very much.

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  25. Sarah H. says:

    Good rule. I don't stick to it 100% of the time, but I do sort of unconsciously follow it. For me, it's more about looking professional at work. I feel like if my skirt is shorter, I want to make sure I'm not going too sexy so I'll wear a low heel or flats. But if I'm wearing a longer skirt or pants, I want to make sure I don't look frumpy so I prop myself up a little higher. Anyway, YAY SUN & SHOES OF ALL KINDS!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  26. This look is perfect for spring, I love the stripes


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  27. love the rules of flats and heels!! You look adorable.

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  28. Jill says:

    this rule is SO spot on! love it. and love this dress 🙂


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  29. Living In Colors says:

    Those shoes are amaze. It's so hard to find the perfect nude but those might be it:)


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  30. lavieenliz says:

    I love everything about this — the nude shoes are so cute

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  31. Christine says:

    thanks for the info. i'll scope them out 🙂

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  34. Clare says:

    I read that article too and am totally excited to try it. (Winter pants don't always agree with me and that rule). I agree with the rule, plus, the French style is just so uber chic that how can you not want to try something so chic?!

    Clare | Understated Classics

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  35. Laura Whitman says:

    That dress is just so adorable!



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