…well, technically, there’s nothing very stylish about “casual”. If your pants have an elastic waistband, your t-shirt hangs down to your knees and your shoes fasten with Velcro… congratulations, you are the mayor of Casualville. But is casual considered a “look”? Or is it simply the absence of style?
Whatever it is, it is me. Big surprise, I’m a stay at home mom. I’m not about to sport a bandage dress while taking on the glamorous vacuum, KWIM? And since pajama bottoms double as my “casual” day look three days out of seven, let’s just say I have come to embrace my inner fashion slob.
However, when attending BlogHer ’11 earlier this year, I had to put together a few key looks that would show the public I still knew a thing or two about le haute mode. Only tricky part: the conference dress code was “business casual.” There’s that word again. The c-word.
Clothes weren’t really too much of a problem; slip dresses, well-fitting jeans and a few sparkly tops did wonders to slide me past the fashion police, but I was obsessing slightly about shoes. EVERY veteran BlogHer attendee proclaimed “Don’t wear heels!” in their pre-conference posts, and I wasn’t about to sport sneakers with skirts. What’s a girl to do?
Thankfully SKECHERS swooped in and saved the day. I must admit, I was a little hesitant when they offered to outfit me in casual looks that would go from day to night. My experience with SKECHERS was limited to their oh-so-awesome Shape-ups, and I was curious to see what they could come up with – casual, comfy and stylish? Huh, we’ll see.
Well I’m pretty much eating crow. Just look at these on-trend, super cute shoes (click to enlarge):
My fave pair is the Women’s Jubilee – Front Row in Black (pictured above left); any time you bling out casual shoes with:
soft fabric shoe lining
low profile shock absorbing midsole
flexible rubber traction outsole
Lena is interested. Very interested.
I’m so happy that SKECHERS has made me seen the light: causal CAN be chic!