Statement Neckline and Flats

Monday, 11 April 2011
I've always been drawn to necklaces and beautifully designed statement necklines. I conclude it's because I'm allergic to earrings. All sorts of earrings. I've tried them all. Platinum, yellow gold, white gold, silver etc. Alas, nothing worked. Each time,  I ended up with swollen and weepy earlobes.

After reading an inspiring blog, I decided to be staunch about my minimalist stance. This, of course, is influenced by 1) a phobia to a cluttered environment   2) lack of closet space. Unless I decide to move to the countryside (God forbid!), I'll have to get used to these minute city dwellings    3) my frugal parents which means the guilt sets in when I spend too much instead of saving and investing. My father was mystified why anyone would pay thousands for a bag that has someone else's initials (LV).

A TPFer mentioned why there wasn't a blog about flats. Good point. I can barely walk in a straight line in heels. We will be going on holiday with my brother who just got here with wife and son from New Zealand. While packing for the trip, I wanted a few tops and bottoms to create multiple ensembles without having to lug around a heavy suitcase. Since we've got a couple kids between us, heels are out of the question. Anyone care to give me tips as to how one walks in heels?


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Outfit: Gap cardigan, Petit Bateau t-shirt, Karen Walker skirt, cheap necklace from a shop selling costume jewelry (in Kuala Lumpur), Chanel Timeless Clutch and Repetto flats



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Outfit: Phillip Lim 3.1 top, Karen Walker skirt, Chanel Timeless Clutch and Repetto flats



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chanel timeless clutch

repetto red patent flats








11 comments:

  1. Again, love your ensembles. :) So effortlessly chic and practical at the same time.
    I used to be able to trot around in the highest heels, but after living in SH and Lux where I walk like mad, those sky high stilts are relegated to the basement. I tried moving them out and wearing them to dinners lately, but after a couple of weeks, have resorted back to my trusty flats.
    :-/

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  2. Beautiful classic outfits with a twist. I love the details (the necklace and the collar of the top).

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  3. Thank you, Heather. Like you, once I left work, I completely lost the ability to wear heels. I think I might slowly graduate to low wedges first but anything higher than 2 inches just kills me.

    q9y8, thank you! I'm exactly the same which is why I'm drawn to tops by Phillip Lim.

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  4. I'm a huge flats lover, too! I'd wear each of these outfits - love, love, love them!
    Ines De la Fressange says YES to flats over heels (sure she's 5'11") but, whatever! :)

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  5. Glad you like the outfits, lauraloo. I choose comfort anytime. Ines de la Fressange has an amazing but sensible style which I love :)

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  6. wow, beautiful ensemble. when can we see you in it?? i was reluctant to meet up with you in london bc i was travelling n didn't have any nice shoes n didn't want to appear like i'm a borneo aunty:D

    still want that clutch.

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  7. Oh Terri! You wouldn't have thought any less of yourself if you'd seen me today in my Converse trainers. Well, next time there will be no excuse to catch up!

    I hate being photographed (my wedding photographer was NOT pleased with me). You'll have to get the clutch. Caviar leather's better as it's far more durable the lambskin.

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  8. Love the lace necklace! I, too, adore flats. Even when I wear heels, I always pack a pair of flats. With all the cobblestones, walking and running from the bus to the train, I need comfy flats! I think I'll write a post on my flats and make a review. =)

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  9. That's the problem with living in ancient cities. All the cobblestones! I haven't mastered the art of walking in heels when I'm running from one end of the town to the other.

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  10. I live in flats, so I am not that good teacher whem it comes to walk on high heels:)
    I have to admit that Repettoo are one of the most comfortable ballerinas I have ever had.

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  11. Like you, I live in a flat. I don't fancy going up and down the stairs umpteen times in my heels. I haven't found anything as comfortable as Repetto flats. Until I do, I'll stick to the brand.

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