So back when I was about to start my very first internship in advertising/marketing, I was talking to my Dad about the commute. I was home in Chicago for the summer (I went to school out in California) and had secured an unpaid internship down in the city. The commute involved a drive to my town’s train station, a 30 minute train ride and then walking 15 some odd blocks from Chicago’s Union Station to my internship’s offices. My dad immediately commented “well you’ll need a new pair of sneakers to do that walk in every day.” I remember my over-dramatic reaction with my mouth dropping and my declaring “I will never be one of those women who commutes in sneakers with their dress clothes on.” Oh what little I knew…
As a proof point I did walk in J.Crew flip flops every day to my gig but now I laugh at the story. 19 year old bodies are so much more nimble than nearly-30 year old bodies and comfort quickly reigns supreme the older we get, right? Anyhow, this outfit brings such a smile to my face because I was that girl…commuting in a dress and a pair of sneakers.
Thankfully sneakers have gotten a much needed makeover by most brands these days and I picked up these colorful kicks at a recent DSW stopover with my roommate Alyson. Their colors make them perfect for pairing with Spring dresses and skirts and when it comes to get drinks later in the day, I slip on a pair of heels. I also have to make a more concerted effort to stop relying on athletic wear while running errands on the weekends. Pairing sneakers with your outfit and then stashing a pair of heels in your bag makes it easy to transition from running around the city to heading straight to happy hour with friends.
Onto more of what you’ll be excited about in today’s post
Always wanted a pair of the perfect studs? Now is your chance. I’ve teamed up with Charles & Colvard to giveaway a pair of their Forever Brilliant Moissanite Bravo Earrings – retail value $299! Seen styled in this post, Moissanite is the strongest alternative to buying a diamond has more brilliance + luster than a diamond and is ethically sourced and conflict free. Better yet? Only Charles & Colvard Moissanite is made in the USA and comes with a limited lifetime guarantee. You can find out more about moissanite and its benefits at Moissy.com. I’ve been wearing mine practically non-stop. They are the perfect size!
Shop the Post:
Banana Republic Dress
Kendra Scott Two-Finger Ring (c/o – I get so many compliments on this!)
BaubleBar Heart Pendant (c/o)