Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Presto Change-o

Preso Change-o

Preso Change-o

Works Cited
skirt: anthro (just bought for $19!)
top: anthro (many years old)
tights: gap
boots: c/o Sperry Top-Sider
flats: target
bracelet: christopher won it at a bar (don't ask)

Preso Change-o

Preso Change-o

I learned the hard way that a person needs to pack an extra pair of shoes on a rainy day. I'll spare you the embarrassing details (it involves slipping down the steps of a 300-person lecture room in wet boots). Now that I'm older and wiser, I wear a pair of rain boots on my bike ride to school and pack a slim pair of flats in my bag. When I arrive at my office, I leave the boots under my desk and put on my dry flats and--presto change-o!--I look like a grown-up but I have dry feet.

39 comments:

archives said...

i did the same today! rain boots for my commute/flats at the office!

Alex said...

Aww, I love the boots! Better not to break your neck falling down stairs though so the flats were a very sensible idea.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I've totally done the slip & fall in rain boots. yeahh it's embarressing & hurts your bum!! I like the leopard flats! I usually always bring two pairs of shoes just in case!! =) Cute outfit today! An anthro skirt for only $19? What a steal!!

overcaffeinated said...

I love those flats. They add an unexpected bit of fun and pattern to your outfit.

Miss L said...

Ohh I love your blog. Your outfits are so great. I am a teacher and I vowed to NEVER become to ABC sweater kind of lady. I have gotten many stylish ideas from you!

P.S. I did the same thing with rain boots... but it was after school on a busy intersection while tying to walk my dog. Shouldn't rain boots be non-slippery?!

DiamondsandTulle said...

Good tip! But I thought rain boots should be non-slippery as Miss L. said. Mine are just kind of loud from the rubber. You look adorable as always!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Liz said...

Smart girl! They're both cute looks though, but go with the safer one ;)

Lori said...

Looking good!! While in grad school, I used to wear flip-flops all the time, even in the rain, until I majorly ate it in the middle of the school's busiest intersection. Lesson learned.
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alltumbledown said...

I am such a fan of those leopard flats-- and I love your hair pinned back like that! After a few slips, I made sure that my next pair of rainboots would have some nice traction action. But I am a big believer in bringing a pair of flats in my bag so I don't look like a kindergartner all day.

Chaucee said...

Love the skirt!

Chelseabird said...

You're one smart lady! I try and do the same sometimes when it rains here, but usually dread carrying around my wet boots haha

Katie said...

I'm all about the boots. I can't stand having wet/cold feet so these work so well during autum. Your pair is lovely!

Tien said...

You are so adorable! I'm looking for a pair of rainboots right now. The Anthro skirt is a steal. I think I have the exact same top, except mine is not in good conidtion, so I wear it to sleep.

Sydney said...

Genius! I need to apply the same theory to my 4 inch heels. Obviously, I'm still learning ;)

Future Lint said...

Fabulous! Both versions seem very Parisian to me!

Justine said...

Love it! And really, he won the bracelet at a bar? Funny!

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Lauren said...

I looove the outfit with the leopard flats! Adds such a great shot of color and pizzazz to the solid neutrals!

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cuppycakeme said...

Love that outfit! TOO cute!


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Tanvi said...

Nice outfit!!! And GREAT BOOTS!

eek said...

Smart girl :)

Love the black and white today.

Kinsey said...

Okay I have seen those flats on everyone lately! It seems every blogger has a pair, and I have to ask are they comfortable??

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love your rainy day look. I still need to get awesome boots because I damage my shoes all the time.

Don't worry about slipping - I do that even on not-rainy days...:)

JoAnn
Sidewalk Chalk

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@kinsey--they are not really super comfortable. they are more like very light slippers (no arch support, no traction) but the outside is soft, so i never get blisters. but no--i wouldn't say they are particularly sensible shoes :)

megannielsen said...

Totally adorable - and I'm kind of laughing at little at the story about falling on the stairs... you poor thing! I did a similar thing in college and almost died of embarrasment

Viktoria with a K said...

Love the look! I was about to ask about those flats, but I saw Kinsey beat me to it :)

Lexie, Little Boat said...

ooo i bet that skirt is going to be super versatile for you!

Keira said...

First, you are an Anthro-sale-shopping superstar! Second, I've taken a few rides down the stairs on my backside (in front of large masses of people) more times than I care to admit. I had a friend that actually broke her tailbone on such a tumble... so I'm thankful that mine haven't produced injuries (well, besides the ones to my ego).

Rosiecat said...

Oh, I think your hair looks lovely today! You make it look so easy to have long hair. I feel like I'm always fighting with mine--time for a cut, I think :-)

Fashion Therapist said...

Since I take the train to work I have to always bring a change of shoes. Unfortunately not all cute shoes can be comfy.

birminghamlady said...

i love the look more with those boots on. it's sooo cute :X

Molly said...

Those flats are awesome. Love them.
Glad to hear they will also prevent slip and falls!

livin wide said...

hi it's sandhya over from the style co-op! thank you so much for your link and support! we really appreciate it.

p.s. those boots are so fun - i need me some. i loooove my sperry topsiders.

Destined For Now said...

Oh you poor thing. I think I learned a lesson from you...cute flats are indispensible. I'll go get more now.

Jenny said...

i really love the concept of your blog..works cited, on my reading list..im procrastinating for a mid term right now and reading your blog makes me feel better!! (and slightly academic) lol

fashionmademefunky.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

This outfit looks very nice- I always like your skirts.
I was just wondering, how do you avoid static when you wear them with tights? I can't stand it when skirts cling to my legs because of static. Or are all your skirts fully lined? If you have a trick, I'd love to hear it! :)

LAPT said...

Omigosh! I slipped and then slid down an ENTIRE ESCALATOR! I always walk down the escalator on my way to the T in the morning, and...well... WOOPS. EMBARRASSING. You're not the only one!

wishful nals said...

cute! love the skirt. xxo!

Modestly Fashioned said...

great flats! a good pair of flats that go with everything is a total must-have in every woman's fashion arsenal!! these are so cute!
~Ally
http://modestlyfashioned.blogspot.com/

Between Laundry Days said...

I always carry an extra pair of shoes to work. I walk to and from work every day, and it's just over a mile each way, so many of my heels and work shoes just aren't comfy enough. I always store a pair of work shoes, lunch, and a piece of fruit in my bag.

I love this outfit, too. The dark neutral base is lovely.

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