“Happy Friday: relaxed weekend look”


“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.” – Alan Watts

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Outfit details: H&M chambray shirt // H&M shorts // Banana Republic flats // MK Selma bag // Charlotte Russe necklace

If you follow me on Instagram (@versicloset) you would’ve seen a picture of these flats that I posted last week, hoping you guys would help me decide whether or not I should keep them. See, I fell in love with the color and although I’m not a fan of flats, you guys already know how I feel about shoes that feature a bow as seen here and here. After wearing them the day after they were delivered, I ended up coming back home with sore feet and blisters. And I never get blisters. I was so torn. How could I keep shoes that were so painful? But then again, how could I return shoes that were so gorgeous and selling out like hot cakes?

After finding out that shoes can be stretched by putting a bag of water in them and sticking them in the freezer, I told myself that there is hope. When the water turns into ice, then the shoes will eventually stretch – especially if they are leather, which these are. Clever right? I have not tried that method as of yet but I wore the shoes again over the weekend and even drove with them on. Although they were still a bit tight, they were not as painful as they were the first time. Many of you commented that most flats needed to be broken in so thank you for your input.

I don’t usually post such dressed down looks simply because I don’t want to bore you guys. But I think it’s good to show that I do dress down sometimes and that dressing casually doesn’t have to mean unkempt. The key is to keep things simple and have fun with accessories such as a hat, golden accents with jewelry and comfortable but cute shoes.

Unfortunately, these exact flats are sold out, but I found three similar options with a pretty bow on top: Kate Spade, YesStyle, SoleSocietyChambray top + bow suede flats (11)
I hope you’ve found this post somewhat helpful. Be sure to let me know your thoughts. 

Have a blessed weekend!

Photo credit: Maliny Collections


  1. cheri406
    06/14/2014 / 11:43 PM

    Dressing down isn’t boring … well not to me, feeling Comfy is a Priority … and at times I’m just Lazy! Your look is just too Cute! Love your Hat and Bow flats are Delish! You are so Right, relaxed casual doesn’t mean look Sloppy!

    Sorry about the flats 🙁 Weird timing yesterday a girl was sitting next to me, waiting on the Metro. She was wearing a Beautiful pair of Red Bottoms that were at least 1.5 sizes too small, her toes were so distorted, honestly it was Excruciating to see and can only imagine how painful it must have been for her! How she managed to walk I have no clue??? o-O Poor baby spend a Grip, I really felt terrible for her!

    Like the ice trick, but how would you know the right amount of water to pour into the bag? I picked up a pair of shoe stretchers that stretch length and width for 20-30 bucks a few years back, maybe that would work.

    I Apologize in taking so long to comment and even more for my ramblings!

    Thanks Edwina! God Bless you with a Terrific Weekend! 🙂

    • 06/17/2014 / 11:19 AM

      I’m glad you feel that way! I’ve gotten way more of a positive response on this look than I expected. Maybe I’ll start featuring more casual looks.

      Now listen, there’s a difference when wearing shoes that are your size and need to be broken in versus wearing shoes that are 1.5 sizes too small. That’s just inflicting unnecessary pain to yourself. That girl must have found a sale she couldn’t pass up but come on man, sometimes you just have to let reason take over impulse. Sigh!

      For the ice trick, I’m guessing just enough water to fit the inside of the shoe… I’m really not sure. Once I try it, I’ll be sure to make a post and let you guys know.

      Thanks for your entertaining ramblings. Lol! It’s always good to hear from you. Have a blessed one!

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