Do flat heels exist? In fact, they do! If you are over the pain of high-rise shoes or have doctors orders to keep your heels on the ground, try a flat platform instead of just plain flats.
Check out these flat cuties by Coconuts that are both easy on the tendons and on the pocket book:
Kellie by Coconuts
For a gal who is really on the go, go, go, check out all of these styles by Fly London that provide lift without the late day limp:
Tsubo is also another great brand that mixes urban style with the comfort necessary to walk uptown to downtown without slowing down:
Olisa by Tsubo
Ovid by Tsubo
Clarks, one of the most trusted brands for comfort, has some adorable flatform sandals that will go with all of your breezy spring and summer looks:
Casslyn Paula by Clarks
My three favorite shoes right now are awesome on their own and together as a shoe wardrobe. Together, you could make it through spring without putting on any other shoe, aside from sneakers and water shoes, of course.
Par by Fly London
The Par by Fly London is the perfect easy slip-on sandal that doubles as a flat that you can wear to the office or the beach. The yellow and gray work perfectly with any color–be it black, brown, or a bright color. The versatile design makes this flat sandal easy to wear casually with jeans or dressed up with a sundress.
Deborah by Kork Ease
Like the Par, the Deborah by Kork Ease is also extremely versatile and amazingly comfortable. The low rise and cushioned insole make this heeled sandal so easy to wear all day and all night. I love to wear mine with cropped skinny pants and a breezy-tee during the day and then with flared jeans and a retro halter top at night.
Velia by Audley
The Velia by Audley (made in Spain), with it’s artistic lines and rectangular sculpted heel, is my favorite style of all. I love to wear these shoes with jeans and a tee or with my mini skirts and chunky jewelry. The soft black leather goes with all of the darker shades in my closet or as a contrasting accent to my whites.
While in Austin packing for my trip to Seattle, I checked my phone to see what the weather would be like in the drizzly city during my stay. Much to my surprise, the numbers for both Austin and Seattle were very similar—high around 80 and lows in the 60s. So, I just packed items similar to what I was currently wearing: sandals, a pair of flats, cropped pants, skinny cargo pants, a maxi dress, a couple of tank tops and some loose layering tops. At the last minute I threw on a black hoodie and a colorful scarf to wear on the plane over an over-sized t-shirt dress and leggings (I dress for comfort while traveling, especially with an infant-in-lap).
C-1127 by Wonders
Soloman by DV
I’m all set, or so I thought. What I didn’t prepare for is the fact that high 80/low 60 means a very different thing in Seattle than it does in Austin. In Austin, that means you can walk out the door at 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning wearing what you plan to wear all day without an extra layer or fear of freezing toes. However, in Seattle it is foggy and overcast until 1:00 or 2:00 each day so the low of 60 isn’t just for 3AM, it lasts until later in the afternoon. That means I’m living in my black hoodie and mismatched scarf half of the day here, and they don’t match the rest of my springtime outfits. Grrrr.
What I should have grabbed instead was a versatile jean jacket and a light neutral scarf that matched everything in my suitcase. And, perhaps, a pair of ankle booties or mid-calf boots in place of the sandals—there just isn’t a need for open-toed sandals in Seattle this time of year.
Laurel Kinney of Trophy Boutique in Sample Outfit
Oh well, live and learn. Now, off to Pike Market!!!
Spring has sprung in full force (just check the pollen counts!), and here at Stella Says Go, we are loving all things green. We’ve gotten a bit of rain, so luckily, bluebonnets abound in green grasslands all over the place. You gotta love the Hill Country (I know I do).
We’re not the only ones loving green though… Pantone has named emerald the color of the year, and with good reason, since it represents growth, newness, and life. Viva green!
We’ve been drawn to green at Stella Says Go, too — with everything from shoes to sunglasses in our new favorite.
Yuka by Fly London, $175
Clutch by Amy Kathryn, was $54 now $43.20
Naples by BioNatura, $85
Dress by Olive and Oak, $63
Carter by Miz Mooz, $90
Pharoah Bib necklace, $40
Drama by Naturalizer, $120
Chevron drop earrings, $22
I’ve already got my eye on that beautiful Egyptian-inspired necklace to add some green to my wardrobe. How are you planning to add this great color in?
What I love most in this world
Are red strappy shoes
That’s my shoe haiku to inspire you to enter the Stella Says Go National Poetry Month Shoe Haiku Contest and write your own. It’s fun and easy to do. Just head on over to our Facebook page and write your shoe-inspired haiku on our wall. The winner will receive a free pair of shoes* and will be announced at the Stella Says Go Happy Hour on Thursday April 25th.
How do you Haiku? A haiku is an unrhymed three-line poem based on a traditional Japanese poetic form. Though there are different ways to write haiku, the traditional pattern in English is to write the first and last lines with five syllables each, and the middle line with seven syllables, like this:
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables
Here’s another way to visualize the same thing:
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 2 3 4 5
To be considered in our contest, please submit your haikus by Wednesday April 24th. If you don’t have a facebook account, drop your haikus at the store or send us an email. You do not need to live in Austin to win.
*A free pair of full-price shoes worth $100 or less with no cash back for shoes less than that amount.
This is it! It is time to get all fall and winter merchandise out of the store, so we are doing a special end of season sale! Starting today, and ending Sunday, take an additional 40% off of all clearance merchandise! We have incredible deals for you, but hurry in, because sizes are going fast. After Sunday, it will all be gone.
All sales final.
Hands down a fast favorite, I have been LOVING my new Audley Busta. Super cute, very friendly to the feet, and surprisingly versatile! Here’s how I wore mine today:
1. Audley Busta, available at Stella Says Go
2. 3/4 Sleeve Beach Blouse, Olive and Oak, available at Stella Says Go
3. Hand-knit wool scarf (I made mine using this pattern, but if you don’t want to knit a scarf, you can get one similar, here)
4. Khaki field jacket (the one shown, from J Crew, is available here)
5. 1969 Always Skinny jeans from The Gap
6. Amazing Robyn Rhodes necklace from my personal collection