Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Career Dressing: Today's Deal Is Commuter Flip Flops

Yes, that's my own term: "Commuter Flip Flops". (Should I copyright this?)

Seriously, it's hot outside. I love my kicky heels, but I'm can only wear them so long before my feet swell hurt. Sometimes I have to run into the grocery store before work to get food for school parties The Teen tells me about right after I start the car.

Sometimes after work, I find myself walking for what seems like acres through The Big Gaudy Mall, usually because The Teen announces she needs a particular item of clothing for an event she's known about for months - but only entered my consciousness fifteen minutes before she needs it. Sometimes, oh, the horror, I have to grocery shop for that night's dinner right after work.

I also like to save wear and tear on my good shoes (read, the Vogs), so I carry them in a bag to work and put them on when I get to my office. The walkways around the historic house where I work are lovely, but those cobblestones and bricks are hell on heels.

I stumbled across these flip flops in Target after The Costume Technician's graduation with her master's degree. We had hiked all over a large college campus, and still had more events to attend. My po' dogs hurt. Almost in tears, I begged The Absent Minded Professor to let me run limp into Target for a pair of flip flops.

Only I am too much of a style snob to wear rubber flip flops with my wedding dress. But not too much of a style snob to wear these flip flops with my wedding dress:

Merona Luz Thong Sandal in Silver ~ $12.99 (Target)

Since then, I've worn them every day for the commute to and from work, and trotted countless miles through grocery stores, drug stores, hospitals, hotels, and [actual] dog walks, still dressed for the office, but showing off my pedicure and giving my feet a rest in these silver flip flops that seem to go with everything.

Yep, I have commuter flip flops. And I contend they go with everything. Do any of you have shoes just for your commute?

5 comments:

  1. well let me just say that this is way better than wearing tennis shoes with your skirts on the way to and from work like back in the day
    i wouldn't even say these were actual flip flops, just sandals
    sounds fancier right!?
    brett

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  2. Thong type things always tear up my toes! So frustrating.

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  3. I drive to work, but when I rode the bus I would usually wear flats or winter boots depending on the season.

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  4. Ah the flipflop. I'd rather see a shiny flip flop like that than the gross $1 flip flops that no one ever throws away/washes off. For commutes, I can understand them, but as a shoe?

    I'm not really a fan. I have a pair that I wear around the house, but they have literally never left the house since they came home from the store. They're a hideous shade of hot pink with black straps. Lol.

    I do agree with you about the commute thing though. The wear and tear on shoes is rough and expensive to repair. I ride everywhere in a car for the most part so I don't worry over much, especially since we got our driveway paved.

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  5. I hate the feeling of flip-flops between my toes, but yes, I totally have a commuter pair of shoes (or two): my silver Coach runners, and my Airwalk hightops. They aren't as awful as the chunky runners we wore back in the day!

    I feel like a punk walking around in them (which I kind of like, hee hee). I would never subject most of my 'Vogs (not the aqua ones, those are amazing) or my other good shoes to walking around or running errands. Even if I have to go out of the office to run across the street, I'll change into my walking shoes.

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