Jan 31, 2014

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The Flat Shoe Diet

During this summer, namely the end of July, I fell. Long story short, my ankle went one way and my knee the other. My entire body weight went straight down on my knee. It hasn’t been right since. Up until mid-August, I was on crutches. Although I am now able to walk without them, walking for long periods of time has been difficult.

What does this have to do with anything?

Well….I have to wear flats. Only flats. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love my heels. I’m not talking about those wannabe heels, aka kitten heels, but heels over two inches. Prior to my accident – as we will call me falling unceremoniously in my mother’s front yard – I owned exactly two pairs of “flats” and a small assortment of flip flops. By the way, those “flats” were two pairs of sneakers.

Unfortunately for me, I have been told by my doctor that I have to lose a few pounds and I am not allowed to wear heels until said feat has been accomplished. Great. Annnnnnnd with Winter here, I needed to move into boot territory. Hence, the Flat Shoe Diet, as I have dubbed my consequent diet and exercise regimen.

Cue unnecessary wailing and crying.

Being the Brooklyn girl that I am, I decided that I would just have to suck it up and make it work. There is nothing sexy about me wearing flats. NOTHING. However, since I must join Team Flats, I’ve discovered some fairly decent pairs. Please disregard the un-enthusiasm in my voice….I have about 40 pairs of heels staring at me accusingly.

From left to right: Shellys London Proskar, NastyGal Digi (currently out of stock), Chloe Ankle Wrap Ballet, Cole Haan Gramercy (In Radiant Orchid!), Joie Day Dreaming, Karl Lagerfeld for Melissa Silver Metallic Glam, Dorothy Perkins Ravel

The Flat Shoe Diet


I have to say, although I believe in the phrase “Keep your head, standards and heels high”, these flats may actually work. And HELLLLOOOO! I’ve got studs and polka dots and even some absolutely adorable Radiant Orchid oxfords. Don’t take this to mean I won’t still be lusting after my heels. I just have a new appreciation for flats. And incentive. Lots and lots of incentive.

  1. Sorry to hear about your knee/ankle. I’m also on the Flat Shoe Diet, but I put myself on it, because I’m like Bambi on ice when I go near heels. I love them, love to look at them online and pin them but we just don’t get on. Last time I wore some really cute heels I fell down a whole flight of stairs at my friend’s wedding lol.
    I wear a lot of sneakers but my flats consist if mostly really bedazzled ballet pumps, the sparklier the better.
    I’m off to check out your pinterest boards, something tells me you will have a nice virtual shoe collection 🙂
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  2. Hi Trianna! It is my turn to stop by via #SITSBlogging. Beautiful blog and it is so delightful. I am sorry to hear about your ankle but I think you came up with some fabulous style choices for flat shoes. I have to admit I love the boots! Take Care, Thea
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  3. Oh my gosh— I had no idea!! What a crazy few months it has been for you. Look at it this way: you’ve just opened you wardrobe up to a whole range of possibilities!!!

    I know that since having my daughter I wear flats a lot more frequently (easier to chase after her in!), and like you, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by some of my discoveries (current fans: pointy-toed, silver loafers).

    Great roundup— I am really loving the yellow pair!
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    • I have been looking at the bright side! I try not to complain about it and it’s been much easier to walk around. Occasionally I have pain, but for the most part, my lifestyle changes have helped. When my son was Salem’s age, we lived in Florida. Sneakers and flip-flops were my staples! Kids really change your world around. Those yellow ones are the Chloe ballet flats (they come in black as well) and give me a happy feeling when I look at them. They were also my favorites!


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