Trading my Heels in for Converse

Trading my Heels in for Converse

I love dressing up, always have, always will. I am definitely one of those girls who is always overdressed rather than underdressed. I live for those fancy events where I get to rock a gown and some sky high heels, or a cocktail dress at the very least. But even a girl who loves dressing up needs to take a break from her skirt and heels in favour of something a little more comfortable. This Saturday was one of those days for me. After an incredibly long and busy week, my feet were sore, I was tired, it was absolutely freezing out, and I just wanted to be comfy as I headed off to brunch with my friend Michael of Global Garcon. Had it not been a VERY cold -11 degrees out (by the way for my readers in Alberta, the humidity makes this feel way colder than -20 there!) I probably would have sucked it up and worn something a little more dressy, but with the air feeling like a polar vortex, comfort and warmth was the key. To be honest if I could have gotten away with rolling to the restaurant in my pyjamas and slippers I probably would have, it was just one of those days..

But of course wearing your pyjamas out in public is a big no-no (no excuses) so instead I settled for my favourite Peace Collective sweatshirt (ok, this may possibly be the only sweatshirt I own), jeans, and my trusty Converse sneakers. A close second to my flannel pyjamas, but definitely a little bit more socially acceptable. To be honest, I was a little uncomfortable and nervous to be taking photos in an outfit that was so casual compared to what I usually post. In fact, when I first showed one of my close friends these photos she immediately laughed out loud and asked me since when have I been urban. The thing is, while this is definitely not the way I dress on the regular, you will absolutely find me in something like this at least once a week when I’m out running errands. And as much as I don’t think these outfits are exciting to share, it is so important to show that dressed down, less glamorous side of who I am. While I may be the girl who is overdressed at every event, I definitely wear sneakers when I run to the grocery store.. and I definitely wear this sweatshirt on repeat.

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Here’s to trading our heels in every once in awhile for something a little more comfortable.

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What I Wore:

Sweatshirt – Peace Collective // Parka – Kensie (No longer available) // Beanie – BP. (sold out) // Jeans – Top Shop // Sneakers – Converse (Old – but love these!)// Bag – Kate Spade // Fur Pouf keychain – Michael Kors

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15 Comments

  1. March 8, 2017 / 8:58 am

    I love this look so much! Chic, casual, and comfy! The best of both worlds!

    • kirsten.wendlandt@gmail.com
      March 8, 2017 / 9:02 am

      Thanks so much Kristina!

  2. March 8, 2017 / 9:37 am

    I think you still look very chic. The casual/athleisure trend only doesn’t work when the pieces are ill-fitting, baggy, stained, etc., but you pulled the look off wonderfully 😉

  3. March 8, 2017 / 9:59 am

    Such a gorgeous, chic look !!! Love this and your whole blog ! Glad I found it ! Xoxo

    • kirsten.wendlandt@gmail.com
      March 8, 2017 / 10:50 pm

      You are so sweet, thanks Jennifer!

  4. March 9, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Hello dear! I LOVE your blog. I’m so happy I will now get to read it! I love your outfit and the way you write as well. The part where you said “Pj’s in public are a no no” YES GIRL! I hate it when I see someone wearing Pj’s out and think it’s okay, that’s on huge NO NO. Your sweater is awesome and I love that you went with some classic converse. Great post girl!
    xoxo, Dom

    • kirsten.wendlandt@gmail.com
      March 10, 2017 / 9:36 am

      Dom, thank you so much! We are going to get along great. No PJ’s in public 😉

  5. Coco
    March 10, 2017 / 7:06 am

    I love heels too but I love experimenting with sporty chic style as well. I think your slaying in Converse. I love so much the last picture where your beautiful face and hair is framed by the parka hood. You are classy in sneakers too! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

    • kirsten.wendlandt@gmail.com
      March 10, 2017 / 9:38 am

      Awh thanks so much darling! It’s a little scary posting something so different from my usual style, but also was so nice to be so comfortable for once! Definitely going to experiment more with more casual looks on here 🙂

  6. March 11, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    That, my dear, is exactly what is so exciting about this more casual outfit than the more glamorous ones you usually wear as it shows your versatility when it comes to fashion. And I just love the sweater (despite it being the only one you own, haha) as it’s an hommage to that beautiful city of Toronto! 🙂
    Keep these more casual outfits coming too!
    xoxo
    Thomas

  7. Aimara
    March 13, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Love the photos girl! I think it’s important to share these kind of outfits too!
    And seriously, you look amazing! I am always dressed up too, but once or twice a week I dress down as well.
    Love your red lips!
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

  8. March 14, 2017 / 12:52 am

    Love your look! Edgy and chic at the same time! Love the way you styled your pieces achieving the perfect balance! So stylish, love your sweater!

    Enjoy your week!

    Vanessa

    http://thefashionstatement.net

  9. April 23, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    You look so chic even with converse and comfortable shoes. I think you should do more comfortable looks. That looks so good on you dear.
    Wish you a great week.
    Love
    Darya

    http://www.thebloomingbouquetstyle.com

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