Sports story

Since the “fugly” sandal seems to be having a moment right now, I thought I would take advantage and feature my own little sorta-cute, sorta-not Converse slides…which you saw for the first time – the left one, at least! – in my “Sneaky” post!!

I’ve mentioned before that I am not what you would consider a “sporty” girl…I’m not athletic, and I’m not big into athletic-inspired fashion.  But since my leg is still giving me challenges (it swells from the blot clot if I’m upright for more than an hour or so) and since I was in the mood to style a different sort of look today, I decided I’d pair my black midi skirt and this new Diesel camo-print tank with my slip-ons instead of the heels I would usually reach for.

I think I sort of, maybe, kind of like the result!! Sure, the slides don’t have the same limb-lengthening capability that pumps or booties would…but they give my outfit a bit of downtown cool; and believe me, right about now, my confidence sure can use a little extra boost of “attitude!!”

What about you, dear readers??  Would you ever consider pairing a sportier-looking shoe or sandal with a dress or skirt??



  1. May 7, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    Very cute! Love that jacket too!

  2. May 7, 2014 / 9:07 pm

    Thank you, dear Dawn!! I think these Converse sneaker-sandals are growing on me!! πŸ˜‰ And that awesome jacket was a Christmas gift from my awesome hubby!!

  3. May 8, 2014 / 2:00 am

    I really love the lime green touches in this outfit, it's one of my favorite colors right now. I can't help repeating how much I love your hair, you do look like a pretty elf πŸ™‚ Dear Monika, it would mean so much to me if you could enter the new giveaway on my blog to win a luxury handmade Italian linen blouse:
    Pretty please πŸ™‚ Thank you! πŸ™‚

    • May 8, 2014 / 6:29 am

      Already done, dear Anett…I fell in love when you modelled one of those blouses for your blog a few weeks ago, so I'm certainly not going to miss the opportunity to win my very own!! πŸ˜‰

  4. May 8, 2014 / 3:19 am

    This is such a lovely look, Monika! Adore that tank & skirt pairing… so pretty + springy. And hope your leg heals up soon, sorry to hear you're still having some problems with it, but yay, no cast! That must have been a huge relief when it came off!

    As for sporty shoes with skirts & dresses? I used to wear it all the time… and I notice it's having a huge come back! Might have to hop back on the train! xoxo

    • May 8, 2014 / 6:37 am

      Not sure if I'm feeling this kind of shoe look on any regular basis, dear Veronika…I just love my heels waaay too much!! But it's a fun option when you can't – or don't want to! – do the height thing!! XO

    • May 8, 2014 / 5:55 pm

      Hello Chrissie…it's very nice to "meet" you!! I follow all the blogs that I don't want to miss on bloglovin'…I'll see you there for sure!! πŸ™‚

  5. May 8, 2014 / 11:15 am

    What a nice look, I love the combo! Your top is so cool, great color!


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    • May 8, 2014 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you for visiting, Viky!! It was that amazing chartreuse colour that first caught my eye, too…and then the cool shoulder-strap detail clinched the deal!! πŸ˜‰

  6. May 8, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    The 'sporty' shoes look fabulous with your ensemble. And I love your hair. Beautiful photos!

    • May 8, 2014 / 6:12 pm

      Hello there Judith!! What a lovely surprise to have you visit my blog; thank you so much!! I'm really appreciating the positive feedback I'm getting for these Converse slides…but I have to tell you – I'm still not convinced they are my "thing!!" πŸ˜‰

    • May 10, 2014 / 5:21 pm

      Hello Dana!! Thank you for visiting…and for your sweet note; it's always such a treat to hear from my readers!! I hope you enjoy your weekend, too!! πŸ™‚

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