Sunday, April 10, 2016

Jumping for Joy for Fun Flats

I have to warn you that the the pictures you see below were taken last Saturday, which just happened to be the day that my spring break started, so if I look particularly happy, you'll know the reason why. As I am writing this, I notice that my mood is noticeably more somber than last week! Another thing that I will disclose is that these pictures were taken at Ikea, so you might recognize the signature blue wall behind me as being distinctly "Ikea Blue". I always leave Ikea with my belly full of delicious Swedish meatballs and a shopping cart full of trinkets from their home department. On this particular trip I picked up a few dishtowels, plates and an orchid that I am sure will be dead by the end of the month, but it will be pretty as long as I can keep it alive! Because Ikea is such a fun place, I thought I would wear my Kate Spade Taxi Flats, which are fun, but functional, not to mention comfy.

Since I am a fan of fun shoes, especially flats, I've added some selections below that would be great on a jaunt to Ikea or to any other place you might want to go this spring/summer. Statement flats are definitely a great way to add a little something fun or unexpected to any outfit!


Sweater: J. Crew Factory similar here
Pants: J. Crew Patio Pants here
Shoes: Kate Spade taxi flats
Bag: Kate Spade "Nora" Cross Body similar here
Sunglasses: Steve Madden similar here

Just as a side note, I sometimes like to try new things with my blog and therefore I thought I would go for some "action shots". Below are the "best" results of that experiment. The experience reminded me of America's Next Top Model when the models are forced to do some crazy challenge, but they must make sure they are "smizing" and their arms and hands look posed in a "high fashion" manner. I actually think I did okay for someone who is jumping wildly off of a ledge, but I chastised my husband for cutting off my hand in the one picture and the shoes in the other! Unfortunately I can't afford the photographers who work for Vogue and Elle. In fact, my husband does his work for free, so I better not say anything more that might cause him to go on strike!


  1. You always know how to work colors! Those pants are fab!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  2. Wow! I totally love everything about this outfit! Love your pant and shoes especially.

  3. Beautiful!! Your shoes are amazing!

    xx, Elise

  4. Your jumping shots are too cute :) Those flats are adorable, and they're perfect with that pom pom sweater. Great picks in your round-up too... those ice cream wedges!! So fun. Now you're making me want to head to IKEA...

  5. Those shoes are so fun!!

  6. I have a thing for Alice and Olivia, so I'm really digging those and the smoking slipper too. I just adore the outfit you have on...the polka dots with the pants and the complimentary shape of the top and pants together are perfect! You look beautiful, Katie...and I love your action shot experiment! LOL!

  7. My son loves the Swedish meatballs at IKEA. :-) And I love your outfit in front of the blue wall!

    Fabulous pants, tee and of course the most fabulous shoes!!!

  8. Love the photo and the flats are adorable! Love the bright red pants on you too Katie,
    ove the mix of patterns! Looks great Rebecca
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday!
    jess xx

  9. Love the outfit and the fun round up of flats!

  10. Yay for Spring Break. I am awful at keeping plants alive, even Orchids, but it sounds like a pretty one. Those flats are adorable and thanks for the flats inspiration board.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo

  11. OMG I haven't been to Ikea in ages. Those taxi flats though - adorable. Love the pants and pom pom sweater too. I want the pineapple Soludos espadrille flats.

    Don't forget to linkup every Thursday. Your style is so gorgeous, colorful, vibrant and fun for the world not to see, Katie. Also, I would love love loooove to have you co-host Thursday Moda with me sometimes so let's set up a date and let me know. ;-)

  12. Oh my days...this is such a radiantly beautiful outfit and you're glowing. Great ensemble, especially the shoes. :)

  13. I want, I need those shooooooooes! And the top is adorable and you're even MORE adorable in the jumping shot! So made me smile.

  14. Great look. I have to say I like everything in your shoot. Haven't been a J. Crew shopper but of late have seen a number of things I really like.


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