What I Wore: Casbah Casual

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Blouse: Topshop | Pants: Bought at a Street Festival | Flats: MIA | Bracelets: Had Forever, c/o Lifetherapy | Earrings: Argento Vivo

When it's hot and humid, the last thing I want to wear is something structured and form-fitting.  I bought this top at Nordstrom and it's very outside my usual style, but I am really adoring it – very lightweight and breezy, and I think it will look so cute this winter with skinny jeans, boots, and a jacket.  And then these pants which I have worn before, are so comfy and fun.

I rarely wear flats because my feet just aren't made for them.  Flats curve inward, my feet are pretty straight.  Flats nip in at the heel, and I have wide heels from walking on my toes as a child.  I also don't have much of a curve at my Achilles tendon so the back of flats often dig into my skin.  Add short toes and well, flats are not comfortable or wearable… until now.  The MIA “Edie” actually fits relatively well.  I now have them in nude leather and this super shiny silver color.  I have slipped in a pair of Footpetals for extra comfort and less slippage and am happy that my pinky toes aren't falling out the sides and not a single blister on the back of my heels!

And thanks to my coworker for the fab post title suggestion.  She actually said Casbah Cas but I elongated it so it translated better in print 🙂

Note: if you are interested in this top it runs super big – this is a size Medium.  Also with the flats, though I often like a wide for flats and sandals, these fit comfortably in a medium width.

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  1. August 31, 2013 / 3:31 pm

    You should be wrinkling your nose ‘I dream of Jeanie’ style in those pants!

  2. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    August 29, 2013 / 7:40 pm

    love this! so summery, and the print is fab.

  3. Dee
    August 29, 2013 / 7:31 pm

    I love this outfit! It’s looks like the perfect casual, easy outfit for just about anything!

  4. August 29, 2013 / 5:48 pm

    The pants, and the prints, and the color, love it! After reading about how flats in general are painful for you, you are rocking the silver ones here! Love it.

  5. August 29, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    Love this look, Alison. It is a bit of a “street festival style” but the elegant draping of your blouse adds a stylish touch rather than being too hippie.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  6. Helen
    August 29, 2013 / 3:30 pm

    What nail polish is that? Love the colour! My nail polish never lasts (two kids, housework, etc.) but I find that when I wear it, I don’t pick my cuticles as much! (nervous habit) – Helen

    • August 29, 2013 / 3:33 pm

      I was totally mangling my cuticles and nails and a couple months ago decided to get regular manicures and gel polish so I would stop. This is called Jet Stream but not sure the brand, it was at the salon. I know OPI has a similar gray color in their gel collection too, but don’t know the name.

  7. Cherie
    August 29, 2013 / 3:04 pm

    You look cute and comfy. For the back of flats digging into the Achilles, I put in a gel heel cup to get a bit of lift there. It seems as if I have shorter measurement even in my feet ( I am 5’1″). The extra height clears the back of the shoe so it doesn’t dig in! Just a bit of a hint!

  8. August 29, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    Ah, those pants. They are fun! Except for that gather at the bottom, I would probably be pestering you nonstop to figure out how to get my own. But that gather would drive me nuts!
    Outfit looks super breezy and perfect as I sit here in SC with a 91 degree high for the day. Pffft.

  9. August 29, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    love how you styled the pants. I love wearing flats. As much as I adore heels and the glamour and chic appeal they offer, I normally opt for flats for the times I know I’m walking around a bit more! =)


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