What I Wore: Seeing Sights

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Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a Casmere Wrap with Cuffed Jeans Wardrobe Oxygen featuring a Casmere Wrap with Cuffed Jeanswrap | shirt | jeans | bag | shoes | sunglasses

wardrobe oxygen 2 wardrobe oxygen 3Cashmere wrap: c/o Purple Poppy (OS) | Shirt: Lands' End (L) | Jeans: Gap (32S) | Shoes: Converse | Bag: c/o Talbots (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelets: Rebecca Minkoff (similar), Gorjana, gift (similar), c/o Joseph Nogucci

For a day playing tourist with the family, I look for pieces that have stretch, resist wrinkles, are polished enough for lunch at a sit-down restaurant, but are comfortable. This cashmere wrap from Purple Poppy is the perfect topper because it's warm without being bulky; when the sun comes out I can tie it around my purse strap without any issue. A cross-body is a must to have hands free to take pictures, hold a coffee, or Emerson's hand. I got this one from Talbots last season; I liked their version for this year too, and many other brands also carry bags of this size that have detachable straps. A white shirt is a great piece to have; this one from Lands' End is their oxford so it's opaque and doesn't look sloppy if it gets a few wrinkles. These jeans from Gap are my absolute favorite – a dark wash, a straight versatile fit. This look is a great example of the direction my wardrobe is going – simple pieces with lots of versatility, stylish without being trendy, yet fitting with my personality. These are pieces I grab for on a regular basis, I'd be sure to pack if I was going on vacation, and would be likely to wear if I was going sight-seeing in DC this spring.

footpetalsBut most important part of an outfit is comfortable shoes! I love these sneakers from Converse, but they're too low-profile for most socks. While they're comfortable without socks, a day on my feet can leave my tootsies sweaty and it cam ruin the shoes. In fact, this is my second pair as last summer's Shorelines are too grody to put my feet into this spring. Foot Petals Sock-free Saviors to the rescue! Foot Petals sent me a few of their Sock-free Saviors to try out in my shoes that I like wearing without socks. These shoe cushions prevent odor with their long-lasting antimicrobial protection that won’t wash away and keep your feet cool with and dry by being ventilated.

footpetals2footpetals3There's one pair of insoles in each package; each insole on the back has a guide to help you trim to the perfect fit. As a size 8 I found I was the Small foot. For the first insole, I trimmed exactly along the lines for the small foot and found the heel was too narrow for my sneakers. However, with some trimming of the rest of the insole I was able to slip it in a pair of new suede pumps. For the second set, I trimmed the top of the insole per the guide and then trimmed off the back straight at the short guide and then contoured to fit inside the shoe. The insoles are pretty thin so I didn't find my shoes too tight with the insole.


April 1st is National Walk to Work Day, but any day is an important day for your feet to be comfortable. Foot Petals' Sock-free Saviors are a great way to do that with PORON® shock-absorbing cushioning and how they prevent the dreaded summer swamp foot. April 1st is during Emerson's Spring Break and I'll likely be walking around DC instead of to work, but I'll now be doing with comfort! Learn more by checking out Foot Petals Facebook.

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  1. I would love to use these in my ballerina flats! I have them in every color and love wearing them, but in the spring and summer I walk a lot, and they get super flat and icky! These would be perfect to prolong their life!

  2. I would love these for tennis shoes, of course. I also have a pair of mary janes that I love to wear with almost anything in the Spring and Summer…these would be perfect!

  3. I was so happy to 1) read your response to my question about socks a few weeks back, 2) then get a WHOLE POST dedicated to socks, and now 3) another option! I’d love a pair of these to try with my Converse and my ankle booties, in addition to the Smartwool low-cut socks I bought on your recommendation. Thank you!

  4. Oh I love foot petals! I just got a pair of heeled booties that need a little cushion.
    Thanks for the chance.

  5. I’d love to try Foot Petals with the pair of Madewell engineer boots I have – I love them, sort of: They are cute and fit great but the outer soles are HARD and there is absolutely no padding. The fit like an 8, which is my general preference for boots so my feet can move around but anything I’ve tried with them has made them too tight even in bare feet :/

  6. Sharon I would use them on leopard flats, chucks, orange ballet flats and my slip ons. Boots in the winter

  7. I’ll have to check these out! I have a beautiful pair of pointed-toe teal flats but they are starting to get a little smelly!

  8. A new pair of pointed toe Sam Edelman flats that I’m living in, but it’s getting warm and that means sticky feet!

  9. I stand on my feet all day and live in a pair of black Bernie Mevs that NEED Foot Petals so my feet don’t get sticky!

  10. I would love these for my nine west banter sneakers and a pair of pink flats I wear all the time in the hot weather months

  11. I have the most wonderful french grey d’orsays that NEED these FootPetals. In addition, I have tried gazillions of brands of sock liners with my sneakers and ballet flats, and they all either show or slip at the anke. Hope these are the answer!

  12. I would put these in all of my shoes…Even in new england winter I hate wearing socks!! would be great in my booties..

  13. ooh, im already a fan of foot petals, and this soon-to-be-mama needs all the foot and shoe comfort she can get! ive pretty much put all my heels on the bench for the next few months, so my flats are going to be working some OT til the fall rolls around — having these insoles inside my flats would definitely help make them more comfortable for tired feet carrying around extra weight and it would be amazing to have my feet dry instead of sweaty + stinky at the end of a long hot summer day!
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  14. I would love them for my Skechers go walk as they can tend to get quite smelly after wearing them for a while.

    1. PS – I keep seeing these simple wraps. I’m thinking they are great for transitional seasons although a little boho for me. Love the selection of colors…

  15. I would like to insert them into some slip ons that feel better with socks, but don’t look good with socks.

  16. I would love these for my Converse ‘Shoreline’ or any of my ballet flats! I’ve tried those little footie things and they just slip off my feet. Thanks for posting about these…I’ll have to try them!

  17. I would wear these in my Chanel black flats to work everyday, by the end of the day my feet are sticking to the bottom of my shoes, and of course my Keds on the weekends.

  18. First…I just have to say that wrap is so lovely—the color and yet it does look thin enough to be versatile. As for those inserts…I’d love to try them in my blue oxfords (they were a super inexpensive shoe…thus not much cushion). Thanks for taking the time for the giveway!! jodie

  19. These sound like the perfect solution for my navy ballet flats. I hate going without socks, and have tried umpteen kinds of peds, but they always show or slip down. Even before you mentioned the giveaway, I had decided to try these
    . Mary

  20. My pink Hush Puppies oxfords, which have quickly become my go-to spring shoe for my new pared-back kind-of-capsule work wardrobe.

  21. I love your posts on casual looks – this is a great one! I’m currently on the hunt for some spring flats precisely because my older ones are now beyond salvage due to wearing them without socks. I’d love to use the inserts on the new ones to prevent the same problem from happening again.

  22. Love this rec! For me, it’s conference season and oh, woe the toes after hours of on my feet hustling! I don’t wear hose and need to look sharp in my biz dresses so sock-less is the only way to go. Even the best, tried and true flats and kittens are killer after trade show floors and prospective client meetings. Can’t wait to try these Foot Petals!

  23. I’d wear these in either my new ballet flats, or my (bright green) Converse sneakers. I may need to get a green wrap to match my Converse.

  24. I just bought some cute lace-up flats, and I’m thinking about buying some slip-on sneakers. I would love a pair of these to keep my feet in good shape!

  25. Love your outfit here! That wrap is a great shade of cayenne orange. I’d use these in my new metallic oxfords. Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. My black pointed toe flats could benefit from the Foot Petals, as they are my favorite work shoes so I’d love to keep them clean, but they look silly with socks on!

  27. I’d love these for my leopard print canvas slip ons and my comfy sketchers go walk. I like the look of a bare ankle and sock liners often come slipping down. Hate when that happens.

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