When it comes to getting dressed, the one category I struggle with is casual. Last Sunday, Bri took the girls over to our friend’s house to watch the Eagles game. I planned on staying home to take advantage of the quiet. About an hour later, a break seemed like the best remedy for my total lack of inspiration and focus. So I threw on jeans, a chambray shirt, and ballet flats.
I looked perfectly fine, but when I finally got to our friend’s house, I realized I’m missing a few pieces that would work better for casual weekend get-togethers. All my friends wear wearing cute fitted jerseys or team tee shirts (are we surprised that I don’t own a jersey??) and sporty not sneaker-sneakers. I felt like I looked a little too precious in my ballet flats. So I started looking for a slip-on sneaker because they feel more polished than a tie top. They also have a slimmer profile, so they work well with a skinny or straight leg jean or pant. I came across this gray pair from Vince ($195). I love the perforated style; it adds texture and interest, elevating your look a bit.
I was just about to put these in my cart when I thought I would do a quick general search for “perforated slip-on sneaker” options and landed on these, from Caslon at Nordstrom’s. They are practically identical to the Vince and $80, which makes so much more sense, at least for my needs. With the savings, I should probably pick up some kind of Eagles shirt so it won’t be so obvious that I only go hang out on game day for the wine and snacks.