I feel like I’ve been talking about my internship a lot on here lately, sharing the awesome things about it and the things that have been a bit of an adjustment for me. One of the things I haven’t really mentioned on here but that I am absolutely loving about my internship is the fact that I get to wear professional clothes and dress up every day. I’ve loved office wear ever since I saw The Devil Wears Prada and couldn’t wait to have a job where I would get to put cute work outfits together.
Do you guys remember this scene? While Anne Hathaway’s outfits are a little too chic for the business world I was so inspired by how she made all of her outfits look so pulled together! When I found out I was offered the internship Debbie was so sweet and took me shopping for outfits to wear to work. We got pants and skirts and tops in a whole assortment of colors. I have a pair of black shoes I’m really happy with and that are super comfy but I was missing one thing I really needed to be able to wear all of the outfits and to complete my summer wardrobe:
A pair of good brown heels! Maybe it’s just me but finding high heels that don’t kill my feet after twenty minutes is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Why do so many shoe companies insist on making such uncomfortable shoes?! I am flatfooted and my internship requires me to be on my feet continuously throughout the day. That means comfortable work shoes = essential.
When Earthies contacted me to inquire if I would be interested in reviewing a pair of their shoes I was over the moon. It was the perfect time for the review and one I knew I could really give because any shoes I wear to work are going to be put to the ultimate test. If they can hold up for 11 hours of go-go-go than they can hold up for anything! When browsing Earthies site the Talera shoe really stood out to me. They appeared professional while still looking chic, and most importantly of all, they looked comfortable! I was really excited to find out after doing a little more research that the Taleras are one of Bloomsburg Business Week’s top picks for women’s best office shoes!
While browsing the Earthies site I found this diagram to be so informative as to how normal heels are made and why they are so uncomfortable, especially for flat footed people. I need an arch in my dress shoes or it is going to be one painful day. I also hate how after a long day in uncomfortable shoes my toes start to ache. I now realize its because all the pressure is being put on them. I was really impressed by Earthies commitment to comfortable shoes that are not only better for your feet than traditional high heels, but super cute too!
Check out the construction of this shoe! It is so solid and well made and I love all the padding on the shoe. You can really feel it when you walk! These shoes definitely lived up to my expectations. I felt strong and cute in them all day without experiencing any swelling or blisters or pain in my feet. That makes these worth gold in my book. My only complaint is that I don’t have them in black too! ;p I was so looking forward to having them in brown so I could wear the outfits in my wardrobe I haven’t been able to wear previously, but now that I have worn them I want to be able to wear these shoes with my black and grey pants. As much as I love my black Calvin Klein heels (and those were the comfiest shoes I have ever found up until this point), these are even comfier!
I thought it would be fun to show you guys some of my work outfits that I’ve been matching these shoes with. Please ignore the awkward purse holding, I never know what to do with my hands in pictures and in the first two I was trying to cover up the cut on my arm since it’s still healing and looks kind of gnarly at the moment. My dermatologist told me to keep it un-bandaged since I am apparently allergic to the bandage adhesive and the Neosporin I was putting on it. I didn’t even know that was possible!
I love how the heels look with the skirt. I just wish the skirt wouldn’t pick up every possible wrinkle!
For some reason my camera made my pants and shoes look black but they are a dark brown. I love how the brown looks with the greys and browns and pinks in the top.
I love how blue and brown look together. I also love neck scarves. Debbie just found this one for me and I absolutely love it! Thanks Debbie! And Happy Birthday!!
If you’re looking for comfy but still cute dress shoes I absolutely recommend Earthies. Finding dress shoes has been a stressful experience for me because I feel like 99% of heels out there hurt my feet. To say I was excited to find a pair that weren’t a painful experience is a bit of an understatement. If you’re looking for a place to check them out in person and try them on Earthies can be found at Nordstrom. While they are a little more on the pricier side I really think they are a good investment. As Debbie tells me when she sees me trying to cram my feet into a pair of shoes that are too small or are just plain uncomfortable because they’re on a good sale (I’ll do anything for a bargain), “You don’t want to cheap out and screw up your feet. They’re what you’ll be walking on for the rest of your life.”
And for one lucky winner a pair of Earthies best selling shoes will be yours absolutely free!! The company was so kind to let me give a pair away to a Girl Gone Veggie reader!
To enter, you have three options. You can do one or all of them for up to three entries.
1. Comment on this post telling me what your favorite style of shoe is. When I don’t have to wear heels I am a huge flats girl, but I love how confident and in charge I feel in a nice pair of heels.
3. Tweet “I want to win a pair of @EarthiesUSA heels from @girlgoneveggie at http://www.herheartlandsoul.com/?p=1640″
Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
The contest is open until Sunday, June 3rd at 11:59 pm. I will be announcing the winner in my blog post on Monday. Good luck!
*The fashion page was updated with info about my outfits!