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Admit it, we all have that one pair of high heels that have never really seen the outside world, despite the fact that our legs can rival that of a model in them and our feet look oh so lady-like in photos. Want to know something that is most definitely not lady-like? Me attempting to walk in them.

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It’s that pair you save for photos on a night out, changing swiftly into a significantly comfier heel or flat right after getting the money shot. Or in my case, and I’m sure all you fellow bloggers understand, it’s the shoes you save specifically for your blog shoots. Don’t let these photos fool you, there’s a lot that goes into looking natural in uncomfortable situations.

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I purchased these simple black pumps in hopes of making them a staple in my work life, however that plan quickly changed. But on the plus side,  I am happy to inform you that I’ve since acquired a pair with a much lower heel, one that I can probably run marathons in. Well, probably not. But I can definitely walk in them.

jacket: Forever 21 | bodysuit: Ebay | blouse: Forever 21 | bottoms: Zara | shoes: Just Fab | sunnies: Amazon

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So I’ve been seeing these braids everywhere lately, and I’ve always wanted to try them but given the fact that my forehead is more of a fivehead no way did I think I would flatter the style. But then I thought whatever. I’ll do as I please. Turns out they’ve become my go-to style for whenever I don’t feel like using heat or washing my hair. It’s actually quite freeing, no need to worry about flyways, losing volume or any of that hair nonsense.

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I’ve come to refer to them as an accessory as well, taking a simple shirt and jeans combo up a notch, as it adds an instant casual cool vibe to any look you wear. For some odd reason, I feel like these braids look better when you have sunglasses on. Weird, I know.

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coat: Forever 21 | top: J Crew | bottoms: Zara | shoes: Le Chateau | sunnies: Ray Ban

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There’s nothing more I love than a little black dress. Though I’ve got plenty of fancier, night-out dresses, I didn’t realize how bad I was lacking in the casual black dress department. Weird, I know. Being a hoarder of anything comfy and casual, this dress was sure coming home with me from the moment I laid eyes on it. In fact, I walked out already wearing it. (oops!)

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The fact that it looks like a cropped sweater over a button up chiffon dress adds dimension and texture to another wise simple look. I’ve paired this dress with my go-to black mid-heels from Sam Edelman. I can seriously last in these for 8+ hours on end without having to amputate my feet by the time they come off. Soul mates!! 😉

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Finishing off the look, I added in a bit of colour (if brown counts…) with an Aibi Watch. I prefer my watches on the larger side, so I opted for a men’s watch. The classic face and rich brown leather strap instantly add sophistication and flare to anything you wear.

dress: Forever 21 (similar) (similar) (similar) | shoes: Sam Edelman (similar) (similar) | watch: Aibi Watch (here)

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Special thanks to Aibi Watch for partnering with me on this post.