Monday, June 23, 2014

Driving in high heels: fashion over safety?

The other day I decided to get back to wearing heels, jumped into my car and drove to work. In my quest for fashion, was I bypassing safety?

According to AOL Autos, I wasn't alone. Up to 40 percent of women wear heels behind the wheel, according to a study of UK women. Experts say heels prevent a good feel of the pedals, making it harder to react quickly. While woman have been wearing heels for years, the recent sky-height heights and platforms are exasperating the problem.

And law makers are starting to take notice. According to the local, France's Supreme Court ruled that driving in heels violates the country's highway code. The case they ruled on was whether a woman who was driving in heels when she was injured in a car crash deserved insurance money. The court found that insurance was not liable due to her wearing heels.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Shoe clothing: when wearing one shoe isn't enough

Today, I decided that wearing my trusty Crocs flats for the rain wasn't enough shoes. Instead, I wore dozens of shoes on a print t-shirt from Uniqlo.

Uniqlo is one of my favorite stores for basics, technology sophisticated clothes, and fun designer collaborations. This time one of those collaborations, SPRZ, includes shoe prints.

Here is what I wore today:

Shirt: Uniqlo, Belt: Betsey Johnson, Skirt: Costco, Shoes: Crocs

I took the MoMa Special Edition WOMEN SPRZ NY SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRT (MATTHEW BRANNON) shirt from Uniqlo, which I got on sale for half price, $10, belted it to give it more shape and put it over a black pencil skirt. The shirt is over-sized, so the belting and the slim skirt define my body. I also like that it looks peplum -like.

 For shoes, I matched the skirt and belt with black Crocs flats that are comfy and water-proof for today's rain. 

The black skirt and accessories keep the focus on the fun print.