For me, the easiest way to make an outfit is to build staples around one or two fun items. When planning this look, I knew I was going to be walking around a lot, so that meant ditching my traditional heels / wedges. When it comes to flats, if I must wear them, then they need to be fun and functional. These Sam Edelman sandals were perfect for the day; they're comfortable and dress up any outfit, even when it's black pants and a tank top. My other items came from Express, one of my favorite places to go when I need to spruce my closet game up on a budget. The envelope tassel purse has become a great accessory for me - there's a removable chain that makes it versatile as a clutch too.
Oh, and if you're wondering about the purple wristband.. just a teaser for what's to come on my feature about things around town!
What sort of flats do you prefer when it comes to walking around? What topics would you most like to see next?