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The Shoes We Need This Summer

May 31, 2016
As the sun starts to sparkle a bit brighter and the weather gets kinder, you start to feel more ambitious about how to dress for summer.
I spent my entire teenage years watching Sex and the City over and over again. Like other people, I tried my best to be Carrie Bradshaw in real life, wearing heels everywhere I went. Oh My GOD! I remember going to college with heels, not too high, but still who goes to college dressed up? I really don’t know what I was thinking, but now I know that those years were my most hideous times of my whole quarter century life on this planet LOL. I remember my dad complaining about how I was dressed for school almost every week. Oops! Sorry Dad! I guess nobody else had the courage to tell me, Parmida calm your horses down, you are not Carrie and wearing uncomfortable heels 9 hours straight working at retails is painful. I started my very first part-time boutique job when I was seventeen. It basically was a weekend job where I could improve my English by talking to different people (6 months after I came to the States). I never forget that Sunday, it was one hour to closing time when I took my favorite gold heels off because my toes started bleeding. Yes! Don’t judge! I was that stubborn kid that your parents might not want to raise 🙂 . I guess after that bleeding experience, I understood, that it is not just an impossibility that one could get through an entire New York City in 4-inch heels, it is also unrealistic.

Let’s be honest Heels are not practical.

For the upcoming summer I’m sticking to three silhouettes: The lace-up, the flat-form and the slide.

Here is exactly why.

The Lace-up: quite simply there is no shoe more willing to take an unexciting garment and give it character–something about the straps crawling up your leg. Try it, trust me.

Free people strap-on sandals

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Zara strap-on Sandals

The Flat-Form: Okay! If you are tired of wearing flats, and you like your legs to be tall, but comfortable enough to work 10 hours on your feet, Flat-forms are made for you my friend. Well, 90s fashion choices made it easy for us. So why not get a pair of flat- form shoes? They make your outfit seem cooler than it actually is. They go with almost everything in your closet. Any type of jeans? Cool. Slip-on dress? Check. Shorts and mini skirt? Fun!

Zara Flat-Form Shoes

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The Slide: Arguably the easiest shoe to slip your foot into and to pair with your clothes. You can literally name anything and they will go flawlessly with that outfit of choice. Cropped pants? Perfect. Culottes ? go for it. Shorts, mini skirt, and dress? Fabulous. The best part about them is that you really don’t have to spend too much money on them because the cheap ones don’t look cheap (they are slides for God sake!) If you are asking me, your summer slippers should not cost more than a fancy meal out (Don’t tell me your meal cost is $100-200). I mean it’s your choice how much you want to spend, but honestly try not to waste money on slippers.

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Fashion, Lifestyle

Reliving the 90s| Mini Skirt & Flatform Shoes

May 20, 2016
SPRING is GREAT. The sun shines in most cities except Houston, as I’m writing this sentence in my bedroom aka office lol, Houstonians are facing the worst thunderstorm of their lives. God knows how we are going to have our photo shoot today:(. Since the weather is about to get better, it’s the official time to release ourselves from the prison of coldness that made us put sweaters and pants on most of the season.

IT IS LEG SEASON LADIES! Let that midi skirt be the new mini skirt again.

street Wear stella maccartney skirt

90s style, choker and flatform shoes

Iro shirt and gray mini skirt

I understand that we already talked about this Stella McCartney skirt before (Related blog), but I’ve like to show you how I invest on something more expensive. I make sure I can wear it for at least 2 seasons or even all year around.

I BELIEVE VERSATILITY IS THE KEY IN STYLING!

The soft, flexible combination of wool and cotton make this Stella McCartney skirt the perfect fit for a spring day. As if you already read the old blog post, you know how much I love the exquisite detailing on the front. The rope applique’ quickly enhances this gray ensemble from simple to elegant.

Street style 2016 parmida hamzeh

IRO destroyed Tshirt

I’m a big fan of all different sorts of T-shirts because I believe they go with all types of bottoms, skirts, shorts, and pants. I like to collect all different types of T-shirts from slim fit to 3 size bigger than my actual size lol. Well, it really depends on what I’m wearing it with. And lets not talk about how important is collecting the right basic white T-shirts for different looks because it needs its own separate blog post.
I have a weird obsession over distressed T-shirts because I think they dressed down the look just the right amount, and give the look a bit of edgy vibe. For this outfit, I paired the skirt with my favorite IRO T-shirt, which is 3 size bigger than my usual size. 🙂 The shirt is 100 percent linen, which makes it very soft and comfortable. The color goes pretty much with anything in my closet, so this buy has been a WIN WIN situation.

mini skirt and flatform shoes

zara flatform sandals

Oh By the way, aren’t we all reliving the 90s all over again?

In this case, nothing is better than wrapping up the look with my favorite chunky flat-form sandals and leather choker. Well if you miss Spice Gilrs, it’s a best time to invest in some flat/plat-form sandals. For me, I can never have enough of them, so I will post some of my favorite ones down below this post.

Well, I blamed it on the weather to steal his denim jacket. 🙂 

Hanmade leather turquoise choker

Denim jacket and Stella McCartney

Mens denim jacket

I was Wearing:
Handmade Vintage Leather Choker
IRO T-shirt
Stella McCartney Mini Skirt, Old
Zara Chunky Flatform Sandals, Old, Similar
Jimmy Choo Handbag, Old, Similar
G-Star RAW Denim Jacket,Sold out, Similar

 

Check out my favorite Ftat/Plat- Form Shoes I love:

 

 

 

 

Miu Miu Flatform Sandals

Miu Miu Flatform Sandals