Flat out

Today I'm taking part in La Petite Pear's Fashionista's in Flats series. Flats are an essential part of my shoe wardrobe, for shopping, for travel, I just can't go all day in heels. Even to work, I like to give my feet a break a couple times a week and throw on a pair of cute ballet flats.

Since I think pairing flats with a pencil skirt is one of the most challenging looks to pull off and not appear short, (because I am short) that is what I'm wearing for this feature.

I hope you will go check it out, and thanks for having me, Sam!

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The Rundown
Plaid Button Down Gap thrifted similar
White Pencil Skirt Brooks Brothers 346 thrifted similar
Yellow Flats MIA similar
Bag Tahari c/o TJMaxx similar
Knot Necklace Thrifted similar
Beaded Necklace J.Crew Factory
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Meteor c/o TJMaxx


  1. I love the pop of yellow Lydia!
    Definitely work those flats!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  2. I agree I can't wear heels all day every day. Those flats look so comfortable. I need a new pair myself. Love how you tied your top makes this outfit look super feminine and chic.

  3. I think you pulled off the flats with a pencil skirt perfectly! I agree, it is so hard to wear the two together (luckily I only have 2 pencil skirts...and one is denim so it doesn't count, ha ha)

  4. I don't really ever wear heels (which may explain why I also usually don't wear pencil skirts because, you're right, that's a tricky one) so I love a good flats look - and I think you totally nailed this!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  5. I will never be a flats girl - I can't help it. But I must admit, when it comes to taking dynamic outfit photos, like that brilliant one of you jumping, you can't beat them :) I suppose I'm slowly coming around and maybe when I do, I'll come around to colour, too? I do love the bright yellow shade of the pair you're wearing!

  6. Love the color combination you did! Very cute "end of summer" chic.

  7. So glad you took the pencil skirt and flats route. It is a challenging one to fellow shorties like myself! I love the way your look turned out. The colors are great all together!

  8. I adore flats!!! I love them. Great top and the flats are cute.

  9. So chic and classy! You pulled off the flats and pencil skirt look so perfectly, it does tend to shorten the legs, but you did it so in style, love the way you knotted the shirt!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  10. Can we PLEASE be closet buddies? I might need to lose weight before but omg I want everything you own. Especially that skirt!

  11. LOVE this shirt and those flats are amazing! Definitely a flats girl for running errands and on Mondays (my feet are not ready for heels again haha)

  12. Thanks so much for contributing! Love the pop of yellow!

    P.S. All other flats lovers are welcome!


  13. Love the yellow flats! I prefer to wear heels with pencil skirts too but I think this outfit looks great with flats! It's definitely a more comfortable option!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  14. This outfit is truly incredible. I love the beautiful touches of yellow and those shoes are amazing.

  15. Love the pop of yellow, great look dear!!!


  16. Love those mustard flats, I used to have a pair that color and they were my favorite!

  17. I don't know where I'd be without flats, honestly! Ballet slippers and oxfords are pretty much my life. Love your yellow flats!

    Xo, Hannah


  18. I love ballet flats. I keep a pair at my desk and always take a pair with me when I travel for work (like in my purse to trade shows or meetings - because you never know when your feet will start protesting).

    The yellow accents are great in your outfit!

  19. Love that plaid button down! And the fact that it's thrifted is amazing! I need to step up my thrifting skills (or lack thereof). This yellow/mustard and navy combo looks fab on you!

    Have a great day!
    A Southern Drawl

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  20. Lovely look!!!
    Would you like to follow each other?

  21. i love flats..in fact i seldom wear any heels at all..

  22. Love all of the yellow in this outfit!

    I wear flats and pencil skirts all the time - a necessity sadly. I think skirts look great with flats and heels! :)

    Away From Blue

  23. Plaid, plaid, plaid! That plaid shirt makes me really want fall to be here. I love how all your yellow accessories pull out the nearly undetectable yellow shades in your shirt. Pretty look, Lyddie!

  24. I think this looks great! I am loving that plaid top, especially with yellow!

  25. Love the flats with that top. Totally nautical and perf!!

  26. That plaid shirt looks so cute tied! I definitely wear flats more often than I wear heels (even though I could certainly use the height!).

    The Tiny Heart
    So Kate Giveaway!

  27. This outfit is so great for the end of summer :) The plaid is a really fun one, too.

    I like flat but am so tired of them now because they're all I've been wearing. Need this sprain to finish healing!

  28. I adore ballets - this yellow pair is too cute - i really like your shirt too.

  29. I randomly love the simplicity of this look. The shoes are so cute. You always look great! :)
    The Fashionable ESQ