The Shoe Challenge

I entitled this post “The Shoe Challenge” not only for the dramatic effects “cue dim music and echoey announcer over a microphone” but also since this involves my best girl friends in the amazing cities of Chicago, Cincinnati, and Louisville as my guest photo bloggers! This challenge I presented to them was to show me what their shoe choices are on their long commutes to the office. Let’s be honest…hiking in heels 10 blocks, 2 train rides, and a flight of stairs is just cray cray talk.  Let’s meet the ladies and see their choices!

Meet Caitlin…living the good life in Cincinnati at a marketing firm just making it rain…free samples from her clients?  Still an awesome gig and she definitely has found all the hot spots for young professionals who are flocking to this up and coming city.   Although her walking commute to work is fairly short, she rocks the Chucks on a daily basis. This is a perfect example of where fashion meets comfort this spring.  As for when she arrives to the office that is when the heels come out and let the business begin!

Left: Chuck Taylors, from      , $    Right: BCBG, $

Left: Chuck Taylors under $60 Right: BCBG, under $70

Meet Amber…now if I had to shop anyones closet it would for sure be this girls.  Everytime I visit Chicago I “oooo and ahhhh” and “oh lawd, yes please can I have all of your amazing accessories, clothes, and shoes!”  If you need a personal shopper this girl is it and she is the queen of finding all the good deals on those high ends brands for less (insert praise hands emoji).  Not only that, she is a youg professional that is constantly on the move with clients and speed walking to make it to that 9 am meeting is an understatement. Her choice in footwear on her commute to the office is a pair of color blocked flats by Kendall & Kylie for under $100!

Kendall & Kylie, $

Kendall & Kylie under $100

Meet Katie…if you need an event planned this lady is your girl!  In the events industry,  it is vital to have footwear that will take you from one cocktail hour to the next and being short on time is an understatement.  She has to be ready to be pulled into any direction as soon as she walks into an event. Although throwing on a pair of heels would be nice,  her flats of choice in these scenarios that have a bit of a dressy twist with the ankle strap are her go to’s from BCBGeneration for under $40. This is a look that is absolutely the best of both worlds!

BCBGenteration, $

BCBGeneration under $40

Meet Lana…born and raised a city girl she has perfected the footwear choice that is fashionable and realistic when using those feet as your way of transportation on a daily basis.  From cooking up her next creation in the kitchen to hitting up happy hours with her co workers her choice of footwear is perfect for a day to night look!  Oh yes and that skyline view is not to bad at her downtown Chicago office.  Those beauties are from Aldo for under $40!


Aldo under $40

Meet Sarah…keepin it real in Louisville.  Wait, did I just create a new saying?  This lady can turn from playing bags in the backyard to hitting up the downtown night scene in 2 seconds flat…definitey impressive.  This means having a transitional wardobe as well, which she has perfected!  Her shoe of choice is great for running errands during the day or for a casual Friday look that is perfect for her walking commute to the office! This adorable pair is by Van’s for under $60!

Van's, under $60

Van’s, under $60

Meet Kristin… this girl is definitely on the move, Italy one day, Cali the next… the sun never sets on this traveler!  Her choice of shoe on her commute in downtown chi town is a bit of a mix.  She was able to score a perfect height on a shoe with a stable heel that can be worn from the office to out on the town after 5 without having to pack that second pair of shoes.  Also, when packing for your next vacay and you are short on luggage space this look is perfect!

Bp, $99

Bp, $99

Meet Caitlin…no worries, not a repeat.  Caitlin is the absolute definition of work hard, play hard.  She always puts in 100% into everything whether its work, training for a marathon, or even her sweet lip syncing skills.  Like Kristin, she also prefers to rock the ankle bootie style that is a great transitional look with support for those ankles as well!


Tom's, under $100

Tom’s under $100

So blessed to have these amazing and fashion forward women in my life that also have perfect taste in commute footwear!  Which look was your fav? Leave a comment below!


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