As you know, we here at the Gummerman household live a life full of travel. Well, it’s mostly Todd doing his fair share of travel for work but since I go and visit him when I can and we have all our family (and a good chunk of our closest friends) in other states, I fill up the ol’ suitcase and head out quite a bit as well. While I have been known to choose looks over comfort when a piece of clothing is just too good to pass up, I generally like to be as comfortable as I can, especially when traveling. And when comfort and good looks collide? Well, that’s the sweet spot right there. I’m always up for a sleek and stylish black flat/sneaker so when Naturalizer asked me if I would want to partner with them and style a gift of one of their new shoes for a travel series, it only took one look at the Kail slip-on style before giving a resounding YES.
This past weekend Todd and I got a chance to drive back to our old stomping grounds of Springfield, MO (we lived there for 12 years before moving to Nashville last summer) and see some of our pals, check in on how big some babies have gotten, and eat ALL THE FOOD we’ve been missing since we left. The biggest problem with packing for a trip with a “want to be prepared for every possible situation” brain like mine is always the shoes. Will I be walking a lot? Dressing up? Casual BBQ? It’s nice to have a pair of shoes like the Kail that I can wear with jeans and a t-shirt for brunch or vintage shopping (and for only $69 too!) but then also wear with something dressier for dinner or a drink out.
The high-waisted jeans with the flats make a shortie like me look a little taller and you can’t go wrong with a black and white stripe anything as far as I’m concerned. I also like that the slip-ons have the elongated toe which makes your legs look a little longer too. All in all, this was the perfect look for feeling comfortable and cool while reminiscing a bunch and making some new memories as well. I’ll show you parts two and three to this series when I go to my brother’s wedding in Pittsburgh next month (so excited!!!) and head out to visit Todd on his summer tour in June. Check out the Kail over at Kail slip-on style and see if you just found your new favorite pair of shoes too!