VIVAIA Aria 5 Flats with Doen Bijou Dress

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I’m back with another outfit featuring VIVAIA shoes! This time I’m wearing the VIVAIA Aria 5 flats with my Doen Bijou dress. I loved my previous VIVAIA Aria 5 Hemp Flats so much, I was excited to try another versatile neutral shade. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to wear them with this gorgeous Doen dress before summer officially ends.

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VIVAIA Aria 5 Flats with Doen Bijou Dress

VIVAIA Aria 5 flats with doen bijou dress

I previously collaborated with VIVAIA to style their new Aria 5 Hemp Flats. They were so comfortable that I wanted to get them in another shade. I have a pair of tan flats that I’ve worn beyond repair so I was looking to replace them. The Aria 5 flats in this beautiful nutmeg color are the perfect pair to replace my old pair!

VIVAIA Aria 5 flats in Nutmeg

About VIVAIA Aria 5 Flats

Materials and Comfortability

VIVAIA makes comfortable, eco-friendly shoes made from recycled water bottles! The flexible, elastic knit upper is made from thread spun from recycled water bottles. The insole is made V-FOAM, which is a dual-layered sole made from cushiony materials that make this shoe feel as comfortable as sneakers. The insole lining is also 100% biodegradable and made with a natural material that inhibit bacterial growth.

Another reason why the Aria 5 is so comfortable is because it’s made with a 5 degree wider toe box for extra comfort. There’s also a little bit of arch support on the insole and a padded heel to keep your foot from slipping out.

VIVAIA Aria 5 Flats size and fit

Size and Fit

I’m either an 8.5 or 9 in shoes so it’s kind of hard for me to tell what my true size is. My previous Aria 5 Hemp flats are a size 8.5 and they definitely fit but after a long day of walking when my foot swells they felt a little tight. So I thought I would try the size 9 this time to see if they were more comfortable after a long day.

The size 9 fits as well but is definitely looser on the sides of my feet with a little bit of extra room in the heel as well. They do feel more comfortable at the end of the day, however, I think that with more wear they will loosen up a bit and be too big. So I would say that the size 8.5 is probably a better fit for me since I expect them to stretch out over time.

I would refer to the size guide on VIVAIA’s site to help choose your size. I did that the first time when I ordered the 8.5 so I think it’s accurate. But overall, if you have regular to wide feet you should take your normal size. If you have narrow feet (like I do) I think you could take your smaller size if you are in-between.

Doen Bijou Dress Painted Bouquet

Doen Bijou Dress Review

The Doen Bijou dress has been on my wishlist for forever! Unfortunately, it always seemed to be out of stock! When it finally came back in this BEAUTIFUL floral design I was able to snatch it up during a sale. I have similar Doen smocked dresses (the Ischia and the Kiara) but I this the Bijou is my favorite design. I think what I love most about it is the square neckline (the Ischia and Kiara both have rounded necklines). Of course, the smocking and the puff sleeves are a favorite too!

This Bijou style is a tighter fit than my Ischia and Kiara even though I wear a size small in all of the styles. They are all made out of slightly different materials so I don’t know if that has anything to do with it. This Bijou is made from a soft, lightweight cotton voile. It’s really lovely but also pretty delicate and sheer. I do have to wear a slip underneath. Which is kind of difficult because all of my slips have round necklines and this is a square neck! The only other thing I wanted to mention is that the top tie at the neckline is not functional. The waist tie is functional so you can adjust the waist to make it tighter or looser.

I really love the romantic vibe of the Doen Bijou dress and I think the VIVAIA Aria 5 flats are a perfect compliment to the dress.

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VIVAIA YouTube Review

If you want to see more ways to style the VIVAIA Aria 5 flats then check out my recent YouTube video! I’m sharing a mini review of the flats as well as several ways to wear them.

Make sure to check out my other VIVAIA Reviews!

VIVAIA Aria 5 Hemp Flats Review

VIVAIA Jade Heel Review

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  1. I love the ruching, puffy shoulders, square neckline, the print, look of the fabric,
    and airy design of the Doen Bijou Dress you styled with the VIVAIA Aria 5 Flats!
    Gorgeous outfit photos! I love your video as well.

  2. I love the ruching, puffy shoulders, the square neckline,
    the print, the full cut and look of the fabric, and the airy design
    of the pretty Doen Bijou Dress you styled with the VIVAIA Aria 5 Flats!
    Your outfit photos are gorgeous.
    P.S.: I love your video as well.

  3. hi!! love your blog! let me know if you’re ever wanting to sell the Ischia dress or the Bijou! They’re so beautiful and I’ve been wanting the painted bouquet pattern for so long 🙂