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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Flats to the Rescue!!

Today my feet were in rare form and just not trying to cooperate with heels. I sometimes think my feet are allergic to shoes, but...will save that tale of woe for a future post.

Anyway I hopped on over to Nine West to find affordable shoes to wear for the day.


I peeped this pair of ballerina flats on the sale rack.

The colors would work well with both brown and black based outfits. The print is a little saucy, but I’ve learned that it’s ok to add an unexpected exclamation point to an outfit from time to time.

I was wearing a black sweater dress and black footless tights (sort’ve like what Nicole Richie’s sporting in this pic):

This is how the flats looked w/ the ‘fit (pix care of my sis):


Not bad. Ballet flats were popularized by fashion icon Audrey Hepburn in the sixties...and her style (along with the slim black pant heavily advertised by the Gap) has made a huge comeback. Ballerina Flats are super comfortable (for those pounding the pavement in city streets, country roads, and cobblestones), and they're stylish enough to wear to work, class, wherever. They look great with the slim pants that are popular today, but I think they'd look great with bootcut styles (and perhaps skirts, too, but I'd have to try it out).

So the sign said the shoes were on sale, but turns out they weren’t (boo on Nine West for false advertising!). My feet were throbbing, so I decided to just buy the dern shoes. I get a 10% discount from my job, so the total came up to $71 (from $79). Not a great sale, but that $8 can go towards the Manolo meter…now at $108!

Smootches!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

sista, i think you should start spending your money wiser. ive seen PLENTY of inexpensive and still cute flats that you wouldnt even pay over $30 for.

iono.. you prolly have the money to pay that much for items, but yet i read how you were in debt in the previous posts.. just be more conscious of your spending, thats all, and i'm sayin this in a loving and caring tone

word is bond

Anonymous said...

OK I have been waiting for those flats to go on sale since June. JUNE!!!!

They are super cute but I think I can do them for $50 not $80 and Nine West drives me crazy because when their shoes go on sale it is a crazy sale and I have been burned before paying full price only to come back the next day and the same shoes are 30 bucks cheaper.

Anonymous said...

OK I have been waiting for those flats to go on sale since June. JUNE!!!!

They are super cute but I think I can do them for $50 not $80 and Nine West drives me crazy because when their shoes go on sale it is a crazy sale and I have been burned before paying full price only to come back the next day and the same shoes are 30 bucks cheaper.

Anonymous said...

those flats are super cute!!! I agree that Nine West can get crazy with their prices, it makes me so mad with that!! anyways, sometimes you cant go wrong with flats from target (targe')..LOL

Nikky said...

Love, LOVE, Love your blog. I'm a fashion crackhead (as my friends call me), and I will absolutely be back regularly! ~Peace