Monday, October 4, 2010

Recent buy: Miu-Miu inspired flats.

It sort of feels like my style personality has done some shifting since I started this blog over a year ago. My natural inclination is to overdose on frills, embellishments and girly details. But with the start of school and my seriously-serious desire to be comfortable at all times, practicality has set in. Therefore, I've been on this one month long search for the perfect pair of flats. My perfect pair would be an amalgamation of a pointed toe, a feminine detail, real leather and a trendy element. So I started with leopard, thinking that I could really use a little more animal in my life (ha.). I bought these Nordstrom BP leopard print flats in an effort to be stylish, simple and economical, but honestly? They just hurt my toes within 5 minutes of wear.


I then spotted these, which I thought were a nice combo of edgy and feminine. But I couldn't help but wonder-- do they walk the line of an 80-year old Grandma? Guess it didn't help that the reviews I found on Nordie's site were all from 45 years older and up. Hmmm.


I really sifted through the options, utilizing the ever-practical Shopstyle search but still came up flat. (oh yes I did just say that.)  Then, searching through the bowels of Shopbop (always comes to the rescue!), I found these seriously-reminiscent Miu Miu lookalikes... and although economical isn't really a word I can use to describe them, PERFECT is.


 (The Miu-Miu originals)

Thanks to a few Shopbop gift cards and an understanding husband, I found my new fall flats.  I think I can even say I like my Vera Wangs more than the Miu Mius! The silken bow is a nice touch, and I love mixing textures. Plus this dove grey color is insane in person. Oh, and the soft leather is crazy-comfy, too. For anyone looking for a great fall flat (and willing to spend a bit of dough), I definitely recommend. Who says I must abandon my frilly ways for comfort? Miss Vera, you've proved me wrong.

7 comments:

  1. In Kinsey's ClosetOctober 4, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    I have the hardest time finding flats I like (I am a total high heels girl), but these are pretty cute. I would love to know how you would style these!

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  2. I *heart* those Veras! Good job, gal!

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  3. Those shoes are amazing! I think that shoes are a great investment and if they are comfortable then they are worth the money.

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  4. I just love flats Justine. They are definitely more practical, but every bit as chic IMO ;) I hope school is treating you well!

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  5. I just love flats Justine. They are definitely more practical, but every bit as chic IMO ;) I hope school is treating you well!

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  6. Love those jeweled flats! I was thinking of you today and I hope school has been going well! Come back soon and do another "What were they thinking?" post! I still laugh about that finger ring you found. :o)

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  7. Those flats are too cute!

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