oh hi… (and more shoes)

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Hi WSB readers!

It’s true, I’ve been notably absent from posting here as of late.  I’m not sure if you’ll completely buy into my excuse, but the truth of the matter is that I’m getting married in something like 40 days and  haven’t been keeping up with my usual event trends reading and instead planning my wedding (note – my wedding planning is worthy of 4 or 5 posts all its own.  Those will come soon enough).

With all of my current distractions, my magazine reading has been close to nill but for some reason when my InStyle arrived yesterday (with its promise of 200 pages of super cute clothes!), I immediately opened it up.  If you know me at all, you know that I’m a total fashionista and devour about 25 fashion blogs each day.  I’ve also blogged about my love of a good shoe here and here.  And, you probably read about the Corso Como team concern here, so imagine my excitement when I came upon the article titled “Find Your Perfect Ballet Flats”.  I’m the perfect target audience for this article because I’m always looking for another great pair of event flats.  As I devoured the pages, I was totally disappointed.  I’m not against spending a chunk of change on a great pair of flats, but I was really disappointed to discover that most of the flats they featured were $100 plus (the cheapest pair is $69), so in an effort to help all of you cost conscious folks out a bit, I’ve done some of my own research and present you with some more affordable “perfect flats”.

Animal Print:

I love these adorable zebra print flats for Dr. Scholl’s.  I’ve never worn this brand, but a friend of mine recently tried these on and said they were some of the cushiest shoes she’d ever donned. At $49, I figure they’re worth a try.

Studded:

I know a lot of the clothes from Old Navy are one-season items, but I’ve had a few pairs of their flats and have found them to be pretty comfy.  What about these little gems for $10-20 (depending on color).  I’d sport these on the weekend with a cute pair of skinny jeans.

Metallic:

What about these little cuties from Gap?  There’s no way these aren’t comfy and also super cute with a summer dress or skirt.  $32.99 at Gap.

Floral:

A little pricey, but I love the print on this cute pair from JCrew.  $118.

Office Neutral:

I love these embellished snakeskin flats by Jessica Simpson.  $74.95 at Nordstrom.com

Did I miss any cute, affordable, must-have flats?

PS – WordPress makes me cry so sorry if these pics aren’t lined up correctly.  I’ve fought and fought the WordPress gnomes and can’t win against the magic.

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