It wasn't until recently that I learned to love flats. I used to hate the idea of "fashionable" flat shoe - simply because I never found any that I would wear. I never liked round-toe footwear, and that seemed to be the only option when it came to flats that weren't sneakers or sandals. Then suddenly, pointed toe flats came into light. Game changer - a flat that still managed to elongate your legs like heels, elevate your look like heels, but were much more comfortable than heels.
Hello new favorite shoe (next to booties, of course). Check out my favorite picks below!
Jenni Kayne D'Orsay Flats ($495) - these are by-far a favorite of mine. I was able to scoop up a pair of barely-worn tan suede Jenni Kayne D'Orsays from a high-end consignment shop. Major score considering I paid $50 for the originally-priced $495 pair. They are beautifully made (albeit narrow - you'll want to use a shoe stretcher on these - I did!), and certainly an investment piece - but fret not! - there are quite a few excellent cheaper options out there. These Franco Sarto ones are VERY similar (I own two pairs of these in gray and black that I also scooped up on sale for about $25 each!), or even these Chinese Laundry ones get the job done on the cheap.
ALDO Colyn Flats ($70) - these are a great and affordable option for a black leather tie-up flat. Simple, chic, girly - everything you'd want in a ballet-inspired flat. The $70 price tag doesn't hurt either ;)
Jeffery Campbell Shay Lace Up Flat ($130) - these are similar to the above reference shoe, but are soft suede and a bit more of an investment. The taupe leather color and the zip in the back make for a beautiful upgrade, and I really can't say no to anything that's a nude-pink color. How very ballerina of me.