Week 9 Results

16 Apr

If you recall, this week’s challenge was to find a fun pair of ballet flats and my inspiration was a collage of colourful shoes by Tory Burch. After shopping around I have to admit that it wasn’t that difficult to find affordable flats. So what did I find?

Well, I came across not one but two pairs of ballet flats!

Flats from Joe Fresh and the Shoe Company

The first pair I actually found at the grocery store, lol. They’re faux patent leather from Joe Fresh:

Now I do have some concerns about these shoes. The faux patent is very hard and stiff and the ribbon detailing that runs around the rim of the shoe is also a pretty rough material. As Erin brought up in the comments section of the Week 9 Challenge post, one big problem with cheap flats is that they scrape your heels and give you blisters and this pair seems like it could be a prime candidate for maiming my feet. The price however, was hard to resist:

They were on sale for $6.94! So with taxes they came to $7.84 leaving $12.16 for the SpendThrift Savings Bank! I’m still unsure if the risk heel damage or an investment in a new box of bandaids is worth the low price of the shoes. They also aren’t as colourful as I originally had in mind so I also found another option.

I found a second pair of ballet flats at the Shoe Company:

These shoes are also made of faux leather but they are soft and pliable. I like the fact that they’re a cheerful blue colour and I also like the stud detailing on them:

This pair was on sale for $14.99 so with taxes they came to a grand total of $16.94. Choosing this pair would leave $3.06 for the SpendThrift Savings Bank so I would have less left over but they seem to pose less of a risk of roughing up my heels.

I decided to use a “model” to show this pair off, I think that his feet are a little wide for them though ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

So what do you think?

One last thing. I realize that I didn’t do a Triumph or Tacky? post this week but to be honest, I worked from home most of the week (and my dog doesn’t appreciate my efforts at dressing up). I’ll be writing a double post next week covering both the white shirt from last week’s challenge and the ballet flats from this week’s challenge to make up for it!

4 Responses to “Week 9 Results”

  1. kia91 April 16, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    heheheheh i love the last picture ๐Ÿ˜€ so funny! ๐Ÿ˜€

    if you want to get more visits on yoru site, you can submit your articles on mine and post a link up too if you wish ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Angel Garcia April 17, 2011 at 1:45 am #

    That last picture completely freaked me out at first! Great steal. Especially considering how pricey Tory Burch flats can be.

    All the best, Angel


  3. Erin April 22, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    I still feel like I have to reserve judgement until I find out how wearable they are. Band-aids might be cheap, but when the shoes are so uncomfortable that they scrape up your protective band-aid like a windshield wiper, there’s only so much you can do.

    Can you please post again in a few weeks with an update on the shoes?

    P.S. I LOVE The blue ones! So pretty!

  4. gracefully50 November 6, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    Looove the modeling pic!!!

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