Saturday, December 20, 2008


So I've been on the hunt for a good pair of black flats for what feels like maybe a year.  
This has been slightly difficult, as it turns out I've gotten to be super cheap, and just don't feel like spending more than $50 on a pair of shoes, especially flats.  Other than my Louboutins, I guess you could say I prefer cheap shoes.  I'm a firm believer that cheap shoes don't necessarily mean bad quality.  It was 2004 that I got a bogo pair of black flats from Payless for $3.  Yes, $3.  I just got rid of them this year.
I've now gone through two cheap pairs this year and I've gotten frustrated with my inability to find a pair I really like.  My first pair fell apart, and the second pair are uncomfortable.  I've tried on so many pairs at so many stores, but I just haven't found anything.  Everything was either too expensive, or ugly, or uncomfortable, or not my size.
So when Catherine told me the quinn flats at the Tory Burch sample sale were more than half off, I thought I should go check them out.  I waited in line on Wednesday forever just to try them on, but decided against them.  I still didn't want to spend as much as they cost.
After I left I was sort of kicking myself, thinking maybe I should have just gotten them.  I decided I'd go back on Friday (payday) and see if they still had them (unlikely at a sample sale.)
Yesterday was miserable outside.  I made it about four blocks and my current, cheap flats were completely soaked through and my feet were freezing and wet.  I had to stop and buy some rain boots along the way, and thought, wow, now I really hope they still have my size.
And guess what?  They did.  And I love them so much I dreamt about them last night.


Maria said...

Umm...I just bought those about a week ago for a Christmas gift, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to keep them for myself. Good for you for going back!

Kate McNeil said...

You can't underestimate the importance of a good pair of flats in this city. I love those all the private school girls wear them and I feel so left out in my knock offs from shoegasm.

Elise said...

i am convinced that black flats are the most difficult thing to find. i have been hunting for months as well. i'm jealous of yours.

Cyn said...

Nothing beats shoes, except maybe purses. I have to disagree with Elise though. Navy flats that don't look old-lady-nurse are even harder to find. These are cute ones Rae.

nerak said...

I don't own black flats, I can't find any! I'm glad you found some you love. And re: Katie's blog, oh, I've loved it for a long time, it was just time to come out of blog stalkerdom. That is so crazy how small the Mormon world is! It never ceases to amaze me.

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