Posts tagged "flats"

Found: The Only Flat Sandal You Will Ever Need

I have a pretty serious (and embarrassing) mommy blog-reading habit, so for years now I’ve watched internet moms traipse around in Salt Water sandals, raving about them every chance they got. I put off ordering them online for years because I didn’t want to buy shoes I’d never tried on, but I eventually just guessed my…

Claire Hannum / August 19, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Pairs Of Pretty D’Orsay Flats

I have a closet full of heels and wedges, a couple pairs of workout and “fashion” sneakers, boots for the colder months, and I blow through at least three pairs of J. Crew Capri flip-flops each summer. But there’s long been a gaping hole in my wardrobe when it comes to work-appropriate flats. I recently…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 29, 2014

Style 911: “I Need Dressy Flats For Fall & Winter!”

“With winter approaching I’m getting into my usual fall dilemma (which I have obviously failed to solve). To be totally honest, I am relatively particular about shoes.  In the summer I wear flip flops, strappy flat sandals, toms and for work and nice dinners out, ballet flats.  I basically refuse to wear heels unless I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 26, 2013

Knockoff Police: ModCloth Vs. Charlotte Olympia’s Cat Flats

At $725, Charlotte Olympia’s cat flats aren’t exactly in our budget. But believe you me, we would love to own the same shoes as Beyoncé. So we were delighted —if slightly guilty — to see these kittycat flat knockoffs over on ModCloth. They’re significantly less fancy, but arguably just as cute. Winona’s been noodging me…

Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2013

Black And White And Cute All Over

I am the nation’s foremost appreciator of polka dots, so much so that when Julie once wore a polka dot dress to work I yelled at her not to gank my style. I’ll reclaim my rightful place on the throne with these adorable black-and-white flats from Old Navy! The price tag is easy on my…

Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2012

Shopping Guide: 10 Pairs Of Perfect Spring Flats

Is that the chirping of birds I hear? Oh, it is, and you know what that means — spring has sprung, babes. I’m going bare-legged today, and it couldn’t possibly feel any better … not like we had a long winter, or a winter at all, actually. Like many people with a neurotic personality complex,…

Rachel Krause / March 24, 2012

Worth The (Small) Splurge: Ann Taylor Flats

Half the reason I ordered Ann Taylor’s “Perfect Flats” was a spiteful attempt to find a way in which they are not, in fact, “Perfect.” But I needed new black flats and didn’t want to spend $500 to replace my Lanvin regulars as they became increasingly less wearable, though I assumed the $98 Ann Taylor…

Lily Q / April 5, 2010

Quotable: Lady Gaga Prefers Death Over Flats

“I would rather die than have my fans not see me in a pair of high heels. I’d never give up my wigs and hats for anything.”– Lady Gaga, who appeared on “Friday Night With Jonathan Ross” and discussed just how tragic it would be if she were seen taking out the trash or sa…

Bianca Posterli / March 4, 2010

Roll-Up Shoes For Relieving Feet From Uncomfortable Heels

Last spring, we told you about vending machines in UK clubs that sell ballet flats to slip onto tired feet after a night of dancing. Well, Rollasole shoes have crossed the pond, and while we haven’t seen dispensers at any bars in the states, you can plan for high heel pain by ordering a pair…

Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2010

Ballet Flats That Aren’t Boring

Ballet flats better not go out of style during our lifetime. They’re comfortable and cute, a combination we rarely find in our closet, and our feet simply wouldn’t know what to do without them. We’ll slip on this Lela Rose for Payless pair, which features an origami-like bow, to make basic outfits less blah. Eve…

Catherine Strawn / January 27, 2010

Are High Heels Powerful Or Just Oppressive?

This season on the runways, Marc Jacobs made a bold move when it came to footwear. Instead of the normal heels that designers show as part of their collection, he decided that flats are in for spring. Women all over sighed that their feet could take a break from the stilettos, at least according to…

Bianca Posterli / September 24, 2009

Do You Prefer Heels Or Flats?

Despite all the outlandishly high heels designers like Rodarte, Nina Ricci, and John Galliano put on the runway for fall, The Times has declared heels dead. As proof of this trend, the paper cites a survey from department store Selfridges that reports a 20 percent increase in sales of flat shoes and the story of…

Catherine Strawn / August 11, 2009

Clubs With Sole: UK Vending Machines Now Stock Ballet Flats

Whether you’re dancing the night away in Paris, London or New York City, at the end of the night one thing is inevitable besides the dudes clamoring to walk you home: sore feet. Luckily, for us high heel-loving girls there are Rollasoles.

Recently I was lucky enough to be in one such nightclu…

Deborah Findling / May 28, 2009

Heels Are Better For Your Health — And Sex Life!

As soon as I put on a pair of four-inch heels, I long for the moment when I can take them off. It’s not that they’re that painful, but I feel immense guilt about treating my poor little feet so badly. My sky-high pumps can’t possibly be good for them … or can they?

The Frisky / May 19, 2009

Fashion Slideshow: Lace-Up Flats

Lace-up flats are a controversial style of shoe. We’ve heard quite a few people declare them to be hideous creations, but we’re buying a pair because they remind us of Katharine Hepburn, and, quite honestly, we’re a little sick of ballet flats. Check out these lace-up flats and tell us whether you think they’re wonderful…

Catherine Strawn / October 13, 2008

Style On The Street: Acceptable Ankle Love

This gal’s shoes have inspired me to create a slideshow of cute shoes with ankle straps. While I am completely against anklets, even on Rashida Jones (I think it’s her trademark — she wears one in every photo), straps are more than okay.

Catherine Strawn / July 31, 2008

Fashion Slideshow: Fun & Fancy-Free Flat Sandals

For whatever reason, we find that we wear heels more during winter than in any other season. When summer finally arrives, it’s like a breath of fresh air…for our hooves. Ahh, summer. Finally, a few months where we give our feet a break, put away the high-heeled pumps, and break out the flat sandals. Our…

Catherine Strawn / May 28, 2008

Prepare Your Feet For Their Summer Wardrobe

The temperature may or may not be warming up in your neck of the woods, but you’ve probably thought about — maybe even dreamed about — what shoes you’re going to wear this summer. (One of my favorite things about summer is that I don’t have to wear socks.) But before you start wearing flip-flo…

Catherine Strawn / May 5, 2008

Style On The Street: Bright Shoes

Three out of four doctors agree that wearing blue (or purple) shoes will make you have a better day. [Trender Bender]…

Catherine Strawn / May 1, 2008

Crave: The Best Of Old Navy

Every season, amid piles of cotton t-shirts and tanks, you can expect a few awesome pieces at Old Navy. I’m obsessed with the tie-neck blouses and D’Orsay flats and plan to fight my way through disorganized racks of clothing after work. Must. Have. Purple. Shoes. [Old Navy]…

Catherine Strawn / May 1, 2008