My first pair of flatforms were slides from a few years ago by Steve Madden. They were Asian inspired and were probably meant to be modeled after the Japanese geta shoes. The wedge heel was basically an inverted trapezoid: wider at the top and angled smaller towards the bottom (I wish I had a picture). While the concept worked visually and when I first walked in them at the store, walking in them for any prolonged period of time proved very awkward due to being off-balance. Since them, I basically stayed away from the flatform, even as they gained popularity over the past year.
I recently bought a pair because my friend, Tanya, bought a pair from Urban Outfitters and they looked adorable on her (unfortunately, I no longer see the pair she bought online). This is what prompted me to finally purchase the pair pictured above from Must Have Shoes. My reasons for buying them were for functionality as well as style for my European vacation (I’m hesitant to go sight-seeing in anything taller than a moderate heel).
I chose the pair by Nicole called “Gutsy” because of the snake pattern and espadrille wedge. They looked a bit quirky and funky, but still felt light and perfect for summer. After receiving them, I was a bit apprehensive about the shape, thickness of the heel and wondered what I would wear them with, how I would style them, but I was mostly concerned about how comfortable they would be.
Surprisingly enough, they became quite comfortable after I broke them in and they look cute with any style of jean, skirt/dress or short. They don’t look chunky at all, and just feel like very tall flats. You can’t see them, but this pair has a removable ankle strap, which I am actually keeping on to prevent them from flopping off. All in all, I’m happy with this particular pair and if so inclined, I may buy a pair while out in Europe (I’ll be sure to put up any outfit posts as I wear them). What do you think of the flatform?
I posted about this deal previously from Must Have Shoes regarding their shoe club (post seen here). I’m sharing this deal again because I think it’s so very worth it if you are a shoe fanatic like I am. Must Have Shoes already offers great prices for shoes from one of my favorite shoe brands, Poetic Licence. But when you add the discount you receive from joining their club, the deal just gets sweeter (I have included examples of prices from recent purchases that I have made).
I bought these earlier this year for just a bit cheaper (I had an additional discount from an email).
Here is what you get when you join: For $20 a year – Members save 20% off of every Must Have Shoes purchase; receive exclusive discounts from the e-newsletter; are eligible for their “Oops Discount” (if they are unable to fill your order, they give you the value of your order towards free shoes); receive a 30% discount code towards your entire order on your birthday.
Just bought the pair above and below last week. Check out the prices!
The money I saved in the 20% discount and free shipping have already paid for the club membership in just my first two purchases. Additionally, I receive great emails about secret deals and exclusive discounts on featured shoes and brands. I’ve even discovered brands I had not been exposed to before like Axxiom, and continue to see deals on the brands that I love like Poetic Licence and Irregular Choice. I highly recommend checking out this awesome shoe site, and joining the club if you like what you see. Have a great weekend!
(Images courtesy of Must Have Shoes)
This is just a quick tally of my recent shoe finds. Although the prices reflected are current, I included the prices I actually paid for these great shoes. Remember: be prepared to hunt and try your best to avoid settling for full price. Have a great weekend!
I wore this to work before reading a post from Cupcakes and Cashmere on how Emily was becoming inspired by simple basics and paired down pieces. There’s something about easy classics like a white top & jeans, or a basic black dress.
I like going back to basics because it’s like beginning with a clean slate to be creative again. When things are this simple, you notice details like the inverted lapel of this jacket. It also makes it easy to add great little touches like something sparkly and a pop of color.
Outfit – H&M coat (only $15 at their recent sale!); Old Navy tank top & jeans; Poetic Licence shoes (from Must Have Shoes);Pashmina scarf (a gift from Janice on her NYC trip last year); Wendy Brandes ring; Mini MAC purse ℅ Rebecca Minkoff