Monday, July 28, 2014

Ballet Flats: One Look, Two Prices

I have been hunting for a new pair of black ballet flats for the past year and a half. My favorite pair had finally given up on me, but I am way too particular to buy just any replacement shoe. I want my black ballet flats to actually look like ballet shoes as much as possible. The shoe needs to be very delicate (scrawny legs force things) and I require toe cleavage. I also don't want to spend a ton of money on a pair of flats; I would much rather save that money for a pair of awesome high heels. Hence the 18+ month search. I survived last year by wearing hot pink flats that I bought for $3 at H&M, but those weren't made to last longer than a season so it was very lucky that I found two pairs at Nordstrom that had the look I wanted.

As you can see, there is a huge price difference. I actually love the SJP flats as they are extremely similar to real ballet shoes. The finishings on this shoe are so pretty and the bow is very delicate. Plus the high quality leather is so soft and beautiful.The Louise et Cie flats are not quite as delicate, but the leather is soft and good quality. I don't like the chunkier bow as much, but I also don't mind it.

While I love the SJP flats more, the price difference was just too much. I ended up ordering the more affordable pair. And even better - they were part of the Anniversary sale for $70! I think I can survive the compromises I made for saving over $200.

I know we have been posting a lot about Nordstrom, but that is just because we love the store! We are not sponsored or compensated by Nordstrom for these posts. This post does contain affiliate links through another party. However, we would totally be open to a partnership with our favorite department store!