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Finding Simplicity

As I mentioned before, my shoe collection is lacking. Especially when it comes to flats. I’m picky. They need to show at least a touch of toe cleavage, they have to be well-made, and if they cut into the back of my heel I will set them on fire. Also, according to my sister I have “peasant” feet which probably makes it that much harder to find flats. Oh, and they have to be affordable. I’ll pony up for boots and gorgeous heels, but flats are so simple that I can’t bring myself to pay a lot for them.

So you can imagine my excitement at finding purrfect flats. Well, kind of. Lands End Canvas is the hipper, trendier off-shoot of Lands End. While perusing their sale rack (an extra 70% off of sale prices!) I found one pristine black flat. No embellishments, a solid bottom, and nicely low-cut in the front. I was determined to get them, even though the only other side I found was a half size too small. Hey, leather flats for $10? I’ll take it. I brought the smaller side to a cobbler, had it stretched, and now I’m in plain black flat heaven. That’s called thinking out of the (shoe) box, people!




Oh, yeah, there’s an outfit too.


button-down shirt- Express
top- American Apparel
skirt- H&M
flats- Lands End Canvas
necklace- DIY

{ 8 comments… add one }

  • Santina April 12, 2012, 6:42 pm

    I am really picky when it comes to flats, as well. If heels tear my feet apart, so be it, but I have NO tolerance for flats that aren’t comfortable. What’s the point? I can see you wearing these a lot. I recently hunted for a good pair of black pumps; for something so seemingly basic, I had such a hard time finding the right pair. I imagine black flats are a similar situation, so well done! :)

  • Yara Simón April 13, 2012, 10:55 pm

    Haha. I am not quite sure what peasant feet are, but I have the worst time with new times. Great idea with getting the shoe stretched out. Glad it worked out for you. 

  • Chic Therapy April 14, 2012, 10:51 am

    very cute and simple

  • Lauren April 14, 2012, 1:09 pm

    just laughed out loud! what are peasant feet?! happy you found the perfect pair of flats regardless ;)


  • Nfletcherperry April 14, 2012, 5:42 pm

    ha! ha! you and georgie have peasant feet! :)

  • Stefanie Chun April 15, 2012, 8:34 pm

    what a perfect find.  it’s worth it to be picky once you find “the one”

  • Katie Q of An Alaskanweredork April 16, 2012, 4:19 am

    I’m quite a fan of the Lands End brands, they last forever and you can get them at such good prices, like these shoes! (Leather flats for $10? Thats insane and the look cute!)

  • Hogger & Co. April 17, 2012, 8:53 pm

    How’d you know I was on the search for a new black flat? To Lands End Canvas, I go.

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