I had been recently eyeing off a few pieces at ASOS
, so come pay day I decided to donate a large chunk of my salary to the cause and buy the clothes I had been lusting after. Of course, as soon as I went to add these particular pieces to my cart I noticed that the majority of them had sold out. Brilliant. Choosing to ignore this sign from the cosmos that perhaps I should be saving my pennies, I headed over to Country Road
online and ordered some shoes instead. These are the three items that I ended up buying –
I don’t know how many pairs of black leather ballet flats I have gone through in my lifetime, but I know I get my monies worth because I literally wear them until they fall to pieces. As I’ve mentioned previously, the Country Road ballet flats are my favourites (trumped only by Lanvin ballet flats, which at close to $800 a pop are more a ‘special occasion’ shoe than anything else. or a pipe dream. let’s go with special occasion shoe.) and I wear them to work practically every day of the week.
There are a few different items of clothing that will forever be staples in my wardrobe. Dark denim straight leg jeans, various styles of black blouse, black cardigans and of course – black leather ballet flats. Now it may seem like a simple task, but finding the perfect pair of black leather ballet flats has taken me many years and a a fair amount of trial and error. Believe it or not there are many things that can go wrong with ballet flats. Whether it’s leather that is too hard (which can do serious damage to feet), soles that are too slippery (this may just be an issue for clumsy people like myself), or ballet flats with strange nubby little heels that don’t make any sense, I have found it really difficult to find a pair that ticks all the boxes. Now, Lanvin may have created the most amazing ballet flats on earth (god they are soft), but as I cannot realistically afford to have more than 1-2 pairs of the Lanvin beauties in my wardrobe at a time, I’ve had to search elsewhere for a pair appropriate for every day wear. And I have found them…
These are the Country Road
Letitia flats in black leather. They may not look like much but I am currently on my… fourth pair? I wear these shoes to death. I do have to admit that the leather takes a few wears to really soften up, but once you’ve worn them in they are really comfortable and fit like a glove. I am really hoping that Country Road don’t discontinue this style because I would have to start my search all over again! They retail for $99 AUD and I believe that you can only buy the ballet flats online at the moment, as they are stocking the spring/summer seasonal line in stores.