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2014 September 11

thank you

Thank you all so much for reading, and for your support, and your kindness, and your patience over these last few months. I haven’t been updating here as much as I should or as much as I want to, and lately, I’ve been using this space as a kind of catharsis/venting/writing space more than a literary style blog, and that might be confusing. It’s also confusing when I decide to post about once every three weeks. My apologies for all of that, and my gratitude for sticking with me. I can’t promise any huge changes, but I still love this blog and I want it to continue and I’d like to make it more of a priority.

That said, let’s talk about shoes!

About a year ago, I started to realize my leopard flats were more uncomfortable each time I wore them. One day, I happened to actually look at them (of course, this was in the middle of the day, after I’d been wearing them for hours, and was at work), and noticed there were holes worn straight through the soles. Whoops! I’d paid $70 for them the year before, but they weren’t very high quality, and I lived in New York City, so I guess I couldn’t have expected them to last very long.

Ever since, I’ve had my eye out for replacements, but I haven’t found any yet. It seems like a few years ago, leopard flats were EVERYWHERE. And now that I need a new pair, they’ve disappeared! There are leopard heels, and leopard loafers, and leopard sneakers–but the leopard flats have been hiding (at least the affordable ones have). I don’t normally buy shoes online because I’m afraid they won’t be comfortable, and I haven’t seen any cute leopard flats in a physical store every time I’ve looked.

But there are some cute options out there, if I’m willing to pull the trigger and take the chance on online shoe buying. Here are some of my favorite options:

nine west leopard

Nine West Snooze Smoking Slippers $79

steve madden leopard

Steve Madden Elusion D’Orsay Flats $79.95

lands end leopard

Land’s End Bianca Ballet Flats $79.95

sam edelman leopard

Sam Edelman Felicia $110

Which are your favorites? Do you have any recommendations for where to find cute leopard flats?

 

 

*image via The Black Apple

5 Responses Post a comment
  1. Lauren S permalink
    September 11, 2014

    Steve Madden will never do you wrong! I need to find some kickass black combat-ish boots soon… help me find some?

    Adore this blog, adore you, do whatever you want.

    xo

  2. Melissa permalink
    September 12, 2014

    Love the Steve Maddens, and I agree you can’t go wrong with them. I also like the lands end ones, but I have never bought shoes from them. And I love all of your blog posts! Fashion related or otherwise 😉

  3. September 17, 2014

    I have had good luck recently with the shoe selection at tjmaxx online, but it looks like they don’t have much to offer on the leopard flat front at the moment :(.

  4. nancy permalink
    September 18, 2014

    my favs are the nine west. good luck with your search. your posts are always worth waiting for.

  5. September 26, 2014

    Definitely the Maddens, with the Nine West Smoking Slippers as a close second. Kudos to you for pulling off the animal print! I always admire those prints on others, but I can’t bring myself to adopt the trend. I think subtlety is best when sporting the animal prints, so shoes are a great way to go. Let me know which ones you go with!

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