Sunday, March 11, 2007

A Reader Recommends Tory Burch Shoes

Dear ladies,

Do you have a penchant for cunning ballerina flats? If so, read on.

Reader K. recommends these shoes by Tory Burch. She says they look just as brilliant with jeans as they do with vestments, but when PeaceBang saw the price she fell backwards off her chair and had to be helped back up by the cat, who said "Wow, you must have a head injury, because I'm a cat and I can't talk."

Here are the darling ballerina flats, not PeaceBang's personal style or budget range, but may be just what you're looking for:

http://www.toryburch.com/catalog_detail.aspx?cid=467&id=12662

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9 Comments:

Blogger Chalicechick said...

For the record, even expensive purse girl thought those cost a lot.

CC

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peacebang your passing on of this recommendation surprises me. I would have thought that gold crosses on the toes of ones shoes would be at least a little over the top cutsey and additionally violate the not wearing too many religious symbols rule, esp since most of us wear two matching shoes. I say this becasue my reaction (as someone who likes patterned footwear) was my shoes do not also need to proclaim my faith. ANy further thoughts?

2:59 AM  
Blogger a rev. said...

I tend to purchase one pair of top quality shoes a year (or every other year) and don't mind spending $200 for them - but these shoes ARE absolutely over the top! I think that's why I like them so much.

9:48 AM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

Mon chere Anonymous,
I too was concerned about the crosses on the toes, but what I think of as "cutesy" or "too much" might work for someone else with a tailored outfit. It is so hard to tell when you can't see the shoes on.

I wasn't sure if the shoe design would read so much like a Cross when you're wearing them. If they do, I say don't get near 'em.

It's SO hard finding comfortable flats that when someone raves about theirs I feel I must give others the opportunity to decide for themselves.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

I hate to be the naysayer but I think these are ugly as well as way too expensive. A comfy option that I found that aren't too pricey ($75) are Clark's Privo "Crush" maryjanes last season on Amazon.com or this season's "Comice" or "Colada".

10:45 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I've always been of the mind that you should spend most of your clothing budget on shoes, coats, and handbags-- a pair of $200 shoes can make a $50 dress look like a million bucks. And these are particularly classy and versatile.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous lindalu said...

Here is a less expensive version for those who like these. I didn't read teh medallion as a cross, but as a logo.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NNOSZM/ref=nosim/?tag=sz-apparel-20&creative=380333&creativeASIN=B000NNOSZM&linkCode=asn

9:42 PM  
Blogger LaReinaCobre said...

I think what's most important is that you spend your money wisely. For some people, that means owning 50 pair of $25 shoes; or 30 pair of $40 shoes; or 10 pair of $100 shoes.

I thought those flats were kind of ugly personally, so no way would I drop $200 on them. (The espadrilles were better). And just because a pair of shoes is expensive, doesn't mean they're necessarily high quality (a pair of $120 shoes I bought started crumbling after just two wears and after 6 wears I had to toss them).

But, if you're investing in a long lasting shoe that you can wear repeatedly over three or four years, $200 is not a bad investment.

Still, I say wait for the sale if you can. There's hardly ever a good reason to pay full price.

1:42 PM  
Blogger clairebearkiss said...

i believe these shoes must be on sale, or that there are many knockoffs. as soon as i saw this post i saw them all over the place (in NYC) including in the NYU library. i definitely think $200 is too much to pay for shoes (or anything) with noticable elastic, but i must say they do look cute around town.

5:37 PM  

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