Friday, October 21, 2011

Fabulous Fall Flats

After enjoying several beautiful weeks of “second summer” here in the DC area, temperatures are now holding steady in the lower 60s, and I think it’s fair to say that fall is definitely in the air at last. While that means the weather will be perfect for our friends' Halloween party this weekend, it also means bidding adieu to my trusty flip-flops in preparation for the frigid months ahead. Instead, I'll be making the transition to boots and flats, which I also happen to love.   

You may recall that just a few weeks ago, I blogged about Banana Republic’s intriguing new Mad Men-inspired line, including the two styles below that capture one of my favorite fall trends – animal print. But when I recently went to check out the collection in person, I must admit that I was, well, not so intrigued.

Image Source: Banana Republic

Image Source: Banana Republic 

Not only did the quality of the items strike me as being out-of-synch with the cost, but I was sad to find that some of the clothes looked and fit quite differently than I'd hoped. So, instead of splurging, I’ve decided to save my money and instead get my animal print fix in a subtle and much more affordable way with a couple new pairs of flats to carry me through the season.

Here, a few styles I’m considering from some of my favorite cheap-chic places – Target, Khol’s and JCPenney. 

Image Source: Target -- $12.99
Image Source: JCPenney -- $24.99
Image Source: Target -- $12.99
Image Source: Khol's -- $40
Image Source: JCPenney -- $24.99
Do you like to shop at bargain retailers for shoes and other essentials, and do you love or hate the animal print trend? 

12 comments:

  1. i definitely like to shop for a good bargain for clothes/shoes. i'm just as surprised as you that the mad men collection wasn't amazing at all. i do love all the flats you picked though! so cute :)

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  2. It is too bad the BR collection disappoints in person! I gotta admit that there are quite a few cute j.c. Penny shoes here!

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  3. The JC Penney flats are great! I love the animal print trend, but usually splurge on shoes due to my sensitive feet - I have managed to score a few pairs of cheap, comfortable flats from Payless, however. I'm sorry the BR clothes didn't measure up!

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  4. ohh I like the first two the best! great choice...I go through phases with my splurging..and I'm not sure how I feel about animal print..but I do really like the firs two shoes you picked!

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  5. The trench is lovely...i don't think i have anything animal print but the flats are gorgeous..i love a good bargain YES!

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  6. mine look like the kohl's one, but were only $5

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  7. hooray for flats. i have a pair of leopard print and now want zebra :)

    happy weekend!

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  8. Oh gosh, I love Target...a little too much, I think. I had a pair of leopard print flats from there that I wore ALL the time. When they finally gave out on me, I went back and bought another pair!

    xoxo, Nali

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  9. Those flats are pretty adorable. I love the menswear-inspired look combined with the animal print.

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  10. just love your choices! Wish we had a JC penny here in Canada!

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  11. If I can get good quality stuff for bargain prices , I'm all for it! Oh, and I gotta admit, I'm not big on animal print (gasp!)
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  12. I have never been a fan of flats but these are just too cute!!!

    Thanks for your kind words today. I tired to reach out to the media (8 different news stations) unfortunately no one picked up the story :(

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