Ballerinas have been the chic flat shoe of choice for stylish ladies for decades and for me, since I was about 7. Whether polished leather, patent or suede, plain, embossed or with trim, with or without bow, I have always had more than a few pairs in my wardrobe at any one point in time. If I could live in them I would. In fact, I more or less do, unless it's below 10 degrees or raining when I have to succumb to (flat) boots.
My friends always joke about how predictable (or should that be boring) I am when it comes to footwear. I can't help it. As far as I'm concerned they go with anything and everything, but the most important thing for me is the fact that they are FLAT and COMFORTABLE. I'm not one to suffer in the name of fashion, it probably has something to do with the fact that I cannot actually walk in heels, though I wish I could. Don't get me wrong, I love heels, they can be sooooo beautiful and make your legs look fab, I've just never found a pair that I could walk in for longer than an hour or so without looking like I'm stepping over hot coals.
I really admire women who not only spend the day in heels, but also commute in them. I observe in awe at them running up and down escalators in them, handbag and latte in hand, standing in them for half hour journeys in the tube. I have a friend, Grace, who has always been rather glamorous. I will never forget the morning I watched her sprint down the stairs to catch a train at Bromley South station. She was wearing 4 inch stilettos at the time. In fact, she doesn't wear anything much less than 4 inch heels unless she's running (as in the sport, not for trains)
|My "Dynasty" Shoes - hands off Grace!|