Thursday, March 13, 2008

Fabulous Flats!

Walking is a huge part of living in New York City. That's why I love the fact that flats are so fashionable right now. Wearing comfortable, yet chic shoes is essential to getting around in the city.

Who wants to sport sexy, 3 inch-high heels while trying to catch the subway, "L", Marta or whatever your public train service is called? Ok, maybe some of you do, but it isn't easy. For those of us in NYC, it takes skill to navigate through the endless throngs of people on crowded sidewalks and subway platforms. Plus, you have to seriously concentrate on how to avoid getting your heel stuck in one of those inconveniently placed subway grates while trying to look poised and polished all at the same time.

So, leave the stylish heels for the days when you're cabbing it or driving and opt for a fabulous pair of flats!

Check out some of these:


Tory Burch "Reva" Ballet Flat available at www.neimanmarcus.com for $195


Linea Paolo "Florene" Calf Hair Ballet Flat available at www.nordstrom.com for $94


Nine West "Lost One" Yellow Flat available at www.ninewest.com for $59


Jessica Simpson "Leve" Flat available at www.nordstrom.com for $58.95


Faconnable Marcie Flat available at www.piperlime.com for $123


Nine West Silver Giraffe Print Flat available at www.ninewest.com for $49

27 comments:

Ananda said...

hey bgg. i am digging the orange ones. i gotta admit that i am wedge girl. five foot one needs some height. the wedges work well in washington's spring and summer weather.

-::brown sugar::- said...

flats are fab!!! I don't do heels...well as much as I would want to...I wanna move to NY in the next few years and my flats are comin' with me.

K-Bear said...

BGG, I love you and I know you know fashion but I just hate a flat shoe...unless it's a flip flop or a gym shoe! :-) You may not believe me but whenever I dare to wear a pair of flats, my feet hurt like the crazy. I guess I'm lucky to be here in H-town where we drive everywhere..even to the mailbox...no joke!

antithesis said...

i LOVE flats! however, like ananda, i am short so i like to put in heels every now and then. and you are so right about tryin to take the metro in some heels tryna be cute.... not when u standin' at metro center waitin' 30-45 min for a train that isnt packed during rush hour.

Nerd Girl said...

Those are cute! Oh, I wish that more stylish options were available in my size - unfortunately all the flats in my size have "grandma" written all over them!

Ros said...

I would definately agree with K-bear. I love flip flops and gym shoes although this spring and summer I said I would wear heels alot. Wearing heels is one of my many changes I plan to make. Flats to me are just so boring but its understandable if you are walking everyday.

Kwana said...

I am the flat queen! I can't walk in heels to save my life. I've been known to carry flats in a bag to formal events. Shhh. It's only the grand entrance that counts. lol! I love the Jessica Simpson ones. Thanks!

kitty vodka said...

i love ones with a little peep toe action going on.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Kitty-Vodka -- Maybe I'll save a peep-toe post for the future. I love peep-toes too! :-)

The Stiletto Effect said...

The first one is my favourite!

mar1po$a said...

I love flats! The yellow nine west ones are my fave.

Ondo Lady said...

I don't like flats. They do nothing for me, I just feel like I am walking barefoot. I would rather sling on a pair of trainers.

K-Bear said...

I know I already gave my two cents but my dislike of a flat shoe is so strong I decided to say more! Please all you beautiful BGs that have to walk a lot, please keep a pair of heels under your desk, please! And please don't bother buying ones with a peep toe cause nobody's peeping once they see you're wearing flats! ahahahaha Okay, I'm sorry...wear what you like. :-(

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@K-Bear -- You are hilarious!! Yes, I do have heels at my office that I slip in at work.

There are some cute flat peep toe shoes! I bought a nice pair 2 summers ago.

I'm somewhat tall so I still feel statuesque even in flats!! LOL!

B_More BAP Life said...

All of the above are very cute. I must get me a pair. My killer heels are KILLIN ME! (As we speak) LOL

Anonymous said...

Those flats are so cute and they look comfortable too. I love the "Lost Ones" at Nine West. I have to go get those.

MeMe

mimieyes said...

BBG!!! you are on a roll about two of my favorite subjects, music and shoes.
I can only said that I'm Imelda Marcos when it comes to shoes. I guess my Pilipino background comes out on this one. HA!

yummy411 said...

love them! you've been tagged.. hmmmm your updates having been popping up in my google reader =( i wonder what's up?

yummy411 said...

*haven't

KreativeMix said...

I'm loving Florene....... Flats are great for these long commutes :-)

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Yummy411 - I have no idea why my updates are not coming up on your Google reader. Someone else told me the same thing. I wonder how I can fix that. Thanks for letting me know! :-)

Afrodite said...

Girl, let me tell you about some flats! I wear flats like, 5 out of 7 days a week. I am so glad you did a post about flats!

Anonymous said...

Instant-chic that is indeed quite comfortable (remember our convo on comfort!!)... Love your choices, I love Tory but can't justify dropping the money because of all the knock-offs!!!

AZ

classic1908 said...

I am planning to get the Tory Burch flats in hot pink. I already have some in lime green.
I'm tall and like flats, in spite of my shoe size (veer between 9.5 and 11)

Ashley-Nicole said...

i really like jessica simpson's flats. I'm a shorty and haven't mastered the art of wearing heals yet, so I like anything that looks good and is comfortable.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karla - I love heels but have to agree with you on wearing flats when you have a lot of running around to do. It just makes sense. For me, I love a small wedge. Not to high or not to low. Just right. Thank you for your expertise!

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