Fashion Advice – the everyday ballet flat

I never touched a pair of flats until this past spring. I never touched them because they always made me feel shorter than 5 feet. Seriously, it’s easy to feel shorter when you’re actually pretty short. But — this past March I had to try them… so I bought a cheap pair of flats from a small consignment shop in my town. I figured spending $5 for a pair of flats that I may hate was the safest thing to do.

Surprise… surprise…

I LOVED them. I mean, LOVED them. Unfortunately they fell apart after about 10 wears and I had to retire them to the trash, but… it was the best $5 I had spent because I really got to see (first-hand) what this whole ballet-flat-craze was all about.

I’m asked all the time where I get certain things… and, as most of you know, I’m very open about the places I shop and the money I spend on items. I love being able to share some “sales and deals” and some “inside scoop” on some hot items in the stores right now. It’s my passion and my love – especially when it comes to making mothers feel more beautiful, more confident and more in the fashion-know.

So… I have been getting the question – “Where do you go for you’re own… (insert item)” quite a bit lately. Since I’m all about wearing the ballet flats right now, I wanted to share where I just got the most comfortable, cozy and delightful pair of flats.

Thanks to my good friend Stephanie over at MomTV, she’s been introducing me to J.Jill. I have to admit, I had never shopped there before… but Stephanie had been sending me some of their email newsletters and I quite literally locked eyes with the most perfect pair of ballet flats.

You know when you spot something in a catalog or online or in a magazine… and you just hope and pray they are just as beautiful and amazing in person — well, they were and they are!

(I got mine in mocha…)

Just comfy and cozy. Two words that you want to use to describe a pair of shoes, right?

Love them. So – even if you’re 5 feet… grab some Flats for the Fall. They are a hot item right now… and can literally be worn with anything. (The test of chasing a 2-yr old around the playground has already been done and achieved!) You will fall head over heels. No joke.

Check out my 10 Fabulous Flats for Fall over at Lifetime Moms!

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 8.26.09
    Jamie said:

    This is one trend I have tried and I love them as well!!!!

  2. 8.26.09
    Ashley said:

    LOVE ballet flats!!!

  3. 8.26.09
    ZDub said:

    Oh, those are really pretty. I have been wearing ballet flats for a few years, but I’m 5’9 and mostly don’t want to tower over my husband!

  4. 8.26.09

    I love them. I so need a new pair of flats. I wore mines out so bad that the bottom is coming off.

  5. 8.26.09
    Lisa said:

    Love ballet flats! With a job as a preschool teacher, I need to be able to keep up with the kids. No heels happening for me.

  6. 8.26.09
    Stacey Boulmets said:

    I love ballet flats. Have to tell you that the Tory Burch ones are mad comfortable!!

  7. 8.26.09

    Yes, JJill is a great brand… well made, and I have not been disappointed once from an online purchase from them… plus when they have a sale – watch out! I’m there!

  8. 8.28.09
    donna said:

    welcome to the darkside!! I have been a huge J.Jill fan for years. You can’t go wrong with their shoes, jewelery, skirts, & dresses!! They all are classics.

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