I am going to admit something: I do not find high heels sexy. There is something about being completely, quietly comfortable that I find sexy and heels are not comfortable to me. Other than destroying the bones in my feet, walking in heels is a time I do not look forward to. When I finally find the time to flip through a few fashion magazines, I am always drawn to ballet flats due to the relaxed look on the models' faces.
Last night, I was on a long Pinterest binge after the UofL game when I came across two pictures of my favorite style icons: Audrey Hepburn and Brigette Bardot. Both of these women shown in the spotlight during a time when heels were low and men were won over with more personality, which I admire.
|Brigette Bardot's famous love of Repetto lead to the creation of the Cendrillon ballet flat...must try one day.|
Being 5'11", heels just do not do anything for me except make me the tallest women in most rooms. While I do possess a certain amount of "tall girl confidence", I just do not like how heels look on me. This winter, I purchased a pair of my first E. Porselli flats from J.Crew and cannot love them more than I already do. Out of all of the flats I have ever purchased, these are the most comfortable flats I have ever worn. The first feature I would like to point out in this luxurious flat is the all leather bottom that is nailed in. Second, the toe box is not completely round and longer. As I have long skinny feet, the oblong toe box makes these fit like socks. I hope to keep these flats for a long time and will have to find a trusted cobbler in Boston to maintain their condition.
Long blog post about a pair of ballet flats, but I cannot rave about these little luxuries enough. I am already scoping out my next pair...I'm thinking black suede.