the nude flat

The nude flat is a wardrobe staple.  While I love heels, flats are a necessity for walking to the coffee shop, chasing down the muni, and scaling those San Francisco hills.

Because I wear them so much, I do tend to splurge on nude flats.  By breaking down the cost into a price-per-wear I convince myself that the expense is totally reasonable.

nude flats

That said, I also take great care of my shoes and I  get protective soles on them before ever wearing them to ensure the longest life possible.  If you live in San Francisco, Galletti Shoe Repair is THE BEST in my opinion (and they have red sole protectors for your Louboutins).

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Here are some of my current faves for chic nude flats in every price range:

LC flats  LC Lauren Conrad Scalloped Ballet Flats now $29 (was $49)

steve madden flats  Steve Madden Elusion d’Orsay Flats in Natural $59

saks flat1  Saks Fifth Avenue Leather Point Toe Flats now $79 (was $150)

sam edelman flat  Sam Edelman ‘Reema’ Half d’Orsay in Oatmeal Suede $109

mesh flatNeiman Marcus Gertrud Flat now $111 (was $139)

chloe flat  Chloe ‘Lauren’ Scalloped Ballet Flat in Taupe $495

valentino flat  Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Ballerina Flat in Poudre $745



work wear

Happy Monday!  I couldn’t wait to wear this great dress that I picked up over the weekend.  A versatile and budget-friendly dress that can take you from the office to date night with ease.  And it’s currently on sale at Target via a “buy 1 get one 50% off clothing, shoes, and accessories” promotion – seriously unbelievable deal!!!  The Who What Wear line has some mix-and-match pieces that are great for the work week.

As you may have noticed from my posts, I’m a big fan of investing in statement shoes that I often pair with bargain clothing finds.  For me, shoes get more use than most clothes, they can be repeated more often (wear the same shoes 3x in one week to work, no prob; same dress… LOL), and they fit no matter what the current weight fluctuation.  And, in my opinion, designer shoes can elevate most any outfit and make you feel oh so sexxxxy!

Sleeveless fluted shift dress in black/white stripe by Who What Wear at Target for $29 (currently on “buy 1 get one 50% off” promotion!!)

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap pump in Ivory available at Nordstrom $995