I get all sorts of things come across the desk here at STIB HQ. Some weird, some wonderful and some very surprising. When an adorable pair of ballet flats landed I instantly fell in love – I don’t wear heels and I seem to wear through my ballet flats faster than they can go out of fashion. The flats in question are by American designer Lindsay Phillips and they are black with a huge patent flower on the front.
Here’s the thing – the flower pops off. It’s clipped on with a press stud, and you can buy a variety of “accessories” to change your shoes up. Personally I like the flower, but you can also get studs, diamante clusters, pearls and fleur de lis designs. The shoes are so darned comfortable I have been living in them, but they don’t look like it. If you’re a dedicated flats wearer like me, you know that flats seem to get tired after a few months as the sole wears down and you scuff the toes. These are still fresh as a kid on Christmas morning.
This all sounds good, right? Cute flats, they wear well, super-comfortable (I wore them every day in Hawaii on my recent shopping trip – shopping for 8 hours in thongs is a no-no). They are stocked exclusively in Terry White Chemists. You could have knocked me down with a sparrows fart. The chemist is seriously the last place I would have looked for a cute pair of flats. When I think chemist, I think nanna orthotics, not leopard print flats with diamantes on the front. Sheesh!
Where do you buy your shoes? Would you ever think to look in the chemist for funky flats?
Lindsay Phillips Ballet Flats
Price: $59.95 for the shoes, $12.95 for the snaps
From: Terry White Chemists
Why you need them: everyone needs a pair of cute and comfy flats
These shoes were offered to Stuff That I Bought for consideration – for more details, see our disclosure policy