I really tried to resist buying these lace-up flats, but alas, I couldn’t help myself. I actually used to have a pair of lace-up wedge sandals years ago. Let me tell you, they were HOT. But not the most practical to walk in. They were basically for sitting and standing still. These Zara flats are a bit better. They are TTS and do require some breaking in, but they aren’t bad and are made of leather, which is basically a requirement if I’m going to buy a pair of shoes. Zara tie-up flats / Genetic Shya Denim / TNA tee (similar)/ Club Monaco Leather Vest / Michael Kors Runway watch / Aldo rings
The easiest way for me to add color to my usually neutral outfits is to add a colored scarf. These square scarves are great for warmer months when temperatures allow for an extra something to be hanging around your neck. The red also gives a little more visual interest to a white button-down and blue denim.
I’ve been traveling a lot lately, so although I think I’ve done a pretty good job of keeping my blog posts regular, occasionally I hit a bit of a slow down. I’m hoping things will settle down soon!
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I have fallen in love with d’orsay flats since I had these on in-store a few months back. Unfortunately, they are quite a bit out of my price range at the moment so I have been fishing around for something similar but at a [much] lower price range. Recently, I spotted these Franco Sarto Hawk Flats and decided that they were worth a try since I liked the Franco Sarto Holt Flats so much (see the review here).
Here are a few photos and the breakdown:
Look/Quality: These shoes appear to be made fairly well and look very chic. They are sleek and simple, definitely a modern classic and would look great with a minimalist-style wardrobe. Again, I’m loving white shoes lately and these the black/white is the perfect d’orsay pairing. They have a leather upper with black rubber sole.
Fit: Run one-half size large on my medium-narrow feet. While I am a true size 6, I purchased these shoes in 5.5 after reading reviews although some reviewers felt like they ran TTS. I am not sure if depends on the width of your feet since my feet run a bit on the narrow side or whether the sizing varies with color. For me, going a half size down was the correct choice, and almost astonishingly, I did not walk out of these shoes despite my having very narrow heels and my right foot being slightly smaller than my left. My right foot was slightly loose, but I think a heel grip (these are one of my favorites) or some sort of cushion inside the shoe would fix the issue.
Comfort: The footbed is padded extremely well and very comfortable. I have no issues with the pointed toe box. I do feel some slight “digging” at the inner part of the foot where heel meets the back of the ankle. But I am fairly confident that this only requires a little breaking in period to be comfortable. Otherwise, a Spot Dot or similar will eliminate any uncomfortable digging.
Verdict: Undecided only because I am not sure if I need a new pair of shoes right now. But I do really like them! It’s regular price is $79, but they can be purcahsed at Shoes.com for $45.97 (plus an extra 25% with a purchase of $100 or more with code 25SPRING!) or Amazon. They also come in an array of colors and textures including, all black, olive, black snake, nude lizard, black/camel, mint/nude, platino metallic, and grey lizard.