Broke-Ass Tag: flats


Y’all, I love helping people out. That’s part of the reason why I love working at BAB. So when my girl Becca sent out a Facebook plea for help in finding shoes to go with this dress in Ocean Blue that she’s wearing as a bridesmaid for a wedding, I was all over it. Because: Duh. I could help her and I had a great mission for my Five for Friday! The Rules: Must be able to walk on both grass and pavement (though if needed, Solemates are the perfect accompaniment for heels in grass), under $40, open-toed and low-heeled. Challenge: Accepted!

Memoir Readings Flat – $29.99
 from ModCloth

City Classified Ashley Black Strappy Peep Toe Wedge Sandals – $26.00

New Look Quota Black Mid-Heeled Sandals by Asos

New Look Quota Black Mid-Heeled Sandals – $38.09 from Asos

Anywhere You Rome Sandal in Black – $14.99
 from ModCloth
Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 8.18.23 PMFrench Connection “Neola” Pump, On sale – $42.97 (original price: $109.95) at Nordstrom

Now these are veeery slightly out of budget, but considering the non-sale price, a great get. A classic shape and style, but with a slight twist and one that translates well for most outfits/occasions, so the ROI is awesome.


I just love these, and I can’t keep it to myself:

A Day in Your Shoes Flat in Noir – $34.99 from ModCloth

Girl, I hope I helped. Regardless I wanna know what you picked, mmmkay?

Which would you choose, BABs?

  • 8/16

    This week Jessica is our resident Cinderella with a slipper scrape.  She’s found her glass slippers but, alas, the flats are finished.  Here’s how Jess put it:

    I seriously need a “can’afford it get over it” response! I have been looking for a flat that is peep-toe for a month and I couldn’t seem to find anything until I found the Vera Wang Lavender Lanie Glitter Open Toe Flat.  But then I discovered that they are a discontinued style that is nowhere to be found in my size (10). Should I just give up on finding my dream shoe or just buy a basic white flat?

    Lost in a sea of shoes,


    Well, Jess-erelli, this little closet mouse has found you some awesome options.  So if you…


    Vera Wang Lavender “Lanie”  ($185-$275 at Neiman Marcus)


    Arturo Chaing “Addie” Flats ( $59.99 at Dillard’s)

    Vigotti Artie Gold Metallic Leather ($39.60 at

    Peep Toe Satin Ballet Flats ( $22 on closeout at The Dessy Group)

    Satin Peep Toe Bridal Ballet Flats in 5 colors ( $30 at The Dessy Group)

    Design Your Own Shoes ( $70 at Etsy)

    So here’s the deal.  I wasn’t able to find you a plethora of affordable Ready to Wear options.  But I do have a few affordable options and a DIY option for ya!  Find the peep-toe flat you want in any color leather, pleather, or fabric you desire.  The least expensive and most comfy, the better…and glitter your own shoes!

     Apparently it is fairly simple to do successfully.  I found a great tutorial at and another on  These methods both suggest you mix modge podge  with glitter but there are other methods using spray adhesive  or Elmer’s glue and sprinkling the shoes with the glitter.  Both methods use a clear coat sealant to protect the glitter and stop it from wearing off.  I suggest stuffing your shoe with tissue paper and taping the sole off.

    Before you go DIY crazy with the glitter, I’d also check your local Kohl’s store.  They carry Vera Wang’s Simply Vera Wang line and they might have a flat that is similar to the Lavender line…

    Simply Vera Wang Peep Toe Ballet Flats ( $21.97 at Kohl’s)

    * Wink, Wink, This one featured above is super close to what you’re looking for but in a different hue. Well Jess, I hope we identified a suitable peep-toed alternative for your big day. If not, I hope you find your happy ending soon in a shoe aisle near you!

  • 10/22

    Back in the early spring, I posted a roundup of affordable and fancy wedding flats. Well, since I'm such a huge fan of flats, and since it's been quite a long time, I wanted to show you another round of cheap, fancy flats, all for under $100, that would look amazing under your wedding gown or on your bridesmaids. G by Guess, $49Mel, $40 Betsey…

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