25 March 2007

A rainbow of about-town flats

Today was a lazy afternoon of sun-lit reading (i.e. suntanning while occasionally flipping a page in my hardcover), lounging on the patio of a 17th St. cantina while nibbling on veggie enchilades and knocking back a couple of longnecks, and doing pretty much nothing else but check-in obsessively with Monte's father to make sure our nascent joint-custody arrangement was in his best interest (it was) and praise Allah for nice weather on a day when I didn't have to be behind my desk.

When I finally collapsed on my couch around 7 o'clock after no fewer than three straight hours of walking up and down DC's abandoned downtown corridors - crossing the streets strategically, of course, so as to keep equal sun-time on each of my right and left sides - I unhinged the delicate buckles on my gold Grecian-style sandals, slipped them back into their home on the bottom shelf of my shoe display and said out loud, "It's true, sometimes a girl really does need her flats."

In that spirit, enjoy this collection of about-town flats I've assembled for all of you about-town girls:

Top to bottom:

1. Carlyn flats by Sam Edelman ($128.95 at zappos.com)*
2. Nest flat by Bettye Muller ($310 at piperlime.com)
3. Moritz-3 by Dolce Vita ($100.95 at zappos.com)
4. Celine flats by Sam Edelman ($80 at lorisdesignershoes.com)
5. Sweet emotion flat by Joie ($155 at shopbop.com)
6. Nicole flat by Jeffery Campbell ($62.95 at nordstrom.com)
7. 4106 by Belle by Sigerson Morrison ($205 at zappos.com)
8. 7533 by Janet & Janet ($196 at lorisdesignershoes.com)*
9. Ankle strap scaled leather flats ($105 at shopintuition.com)
10. Striped skimmer by Jeffery Campbell ($88 at urbanoutfitters.com)
11. Asheni flat by Adidas ($84.95 at nordstrom.com)
12. Perry ballet flat by Tory Burch ($225 at toryburch.com)

*your editrix's top picks


Brooke said...

I like the funky direction you have been taking lately. You really have to take part while you still can, although I imagine I will be one of those old ladies wearing ridiculously bright colored clothes that looks like they came from my teenage daughter's closet.

Anonymous said...

I love the lemony yellow ones!