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Posted by on Aug 12, 2011

Turning Ballerina!

The Search for the Perfect Ballerina Flats

When I was a little girl, I fantasized about becoming a ballerina.  The school I went to offered weekend ballet classes every summer but I never had the privilege to enrol in any of them.  My little ballerina classmates were often picked to perform in our auditorium to grace various school programs, and everytime the curtain raised and their slender figures gracefully pirouetted across the stage, donned in their fluffy tutus and glistening satin slippers, all I could do was just stare so enviously at them.

Thirty years later – and still not a ballerina – I remained in awe of these bouncing earth angels.  Needless to say, my fascination with the ballet slippers never went away either.  Fortunately for me, the coming forth once again of the ballerina flats as one of the top fashion statements of 2010 (Audrey Hepburn was responsible for turning it into a fashion staple after wearing it with skinny jeans in the 1957 film Funny Face) has given me a valid excuse to indulge in my love affair with this sophisticated pair of footwear!


When “Flat” Is Sexy  (A Rare Moment)

So what really is the hype all about?!

I am an absolute lover of pumps and stilettos.  Anything that raises the heel of a woman’s feet, in my opinion, looks absolutely alluring!  Therefore, if I am shooting for an elegant and sexy look,  grabbing a pair of sneakers or sandals would be the last thing on my mind.  For obvious reasons, the words “flat” and “sexy” cannot co-exist in the same sentence.

Not with the ballerina flats though!  The right pair of ballerina flats can make your feet look oh so cute and sexy at the same time (I know, right? Kalokah!) – the satin fabric, the intricate embellishment of ribbons, lace, and bejewelled bling – Haaaay!  Not to mention, the toe cleavage! icon wink Turning Ballerina!

If you also love ballerina flats, then you should be able to understand my slight obsession with finding the perfect pair – and by perfect I am referring to both comfort and style.  The perfect pair of ballerina flats for me should be ultra lightweight so I could walk in it all day and never get blisters, and it definitely should be an eyecatcher – uber gorgeousness!  :)

So after searching high and low for my perfect ballerina flats, I am happy to share with y’all which pairs caught my eye at the mall, and met my standards:


Pedro Garcia

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Pedro Garcia ballerina flats are a tad expensive at a price range of Php13,000 to Php25,000.  I found them to be very elegant and stylish, I must admit.


French Sole

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If you are looking for elegant style but not too expensive, French Sole is my next best bet!  Price ranges from Php7,000 to Php12,000 a pair.


Tory Burch

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Chanel, Vera Wang, Kate Spade

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Tory Burch, Chanel, Vera Wang and Kate Spade were the most pricey – yet most stylish too – among all the pairs I’ve looked at and tried on!  I won’t even mention the prices anymore ’cause they are outrageous!  However, I won’t say that they’re not worth your hard-earned cash.  Stylewise and durability-wise, they’re all hands down, wagi!  So, if you can afford it, go for it!  Forget about the price tag, right Jessie? icon smile Turning Ballerina!



Redfoot 2 Turning Ballerina!

Are the prices of these shoes starting to suck all the hope out of you?  Cheer up!  There is one last brand that costs significantly less and is ultra comfortable – Redfoot.  These pairs feel almost like you’re walking barefooted on the ground!  They are so lightweight and comfortable and it conforms to every curve of your feet, every single step you take!  Simply ah-mazing!  The only reservation I have with the Redfoot ballerina flats is that they come in small, medium and large sizes, not the exact foot sizes to which we all are accustomed, so I did not find a pair that fits my feet perfectly.  A Redfoot pair costs somewhere between Php2,000 and Php3,000.

Where To Find Them

The Kate Spade ballerina flats are available at Kate Spade, the Tory Burch flats at Tory Burch, both shops located in Greenbelt 5.  While you can find the Pedro Garcia, French Sole and Vera Wang ballerina flats all in Adora, also in Greenbelt 5.  Chanel is exclusively available at all Rustan’s Department Stores.  Redfoot is also available at Rustan’s.


The Unreachable Stars

Then, of course, there are some that are available online but not in any of the shops here in Manila (or at least I have not found them yet), just like these three:

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(L-R) Lanvin, Burberry, Christian Louboutin

Isn’t the Christian Louboutin pamatay?!  Truly a kicka** design, huh?  Luveeeht!

So which one did I finally buy?  Abangan!   icon smile Turning Ballerina!

Now with these beauties, who cares if you’re not a true ballerina?  You can still look like one, simply by putting on any of these dazzling pairs. icon wink Turning Ballerina!

Do you also love ballerina flats?  Have you found your perfect pair?  Let me know what your perfect ballerina flats are and where you found them.


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About The Author: Myla “MyMy” Upshaw

Myla “MyMy” Upshaw is a stay-at-home mom who prides herself on her status as a Filipino Christian wife and mother and “domestic goddess”. She blogs about popular subjects for stay-at-home moms such as fashion, family, beauty, relationships, entrepreneurialism (“mompreneur”), movies, self-improvement, health & wellness as well as about her faith as a follower of Christ.

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  5. Johnny

    Hi my name is Johnny and i like your blog. It is very nice. The design is just stunning. Also, the photos of those ballerina shoes are really nice.

  6. Kendall Harpe

    Good post, adding it to my blog today, maybe I’ll get a pair for myself soon. thanks.

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