Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Splurge vs. Steal: Ankle Strap Ballerinas

I have a love affair with ballet flats. Not just any ballet flats, but the ones that actually look like ballet shoes, and no one designs these better than Chloe. {I have these babies in blush that I wear all the time...they're the comfiest pair of shoes I own, hands down.} When I spotted Chloe's new ankle strap ballerinas, I fell in love all over again and knew I needed to have them. But, my New Year's Resolution was to shop less and save more, so I decided to try and find a pair that were more wallet friendly. How do you think I did?



Although the Zara pair is definitely easier on my budget and features a cute jeweled ankle strap with gold hardware, I really love the criss-crossed ribbons on the Chloe pair because they remind me of my old pointe shoes. What would you do if you were me? Knowing how often I wear ballet flats and how much I love Chloe, would you go for the splurge, or take the steal and save a bit of cash? Let me know in the comments below - I need your help!


  1. I love a nude ballet flat. The ankle strap is cute, I don't know if I could pull it off but I love the choices you have here.
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

  2. Oh, I think I love the Zara ones better as well. I love the chain decor. Although, I do love the straps on the Chloe shoes as well. Such darling kicks!

    Love, Richelle from Lynn + Lou

  3. I LOVE the Chloe flats, but I can't justify spending that on my current budget. The Zara ones are extremely cute and I'd totally rock those :) xx

  4. Ahh I want the Chloe ones a lot more :(

  5. hmm, some things are just worth it to splurge. The chloe pair will probably last you longer and I would say would be a staple in your wardrobe. I think go for the splurge on this one girl!


  6. I love the Zara ones - I saw them in person last week and the crystals on the ankle strap are really pretty!!

  7. I love these shoes! I need to visit Zara soon.


  8. steve madden makes a pair just like the chole ones & i LOVE them. Those Zara ones are awesome too!


  9. Those Chloe flats are so pretty, but I do like the ankle strap on the Zara ones, too. Also check out Sam Edelman's nude Felicia flat - I wear mine ALL the time!

  10. I think I like the Zara flats more, a little bling around my ankle like that would make me feel like a princess! Xo Lauren of www.cornwellfam.com

  11. Ooh love love love. Great find! xo, Julie

  12. I love the dainty look/feel of these flats - so darling!

    Pearls & Paws