cheap ballet flats for women

cheap ballet flats for women

The other night I was at the mall with Precocious, something that happens so rarely it just felt really weird to type it.  I mean, we never ever go to the mall together unless we’re headed to a movie as a family.  It was actually a really nice, belated birthday present for my now 11-year-old tween: dinner and shopping without the boys.

After we’d shopped around for a while we headed to a shoe store *just to browse*.  Those two phrases don’t really belong in the same sentence do they?  Shoe stores & just browsing?

pointy ballet flats

Anyway, halfway through the store, after we’d found a size 8 1/2 women’s shoe for my barely 11-year-old who has grown an entire shoe size in two months, I spotted these beauties.

I didn’t know what to do, so I tweeted out a call for help.  Natch.

Some of you thought they were hot, some not, but I bought them anyway.

cute ballet flats

Since I was already buying shoes for Precocious, I got these cheap ballet flats {slash kitten heels} for half off at $3.50.

Can I get a what, what?

These shoes may be funky, they might look like something that crawled out of the 80’s, but I’ve fallen in love.  The little kitten heel makes me feel like I’m a little dressed up, they’re totally comfortable, and the gold + pattern adds a little diversity to any outfit.

Gotten any fabulous deals lately, of the shoe or non-shoe variety?

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. AE Jones :

    Are you kidding!? They’re darling! Love them. I love the kitten heel – those are my favorite right now. Very good choice!!

    • Allison :

      Thanks! I wasn’t sure, but now I am. I’ve worn them for two days straight and they’re heaven.

  2. Jan :

    I love them! My favourite steal of a bargain will always be a missoni wool shirt I got for 2 quid on eBay. Such quality and I can wear it all winter long. Wear those flats with pride! They’re cute!!

    • Allison :

      Oh, that IS a steal Jan!

      Tell me something. Two quid is the same as saying two bucks right? Two bucks = two dollars. Two pounds = two quid?

      It’s always bothered me.

  3. amy b :

    I’m curious what store you found these at? I. must. have.

    • Allison :

      Amy, Payless! They are SO comfortable! I hope you’re near a store!

  4. jodi :

    i picked up some cute red flats at payless a few weeks ago. they are adorable and very comfy!

    • Allison :

      Jodi, you’re my kind of girl. I wouldn’t have believed it if you’d told me but I’m wearing these almost every day. Super comfortable.