LACE UP BALLET FLATS WORN 4 WAYS

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I bought this pair of Jessica Buurmann shoes over a year ago as an affordable alternative to the phenomenal Aquazzura Christy flats. As you can see below they’ve done me proud.

lace up ballet flats 4 ways

Going for the expensive Dupe

Opting for the higher end Dupe means the quality really shows plus with all the wear I’m getting out of them they’ve remained pristine. I can’t see this style of shoe becoming unfashionable any time soon particularly with the plethora of looks it transforms. In fact I’m actually considering buying a similar pair in another colour since they even transcend seasons!

Namely this pair of Halogen lace up ballet flats just out at Nordstrom – What do you think, pretty cute aren’t they? I bought the Halogen T- bar flats online from Nordstrom a while ago. Fyi this is another pair of excellent quality yet affordable shoes that I’ve worn multiple ways, money well spent me thinks wink

This is how I wear my lace up ballet flats 4 ways…

With skinny jeans I prefer the laces wrapped neatly, finished with a pretty gold tipped bow. In the second of my examples I’m wearing Vintage Boho Isabel Marant hence simply knotted laces left loose & a little untidy.  The third picture is todays outfit of a full skirted Zara shift dress.  Here I’ve styled them in the manner of a ballerina complimenting the incredible cut of this dress whilst adding a hint of drama.

Finally, the fourth photo is with wide legged wool trousers where the laces are entirely hidden altogether.

lace up ballet flats 4 ways

jessica buurman lace up ballet flats

zara grey flannel sleeveless midi dress

zara grey flannel sleeveless midi dress

zara grey flannel sleeveless midi dress

A perfectly cut dove grey shift dress is a wardrobe staple

full stop
I bought this one in the Florence Zara a few years ago. It’s one of those dresses that speaks volumes without saying a word – know what I mean? This particular grey will work for almost any occasion from the office onto your dinner date. Furthermore it makes the ideal hero for a capsule wardrobe weekend away!
Picture wearing it on the plane with knee-high boots & coat. Followed by your day sight seeing – leather jacket & scarf with ballet flats. Onto evening meal- heels, cardi & beaded clutch. Are you seeing it? I mean what smarter way to travel than only taking carry on luggage while still looking city break chic!

zara grey flannel sleeveless midi dress

vintage chanel gold necklace

vintage chanel 2.55 mini bag | vintage chanel gold necklace

Vintage Chanel necklace

This vintage Chanel necklace is the epitome of statement jewellery & my most prized possession (apart from my wedding rings obvs)
A magnificent example of 90’s Chanel unaffected by the passage of time or changes in fashion. A unique piece that will transform even a plain white T-shirt & jeans. Take a look at Vintage Heirloom for guaranteed authentic Chanel jewellery – their brooches are also sensational by the way.
Failing that you should have a look at & Other Stories jewellery. They have a stand out range of distinctive beautiful necklaces that you won’t have to save up for. I’ve also gathered a small variety in price below for you to browse. You’re welcome!

Mx

  • Comments ( 16 )

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    Lady of Style

    Love the different stylings of your lace up flats, Michelle. This dress is gorgeous and enhances your fabulous figure! And what a fantastic necklace you own!! I adore that style and you are so right, it even goes with a plain white t-shirt.

    BTW, your blog works well on my iPad and iPhone!
    xx
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hi Annette, thank you for the lovely comment & thanks so much for checking out RCM on your ipad. It’s good to know how the blog looks on every type of device. These themes are responsive, as you know, however the exact layout can be quite different depending on screen size etc. It needs to be as easy to navigate on an ipad/tablet as on a laptop or desktop computer.
      xxx

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    sequinist

    You look beautiful here, like a real 1950’s lady. Someone on Instagram said you looked like Jackie O in this, and I totally see that! This outfit really epitomises Retro Chic, with a little modern twist on your feet. Lovely lovely lovely, Michelle xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you Miss Lisa 😉
      xxx

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    alliebarnicoat

    You look wonderful, as always. The shoes look great I was wondering how they would under look under jeans. I have just bought some backless loafers as I like to wear flats to walk the dog. As for the Chanel jewellery it really holds it own, as they say.

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hi Allie, Backless loafers sound fabulous! What colour did you get?
      xxx

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    Abby@midlifecrisisnut

    You look gorgeous, Michelle! I especially like your pictures in front of that bridge. I don’t know what it is but it makes you look beautiful (like that birthday picture the other day), plus the light is great. I also noticed a little tattoo … very intriguing indeed! I find longer hair also suits you very very well! Beautiful as always!!! xx Abby

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      retrochicmama

      Thank you so much Abby! Yeah the bridge is great isn’t it? It’s by the local train station & usually pretty quiet so great for shooting my pics.
      I have a large-ish tatt on my shoulder of the childrens names & a butterfly. I recently added a bouquet of flowers to it & will probably add more running down my arm at some point.
      I love the new style of tattoo that is shaded instead of lined, but by god it hurts! Hahahaha Do you have any?
      xxx

  • avatar
    sandypatti

    Those are wonderful, versatile shoes! They always look phenom. thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Yes they were such a great buy Patti. Thanks for hosting, I wouldn’t miss your link up for the world now that I’ve joined! xM

  • avatar
    Beata

    Lovely look Michelle, I love the dress and it looks fab with the pumps 🙂 Your necklace is beautiful, such a statement piece!! I hope you are doing well and wish you a great week 🙂 hugs! Beata x

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hey Beata! So brilliant you popped by, thank you. Big hugs back xxx

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    Angie

    You have an easy elegant style and your choice of shoes definitely added to that!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Wow that’s an amazing compliment Angie thank you for taking the time to leave a comment – Hope to see you back again x

  • avatar
    Michelle – The Barefaced Chic

    I love all four looks, but I think this is my favourite. Your outfit has a retro feel but the modern touches really make it rock!
    Love your jewellery, and your skin looks amazing.
    Michelle xxx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      I know what you mean Michelle, I think the Chanel necklace elevates any outfit. Thank you for saying my skin looks amazing, it feels so dry at the moment & I can’t seem to ever drink enough water!
      xxx

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