I know I am a little late to the game on this trend. Chloé did the ballet themed thing in Spring 2011, and before even that there was the Black Swan frenzy of 2010, but for some reason or another this trend just finally has found its way into my heart now.
(Fun fact, I did actually dress up as Black Swan a few years back for Halloween. In my opinion, my best (and most last minute) costume ever! This costume was complete DIY, from head to toe. Tutu from Ardene, tank from Sirens, crown, feather boas and various glitter acessories all from Claire's and all bought roughly 2 hours before heading to the Halloween festivities of that year. Surprisingly enough, to this day I still have people asking me where I got my costume!)
Anway, back to the SHOES! I have decided that I absolutely need a pair of ballerina like flats for Spring of 2013 and am currently lusting over these Chloé ones. You might say "Oh Darcy that is just soooo 2011 and soooo over." Well, maybe so, but isn't personal style about wearing not only whats trendy, but what you love? To be perfectly honest with you I am not a huge fan of what is actually trendy right now. I mean spikes, skulls and shreds? I like to dabble in it, but it is definitely not a style I can fully embrace. If you know me at all then you are well aware of how ridiculous (and homeless) I would look decked out in rocker wear. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing but appreciation (and many times even envy) for those gals who can successfully pull off absolutely any trend and always look cutting edge. I have just come to the realization and reality of the fact that I am not one of them. My style is more classic, feminine and I would much rather be ridiculed for rocking a style that may in fact be considered long gone but is 100% me, rather than to be maybe be current, but look absurd doing so.
Any surprise that I also am in love with the tutu trend? Not to worry, I would not wear the flats and tutu together and look like I'm heading to the local curvy girl's rendition of Swan Lake. It's all about breaking up the pieces and mixing different styles together, just like these lovely ladies did.
What do you think of the ballet trend? So passé or actually on pointe?
P.S Seriously, if anyone, and I mean ANYONE, out there in the blogsphere knows where I can get those flats at an affordable price I will love you forever.