Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Can’t Find What You’re Looking For

I’ve been on the hunt for ballet flats for a while now because the ballet flats I have loved and owned for a couple of years are just hanging on by a thread (which saddens me greatly). So I need a new pair of ballet flats to be replacements…yet I haven’t had much success. It’s not like there isn’t an array of ballet flats to choose from in stores, it’s just that I can’t seem to find what I’m looking for because none of them meet my requirements.

First, I’m not going to pay an excessive amount for a pair of fairly simple flats. Second, they should be comfortable (this means they can’t be made out of some super cheap material that makes me feel like I might as well be walking barefoot on the concrete). Third (and most obvious), they should be cute. The cute factor is what draws me into finding out if they’re then comfortable and affordable.

However, it’s been hard for me to find ballet flats that I actually like because they should be simple yet special. And it seems as though most of the “specialness” found in many ballet flats are attached flowers and bows or bedazzling. This is all way too girly for me. I don’t want to wear a pair of flats that looks like cheerleader pom-poms died on my shoes. It’s just too much. [Sigh.] And the rare times I found acceptably cute ballet flats there was something wrong with them. They weren’t comfortable. Or they were the wrong color. Or they weren’t available in my size. Or they were just close to what I wanted but not close enough.

It’s not as though I have an image in my mind of the pair of flats I want—I’ll just know it when I see it (which makes it like a really lame scavenger hunt). And it seems that no matter how many stores I check or how many times I check, I just can’t find the one item I want. I’ll find cute tops and skirts and wedges, but no ballet flats. [Sigh.] I think it’s one of those times where I just have to “give up” and not try so hard, because then I’ll just (eventually) stumble upon what I want. Perhaps months from now I’ll finally find the ballet flats I’ve been wanting, waiting for me as a welcome surprise. (At least I hope so.)

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