Miu Miu Studded Bow Ballet Flat

by - Sunday, January 24, 2010

I've been eyeing this pair of Miu Miu Studded Bow Ballet Flat in gesso + bianco, size 36 (similar) from Barneys since last fall. Retailing for $450, this patent leather ballet flat with elastic throat and gold-toned stud and bow detail at cracked patent leather cap toe and heel is just a gorgeous combination of femininity and practicalness -- in other words, perfect for me! :)

When Miu Miu boutiques had their holiday sale this past year, I could not find this color combination anywhere! Sales associates all told me that they only had these ballet flats in black/cream or the blue/cream only came in the heels version. So began my waiting game for Barneys' sale. After checking their site every day for weeks, I actually did a double take when I saw them selling for 60% off! Luckily they still had my size left or I would've beaten myself up for not snatching them up sooner :P

The patent cream portion is actually a bit darker in real life than advertised on Barneys site. But hey, that just means dirt won't show as easily, right? :) I was actually a bit concerned when I first tried them on. They felt just a tad too big (bought my US size) -- but not big enough where my foot was slipping out. See how my toes sort of peek out (below)? I guess if they stretch over time, I will stick toe inserts in, so that's not too big of a deal. The most important part is comfort, and having worn these flats for a day, I can report back and say I have no blisters!

*Stock image courtesy of Barneys New York

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