Flats: Kate Spade [I found these ran TTS]
Photography by: Angie Garcia
My very first pre-fall purchase happened to be these darling little Kate Spade flats. They resemble the Gucci Princetown Loafers that while I love, I most certainly cannot pull off. I think I’m a bit too girly for those! However, the chain detailing on these is a fun touch that I think pairs beautifully with all types of denim and pants for the new season.
When I first got these about a month ago I really hadn’t seen anything like it, but now leopard flats are all over every site you shop. I wanted to share a few today so you could see different ones you preferred based on style and budget. If you aren’t too keen on a print like leopard, the trick is to incorporate it in your wardrobe in small doses like a pair of flats or a scarf. I think so many times people are intimidated by prints because they easily envision a woman in head-to-toe leopard and a bright red lip. AKA: the modern version of Cruella de Vil. I can assure you that you won’t look like that and these flats are truly the easiest way to spice up a simple look!
Shop Leopard Flats
How To Wear Them
Do you have any leopard flats in your closet?!
As this is a Texas-style blog, I want to help answer readers’ questions from e-mails I have received over the weekend. Thank you all for praying for Houston and the coast of Texas. We are far from that area, but many of our very best friends live in Houston. As we pray for this storm to pass and their city in the rebuild process, I’ve been asked by readers a few ways they can help. Here are a few ways:
1. DALLAS: There is a donation drop-off spot at 15660 Dallas Parkway [right off the Tollway & Arapaho]. Trusted World works as a big logistics center for Red Cross FEMA and other non-profit organizations. They told people they are in need of flip-flops/shower shoes, baby items [diapers, wipes, formula, food] and feminine hygiene products. They are also happily accepting non-perishable food, clothing and other toiletries. [This information was passed around my friends from Dallas and you can find original source from @ophelia_ruth]
2. MERCY CHEFS: This is an organization my family and close friends work with. They are faith-based [for those that do want to know that] and they go to disaster-drive areas and serve meals to victims, first responders and volunteers. They are currently in Houston and you can find more information here.
3. American Red Cross: You can make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross by texting HARVEY to 90999