Last year I took the big leap from being a stay at home mom to a working mom. It was a tough transition to make but with family health concerns, the switch-around had to be done. While I miss being with my boys all day, I admit that I am enjoying the change of pace at work. I also love feeling like dressing up and wearing something other than yoga pants and t-shirts for once, but it is coming as a challenge since I have been out of the fashion loop for a few years. I have discovered the comfort and beauty of ballet flat style shoes and I am in love! It is a style that I can be comfortable in at home as well as at work. Recently I was introduced to Very Lovely Soles, a brand of high quality, hand-crafted flats. They have a variety of cute styles and colors to choose from and I had a hard time picking just one!
Orange and blue are the school mascot colors where I work so I decided to go with Orange West Palm for a pop of color. When they arrived, I was a bit surprised at how bright the color actually was compared to their online representation, but they will definitely work out! Orange is a perfect summer color for just about everyone.
The palm pattern is cute but not overbearing, and the colored toe cap definitely adds to the design. I feel casual yet dressed up when I wear mine. And you can definitely feel the quality of the materials – the shoes have substance and durability to them as opposed to many of the cheap flats. Being handcrafted in Italy, I would expect nothing less! The price tag is a bit of a shock at first but for a good shoe that has so much care put into it and will last, it is worth it.
Sizing can be tricky when ordering online, but from my experience, Very Lovely Soles’ sizing is very on point. I normally wear right between a size 7.5 and 8 and have a difficult time finding the exact right size, so I went ahead and ordered a 7.5 as that is usually my best bet. My flats are snug as I expected but they are already starting become much more comfortable as I wear them.
I loved the packaging for Very Lovely Soles – the shoes come in a cute box with a rope handle, and have plenty of space so they do not get squished and misshaped. Inside the box, tissue paper surrounds the shoes so they do not move around in their box and get damaged. They were among the cutest packaged shoes I’ve seen.
Very Lovely Soles is a brand you may not have heard of before or seen in stores, but I am happy to have discovered them and the honor to introduce them to you! You can find them in select boutiques or online at VeryLovelySoles.com.