At this time last year, I was prepared for a few months of keeping my outfits minimal and extra-cozy, being 38 weeks pregnant and bracing for the tricky season of postpartum dressing at the time. I certainly didn’t anticipate that some fancier pieces would still be hanging in my closet untouched for this long! Almost a year into life mostly spent at home, I’m more than ready to embrace any excuse to get a little dressed up. As we hopefully tiptoe back into that world over the coming months, though, I know it will be hard to motivate myself into anything that doesn’t guarantee comfort alongside style. Enter the Sarah Flint Natalie flats, the most elegant new addition to my shoe collection.
I was recently invited to try out a pair of Sarah Flint shoes and could hardly wait to see if they lived up to my very high expectations. I loved listening to Sarah’s story on The Glossy Podcast last year and have been admiring her shoes from afar ever since. For a number of years, Sarah sold her eponymous brand in luxury department stores, but in 2017, she boldly took her business direct-to-consumer so that she could offer her customers the same luxury product at the best possible price. From the moment I slipped my fingers under the ribbon of the branded blue box, the thought that went into every moment of the experience was immediately evident–in my mind, that is the definition of luxurious. In the same heritage factories in Italy that produce shoes from Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Hermes, and more, no fewer than a dozen craftsmen perfect each pair of Sarah Flint shoes. A crisp insert card nestled in the top of the box was signed by the woman who put the finishing touches on my flats, which I opted for in the most classic neutral, Sand Calf leather. Not only are they gorgeous, they are incredibly comfortable, boasting Sarah’s expertly designed pointed-toe (crafted with a wider toe box) silhouette and 3mm of foam padding. They’re just right for the present moment–I’ve already worn them to dress up a casual boatneck tee and boyfriend jeans, and as the finishing touch when I finally took one of my old favorite dresses for a little spin!
I will readily admit that these shoes are more expensive than most things I wear. However, I feel confident recommending them because, having both worn these shoes around town and learned a lot about the Sarah Flint brand, I believe they are the best price for the quality and craftsmanship that go into them. Whether you’re headed back into an office soon and need a comfortable and elegant staple pair of shoes, or you’re simply looking for a classic shoe that will last and look beautiful for years to come, the Natalie flats have my enthusiastic stamp of approval! Take $50 off by using the code SARAHFLINT-BALISAK.
P.S. My shoes were gifted as part of the Sarah Flint brand ambassador program, but this post is not otherwise sponsored. Especially at the higher pricepoint, I wanted some extra space to share why I’m a fan and recommend them. Y’all know I care about your budgets! I would never recommend a luxury product I didn’t truly love and think was worth saving up for and investing in, should you be in the market :)