An affordable Shoe Review

We all know there are certainly some amazing and eye catching shoes on the market. But sometimes we can’t always afford the shoes we dream of, this is a fact of life! As I’m sure you know I am some what of a lover of shoes, but in saying that, I do love bargain! I personally have a variety of shoes in my collection from budget brands to coveted designer brands.  But with the exchange rate the way it has been at the moment means I’ve had to be creative in where I look for affordable footwear!


I can no longer longingly stare at all the pretties online and check the exchange rate repeatedly! Sooooo I decided to look closer to home, of course that leads me to look in Number One Shoes where I found the cutest ballet flats in a huge variety of colours, it was actually quite hard to choose and with their famous buy 2 get one free deal.

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The selected colours were on sale at $9.99, normally they are $19.95.

I selected the colours I felt were lacking in my wardrobe! How fabulous are the purple flats they look amazing with my lilac birdy dress from Pin Up Girl Clothing.

Now my general concern with cheaper shoes is that the ware and tear doesn’t last very long and that they can often become rather oderous………. 🙂 So I felt that this would need to be addressed in my trial for the ballet flats.

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 My thoughts after wearing the shoes over the last few months is:

  1. Great value for money.
  2. Excellent colour choices.
  3. Super cute and practical.
  4. Available in New Zealand (which means no worrying about pesky sizing and postage costs!)
  5. I do feel that these shoes are cute but I wouldn’t expect them to last 2 seasons of wear.
  6. They are a good type of shoe to add colour to your shoe collection if you desire a much-needed pop of colour or shade.
  7. They are comfortable.


I would definitely buy theses shoes again but with the expectation that are aren’t as long lasting as possibly a better quality shoe would be. I would add them to my collection all the same as they are affordable and come in such a variety of shades, what gal can say no!

What budget shoes do you wear? Would love to hear your thoughts and tips!

Miss Rouge


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This Stop Staring dress is called The billion dollar baby in Navy blue it also comes in a variety of patterns and colours! There are a few floral patterns that I am dying to own!

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For the outfit in these photos I paired my Steven Madden heels and a vintage hat I purchased at a textile fair.

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Hair: Miss Victory Violet

Make up :Yours truly

Photos: Elizabeth J photography

Miss Rouge


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