FLANNEL CAN BE FUN: The blatantly obvious problem with shelling out the big bucks for special-occasion footwear? (Or special-occasion anything?) How many more times are you gonna wear it? Probably not enough to justify the price tag. Then again, there's the Chase pump by Kate Spade (was $298; now $225). The slingback is covered in gray flannel, just demure enough for a (slightly fun) office. At least if folks in your office are cool with the sparkly bow, anyway. We're betting you can wear these again and again. Just maybe not on the ice. GET IT: SimplySoles, The Shops at Georgetown Park, 3222 M St. N.W.
New Year, New Kicks
Updated at 8:36 AM EDT on Monday, Jul 11, 2011