So Basic In My Ballet Flats



Cynthia:  Hey Marcy! Did you hear? Ballet flats are considered “basic” in the fashion world. So cool! I love a good basic and ballet flats are my fave.

Marcy:  I do not have good news for you.

Cynthia:  Oh I only want to hear good news while I’m wearing my ballet flats. Which, by the way, were $13.98. On sale.  At Target.

Cynthia does a little soft-shoe sale shuffle in her ballet flats.


Marcy:  I am sorry to inform you that in today’s lexicon, the word “basic” is used to describe people and things that are “uncool” and “unoriginal”.

Cynthia stops dancing and looks crestfallen.

Cynthia:  That’s so unkind. Who says that?

Marcy:  The young people.

Cynthia (shaking her head):  The young people are so mean to each other.

Cynthia thinks for a moment.

Cynthia:  I’m wearing them anyway. I love them and as usual, I don’t care what anyone says.



Marcy:  Okay then. Just stay away from certain Lucky Magazine editors, that girl from Man Repeller, and any of the researchers from eBay.

Cynthia:  Researchers from eBay?!

Marcy:  Yes. They recently did a study in which 64% of respondents said that women who wear ballet flats are probably boring.

Cynthia becomes so angry she starts taking off her clothes.

Marcy:  What are you doing?

Cynthia:  Well, clearly I have to run around the block naked in my ballet shoes.

Marcy (alarmed):  Really?

Cynthia (manically):  Ha. Now that’s not boring!

Cynthia takes off down the street while Marcy hides under the couch.


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  • Reply Gwen May 5, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Ballet flats are awesome! And you totally rock yours. I'm glad to hear they are making a comeback; London is not somewhere you can walk around in heels! By the way, that skirt is totally daring and un-boring – tell Marcy that from me! 😉

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 6, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you! I did not get Marcy's opinion on the skirt and actually I don't think I will mention it to her. You never know with her. lol

  • Reply Anonymous May 6, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Those eBay infographics are very interesting. I can't believe people think such wonderful things about heel-wearers and think flat-wearers are so awful and boring. I mean the heels girls are suffering and the flats chicks are comfortable and much more sane! Not that I'm biased 🙂

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 6, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      I know! It is so bizarre! I wonder how many people they interviewed. And, I wonder what age range? It could very well be a biased study! You never know!

  • Reply Merrie K. May 6, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Ballet flats ARE a basic!!! (in a good way….lol) doesn't everybody own them?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 6, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      I think something is wrong with that study. I mean… really!

  • Reply Vik May 7, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Marcy is wrong. So are the youngs, editors and researchers. YOU are correct. That is all. Over and out.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 7, 2015 at 4:52 am

      Yay! Ballet flats for all us cool kids! woot woot!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 7, 2015 at 5:36 am

      Yay! Ballet flats for all us cool kids! woot woot!

  • Reply Anonymous May 7, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Marcy, are you envious because you can't wear shoes with your scary and lethal claws? Is that why you're being mean to Cynthia and all wearers of ballet flats? How about we get you some custom-made kitty four inch heels and watch you jump from the couch to the windowsill. Woops…there goes one of your nine lives.That would definitely not be boring.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 7, 2015 at 4:51 am

      you are mean. you are cruel. you are sarcastic. i like you a lot.
      meow, marcy

  • Reply Liana May 7, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Yeah, but normcore is totally having a moment…

    I love flats. I looked at the ebay survey… I'd take "kind", "intelligent" and "easygoing" over "attractive", "stylish" and "wealthy" any day.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 9, 2015 at 4:08 am

      Yes! Me too! Much much MUCH better! 🙂

  • Reply withwonderandwhimsy May 8, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    LOL I've read some Buzzfeed articles on being basic, and in a lot of ways, I am "that girl." If being myself is unoriginal and uninspired, I'm good with that. I'm still myself! At least I can parade down the city streets all night long in my comfortable flats. Sometimes "basic" is smart!

    You're adorable. And those flats are classic. I haven't had a pair with a sweet little bow in ages. When my current ones go, I'll be looking for a pair similar to these.

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 8, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      I just don't know why some people feel the need to tear other people down. I hate snarkiness. Ah well. We should both go happily skipping down the street arm in arm in our basics! Yay!

  • Reply TheLadyK May 8, 2015 at 9:08 pm


    I LOVE your ballet flats! I loved them when you bought them. So much so that, if you recall, I almost got a pair, myself, but opted for printer ink instead.

    So… how should I wear my printer ink when I run around my block naked?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 9, 2015 at 4:10 am

      Oh just open the cartridge and pour it all over yourself. At least you will look like an art installation. I'll just look insane.

      you've all gone insane. i'm getting the hell out of here.

  • Reply Brian February 3, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Cute post. I find ballet flats just as appealing and sexy as high heels. And much more comfortable. I’m like you, I love them and I going to wear them regardless of what anyone says. Although in my case there’s a bit of a twist cuz I’m a guy.

    Thanks for sharing

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 3, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Love the photos of you in your flats! The pink are our fave!
      xo and meow,
      cynthia + marcy

  • Reply Brian February 3, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Ahh thanks for the two thumbs up (and two paws up from Marcy) about my flats. I agree, the pink ones are pretty fab!

    Gotta say you look amazing in your flats. :))

    Gotta check out more of your blog :)))

  • Reply ivanev February 24, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Hii Cynthia & Marcy,
    I am also a fan of ballet flats despite I am a young man I found the super comfortable and beautiful they have many advantages over heels, I like girls wearing heels but honestly heels are fun for 20-40 minutes after that it’s an other story, and I found girls who wear flats are more friendly and down earth , why torture not only your feet but also your knees and lower back if you can wear cute flats ! I love you matched your flats with your skirt and green shirt. I also wear glasses so flats , glasses and cats rules !!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      Hi Ivanev!
      Yay for glasses and green and cats and flats!
      Love that men are wearing ballet flats!
      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!
      xo and meow,
      marcy + cynthia

      • Reply Ivan February 29, 2016 at 3:54 pm

        Thanks Cynthia for your kind word and encouragement, definitely I will continue to wear my ballet flats everyday along my glasses. Hope to read more about your stories with Marcy and an other post about flats !! Have a nice day !


  • Reply Matt R March 29, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Ballet flats rule! And I’m a guy. They look so much prettier than heels (over-rated shoes!) I think there are lots of guys who agree with me too. Good on you, wear them all the time. And I don’t object if you choose to run around the block naked in your pretty flats. Not at all 😉

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