So excited! I love all things tortoise shell and have been wanting these gooooorgeous patent, tortoise ballet flats since they first showed up online a couple months ago. Naturally, I didn't want to spend $125 on yet another pair of shoes when I have a new apartment to furnish. Alas! My sister bought me a gift card for my b-day (a bit belated, yes), so I plan on applying that to the purchase. Voila! Crisis averted.
On another note, how funny is this product description?
"Prepare yourself for compliments. Our newest ballet flat, crafted in Italy in high-gloss patent leather with a chic tortoise print. Perfect for adding instant polish to any outfit."
Thanks for the warning, J.Crew. Admirers, bring it.
*photo from jcrew.com, edited by me*