Payday Pretty | BYOB – Flats, Fabulous Flats

Welcome to week two of BYOB – Build Your Outfit Basics. 

Each Friday in December I’ll be featuring a different outfit builder from my Five Wardrobe Basics for Real Moms post.  If you missed week one’s BYOB it was all about skinny jeans, you can find it HERE. Follow along every week and build your own wardrobe or update some of your old favorites.

This week’s outfit builder is one of my favorites…FLATS!   Two years ago, the only pair of flats I owned was my running shoes.  Holy moly! Then I started working from home full-time and my whole wardrobe shifted, especially my footwear.  Now I have a pair of flats in almost every color and style imagineable and I don’t know what I’d do without them.  Heels be damned, I’m a flats girl now!

You asked and I’m listening.  Going forward, there will be three different price points for Payday Pretty inspiration – $20 and under,  $50 and under and $100 and under.  It’s all up to you what you want to take out of the budget for your Payday Pretty.  Like me, many of you like to mix high with low so I’m going to offer you options to do the same!

Here are this week’s picks for my favorite flats.

Favorite Flats

[From L to R:  Leopard Smoking Flats – $19.97/Pyton Pointed Toe Flats – $40/Zebra Ballet Flats – $98]

$20 and Under

[American Rag Color Block Flats]

 $50 and Under

[Elle Ballet Flats]

$100 and Under

[Steven by Steve Madden]


I’m so inspired by all of you Payday Pretty challengers.  You are finding AH-MAZING buys!  If you haven’t participated in Payday Pretty yet, now’s the perfect time.  I’m giving away a $20 Target gift card every Friday for the next five weeks.  All you have to do is take $20, $50 or $100 out of the weekly budget, do something pretty for yourself and then show me what you got!  Here are the ways you can enter:

1.  If you’re a blogger, write about Payday Pretty in a post and link back to me.

2.  Post a photo to the GYPO Facebook page showing me what you got.

3.  Tweet about the Payday Pretty Challenge Giveaway.

4.  Leave me a blog post comment telling me what you got.

Happy shopping and good luck!
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Drum roll, please…

Week One’s Payday Pretty Challenge winner is

Bobbie B.!

Congratulations Bobbie!  Your $20 Target gift card is on it’s way.  I hope you do something pretty for yourself with it!

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  1. H&K Style Journey

    I am definitely a heels girl, but flats are slowly creeping into my wardrobe. I love the leopard loafers with the tassel! Have a great weekend 🙂 Heather

  2. Joann

    I bought a Target black clutch. I love it and needed it for a dressier purse option for the holidays! I love the pay day pretty concept! We need to treat ourselves!

    • PrettyOn

      I love this, Joann! Yes, we absolutely do need to treat ourselves! Enjoy your new clutch. 🙂

  3. Kristie

    I don’t have a public blog so I can’t link back to you. But I will comment. I was out of town last weekend, and went thrifting. I found an awesome pair of sketcher flats. And for $4 they came home with me. And I have worn them everywhere this week. To Walmart, to work, to a work party. They go great with jeans, and will look awesome with some dress pants. But I was so happy with my score.
    Thanks for sharing this series. I am trying to pull myself together more,because it makes me feel better about myself. This series just what I need for some inspiration.

    • PrettyOn

      Aww, Kristie, you are inspiring! I love hearing that it makes you feel better when you get your pretty on.

  4. Niki

    I love flats and I’ve been obsessed with pointy-toe ones lately!

  5. Evani

    What a fun challenge! I have no qualms with buying something for myself for a giveaway 😉

    • PrettyOn

      Easiest giveaway ever, right? 🙂 Thanks for playing along!

  6. Lynette

    I found a purse I’ve been wanting for FOREVER at Target this week, knocked down to $9! I’ve been focusing so much lately on buying things I *need*, it felt good to buy something I just wanted and would be a classic piece to add to my wardrobe! 🙂

    Lynette @ lynette marie

    • PrettyOn

      What a great price! It is nice to get things simply because we want them sometimes. Thanks for playing along!

  7. Sarah @ Tucker Up

    Oh girl…all those flats are so freakin’ pretty…my bank account is going to feel the pain 🙂

  8. Silvergirl

    i do have some flats i like to wear, but honestly sometimes flats are less comfortable than heels
    i might have a weird foot or something lol

  9. Bobbie

    Thanks again for the gift card and I REALLY love the Payday Pretty challenge!!



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