I Flat-Out Adore These BCBG Zuma Flats

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BCBG Zuma Flats

Somewhere out there beyond the Mars Curiosity rover in a parallel universe where space and time are all mixed up and funkdafied, a 90-something-year-old Karen is sitting on her living room couch with Tabs 4.0 because, obviously, by that time kitty cloning will be, like, a thing, and alternate future Karen will have the foresight to preserve Tabs 1.0’s DNA.


Future Karen is watching an old movie on TV (the original Sex and the City — the good one) for the umpteenth time and smiling nostalgically as Carrie skips down the sidewalk in her Jimmy Choos.

Future Karen scratches Tabs 4.0 on the head, then starts massaging her titanium robot feet and knees. “Boy,” she says, “it’s a good thing I started wearing flats on the regular in my thirties!”

Tabs 4.0 meows in complete agreement…

“Thank goodness for the BCBG Zuma flats.”

BCBG Zuma Flats

No, not Zima...Yeah, I don’t know nothin’ about no flats, son.

Okay…I know you’re probably not a son, but it just seemed right to throw that in there at the end.

Like I was saying, I don’t know jack about flats, but I do know that almost every woman I meet over 60 goes “Tsk tsk tsk,” when she sees me in high heels, so I figure I should start wearing flats every so often.

It also gives me another excuse to buy shoes. πŸ™‚

I feel like Frodo Baggins when I wear these, but I like ’em even though they’re short.

So shiny… So sparkly… And the ankle strap keeps my heel from popping out when I walk.

Ugh, I hate it when that happens — when your shoes go flapping in the wind. It’s one of the reasons I’ve avoided flats for so long.

Thankfully, it doesn’t happen with these.

They have some pretty good arch support, too, but I might add an insert to help my dogs through extra long days…like for when Ryan Gosling’s people call to say that, yes, he’d like to hire me to ghost write his personal blog, and I’ll be expected to chase after him for 14-16 hours per day (preferably, he is shirtless in this scenario).


How comfy are they? Well, I sprinted a hella long city block and down two flights of stairs at Macy’s in SF last Friday so that I could eat my cup of melting Pinkberry fro-yo in the sunshine outside.

That’s comfy, right there. πŸ™‚

The BGBG Zuma flats ($50)

I have them in a black patent leather with gold and silver accents, but they also come in a black and white version. You can find ’em now at DSW stores and dsw.com ($49.95).

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Lauren says:

    Ahh flats. These ones look sharp, too! Have to find some business-y ones for myself too for a trip abroad soon. πŸ™‚
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  2. camille says:

    oh, flats. they get such a bad rap. these are cute, though! i’m glad you like them, karen. πŸ™‚ i’m a flats girl. i try to wear heels, but i can’t really walk as smoothly in 3 inch heels anymore. my body is slowly breaking down, and i’m not even 30 yet. πŸ™

    and BCBG is one of my FAVOURITE brands. very true to size. i’ll have to hit up DSW soon. your reviews are tempting! i wish i could shop for a living!

    thanks for emphasizing HELLA. πŸ™‚

  3. Sanya says:

    I do know one important fact about flats VS heels– when you wear heels for a long time (like weeks, months, etc..) your hamstrings sort of relax because they don’t have to stretch as much as they normally do.. but when you switch to flats and walk heavily, you’ll feel a bit of strain from your hamstrings suddenly having to stretch out more than they’re used to. Also flats (which I’m chained to because I’m too tall for heels) have horrible arch support.

  4. Gowthami says:

    awww flats are lovely πŸ™‚ the sharp ones are cute
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  5. Jennifer says:

    VERY cute Karen!

  6. Gowthami says:

    gotto shop some pairs soon πŸ˜› they are soo cute
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  7. Charisma says:

    Love these! How much are they?
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  8. meredith says:

    I love the ankle strap, so cute!

  9. Chelsea says:

    You and your DSW trips… cute!

  10. Ruchita says:

    You are totally enabling my DSW addiction. πŸ™‚ Those are so cute and I love the ankle strap. When I was younger I would hobble around in cute, but uncomfortable shoes. But in older (and hopefully wiser) state, I’m willing to pay more for comfort and style.

  11. sophie says:

    I love them! Too bad I live in Germany πŸ˜‰

  12. Kim says:

    94 year old future Kim will, no doubt, still be laughing while reading your clever blog posts. πŸ™‚

  13. Maria says:

    Love the pic of the Zima – it totally takes me back to sneaking into bars before I was 21!

    Who is Frodo Baggins – is that a Lord of the Rings thing?? LOL

    The flats look super comfy but I’m wondering do you have a narrow, normal or wide foot? They appear to have a bit of room for the toes and that’s a good thing but I always get fooled by pics – I have WWWWWWWWidEEEEEEEEEE feet.

  14. Iris says:

    Adorable! I like the gold and silver accent version. I first thought the strap was an anklet. Cheers!

  15. bella says:

    Love these flats. I wear them all the time. There is no excuse to wear sneakers when there are so many cute and affordable flats.

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