Speaking of affordable shoes, I’ve been meaning to show you these polka dot ballet flats from George, which are about as affordable as it gets, at just £10. New Look sometimes do ballet flats even cheaper than this (around £7 per pair, usually), but having tried both brands, I’d say that George has a slight edge over New Look, in that their flats tend to have a slightly thicker, more rigid sole, which makes them a little more comfortable for outdoor walking. I love my New Look flats, too, but they’re fairly soft-soled, so while they’re ideal for wearing around the house (I use them as slippers), or on any other reasonably soft surface, they’re not so great if you’re planning on doing a lot of walking in them, because you’ll feel every bump in the road!
Of course, that said, I haven’t tried these particular George flats, so they may well be different from the other pairs I’ve known. I have seen them in store, though, and found the combination of polka dot upper and cap toe fairly hard to resist for £10: if I was a flats-wearer (or if I did my grocery shopping in store, rather than online), I’d almost definitely have succumbed by now!