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Kate Spade Embellished Ballet Flats at Poor Little Rich Girl

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Each week Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: These classically shaped black leather Kate Spade ballet flats mix sweet with flashy. Stones arranged as framed daisies give the skimmers personality without being obnoxious.

A favorite of the oft-emulated Audrey Hepburn, ballet flats make a confident, chic statement without being high maintenance (or smashing your toes).
These babies will work fashionably with everything from a pair of jeans to a cocktail dress.

Where: Poor Little Rich Girl

Price: $40

See how to style these shoes after the jump.

Style It: We're giddy with anticipation for the Best of Phoenix A'Fare this weekend, and couldn't help dreaming up a fun way to incorporate these slip-ons into our outfit planning.

As a nod to local artist Luster Kaboom, who painted a seriously cool mural on the New Times building for Best of Phoenix (check it out here), go with a jewel tone blue cocktail dress like this Yves Saint Laurent sleek satin jersey number, or this strapless cotton taffeta faux wrap dress from J. Crew.

For accessorizing purposes, a structured statement piece in a neutral or metallic tone will work best, like Alexander Wang's Adriel leather clutch in silver or this gold cracked leather box clutch from Diane von Furstenburg.

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