Confessions of a sandal convert….


Confession. I’m not mad about summer fashion. I’m not a fan of getting my legs/skin/STOMACH out for the world to see. I’m never ready for that moment. Even with a spay tan and a good amount of filter on my pics, I just don’t seem to erhm…warm to the idea of the warmer months. Don’t get me wrong…I love me some sunshine and a folic at the beach, but can I wear my skinny jeans, biker boots and an oversized coat…and maybe a scarf?

This leads me to my next issue. Sandals. Even the word makes me shudder slightly on the inside. I don’t know if it’s the appearance of everyone’s winter toes and scaly heels or if it’s the daintiness of a sandal, but I just can’t seem to feel the love. I’m a tomboy from way back, so I’m all about the closed toe, laced up, velcro if you must, shoe. It’s how I roll..come rain or shine. Something about the security of socks gives me a happy feeling. BUT this summer, I have ventured out if you will, to allow myself to discover the world of sandal. As I do not wear rubber thongs (too lazy a fashion trend for me and I have really small skinny feet so they don’t stay on when I walk!) I sent myself on a mission to find a sandal I could embrace and in fact, wear. In my discovery, I found that the illusive sandal has now become my absolute, number 1, can’t live without, best friend!  Who knew I was a sandal gal?

I’ve listed a few below that I own and love and would like to own and love. For me my rules are simple – chunky, flat, comfy, fashionable and looks good with all choices of outfits, including pjs for the emergency trip to the rubbish bin at 10pm.

If you missed my earlier post on how I wore my sandals with a gown (gasp, shock horror, can’t believe I did it) check it out here!

From my converted feet to your probably already converted feet, thank you for never giving up on me and to the German gods for bring Birkenstocks back to 2014.


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Windsor Smith / Slip Black / $89.95

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Country Road / Harriet Sandal / $79.95

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Birkenstock (available at General Pants) / Athens Sandal Black / $209

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Sigerson Morrison (available at Shopbop) / Kappa Woven Flat Sandal / $395


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Just Because – Casablanca (available at Wanted Shoes) / $59.95


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Isabel Marant (available from net-a-porter) / Etolile Amy Leather Sandal /£270

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