As you know, I have spring on the brain. Long story short – I discovered that Amazon has an awesome shoe store (with great search features plus free returns on most items) aaaaand I ordered a bunch of sandals! Here are my impressions, final verdicts, and fashion illustrations (of course.)
Hazel platform sandal Lauren Ralph Lauren
I got these in a size 5 – they fit great and I love the snakeskin texture. But in my opinion the “sandstone” color was too dull and desaturated for spring/summer. I might get another pair in white and see how those look, but I’m still not sure. Returned.
Christa sandal Schutz
The smallest I could get was a 5.5 and the fit made walking around feel awkward. I loved the chunky wooden platform – and the Jute sole seemed comfortable for hot weather (aka if my feet got sweaty… ew) but I think it might take me a while to get used to the texture. (Am I crazy? Any “jute sole” fans out there??) The straps were a really pretty color but, unfortunately these were just too big to keep. Returned.
Hart platform sandal Lauren Ralph Lauren
Amazon only had these in a size 5.5 as well. As soon as I slipped my feet into these babies I knew they were keepers. The leather straps were buttery soft. The heel height is high (which I like) but didn’t feel uncomfortable after wearing around the house for a while. I also love the “Polo Tan” color – it’s exactly what I was looking for. And – bonus: V.Ng liked them too! Verdict: Exchanged (for a size 5 on Zappos.)
Did I make the right decisions or do you disagree? Let me know what you think; I’d love to read your opinions.
Thanks for viewing my fashion illustrations, everybody!
blazer Theory (or $ Modcloth and $$ Bebe), crown print shirt Club Monaco, faux leather panel shorts Forever21, black tights asos, lace up ankle bootie Steve Madden (or $$$ Tory Burch), pebbled leather bag Kate Spade (or $$ Neiman Marcus and $$$$ Fendi), Luster necklace by Good Season
I feel like 80% of my friends born in the past three weeks. I love hanging out with my friends – celebrating the event of their birth… But come on guys; can’t we spread it out!?
Until about a week ago I was working from home. So, when I got out of bed (at 4pm) to get ready for a birthday dinner I compensated for my hobo-ness with an office-like outfit. In fact, someone asked if I “came straight from work?” Success.
white coat ($$$ DKNY), silver platform sandals Prada (or $$ aldo), black patent satchel ($$ 6pm), Club Monaco $$$ Akira pea coat, $$ Riley color-block sweater, $$ button down shirt, $$ skinny colored denim, platform sandals ($$ Dolce Vita)
printed sleeveless button-down ($$ Bloomingdale’s), leather look leggings ($ Neiman Marcus and $$$ Theyskens’ Theory), cropped jacket (or $ Macy’s and $$$ Shopbop), hot pants with leather look accent ($ ThreadSence), cut-out sandals (or $ Yoox and $$ Macy’s)
I hope everybody had a great weekend! Or… are you enjoying another day off? (;
Last week I met up with a good friend I hadn’t seen for months. She chose a lounge near her yoga class – just north of Houston St.; I seized the opportunity to make a return (impulse buy, sigh…) and admire the store windows on my way to dinner.
anchor intarsia sweater $$ J.Crew Factory
pearl collar TopShop (or $ asos and $$ Dillard’s), leather trim skater skirt (or $$ asos and $$$ Rag & Bone), plaid pattern tights thanks, Mom (or Kate Spade), studded satchel Burberry (or $ asos and $$$$ YSL), bow bootie DolceVita (or $ Heels and $$$$ Alexander McQueen)
skinny denim american eagle outfitters (or $ Macy’s and $$ J.Crew), suede booties Enzo Angiolini (or $$ asos), classic belt ($ J.Crew), Kate Spade leather tote (or $ R+J and $$$ Kate Spade)
When I saw this intarsia anchor sweater at J.Crew Factory (one of my fave shopping spots) – I thought, “How many times can I actually wear an anchor top?” The answer: A bunch. I’ve already worn it several times… including my fancy friend’s fancy tea party. (And, I couldn’t resist the appeal of an anchor themed fashion illustration.)
Have you guys gone to “high tea?” I kiiiind of love it.
belted ponte sheath dress $ LOFT, perfect long sleeve tee $ J.Crew, knee high boots ($$ asos or $$$ Shopbop), swing bag $$ Rebecca Minkoff
Franita tweed sheath $$$ Theory, draped cardigan ($ Macy’s or $$$ Saks Fifth Avenue), emerald belt ($ Express or $$$ DVF), stud bracelet ($ asos or $$$ Shopbop), leopard flat ($$ Steve Madden or $ Target), Penelope tote $$$ Tory Burch
Emmaleigh dress $$ J.Crew, peplum jacket $$ asos, printed scarf ( $ Modcloth or $$$ Farfetch) colorblock pump ($$ Madewell or $ DSW), double tassel clutch $ asos
A friend suggested I write about how to wear your dresses in cold weather – what a brilliant idea! A lot of my friends (including the one who inspired this post) own several sheath dresses. Don’t let them go to waste this winter! Layering is the trick (oh yeah, and tights.)