Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Since school is out, my mind is focused on much more important things…like my summer shoe collection! Ha! My mom can attest to the fact that I’ve always been a shoe girl. But, with age comes wisdom and I know I’ve learned a lot through my shopping mistakes. Gosh, I think I’ve made the most shopping mistakes with shoes!
Here are a few of my shoe “rules” at this stage in life:
-Try not to get sucked in by Target’s cute shoes and decent prices. I know there are some exceptions, but as a general rule I don’t buy Target shoes or other cheap shoes. Some ladies have had great luck with Target’s wedges this season, but I didn’t need them when I found my consignment wedge. I may eat my words if I try on a pair!
-Don’t buy all the colors of the rainbow. Tan, black, and metallic work best for me.
-It’s not quantity but quality and comfort.
-I just can’t do a really high heel. Stick to my comfort in regards to heel height.
So, let’s see some photos…
I find myself pretty happy with what I have to choose from right now.
Let’s start from the back.
-New $40 ish MIA Susan clog sandals. I have now worn them 4 times and they are great. They won’t work for school, but I’m only thinking summer right now!
-Consignment $18 OTBT wedges that retail for $130. Very high but comfortable; still best for dinner out and things like that.
-New $30ish Soda sandals from Amazon per Lisa of Coast to Coast blog’s rec. These did work for school. Love them!
-Black patent Birks
-Bronze metallic Birks from consignment 6 years ago – paid about $18
Forgive the weird toe prints! Ha!
-Tory Burch black wedge flip flop – paid full price about 6 years ago
-Tory Burch Miller – consignment for $70 about 7 years ago
Bottom Row above:
-new this year Birks (fun to call them Birkencrocs) . They were $40 and are super lightweight and super comfy. I broke my rule and went with a fun bright pink/salmon
-Pierre Dumas Jack Rogers look alike from Amazon for $25ishlast year. These were per Lauren from All About that Mommy Life’s rec and a teacher at school’s rec. These are not high quality but I love the cork and so much more comfortable than the real thing. I had real Jack Rogers and they were like walking on two pieces of plywood.
-Tory Burch flip flops for $12 from consignment – not comfy at all but look good if need a dressier flip flop and silver accent
-The newest member of the shoe family on a rec from the internet about the comfiest sandals – the Croc Sexi (forgive the name, please!). These were $17 from Amazon and I can’t take them off. I’m even wearing them in the house. Here’s a better photo below. It’s all one piece. They are kind of ugly in a cute sort of way.
I would still like a new pair of Reef flip flops and I didn’t include my rain boots, my tennis shoes, or my flats. I don’t like wearing closed toe shoes in the summer. Gotta show off that pedicure!
Do you see any holes in my shoe wardrobe? What do you need to add to yours?