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Summer Sandals

06/12/2009
Getting ready for sandal season

Getting ready for sandal season

(Lizzi/Daughter) I love summer, mostly because of the bright, light, and fun fashions and styles! One of my favorite summer accessories are… sandals! I love everything from casual flip flops to bold gladiators. Start your summer right with three pairs of must-have sandals.

1. Versatile and Casual
black Havianasblack Havianas 2Black Havianas Flip-Flops from piperlime.gap.com for $18.00

Even the most fashionable people you can think of probably have at least one pair of casual flip-flops. I love Havianas mostly because of their comfort and their many different color choices. What is good about having these flip-flops is they’re easy to take on and off when going to the beach, the pool, shopping, walking around town, and every other fun summer activity you can think of! These flip-flops can be paired with pretty much any casual outfit for the summer, and because of their versatile color, almost any colors can be paired with them.

2. Fun and Stylish

jersey wrap sandaljersey wrap around sandal 2Jersey Wrap Sandal from freepeople.com for $90.00

What I like most about these sandals is their ankle wraps. I also like their two different looks. As showed in the first image, it’s a bit taller and would look good with short dresses, skirts, shorts, etc. But, you can shorten them and make the sandals something you would wear with a maxi-dress. It’s good to own a pair of sandals like these so you have something different in your wardrobe and they are a better piece to wear to a party or pretty much anywhere!

3. Fancy-shmancy

flower wedgeSteve Madden “Florah” Sandal from shop.nordstrom.com for $89.95

Not only were wedges popular last year… and the year before that, now you have an even BIGGER choice because of how many women love them (and don’t forget girls)! These wedges are simple but oh so chic. Wear them to a fancy dinner, a fancy party, or anywhere fancy. Actually, they don’t even have to be fancy which is nice. Pair them with a simple black romper and you are ready to go for the day!


(Erika/Mom) I must start with a secret confession–I don’t like flip-flops. Never have. The rubbery “thongs” we wore in the 70s gave way to cool Japanese-looking ones that went “slap-slap” no matter how carefully you walked and hurt the inside of your big toe. I use ’em to run outside when I’ve forgotten to put the garbage out, or poolside if I’m too lazy to hunt for sandals. But I’m a sandals girl, through and through.

If you’re ever at the Macys in Quaker Bridge and notice a mother and daughter walking sideways through the shoe section, that’s us. No matter what the errand, we always pause at the shoe racks like drunken butterflies. My newest sandal selection is a happy daisy motif that Lizzi helped me select:

Not the exact ones I bought, but close

Not the exact ones I bought, but close

I love straps that are soft and come across more like ribbon or a soft leather belt, like the one on these sandals from Macys:

Macys gold sandal

Macys gold sandal

For my glamour sandal, if money and travel to London was no object, may I present this gorgeous Kurt Geiger design? Replete with gems and a black tie to be worn high or low, this sandal is something I’ll dream about tonight:

Need to cash in my 401(k) for these, but ooohh, aren't they nice?

Need to cash in my 401(k) for these, but ooohh, aren't they nice?

Here is some advice from someone who doesn’t always heed her own advice: No matter what, make sure you keep up on pedicures. Polished, filed little toenails and smooth skin make even the shabbiest of flip-flops look good.

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