Wednesday, April 4, 2012

which shoes to choose

Every Spring, for over a decade, I have bought a new pair of neutral wedge sandals. I go for an open toe, high heel, natural textures (cork, wood, rope, cotton and leather), minimal embellishment, no excessive straps and try to get the closest color to nude that I can find. Every Fall the shoes are totally trashed from the beach, pool water, parties, etc., therefore, continuing the cycle of needing a new, similar pair in the warmer months.

This year, however, is a little different! Last Summer, my beloved shoes met an early demise, and I bought a great replacement pair in August. Those shoes managed to survive for a few weeks and will still be my go-to pair this Spring and Summer. Now, I feel like my annual neutral sandal purchase be a little more fun since I already have a trusted pair. I want to stick with my basic guidelines but go with a different shade, some interesting detailing or maybe a t-strap or ankle strap. I'm even considering going with a thick, platformed heel.

I know I seem crazy and all the sandals above may look alike, but I will literally be wearing these shoes every day for the next four months. I need them to be cute and versatile. Which pair do you like best?

Vince Camuto Duval // Kors by Michael Kors Windsor // Chinese Laundry Major Crush // Cole Haan Air Minka // ALDO Lovin // Aldo Milius // Luxury Rebel Carol // Nine West Allaccess // Nine West Intuitive // Ivanka Trump Halyn // Frye Corrinna Cross Stitch // Ivanka Trump Keira // Fergie Indie // Ivanka Trump Halina // Alice and Olivia Thelma // DV by Dolce Vita Tulle // Stuart Weitzman Wraptor // Tory Burch Adonis // Madison Harding Norma // Ras Open Toe Wedge Espadrille // Kork-Ease Samantha // Steve Madden Wyliee // Vince Camuto Hattie // DV by Dolce Vita Shellie // Tommy Hilfiger Faye // Steve Madden Oaklee // Steve Madden Larrissa // Kork-Ease Hailey // Sam Edelman Leroy // Michael by Michael Kors Palm Beach // Seychelles Good Intentions // Kenneth Cole Reaction Real Deal // Steve Madden Magestee // Tommy Hilfiger Daisie // Steve Madden Syren // Jessica Simpson Casie


  1. oh dear! why did you have to make this choice so difficult! love them all!!! great selction!


  2. I love all of these. She is right. Super tough decision.

  3. All these shoes are wonderful.Love them all.

  4. I would choose them ALL - provided that they were comfortable lol.

    xoxo, Erica

  5. It depends on if you want something more dressy or more casaul. I came across this page after searching for Ivanka Trump "Halyn" you know my choice. I think those are stylish, yet classic and can be dressed up a bit more than the espadrilles that you have listed. Other than that, stuart weitzman is always a good choice.

  6. Also, if you're willing to spend some extra money, I love the DVF "Opal" wedge in gold...they're fabulous!