Flats
Thu 04.24
Trend Alert

Price Check: Birkenstock Arizonas

I’ve been wearing Birkenstocks’ Gizeh thong-style sandals for years, suffering ridicule from many friends including Kelly (who came around once she felt how incredibly comfortable they are!). Now that the fashion set has embraced the look, though, it seems the company also wants us to suffer higher prices.

Tue 04.15
The Summer Set

The Summer Set: PVC Done Right

While a hint of PVC evokes thoughts of bright summer days, too much of it can send you down a slippery slope – literally. I don’t need to explain the sticky situation you find yourself in the latter case (shoes made entirely from PVC are gross in more ways than one).

Fri 04.11
Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday: Paolo Bentini

An Italian shoe line just launched at Nordstrom, and believe me, this is a name you’re going to want to remember – Paolo Bentini. He’s a fifth generation shoemaker who ensures that every last sandal is handmade by skilled craftsman using the finest soft leathers. Sounds like they must be pretty expensive, right? Surprisingly, no! All of the sandals are under $100.

Fri 04.11
Givenchy Python Sandals

Givenchy Python Sandals: Identity Crisis

I’m sorry, but this must be a case of mistaken identity. Is this really you, Givenchy? People ask me all the time, “What is the current ‘it’ bag?” Though seeing that every editor has Givenchy in their hands makes it an easy question to answer, this python sandal has me taking back my words.

Mon 04.07
Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals

Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals: The Cage Fight

I have never, ever liked this trend, and am always surprised to see it live through yet another spring season. Unless your name is Gisele Bündchen, I would stay far away. Sausages have a better chance of looking sexy! The sandals can also be too big or sit at an awkward place on your calves. Even if you like the gladiator look, this is definitely not a click-and-buy purchase.

Mon 03.31
Summer Sandals

Summer Sandals: Flat Out

Now that spring has officially begun, it’s time to stock up on the next season’s must-haves – summer sandals!

Mon 03.24
Top 5 Floral Shoes

Top 5 Floral Shoes: Bloom Me Away

While flowers may not be in bloom everywhere just yet, they certainly are on shoes! I’ve already starting shopping floral appliqué bags, but I’m sticking with prints for my footwear. From barely-there blooms to abstract flourishes reminiscent of Monet paintings to clear-cut florals, there’s a look available in any style, for any occasion.

Fri 03.21
Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday: Castañer Espadrilles

One of my favorite summertime buys is the espadrille, and well-priced, completely adorable Castañer is a staple in my closet. The quality is mid-range, which is all you need in this kind of shoe. They tend to get a little roughed up on beachy vacations anyway. These look great and can be lived in without guilt.

Wed 03.19
Boogie Sandals

Boogie Sandals: Bridging the Gap

The boogie sandal is not only the perfect transitional shoe (be it from winter to spring, or day to night), but also the most striking way to stay stable on your toes. Though dainty little ankle straps are nice and pretty, most days you want something more supportive, and with the cool factor these chunkier options provide, there’s just no reason to say no.