Aloha from Maui! It’s my first time visiting, and I have to say, those on the West coast are lucky to be just a direct flight away from this beautiful island! We’ve researched a lot of the popular tourist activities here, but do let us know if there’s any local favorites or spots off the beaten path that you’d recommend. We’re splitting our stay between an apartment rental and the more typical resorts, in hopes of seeing the island from multiple perspectives. I’ve been snapping daily videos on my Instagram stories (each are viewable for 24 hours), so join me there!
Our adorable apartment is about a 10-minute walk from Paia town center, so we’ve enjoyed strolling in and out for eats and to check out the boutiques. The Sole Society Savannah sandals that I’ve mentioned several times finally arrived, in time to come exploring with me on this trip! Like I had hoped, the low and stable block heels were comfortable for walking around, and these did not require breaking-in on me. The cognac is a true medium brown, and the new taupe color just got stocked today (small sizes have been going quickly on this style)! Depending on your skin tone, it might be a more flattering neutral.
Size-wise, I’m usually between a 5 and 5.5 and ordered both to try on. I honestly didn’t feel too much of a difference, so kept the 5s and would say these are true to size. The leather straps should stretch a little with wear to your feet width. One thing I noticed about these is they have a tiny bit of a “bumper” in the front where the harder stacked sole exceeds the insoles, which can help protect the leather at the front from scuffing off (I always, always stub my toes and ruin the tips of my shoes!).
I’m partnering with Sole Society to also share some new arrival accessories, including this straw hat and tassel clutch which are cute for vacation outfits. This Palisades clutch (comes in 4 colors) is made of a thick, woven material with additional patterned detail made of balled yarn on the front side only. It’s also listed as a case for your tablet or a makeup pouch! Note it’s a soft clutch, so your items inside are what will give it some structure. I decided to really play up the chartreuse color by pairing it with my bright scalloped skirt (waist runs small, FYI!) and lemon print blouse.
Thank you to Sole Society for partnering on this post.