Living and commuting in a city like Boston (uneven pavement and brick sidewalks galore), I end up wearing out my favorite walking shoes more often than I’d like. I was looking to replace some staple nude sandals that have seen better days, and this scalloped pair by Sam Edelman (just found these on slight sale) caught my eye. It features the low, stable block heel and deep tan color that I look for in versatile everyday shoes. These were comfy after I figured out the right tightness for the ankle straps, but note it took some trial and error between too tight and too loose. Here are two looks that I wore these sandals with recently:
1. Midi Dress
I got so many questions on this embroidered dress, and am bummed it’s sold out in almost all sizes. I linked it above just in case any returns pop back in stock. With a midi dress or skirt, I love nude shoes like this since they make your legs look longer, without the discomfort of high heels. I finished off this look with a red lip and equally vibrant tassel earrings (also love them in black, for a more understated look!)
2. Palazzo pants
This is my first time experimenting with palazzo pants (typically a big fat “don’t” for shorter women), and I’m not sure how I feel about them yet! Uniqlo has several pant options at an affordable price point, and some of the styles with elastic waists fit me in xs off the rack. This particular pleated pair is dramatic due to the volume, but something about them is also surprisingly casual and wearable (feels just like a maxi skirt).
You guys are probably tired of seeing this Janessa Leone hat (also sold here) and Milly wicker bag by now – both were splurges, but I’m making sure to get my money’s worth in terms of wears! I’m a big fan of mixing high and low end, and accessories that can be worn on repeat are worth spending more on, in my book.
A boater style straw hat had been on my wish list for a while, but all the affordable ones I tried looked comical on me (a lot of them were too shallow and just felt like bottle lids resting atop my head). From the realm of higher-end hats, I tried both this JL “Flint” style with a leather band, as well as the gorgeous Eric Javits Gondolier boater hat. The JL turned out to be better proportioned for my head (comes in S/M/L, unlike the Eric Javits), and is very light and comfortable to wear for extended periods of time!