Whoopie… it’s truly spring! As in the weather is finally warm enough to wear spring clothes without extra layering underneath. And it’s finally warm AND dry enough to wear sandals!
We live in the country. So in early spring when townies are able to wear summer footwear, I risk messing up my nice shoes in our muddy driveway. Plus, I hate having cold feet. So up to now, I have been wearing my light ankle boots.
But now I am ready to break out my Tod’s loafers and my summer pumps … book an appointment for a pedicure … and then hit the shopping trail… desperately seeking a new pair of sandals.
And finding new sandals is not an easy task for me.
These are my old black sandals. I’ve had them for at least four years; they’re falling apart, and I cannot find anything to replace them.
And believe me, I’ve tried.
I pretty much shop for sandals year round… or at the very least every time I am in a store from March to August. That’s because I have a really hard foot to fit… long and VERY narrow. When I find sandals that fit, I always buy them. It’s just that I rarely DO find.
But I am nothing if not perennially optimistic. So as Shakespeare said in Henry V … “once more onto the breach, my friends, once more”… who says that Shakespeare can’t teach us anything about shopping, eh?
One problem is that many of the styles this spring are not made for narrow feet like mine. See the Birkenstocks below? I saw these on Netaporter.com. Cute eh?
They’re even cuter in nude. But alas, not for me. With my skinny ankles … they’d make me look like a duck.
And the Marc Jacob’s slides below. I’d definitely be sliding if I wore these. I’d never be able to keep them on for one thing. And for another…walking downhill… my toes would sail right on through and drag on the pavement. Ouch!
The Chloe sandals below are gorgeous. I love the ankle strap. And they ARE more narrow than the Birkenstocks.
Ditto on these Givenchy ones. If I could find a pair like either of these… I’d snatch them up and go home a happy woman.
If I could find a pair that fit… that’s a big “if.” For I not only have long feet and narrow feet… but also, my toes are kind of spread apart. So if I don’t have a sandal that fits very tightly or one with a strap that comes up between my toes…well…my feet look kind of look like those on my little feathered friend here.
I saw this lovely Pedro Garcia pair on Netaporter. They’d look great on me. But wow…$525.00 is too steep, even for me. And there is something veerrry familiar about them. Hmmm.
Oh, yeah. Now I remember; they’re really similar to a pair I bought at Payless…in 2003! See?
So…. to come back to Shakespeare and Henry V… I must “stiffen the sinews” and “summon up the blood”…”the game’s afoot.” Off I go.
But with weather today like this…
I will be taking full advantage of the trend this spring to dress like this…
And wear my new sneakers with my jeans. If it’s good enough for Phoebe Philo…well, who am I to argue?
|May Issue of Vogue
I mean, a girl can’t be expected to seek desperately for sandals…with cold wet toes!
What are you seeking this spring?