My feet are distorted. The reasons for this are twofold. One, because I have an ongoing (and overwhelming) fear of asking for my actual shoe size and admit I have bought a size that isn’t right out of pure embarrassment. I am… *taking a breath*… a size 10 (…and a half… ok sometimes - seriously only sometimes – 11, if the shoe is cut weird).
I’ve spent many trips to the Mall trying on 10′s and have mastered the act of, “OMG this is so weird! This 10 doesn’t fit. ALL my other shoes are 10′s… this line must be really small”. Yes, the sales people see right through it, but it’s just like ordering two entrees from room service while alone on a work trip and making sure to ask for TWO sets of silverware… you know, for your friend that’s meeting up with you. Sometimes I even through in an extra detail like “OH and can you make sure there’s no basil… my friend is really allergic to basil”, just to sound convincing. #Problems
The other reason, however, is that I really do love heels and even if I mentally prepare myself to hear “YOU ARE SO TALL” from every person I run into while wearing them (remember I’m 5’10″), I have definitely been stuck one two many times spending hours in painful pumps.
That being said, I am constantly scavenging to find cute flats. I’m all about boots in the fall and winter, but as the Summer gets closer, I find myself looking for fun alternatives to pair with fresh looks that won’t be boring. And, even though I’m mostly style over comfort, c’mon… my ankle once swelled up twice its size in Vegas because I was wearing 5″ heels all day. I was 100% sober and I will never get the man’s voice out of my head saying, “DUDE, that girl is SO drunk!” as he watched me wabble to my room (not even a little bit ok in the first place and also breaks my cardinal rule to not wear heels over 3″ during daylight to be sure I won’t be mistaken as a transvestite).
Here Are My Picks for Spring/Summer:
Loeffler Randall Star Sandals $175, Tan and Glitter Sandals $136.34, Black and Tan Sandals $36.36
Dolce Vita Red Sandals $109.99, Black Sandals $100, Joe’s Jeans Cobalt Sandals $90
Rebecca Minkoff Gold Sandals $125, DV by Dolce Vita $59.99, Silver Sandals $34.95
Ted Baker Pink and Orange Sandals $63.63, Lacoste Pink Jelly Sandals $63.63, Yellow Jelly Sandal $47.90
Embellished Sandals $99, Petal Sandals $79, Yellow and Gold Sandals $70
Elizabeth & James Ballet Flats $198, Black Patent Leather Flats $84.50, Two Tone Flats $62
Rebecca Minkoff Aztec Flats $195, Nude Patent Leather Flats $70, Yellow/Nude Flats $59
Steven by Steve Madden Blue Flats $119.99, Mint Green Flats $66, Red Bow Flats $15
Perforated Loafers $118, Striped Smoking Slippers $115, Zig Zag Espadrilles $21.81
Loeffler Randall Flat Moccosin $195, Steve Madden Leopard Flats $80, Dalmation Casual Flats $79.95
Milly Two Tone Rose Boat Shoes $125, Milly Two Tone Yellow Boat Shoes $125, Gold Boat Shoes $89.95
Jil Sander Red Lace Up Shoes $758, Cole Haan Leather Oxfords $178, Leather Shoes with Spikes $154.52
Chuck Taylor + Missoni High Tops $200, Neon Keds $45, Leopard Sneakers $30