April 7, 2017

Sandals, Soludos, Sneakers and More

Sandals, Soludos, sneakers and more! I’ve been doing a bit of Spring shoe shopping. It’s a little out of character for me to be buying so many shoes in a short period of time but let me tell you that there have been a lot of shoes, sandals, sneakers and more out there tempting me. And when they have my size, it’s almost as if I’m supposed to buy them. Like the shoe g-ds are talking to me or something. Ha! What is most unusual for me though is that they’ve all pretty much fit. And how do I justify all this right now? Well, they’re all quite different styles so I’m covering my bases in a lot of different departments and I don’t plan to do much more shoe shopping for awhile. I think….

So what sandals, soludos, sneakers and more have I bought recently?

Sneakers: Well, I started with the Adidas Stan Smith sneakers (mine are Kid’s size and I sized down based on reviews. I believe same applies for Women’s sizes). These have been around for awhile, yes, but I was hesitant to buy them since I already have the Adidas Campus 2 (again Kid’s size) and Superstar sneakers. Did I really need another pair? Well, now that it is Spring, I decided the answer is YES. I prefer to wear comfortable casual sneakers most days so why not have more? And white is perfect for Spring anyway.  PSSSTTT….I saw this pair of Superstar Slip On sneakers in the store recently and wouldn’t be shocked if they gain popularity.

Adidas sneakers

Guess I like Adidas, huh?

Sandals #1: I ordered these pair of cage sandals to start but sadly had to return them. I like the cage style and tan color so that’s what drew me in. But, they ran a little long in the toes so for me, that was no bueno and back they went. I do have this pair of Ugg cage sandals on my wish list as a similar pair I’m considering instead.

cage sandals

Sandals #2: I’d seen these Marc Fisher LTD wedge sandals in a few other blogs and decided to try them for myself. Originally, I ordered them a month ago in the blush and immediately returned them. The color was AWFUL on me. They matched my skin tone but not in a good way. Thankfully, they had them in my local Nordstrom in brown/tan so I was able to try them on and came to see their beauty. Color mattered apparently. They are actually quite comfortable, too! And know these run TTS. (BTW, I used a Nordstrom note on these so that helped a little bit with my spending).

Marc Fisher wedge

Soludos: So, if you don’t know Soludos, they’re a company that makes adorably cute espadrilles. I’ve known about them for awhile now but never felt it was the right time to try them……until I saw the pair I bought, the ‘Smoking’ Espadrille. I just decided to bite the bullet and try them and see how I felt about them. I did thankfully, read the reviews first so I knew to size up in them. Smart idea – these shoes definitely run small and a bit narrow!  I’ve kept them for now thinking they just need some breaking in. (Note: they’re on sale right now at Nordstrom). Also, they have so many other adorable styles of them that I’m dying over!! See the options here. My favorites are all the ones in the Soludos x ASHKAHN line.

Soludos Smoking Espadrille

More: Since it is going to be on the cool side for the holidays this April, I decided I wanted to try out a new pair of closed toe flats. I went with this pair of flats in pink. This brand tends to run big for me so I am sizing down and seeing how they work. Also, I went for this Vince Camuto bootie in black while it was on sale, too, because I don’t already own a pair of Spring booties in black. I did size down because all reviews said the ankle strap ran big. This pair just came in the mail the other day and I’m excited about trying them. I may not keep both the flats and the bootie, just depends on what I decided to wear for the holiday. Decisions, decisions!

black bootie and pink flat black bootie

Slip on Sneaker: I can’t forget to mention my Vans. They fit TTS or a little big (post about slip on sneakers where I mention them here and wore them in this post). I love the pink color for the Spring and I’ve been able to pair them with a lot more then you would think. I love that they also come in Men’s sizes – my husband has agreed he’d like to try them in gray!

Have you bought any shoes for Spring that you’re excited about? Let me know!


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