Elizabeth and James Sam T Strap Sandals

Elizabeth and James Sam T Strap Sandals

Steal alert! These gorgeous Elizabeth and James t-strap sandals were just marked down at 50% off on Shopbop, and I can’t resist sharing. T-straps sandals are huge this summer, and here’s a heeled sandal I’m sure most can handle. The heel is sturdy and thick, and with the 1.25″ plaform in the front, these should be a breeze to walk in. I just love the wide straps and croc texture – this is a great shoe that will last you for many seasons to come. Get your pair before they’re all sold out.

Sam T Strap Sandals
by Elizabeth and James
$350.00 $175.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Shopbop

ShoeDazzle Ailbhe T-Strap Sandals

ShoeDazzle Ailbhe T-Strap Sandals

Everyone who knows me knows I am an avid shoe lover, and if you’re close to me, you know how serious my shoe collection (read: hoard) is getting. I’ve been cutting down on purchases lately, only making room for new pairs of shoes that meet a rigorous criteria of value, everyday practicality, outfit versatility, and outstanding uniqueness, but let’s go over all that and I’ll let you help me decide on the shoes pictured above. I recently discovered ShoeDazzle’s Ailbhe t-strap sandals, which are right up my alley in terms of ferociousness and sass. The platform sandals feature a soft black fabric finish offset by the bright neon trim, which is so very on trend. These shoes, and all of ShoeDazzle’s items, are delightfully only a fraction of the price of styles closely similar to Jimmy Choo, Gucci, and countless other luxury labels. Moreover, I absolutely love the sky-high heel and platform, so these sandals may be deceivingly easy to walk in, and will clearly work with so many outfits. So what do you say, are thes a pair of shoes worthy of some space in my hoard collection for?

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Ailbhe T-Strap Sandals
in Black, Fuchsia
by ShoeDazzle
$39.95

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: ShoeDazzle

Michael Kors Plate Jelly Sandals

MICHAEL Michael Kors Sandals - MK Plate Jelly

I’m officially in full swing vacation mode this month and am totally loving it! There’s one thing about east coast summers however, the humidity makes it really difficult to choose the right outfit. Flats are waaay to hot, heels are just not an option most days, so that leaves us with sandals! These MK jelly shoes take me right back to the 6th grade, but with some seriously upgraded style. The bronze color is definitely my fav, but the pink and white are also so fun! Stylish, great for the heat, awesome price, and so comfy!

Plate Jelly Sandals
in Bronze/Pink/White
by Michael Kors
$49.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Bloomingdales

Dorothy Perkins Leopard Ankle Strap Sandals

Dorothy Perkins Leopard Ankle Strap Sandals

I only discovered Dorothy Perkins just recently, but I’ve already found some must-haves from the label including these chic sandals. If you couldn’t already tell, I’m a bit of a freak for animal prints, and the leopard strap on these sandals are just the right amount of sass to top off an outfit with. Animal print can be used as a neutral anchor in tying together an outfit (think colorblocking and breaking up the colors with a leopard or cheetah accessory, like a belt), but use with caution and don’t overdo it. These sandals would look fabulous with just about any pedi shade (classic red, neon orange, petal pink) and summer ensemble. Just leave the leopard purse, cami, or bikini at home that day.

Leopard Ankle Strap Sandals
by Dorothy Perkins
$55.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Dorothy Perkins

Steve Madden Bethany Sandal

Steve Madden Bethany Sandal

 

Summer is around the corner (lucky for you school kids and grads already enjoying vacation) and I’ve found just the right go-to minimalistic sandal for me. The Bethany Sandal by Steve Madden comes in a sandy brown leather with raw edges and seems like the perfect style to wear with classic summer cutoffs & a tee. I love the cross straps and buckle around the ankle which give it a finished, but still easy-going, look. These are perfect for the days when you want to go romp around in the sun, not deliberate indoors over what you’re going to wear.

Bethany Sandal
by Steve Madden
$59.50

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: SWELL