Tag Archives: sandals

The Clog Trend

29 Jun

I clearly remember my first pair of clogs. I had wanted them for ages and when I finally got them I had a whole order of clothes to pair them with. I wore them through blisters and on to callouses. I continued to wear them even though they made me trip all the time. That was 1993.

These days I’m not as certain about clogs, in part because you have to be careful which kinds you buy in order to not spend weeks wearing them in, and also because there are just so many damn ugly styles out there. (Versions so ugly they take a perfectly cute outfit and ruin it with troll feet.) That said, when they are done right, they can be damn adorable (and comfortable) and recent styles tend to be much more creative than those of the 90s!

Here are seven styles I’m digging…

The Sexy Clog: Lace Up Corset Clog, $245 at No6

The Classic Summer Clog: Ollie Clogs, $80 at Topshop

The T-Strap Clog: Sonoma Clog, $168 at Free People

The Fashion Forward Clog: Twelfth St By Cynthia Vincent Tamara Clog, $350 at Revolve Clothing

The Spanish Clog: Sanita Frida Clog, $51 at ASOS

The Chunky High Heel Clog: Jeffrey Campbell Charlie Clogs, $150 at Singer22

Weekend Style

25 Jun

A couple weekends ago I saw a mom pushing her child in a stroller wearing the most fashion-forward yet low-key outfit I’d ever seen on a mom. I instantly wished that I could be so stylish, especially since I don’t have a child to use as my excuse for wanting to wear sweatpants everywhere. Here is a recreation…

Rebecca Taylor Zip Front Jumpsuit In Denim, $242 at Revolve Clothing.
Satya Jewelry Tree of Life Pendant, $154 at Max & Chloe.
Steve Madden Loophole Sandals, $42 at Steve Madden.
Roberto Cavalli Gold Plated Beehive Watch, $609 at ASOS.
Route 63 Messenger Bag, $78 at Lands End.

Pride Month

24 Jun

This coming Sunday is the SF Pride Parade (and  June is Pride month), so here is a selection of pieces to show your support in style!

The Rails Kendra Rainbow Plaid Shirt, $95 at Boutque to You

Betsy Johnson Cat Eye Sunglasses, $75 at Betsy Johnson

Rainbow Connector Belt, $38 at Anthropologie

Tara Matthews Cashmere Striped Scarf, $325 at Net-A-Porter

Timex Rainbow Plastic Watch, $50 at Bloomingdales

Simple Flippee Sandal, $30 at Nordstrom

Summer Dressing

21 Jun

Today is officially the first day of summer, which I cannot be happier about. The longer days keeps me out longer, which makes for more vibrant memories and less time in front of the tube. One thing I especially love about summer is the influx of fun jewelry, like this gorgeous silver necklace from Lee Angel which adds flare to any basic outfit.

Generra Button Front Blouse, $93 at Shopbop.
Rachel Comey Morris Ankle Cuff Wedge, $311 at La Garconne.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Damisi Patchwork Little Kelsey Bag, $258 at Shopbop.
Grey Suede Pleat Shorts, $135 at Topshop.
Lee Angel Fatima Silver-Plated Necklace, $300 at Net-A-Porter.

Hello Weekend!

18 Jun

There’s nothing better than a casual summer outfit for reading in the park or taking a leisurely stroll through San Francisco. Summer days here can be inconsistent-while one area is a hot, another may be cold, hence the need for long sleeves and/or layering. I love the comfort and ease of this outfit. I may have to purchase the whole lot!

Aubin & Wills Everard Crew Wool & Cashmere Sweater, $112 at Net-A-Porter.
Gap Trouser Jean Cutoffs, $50 at Gap.
Woven Leather Huaraches, $35 at Etsy.
Lucky Brand Small Stash Crossbody Bag, $139 at Piperlime.
Preciosa Plastic Tortoiseshell Frames, $210 at Farfetch.
Ax + Apple Laurel Necklace, $158 at She Boutique.

Summer Style

7 Jun

For a breezy yet sunny summer day, I enjoy wearing long sleeves with shorts, especially in San Francisco where your legs heat up from walking up all the steep hills! This outfit is colorful & playful yet sophisticated & not over the top. I love the contrast of a flouncy blouse paired with tailored shorts.

Tucker Printed Silk-Georgette Blouse, $280 at Net-A-Porter.
Helmut Lang Draped Twill Shorts, $230 at Farfetch.
Rebecca Minkoff Beloved Cross-Body Bag, $595 at Endless.
Pour La Victoire Tarissa Wedge Sandals, $290 at Shopbop.
Spitfire ps135 Shades, $33 at Revolve Clothing.
Oasis Miami Long Beaded Necklace, $24 at ASOS.
Essie Nail Polish in Mint Candy Apple, $8 at Beauty.com.

Vintage Shoes on ETSY

2 Jun

People tend to have mixed feelings about buying vintage shoes. I have no problem with it-I just clean them very well before wearing them! They are a great choice when you want something unique or, say, good Italian leather without the hefty price tag. I have a ton of my mom’s old Italian sandals from the early 70s and not only are they perfect for summer but they are much more comfortable than new hard leather shoes…plus unlike something you’d find at Urban Outfitters, no one else has them. Here is a variety from ETSY.

Leather Slingbacks Peep Toe Pumps, $24 at REDANGORAVINTAGE

Vintage Navy and White Open Toe Heels, $55 at LAWALL

Garolini Cognac Leather Peeptoes, $24 at JULIAFENELONVINTAGE

Rose Cut Out Peep Toe Heels, $32 at BECKYDROLEN

Tan Leather Dexter Loafers, $38 at HOWWEGOTHERE

Woven Pink Huarache Shoes, $28 at PLASTICTAGS

1970s Leather Platform Sandals, $35 at STYLEVINTAGE