Sandal Substitutes

I’m terribly sad.

I adore, I mean ADORE, the Saint Laurent “Jane” sandals. But although they are perfection they are not perfect for me.

I tried on the size 5/35 and not only are they wee bit too high they are also too big. Too big!!!

But, they are so sigh-able….

As a runner-up option, I’ve found the lovely Alexandre Birman ankle-tie sandals.  I got these in the cobalt, although I’d love the black as well. 

I love the little tie details on the toe and ankle strap.  The black would be more versatile but the blue is so striking.  They’ll be great for Summer.  Unless I find the black… then I may have to make a trade…

Spring/Summer 2014 Themes – Pom-Poms and Loving Cups

I’m well into stocking myself up for my Spring/Summer 2014 “theme” which this season is “Pom-Poms & Loving Cups”.

What’s inspiring me are playfulness, soft gelato colors, picnics surrounded by dusky blue hydrangeas, old books and old silver, weeping willows, and watery colored gemstones.

My Pinterest board is already filled with white button downs, a classic trench and Manolos in soft shades perfect for a drowsy bumble-bee filled Spring and Summer.  I’m also loving tailored short suits, white jeans and and shiny shiny skirts.

After this horrid Winter, I want mild temperatures and scented blossoms and warm sunshine.

I need a good nap in the hammock too.

To see past Themes (and their boards), check out:

Clean Collage Prep and Chromatic French (Fall/Winter 2011)
Pastel Ice Cream Sundae and Vintage Garden Party (Spring/Summer 2012)
Chic School Girl and Deep Woods Floral (Fall/Winter 2012)
Cotton Candy Carnival and English Summer Picnic (Spring/Summer 2013)
Fallen Leaves and Pumpkins (Fall/Winter 2013)