smart/casual

With summer just around the corner I’ve been assessing my footwear options. My favourite ankle boots and lace-ups are slowly getting less and less wear, and I’ve resorted to wearing the same patent black sandals over and over again. I also came to the sad realisation that many of the sandals I had religiously worn for the past few summers were well and truly past their use by date. You know what that means? Time for new shoes! I finally jumped on the Salt Water Sandals bandwagon and bought a pair from The Happy Cabin. I was pondering buying them online but I’m so glad I bought them in store because I got to have them properly fitted plus it’s always nice to support local businesses. On the other, completely consumerist, end of the scale are these Topshop slingbacks I bought on sale. I love me some metallics and I think they’ll be a nice way to smarten up a casual outfit. So, I think I have my dressy and casual footwear options sorted for now.

1. Topshop ‘Moodie’ slingback shoes (also available in blacklilac, and bronze)
2. Salt Water sandals in tan (also thinking of adding the black and silver ones to my collection)


15 Comments

  1. jamie-lee October 31, 2013

    How do you find the fit of the Saltwaters? I've been wanting a pair for such a long time now, although it seems to be so difficult to find an online stockist which actually ships to NZ…

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    • soph // and other things October 31, 2013

      I'm usually an AU 10 and the Salt Water size 8 fits me fine – so it's the usual UK conversion. They're very firm to start with around the front but the SA said they're meant to be quite fitted to stop the feet from sliding around when the leather stretches. I wore them the other day and had no issues!

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  2. Closet Fashionista November 1, 2013

    OOH! I love those Saltwater sandals! I kinda want some, haha…I'll have to check them out for next year 🙂
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  3. Mani November 1, 2013

    I'm also guilty of not buying enough summer-appropriate shoes, mainly because I think they can look really flimsy/tacky.. Both of your pairs look gorgeous, though!

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    • soph // and other things November 3, 2013

      Yep! Some sandals look like they'd break with one wear. These Salt Water sandals seem pretty sturdy though.

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  4. Jane November 1, 2013

    I love the sandals, I've been teetering on the edge of buying a pair of Saltwater ones for a while but I just can't decide which colour to get!

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    • soph // and other things November 3, 2013

      I stood in store for a good 15 minutes or so with my friends and the shop assistant deliberating colours. It was a very pragmatic choice (needed a pair of tan sandals) but now I want to get more colours! haha

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  5. Anita November 2, 2013

    I love the sandals!
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  6. Matthew Pike November 2, 2013

    I think Hollie would like these Salt Water things, not heard of them myself.

    Buckets & Spades

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    • soph // and other things November 3, 2013

      They're very much a blogger-induced buy. I keep seeing them around so thought, why not? Apparently you can wear them in water (hence the name) so it'll be interesting to test that out.

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  7. LRB November 2, 2013

    So love those brown sandals!

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  8. head over heels November 3, 2013

    being from the UK it's so weird seeing people buying summer clothes and the salt water sandals are so perfect they make me wish winter was over already! x

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  9. ashden valentesk November 4, 2013

    adore those brown sandals

    ashdenvalentesk.blogspot.com

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  10. Megan November 11, 2013

    I love my salties! such a good buy.

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