I may have found another option....

...to my immensely dull quest for a light coloured Summer sandal.  Yes I bought the white leather sliders from River Island but I do feel ever so slightly as if I should be carrying a bottle of bleach and a mop with them.  However for the £21 they cost which is less than a pair of Havs, I'm going to keep them for bombing round the house in/on a weekend and maybe try them out.   They're just very "white"......

However, I was umming and ahhing about some espadrilles that I'd seen when looking at the Anthropologie site in anticipation of my visit at the weekend (I always do this otherwise I'm like a rabbit in the headlights when confronted with floors of pure gorgeousness.  Serious kid in a sweetie store so I need to get some idea of focus before I go there.  Never works mind....).  So when I was approached by Penelope Chilvers asking if I'd like to try a pair of their espadrilles, needless to say I said err yes pretty please. 

And I am so pleased with them.  Have worn them all day yesterday and I'm smitten.  The perfect summer "shoe" as opposed to a sandal.  For days when the skater shoes are just too warm.  

These ones are leather so are ridiculously comfy to wear - a lovely champagne colour with silver back.  And they're now in the sale at Penelope Chilvers. 

For the record these aren't the espadrilles of old.  Those straw soled things that cost 5p and fell apart within a week.  God forbid you should get them wet.  These are leather and have a proper rubber sole.  Oh and this pic is after me having worn them all day long - as you can see they haven't creased at all.  With not a blister or bit of rubbing in sight.  I would say they're true to size but if you're inbetween size, I'd get the larger one.  And I spilt BBQ sauce from the kids' ribs dinner on them and it just wiped off.  Slightly scary moment truth be told....


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Flat Espadrilles in Champagne were £85 now £60  They're definitely a duller gold than they look in this pic - to be fair, champagne is the perfect description.






They also have them in a beautiful metallic blue 


Flat Espadrilles in Sea/Silver were £85 now £60



These are the ones I was looking at at Anthropologie

Mint & Rose Aprico Espadrilles £98



I also love these ones 

Mint & Rose Thulian Espadrilles £108



Pink leather at John Lewis

Collection WEEKEND by John Lewis Nevada Pink Espadrilles £55


And in navy £55



Bertie Jaylee Espadrilles in Leopard Pony £65


Nude from Dune - love love love these 

Dune Lolled Nude leather Espadrilles £69



There are canvas versions out there - the best selection seems to be ASOS Junction or ASOS Jabba all around the £10/£12 mark. 

ASOS Junction Leopard print Espadrilles £10




ASOS Jabba £12 




And truth be told, they are everywhere.  For me they are a blast from the past but I am exceptionally pleased with them.  Anyone else doing the espadrille thing this Summer?

Here I am yesterday in them. 


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Stone oversized linen jumper - The White Company 
Straight leg jeans turned up - Rock & Republic
Apricot tassel scarf - Mint Velvet
Champagne espadrilles - Penelope Chilvers

Whilst we're here - who turned off Summer?  I shall be back tomorrow with another pick from the Sales extravaganzas and this time it is the perfect investment item for Summer into Autumn. 

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  1. Love the espadrilles. I bought the penelope chilvers tassel sandals in the sale in sea/black. Gorgeous colour. Zara sale starts Thursday!!! Get your list planned!! X

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    1. They're a gorgeous company, aren't they? Really pleased with my shoes and can't wait to look at more! Nooooooooooo there's nothing I need in the sale........ (yeah right)

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  2. Loving the colour of those espadrilles. Actually just had a look at the site, cos I've never heard of the brand before, and they have a lovely selection of flat sandals.

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  3. Just purchased the sea/silver colour way ....... Just need sun, sand and a turquoise sea to show them off to their best advantage!!!!!!!

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    1. So so so pretty, you definitely won't be disappointed. x

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  4. Gorgeous Penelope Chilvers....I am green with envy, they look totally fab xx

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  5. Lovely espadrilles! One slightly odd question: back in the day espadrilles, whenever I wore them, gave off a nasty whiff of sweaty twine. It might have been because I was living in the southern hemisphere and it was pretty much summer all year round (and a humid one at that). How are yours faring on the olfactory front?

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    1. Not a whiff in the air here. I think they may be improved over the years - it's also probably worth spending a bit more on them! xx

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  6. As an an anti-fugly shoe activist, I must admit to loving these. I want to throw caution to the wind, wear white shorts and sweatshirt and sing Wham Bam I Am A man. You lucky girl you. I can't tell you what pleasure it gave me seeing you in long sleeves yesterday. I started off in a jacket which lasted all of 10 minutes and then it was v-top from then onwards. For once us up North had better weather than you lot x

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    1. AHA! See the photos from yesterday.. (although today Im back in a blazer with the rain coming down. GAH!) xx

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  7. I am loving them so much more than skaters for me - they just don't seem as heavy and clumpy on my feet. That being said I haven't found a pair yet I feel I could wear all day without them rubbing so I am off to take a look at your fab Penelope ones. x

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    1. Honestly these are totally fantastic. Really amazing quality - leather like butter! x

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  8. I've just bought a black broderie Anglais pair with a leather toe from Next. Haven't worn them yet so not sure how I'll fare on the blister front!

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  9. I am a total espadrille addict - must have 10 pairs or so! If you go onto Dune at the moment there's a fab pair of black studded leather espadrilles (flat) which are very rock-chick casual. Would suit you!

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    1. That is addicted! I'll have a look at them - they sound fab! x

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    2. they are fab - had them in black and white, but I managed to restrain myself to just the black. Love the studs. at £50 or so pounds I think they're good value.

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  10. Tory Burch Mckenzie's are the daddy...

    http://www.toryburch.co.uk/mckenzie-espadrille/22148430.html?dwvar_22148430_size=5&start=2&cgid=shoes-espadrilles&dwvar_22148430_color=215

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  11. They are the skater shoe summer replacement! I just got a black lace pair for £7 in the H&M sale & love them! So comfy! Ax

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