So yesterday I had a rather lovely day in London. Meeting first thing but I then had time to scoot over to Selfridges and Regent Street to see if there were any sales dregs I could hoover up. In fact I have bought the sum total of nada in the sales. Officially a first.
Ok so I might have tried.
And I have a little report coming up of what I bought shortly, but in the meantime, I'll spill that I bought three dresses. Oh yes - THREE! To be honest, one is full price but the other two were total bargains in the sale.
It did occur to me, as I was trying them on, that the one thing I didn't have that would work with pretty much everything I could think of, was a pair of white sandals.
Hmm ok so I *might* have a pair... but they're not exactly what I meant (just suspend belief for a minute and nod along....). Mine are sliders - they're very very casual and I was just thinking that something a bit dressier would really work with the dresses I had to make them err dressier......
I'm pretty much in full on holiday mode and seeing as I don't buy anything when I'm away (famous last words), I tend to (as in always do) splurge before I go.
I wouldn't be me if I hadn't had a pair in mind before a) deciding I needed them which may or may not have determined which dresses I've bought (I can admit that to myself in my more transparent moments) and b) just having a look at some others to make sure I had set my heart on the right ones.
So let the story of the white sandals commence (as this one has a twist in the tale).
One option is a minimalist sandal look. Which is very similar to the ones I have from last year at River Island (which I snaffled for the super bargain price of about £18
- they owe me NADA!) and I have (and still do) love.
These ones I think are slightly dressier as they don't have the chunkier sole.
And some amazing prices for leather at ASOS.
ASOS Fendall Leather Sliders £20
ASOS Flick Leather Sliders £20
More expensive but a true classic that you'd have for years and years at Atterley. (they've ditched the "Road" apparently.....)
White Jobe Sandal from Solsana £66
Yayoi spot leather sandals were £195 now £136
Whilst we're throwing in another colour - some super minimalist ones with a tan accent. Adore these.
Kiomi Flip Flops were £30 now £18
Moving into a little more detail territory at Topshop - I guess you can wind these ties either low or up your leg, depending on your taste (and how toned your legs are??!)
Feline Ankle Tie Sandals from Topshop £39
More tie straps at Geox - Dandelion were £140 now £70 Tie them your own way.
The half espadrille sandal has been very popular this year. I would say this makes it quite casual again but it's certainly a very on trend look with a twist on a classic espadrille style.
Zign Platform Sandals in white £38
Now we're into gladiator mode. And this is where my ears start to burn. This is the area that I may have been thinking of.....
Firstly though some more casual bargains - slightly chunkier than the traditional leather soled glad.
Calando Sandal from Zalando was £23 now £16.10
I'm always aware that some people don't like the full up the ankle strapping and so a couple that are lower.
White leather spaghetti strap lace up sandals £24.99 from New Look.
A studded pair of gladiators at Geox in the sale. Jolanda were £90 now £63
We're into full on Roman Empire now......
Absolute classic glads from Stuart Weitzman in the sale at Selfridges were £325 now £165
A simple pair of glads but with, for me, the obligatory ankle strap - a bargain price at Zalando.
Pier One Sandals were £38 now £19 (and leather!)
And the reason for the blog - the hugely popular (I think I know about three people in real life who have these but NOT in the white.....) Topshop gems.
Fig Lace Up Sandas £39 from Topshop
They I thought were perfect until I clapped eyes on these. Oh WHY did I go and look at Matches etc etc?
Aquazzura Amazon sandals were £490 now £245
Of course the ultimate would be the Aquazzura beauties, the J'adore sandals. And yes, j'adore. No I really really REALLY love these. So much so that I am going to order them. No they're not really in my size. In the sizes either side.. (oh it's free returns... I need to scratch the itch)
J'adore lace up sandals were £525 now £315
Orrrrrrr I could go off piste and get the tan pair (as they are in my size - it would make sense if I'm going to buy them to actually buy ones that fit? Just a thought....) were £562 now £262
Maybe I should order both.....
Lastly pointing out a couple of wedge and heel ones, just in case full on flat isn't your thing. I have toyed with the idea of a wedge but I just have too much leg on show in the summer and believe it or not - get randomly self conscious of my height!
West Wedge Espadrille Sandals £52 from Topshop - I LOVE these. Seriously adore them.... but no, they'd make me too tall.
Rachel Comey Ogden Sandals was £362 now £181 A 70s classic reinvented.
Whistles Senna Leather Sandals were £175 now £87.50 And a modern day mid heel gem.
So are the Aquazzura ones *that* much better than the Topshop Figs?? We're going to find out.....although quite worryingly I haven't had my confirmation email from Matches and my order is coming up as "being processed". But then I'm having ridiculous problems with my old btinternet address and I understand other people are too? (with their own, not mine!)
Finishing with outfit from yesterday.