... talking about sandals. As there is no way at all you could wear them where I am at the mo. Seriously - we are verging on joke territory now. Weather - it's not funny anymore. Ireland, can we please have our weather back. The deal is, I take the sunshine with me when I visit the land of my forefathers and clearly you're slightly irritated that I chose the East Coast instead of your fertile green hills but enough's enough. Give us our Summer back. Pretty please...
However seeing as this doesn't look that's happening until the weekend we are living in fantasy land (and then don't look past next Wednesday as it all goes drastically downhill again. *sobs*. I was watching a programme late last night about Euro96 and the thing that struck me most was the weather - yes I am mildly obsessed. We used to have Summer back then. Proper. Summer. With warm weather. Sun and everything. *sobs again*).
But a pretty fantasy land I am going to make it. AND a functional one too. Dare I say it, even practical...
Hold your horses - I'm going back in for the mid heel. But this time in a sandal..
Now I was flicking through some old photos and came across a pair I tried on at Quattrorish way back before Easter. And I had forgotten how much I loved them. They worked. They were super comfortable and really easy to wear on a daily basis too as they weren't vertiginous but gave the impression of a bit of a heel.
One of the reasons I have struggled with the mid versions in the past is being tall, I feel like a transvestite who can't walk properly in high heels (and would also be about 8ft tall) so resorts to these. Ridiculous or not (and clearly the former), I've never got to grips with them.
But for me - the detailing round the ankle almost makes the heels seem higher? All smoke and mirrors of course but if it works, I'm in.
With a 25% off voucher at River Island, that seems like a very sensible place to start. Thanking you kindly Grazia... GRAZIAMAY16.
Nude soft tie heel sandals from River Island £40 pre discount
Also in the black.
And of course the gold.. which would have to be my favourite out of the three... a little bit of glitz to your daily Summer wardrobe.. go on...
Gold Tie up Block Heel Sandals from River Island £40 pre discount.
This is clearly the mid heel style of the season and there are numerous options to choose from. Have to say whilst I fancy the 25% off at River Island, I think I may prefer the tan heel at Topshop.
Narda Ankle tie Mid Sandal from Topshop £46
Am slightly taken by the Orange as well... don't ask my why, but I think these look more expensive.
More Orange at Topshop (although the ones above are a better buy I'd say..although these are cheaper... but somehow the ones above look more versatile?)
Delilah Tie up Sandals £29
However top of the strappy shoes for me are at Mango - nothing to do with the 40% off..
Leather Strap Sandals were £49.99 now £29.99
Or the tan shade... also now only £29.99
Slightly different now at Mint Velvet although still around the ankle.
Mink Lorrie Sandal £129
I then made the mistake of looking on Matches.. foolish. Very very foolish. Take my advice and now just scroll down past the next couple. Although the first ones aren't actually in stock yet..
Babies Buckle Strap Suede Sandals from Saint Laurent £535
Tassel detail at Aquazzura... be still my beating heart that is obsessed with shoes... although I'm consoling myself with the fact these probably wouldn't stay done up on me and I"d break an ankle falling off albeit a mid heel (clutching at straws...).
Wild Thing Suede Fringed Block Heel Sandals from Aquazzura £490
I have found an alternative which I will admit aren't remotely similar. But they do remind me of them (I know I know not really but somehow they DO!). Plus they have a hint of the Marant. (again, I know I know not really but again, they DO! No??!).
Violet Tassel Sandals from Topshop £46
Do not fear though if you don't find anything round your ankle flattering and I know lots of you don't. Plenty of options without that extra.
Nude Round Eyelet Sandals from Topshop £49
Nude again at Topshop and slightly lower.
Dart Two Part Sandal from Topshop £29
More wide strap styles at Mango in red.
Wide strap Sandals from Mango £35.99
And in the black £35.99 again from Mango.
Clog style now at M&S - they have these in two colours but for me, it's the white which works better.
Leather Two Part Block Heeled Clog Sandals £39.50
Tan - LOVE LOVE LOVE. Ok for some I appreciate I am edging into slightly *high* territory but apparently they're only 5.5cm.. And they're "with Insolia" which as we know is code for "like walking on angels' wings...". Exceptionally cool.
Leather Block Heel Clog from M&S £45
Mule style blog at Topshop.
Denver Heeled Sandals £29
More mules at Mango - in a gorgeous gorgeous yellow. I LOVE this shade with greys, perfect with black, sublime with navy and super summery with whites. Have completely talked myself into these. Plus I need more yellow in my life.
Destructured leather sandals £39.99
If we're talking colour.. green heel anyone?
Contrast Heel Sandals from Mango £39.99
It doesn't necessarily have to be a chunky heel either and these from Topshop are perfect if you're looking for something that little bit more feminine.
Needle Cut out Buckle Sandals from Topshop £59
And in the black - again £59
I appreciate that not everyone is suffering the June Ice Age and so these may be your idea of heaven. Personally I'd more likely to buy a new pair of Uggs but it only takes one day of good weather for me to think these are the best idea ever. I think I'm going to order the tan Mango ones... they'll be amazing with my whiskey Chloe bag.. and ideal for midi dresses and skirts, not to mention cropped or rolled up jeans and trews.
And this is me yesterday.. not a hint of sandal in sight. Hopefully you can get an idea of just how chilly it is here. The husband and I came to Suffolk for the weekend once in January a couple of years ago and it wasn't nearly as cold as this.
Until then - anyone buying mid heel sandals?