Ever since I decided to move "look less like a total schlub" closer to the top of my priority list, I've been looking for easy summer shoes that are just a titch above flip-flops on the dressy scale, and I can't find any I like! It's really quite a problem, at least when you define "problem" as something that is actually not really a big deal but that still consumes many hours of my time as I fruitlessly engage in hopeless late night online searches.
Anyway. I am looking for a summer sandal, flattish, but not the kind that has a strap that goes between your toes. I do not object to the FEELING of something between my toes, but something about all that naked foot real estate that shows in those style of sandals (like these) gives me a weird feeling. I do not like it, I do not like it one bit. I feel like I'm barely wearing shoes! I need toe cover!
So. The ideal sandal in my world is flattish, with one of those light colored almost striped bambooish looking soles, maybe with a tiny heel. Nothing wrapped around the ankle, but a slide style with a strip of patent that goes OVER the toes. In mint green.
Is that specific enough for you? If it makes you feel better, I would grudingly accept other colors besides mint green.
I alerted A'Dell to this shoe problem and she came up with these Diane von Furstenberg lovelies from Bloomingdales:
Rhe problem with these is that they are 1. not quite right and 2. cost $228 dollars. I was thinking maybe more like $40. Tops.
But doesn't this sound like such a cute shoe? I can see it in my head and trust me, it's a cute shoe. In fact, judging by past precedent, shoes JUST like this will be all over the Gap and such NEXT summer. But this summer I'm hoping one of you has seen something just like this and can link to it for me so that I don't have to continue to wear last summer's grubby flip flops with all my cute new clothes.
(Photo credit: bloomingdales.com)