Daily Covet: Summer shoes for all occasions

Hey bloggy friends!

School’s been out for us for weeks now, but Summer has yet to officially begin. So in anticipation of more sun and less rain, I’m looking for some fab chaussures to grace my feet. Here are a few of my favorite styles for every occasion:

I love the juxtaposition of the glitter and the butter soft, casual style of these flatforms from H&M’s premium shoe collection. Jeans, shorts, sundresses and more would be the perfect pairing for these sandals with a lift!

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Or how about these sexy, little metallic numbers? I love all the straps that still leave your pedi in full view!

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Got lots of sightseeing to do on your summer vacation? Make sure your sneakers are as comfy as possible. New Balance has made a major comeback in the past few years and the color combinations mean they’ll go with just about anything!

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Want your sneaker to be a little less “sport” and a little more “sleek?” Check out these slip-ons from No. 21. The rubber platform sole means extra comfort, and the glitter-finished canvas upper means extra va-voom!

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There’s nothing plain about these black, heeled sandals from Stuart Weitzman. The heel is high enough to make your legs look great, but low enough to dance the night away. The simple strap across the front elongates your leg while the ankle strap keeps them secure.

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Need something with a little more color? There’s no better way to show off a summer tan than these pumpkin-colored sandals with the wide ankle strap. And they’ll take you right into fall too!

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Let’s not forget, summer is high time for sand, surf or a crystal blue pool. These hot pink PVC sandals from Tory Burch (reminiscent of the “jelly” version you wore as a kid) are waterproof as well as totally adorable. And let’s face it… they’ll take your black bikini up a notch.

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Can’t get to the beach this summer? Slip into Havaianas that won’t let you down. Wear these palm-tree printed flip flops on the pool deck to channel your inner surfer girl.

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What are your go-to shoes for summer? Anything you can’t live without?

Daily Covet: Tibi Sandals

You know I love all things turquoise.

So when I stumbled upon these Tibi ankle-wrap sandals, I was instantly smitten. They just scream summer to me.

Pair them with a slim pants, a cute sundress or even a body-con sheath for a night out. No matter what you wear them with, they will be the show stoppers for sure.

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Daily Covet: Flatform Flashback

I forget what I was searching this morning, but I ran across these basic, but wonderful flatform slides that are almost exactly like ones I had almost 15 years ago. And summer is calling my name. (Not sure why because we are getting snow 3x this week in middle America!)

Anywho…I wore those sandals by Nine West for years and had them repaired several times. The cross-foot band was made made from the softest leather; it was like sliding my bare foot into butter.

Sadly, my soft little sandals met their death when my cobbler said there was nothing more that he could do. I searched high and low for replacements, but never found any. It seems by the time I was ready to replace them, they weren’t the sandal of the moment anymore…. until now!

Not only did I find these amazing Stuart Weitzman sandals that are virtually an exact replica, I found other similar slides and sandals that have a bit of a lift without the crippling arches that so many absolutely gorge sandals tend to have.

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Here is another pair from Robert Clergerie that I absolutely adore. They might actually be my favorite of the bunch with that extra braided band. You’ll notice these ain’t getting any cheaper….

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I lied. These flatform sandals are quite a bit less and have a cute ankle strap so it’s easier to keep them on. The ankle strap makes them look a little bit dressier too, so they are ideal for pairing with summer dresses.

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Should you like to go the espadrille route, this little peep toe model is perfect. They definitely scream summer, but the suede is super sophisticated – like for summers in the Hamptons.

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Leave your wicker tote at home and choose these gorgeous sandals instead. The flatform makes them comfortable and the black and natural raffia construction make them cool. The name Clergerie? That makes them expensive.

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Still feel like you’ll be falling off your flatforms? Try these black/gray sandals from Jil Sander. The demi flatform means you’ll be a lot closer to the ground in case your ankle are afraid of heights.

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And last but certainly not least, these little numbers from Pour La Victoire are ideal if you really can’t decide between black and brown. They satisfy both cravings along with the need to show off cute ankles with the ankle straps.

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Daily Covet: Ann Taylor Katarina Sandals

Not sure who Katarina is, but I love her sandals.

But seriously, these Ann Taylor sandals scream “SUMMER!” and I’m so ready for warmer weather – especially with a foot of snow on the Midwestern ground.

I love the pale gold color that would look great against summer-tanned feet. There’s a small heel for comfort mostly, and some metal detailing up top too… really a perfect spring break or summer sandal!

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Daily Covet: Marais for goop Open Toe Sandals

Named for the famous (and one of my favorite) neighborhoods in Paris, these Marais sandals for goop.com are the absolute cutest!

I know I’ve been posting shoes like crazy, but that’s what happens when you can’t fit into any of your clothes when your baby is almost a year old… but who’s counting? C’est la vie.

I love the cutaway tops and the almost mirror-like silver color. And unlike all the big, wide, hooker-y looking straps – even on couture shoes, I know – I love the itty bitty ankle straps instead.

Also, I’d like to point out that for several years, there were barely any shoes that I was loving.  So imagine my surprise when all of these gorge shoes came around – and they are wearable with everything!

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Daily Covet: Manolo Blahnik Patent d’Orsay Shoes

The Recipe For Perfection in Footwear

1 Part Patent Leather

1 Part d’Orsay Silhouette

1 Part Favorite Gorgeous Turquoise

and

1 HUGE Part Manolo Blahnik

Combine all ingredients and you have the perfect summer shoe. Sexy sandals ideal for skinny jeans, wide leg pants or your favorite sundress. Wear them for a girls’ night out, a wedding (even your own!) or a hot date.  Must.have.these!

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Daily Covet: Louboutin Lace-Up Ankle Boots

The thing about watching too much Sex & the City is you start to shop for all the fabulous shoes, clothing and handbags you see on the show.

I have this critical lapse in the reality of my bank account and start looking at gorgeous shoes from Louboutin or Manolo Blahnik.  Or it seems normal to virtually shop for designer clutches that are worth more than my refrigerator.

But after searching high and low for the perfect lace up booties in black in places that “regular girls” can afford, it was just my luck to find exactly what I’ve been envisioning in my head in the Louboutin section of Neiman Marcus.

Leave it to me to choose the absolute most expensive thing every time.

But these would be so worth it… for the beautiful red soles alone!Christian_Louboutin_Laurence_Lace-Up_Red_Sole_Ankle_Boot__Black