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summer sandals

In summer when I’m not walking around barefoot (most of the time!) or running in my Brooks, it’s a good bet I’m wearing my favorite pair of strappy leather sandals. They go with everything: jeans + tee, shorts + tank, a breezy sundress, even a swimsuit + coverup at the pool or beach. They’re easy to slip on but look slightly more refined, sexier than flip flops.

Every time I share a snap of them on Instagram, people want to know the source so I thought I’d share it with you. I bought them at Kohl’s (!), and they are the only sandals I’ve owned/worn for the last two years. I have sensitive toe cleavage (TMI?), but these don’t bother me at all. In fact, there was no break-in period required. They were immediately comfortable. They’ve held up tremendously well especially considering how many miles I’ve logged in them. (FYI – For all-day walking excursions, I wear something more supportive but these are great for running errands, trips to the park and pool, casual dining out, etc.) I just noticed that they’re still available at a crazy affordable price, and I’m seriously considering buying another pair because surely the ones I have won’t last forever. I’ve included them in the round-up below (see #1) along with a few other strappy casual sandals that caught my eye.

 

In other news, the kids finish up school this week and the pool opens this weekend. Summer really is coming!

image: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

13 Comments

24.May.2016

Love the mustard color ones you have. I recently found the exact ones for $13.99 at Ross! Walmart also carries them in gold, dark brown and various other colors for $12.99

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24.May.2016

So many choices! I have also wondered about those cute strappies seen in your grams, so thanks for sharing. I’ve had my eye on those Lucky Brand sandals for awhile but 9 & 10 look even better (cheaper too!), 9 reminds me of the salt water sandals I had as a kid. Seriously, I love it when you do fashion posts. Your all-around fashion sense is spot-on, keep em coming ;)

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24.May.2016

Cute sandals! So nice to see a blog list with items that are actually affordable for non-wealthy individuals (or those that don’t care to spend hundreds on a pair of sandals!).

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24.May.2016

I love your style: house, food, clothing! I know in the past you’ve done a personal style post, I would love to see what’s new in your wardrobe for summer.

PS: I loved the brides maid dresses you wore to your sisters wedding. The styles were very beautiful and sophisticated.

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24.May.2016

Funny, I feel the same way about the Target ones you listed as #10. I have bought several over the years in just about every color they have. I wear them constantly during the summer and can rotate between all the colors I have collected. :)

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24.May.2016

I have sensitive toe cleavage too! LOL I always look longingly at shoes like this, afraid I won’t be able to stand to wear them, so it’s nice to hear that they don’t hurt your feet. I may grab a pair to try!

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25.May.2016

What a great post — thanks for sharing. It’s funny, the ones that look like they’d be pricier are the more affordable options.

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26.May.2016

Egads! I used to have those same strappy shoes in turquoise but my dog chewed one of them beyond repair. They were my absolute favorite sandals and I was so sad that I couldn’t find them again. I’m living abroad for the next year but am ordering these and will have my sister stash them until I return. THANK YOU!

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26.May.2016

I want to tell you how much I appreciate that you don’t have any pop up ads, or any pop ups. I have stopped reading so many blogs because of it. Good ole fashioned blogging. Thank you.

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replied on June 1st, 2016

I have been approached about pop-ups numerous times over the years, and while they would probably bring in more $ and increase my SEO, I just can’t get on board. I find them very disrupting. If I have to click three times before I can even start reading something, I’m likely not to read. Thanks for the feedback!

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replied on June 3rd, 2016

Your Welcome. Your Awesome.

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26.May.2016

Thank you so much for this!! I’ve been looking for comfortable, classic gladiator sandals for over a year. Just bought all 3 colors. :)

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replied on June 1st, 2016

Hope you love them!

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