True life: I am addicted to online shopping. I get constant emails from my favorite stores that practically beg me to shop. Every morning I wake up to about 9 emails that all include coupons and “deals of the day”. It is so hard to resist. But luckily, with a new season approaching, I now have an excuse. Every season, I look forward to updating my wardrobe to get some of the cutest trends that are out there.
Of course every summer, you need a pair of staple sandals. These are the sandals that can be worn to run to the grocery store or go to a casual BBQ. One of my favorite stores is Francesca’s collection because of the deals they have all of the time. Naturally, I found such a cute pair almost immediately. I love these because they are a neutral color and they slip right on and off. Sometimes the strap sandals annoy me for everyday wear because they are hassle to take on and off. Although $28 is not the cheapest, you know you will get good use out of these, and they will be durable.
Of course, you also need a cheap pair of flip flops. For me, I babysit, which entails taking the kids to the pool over the summer months. I can’t afford expensive flip flops that are flimsy and could easily break if I run and trip trying to catch the kiddies (I’m clumsy). These Old Navy flip flops look just like the more expensive flip flops like Havaianas that run from $25-$30 depending on the style, and these are are a fraction of that price. Right now, these are $6! Honestly how can you beat that deal?
Summertime is a time for parties, also. Friends have proms or graduations, people are getting married, and don’t forget about the Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day parties! I like to have wedge heels on hand for any events like this. My favorite place to shoe shop in general is DSW (in the clearance section) because their deals are unbeatable. So, I would totally recommend checking out your local DSW before going online (I know! It’s crazy). Actually going to the store you may find better deals; however, their clearance online is also pretty good, and you don’t have to deal with the disorganization that you may find in the store. I found this great deal online. They are so versatile, and I love the color of them. The dark brown compliments any summery dress or outfit so nicely because it is not as harsh as other dark colors like black or navy could be.
The last kind of shoe that is important for summer is an open-toe fancy shoe. Lord & Taylor has a great shoe department, and like DSW, I usually find my best deals when I go in the store. I found these on their website. They are Caparros brand, and they are under $50! For a fancy shoe that will last, that is awesome! They come in nude and silver, so they will basically match any kind of fancy outfit you will have.
While these aren’t the only shoes out there obviously, it is important to know where to spend your money. Buying a fancy shoe for $50 is worth it if the shoe is a good brand and has a timeless elegance about it. If you know you are going to wear flip flops to places where they could easily break (like a swim club or beach), I definitely would buy the cheapest that I could find. Ultimately it is up to you!