Spring Sandals: Early picks

It’s supposed to snow tonight apparently. And here I am thinking about sandals. I actually prefer sneakers and flats in the spring and summer over sandals, but sandals definitely have their place. Lace-up and wrap sandals have come back in full force over the past year or so. The last time lace-up sandals were trending was about 11 or 12 years ago? I owned a pair of lace-up wedges. They were so hot…but definitely not made for walking. Those ties around the legs were not only made to keep the sandal on the foot, but also to cut off blood circulation. I’m not sure what might change this time around, but I’m willing to give them a try again, except this time as flats! Here’s a selection that I’ve been checking out in a range of prices:

My top three choices are the Madewell Boardwalk Sandal, Valia Gabriel Lia Sandal (which comes in nude, but I could only get the black to show), and the K.Jacques Zenobie Wrap Sandals which actually comes in dark brown and medium that I can see).

Please share your own spring sandal picks! I’d love to hear them!

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Craving: Halogen Crop Leather Jacket

I’m not a pink girl. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of items hanging in my closet that are considered to be in the pink family. But I’ve been warming up to the whole idea of “blush” lately, as it leans somewhat closer to nude than “Barbie pink”. Blush I can deal with, Barbie pink maybe not so much. So as I was browsing through the new arrivals on Nordstrom.com and this blush colored leather jacket by Halogen caught my eye:

Halogen Cropped Leather Trench Jacket

Halogen Cropped Leather Trench Jacket, via Nordstrom, $328

I love the cropped trench style, storm-flap and all–it’s so different from all the other leather jackets I’ve been saying of late. It’s definitely on my “to-try” list, and for $328, it’s a reasonable price for real leather. It also comes in petite sizes! Petite ladies, if you are having trouble finding a good fitting leather jacket, maybe this is the one!

Spring Sneakers

We still have a little time before spring arrives, but this super mild weather already has me thinking about spring outfits. Namely, sneakers. This sneaker trend that’s being hanging around the last few seasons is bringing me back to my high school days where we would all change into our cool kicks between class and after school so that we’d stand out from the crowd despite wearing those Catholic school uniforms we would tire of, and hey, may be even try to rebel against authority. Usually, the idea that of reverting back to a “trend” that I took part in 10 or 20 years ago would deter me from trying it again, but I’m totally down with this.

So here a few pairs  that I’ve been seeing around the inter-webs that I’m considering adding to my shoe wardrobe:

 

Spring Sneakers

And how can you possibly argue with the comfort factor? The Nike Free 4.0 is actually my favorite shoe to work out in. They are light, with minimalist cushioning and they look great. Because let’s be honest, if you’re a runner, you know that running shoes that fit aren’t always the prettiest. But these, I’d be more than happy to wear to the gym and to grab a cup of coffee!

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