One more shoe review post before I get back into the EOTD posts. This one is another Sam Edelman shoe that I fell in love with. I usually cannot wear flats or pumps unless there is some sort of strap holding my feet in due to my super narrow heels, but these are great, and I love the leopard pattern. Check out the Sam Edelman Rodney D’orsay Pointy Toe Flats:
Well, hello! Nice to see you again! It’s been a while! I know, my fault (obviously). I have been unable to organize and take control of what seems to be life in general, as of late. Well, maybe not just as of late, but for a long while now. And I’ve finally decided to do something about it. It’s been a struggle, for sure, as I’m trying to change habits I’ve had my whole life. But I’m committed to it. There is going to be some shuffling around, but I’ve decided that this blog is more than likely going to stick around, so bear with me! =)
Truth be told, I haven’t done a whole lot of purchasing this past season as the offerings have been somewhat a stretch from my typical edgy and minimalist style. But if you have a pretty well-established personal style and aren’t really, swayed by the hot trends of the moment, there are bound to be seasons where we can’t just find anything to buy. I did, however, manage to find a few things, including these Sam Edelman Rowan Pointy Toe Flats:
I have actually become a big Sam Edelman shoe fan over the years. They can be on the pricey for those on a budget, but the quality and comfort, compared to other brands in a similar price range is worth a little extra of my $, IMO. I was actually a bit on the fence about this one due to the scallops, I mean, I can appreciate scallops on a blouse or skirt, but who needs scallops on their shoes?? But I ended up being really happy I gave these ones a chance. Here’s the run down:
Look: With the scallops, these flats definitely have a feminine look to them, but the pointy toe also gives it a bit edge. Some petites do have a tendency to shy away from the ankle-straps, but if you get the proportions right in the rest of the outfit, this should not be much of a concern for us littles. Most versions of this shoe come in suede including the but “naked suede“, however, there is a metallic gold version that comes in leather. You also must see this leopard version. The sole is synthetic which is typical for non-high end designer footwear. Here are some IRL photos (please ignore the horrific tan lines on my veiny feet):
Sizing: TTS. The Nordstrom website says that these run short, but I do not find this at all. I do have a slightly narrower foot, but I do not find these long at all. I think the width is pretty true to Sam Edelman sizing, which can be a bit on the narrower side. If you have a normal to wide foot, going up half a size may be advice worth heeding. I’m wearing the strap on the smallest hole, which is pretty comfortable. No DIY-ing required.
Comfort: As always, Sam Edelman has some pretty solid padding in the sole. Upon slipping them on and wearing them around the house, I didn’t feel any rubbing or pinching. I appreciate that SE uses a suede-like material in the inside of some of their shoes and I find it decreases rubbing. The vamp also comes around the baby toe nicely. In the past I’ve owned some shoes in the d’orsay style which didn’t hold in the baby toe, and it is the most annoying thing ever.
Quality: Quality looks and feels great. I’ve never had a problem with the quality of Sam Edelman shoes, and off the top of my head, I can count at least four pairs of SE shoes that I own.
Price: Regular price is $129.95, but are conveniently on 30% during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for $90.96. Or, for an even better price purchase at Zappos for $77.99 (or if you really want to purchase from Nordies, ask to price match).
Verdict: Keep! And I might grab myself a leopard pair as well!
Lace-up shoes are so huge right now and show no signs of waning. Though I usually to stick to more timeless styles when it comes to shoes, I couldn’t help myself with these Sam Edelman Dayna Lace-up Pumps. And I have no regrets. They pretty much go with everything and I’m tempted to just wear them with every outfit!
Look: Well, awesome! What more is there to say? They’re sexy, without being over the top so that I feel they are appropriate for the workplace. The photos in the post are a bit messy since the laces are just laying out and I didn’t make too much of an effort to tame them. These pumps also come in fuchsia as well as gorgeous nude suede, which is oh so tempting.
Comfort: For a 4″ heel, these are actually very comfortable. Decent padding under the feet, and have not experienced any unsightly rubbing or pain. A lot probably has to do with that the laces keep my feet secured in the shoe. You can certainly wear the shoes tied up all the way up the leg if you prefer that look, but from past experience with an old pair of lace-up wedges I had ten years ago, keeping the lacing low and around the ankle allows for more circulation to run through the leg!
Fit: TTS, in width and length. I took my regular size 6.
Quality: The shoe seems to be a pretty good quality for its price point. I expect these to hold up well with regular wear. The outer is made of suede. The laces are synthetic, but I wouldn’t expect otherwise.
Price: $120US before any discounts.
Price: At Nordstrom, you can find these Dayna sandals for 40% off, but only sizes 7+ are available. You can also try websites such as Shoes.com and Onlineshoes.com that always have good discount codes available.
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