Herff Christiansen slouchy pants/leggings | no longer available
James Perse crew neck tee | newer version, less fitted
Organic by John Patrick cardigan | n/a
Lizzie Fortunato jewels necklace | n/a
Jerome Dreyfuss Florent backpack | review
Charlotte Stone Alice slides | true to size, I’m an 8, wearing a 38 (more resources for Charlotte Stone)
Well, here they are, the Charlotte Stone Alice “slide” sandals. I will say that I would NOT have ordered these had I already ordered the James Perse Birkenstocks, and I’m conflicted on whether to keep them or not, but I do love them. The sandals fit very well (I took my true size, 8/38), and are pretty cool looking, although NOT with short skirts/dresses and my chunky legs.
The footbed is very substantial, similar to birkenstock, but heavier. Which is strange, I guess it’s the rubber bottom that weighs so much? The bottom is cute, by the way, I kind of love the pink contrast. I was most concerned about how these would be to walk in. Although I haven’t worn them outside (to take these pictures I literally placed them where my feet would be and stepped into them, I didn’t walk on them outside AT ALL), I did wear them around the house most of the afternoon yesterday to get a feel for them. They are slides, and as you can see from the photo below, the straps stay towards the toes, so you will “flip” a bit when you wear them. And I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but that’s one of the main reasons I HATE flip flops. The flipping.
Anyway, these don’t flip as much as flip flops (maybe because they’re heavier?), and they’re pretty comfortable to walk in. I wouldn’t wear these instead of my Birkenstocks for a lot of wandering or walking around, but if you don’t mind flip flops, then these are a great, more substantial, but still easy alternative.
My dilemma here is that these can’t work for me with shorter skirts or dresses because they are so flat, and they have no shape closer to my ankles (or cankles, as it were…). I’m actually okay with that, because I LOVE how cute they are with pants/jeans. But they can never be “the one sandal” I could take with me on vacation or something and wear with everything. For me, these can only be worn with specific things. Again, this is just me. If you have defined ankles, and not-so-heavy calves, these would be super-cute on you with shorts, skirts, whatever.
These Charlotte Stone sandals are definitely a different style for me, something I don’t have already, and will likely not buy again. But they are easy, and so cute…and sold out in black in 38 and 39 at Shopbop already. I think I’ll hold on to them. Anyway, having bought these is keeping me from using my Shopbop credit on CLOTHING I do NOT need. So, win-win??
(from instagram yesterday)
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