The Boring Black Sandals

Groggy eyed from watching the royal wedding, I am about to hop on a plane, pass out, and move back to California. There are so many things that I will miss about this city but one thing I will not miss is having my clothes split between two closets.Β That has been absolute torture! The #1 perfect item to finish up my outfit whether I am in Boston or Bay Area will invariably end up being stored in the other location. And as you know, second best is first place for losers! So joy….I’ll finally have all my things together.On that materialistic note, I wanted to share a purchase that I just received in the mail. There’s a bunch of holes I need to fill in my wardrobe and a big one has been comfortable black sandals. I know I need them, but I keep getting distracted by pretty, useless shoes. I’ve been really trying to be practical though and invest in comfort.

So I present to you, my boring black sandal patent, no color, no glitter:

These are the ubiquitous “Tribute” style from YSL that you may have seen around…but with a lower heel than the original. They are soft black leather, and have a significant platform so the heel height feels a lot lower than it is. Hopefully they’ll prove very versatile, but I’ll let you all know my experience. Have a fabulous Friday…!

You Might Also Like

  • jillian m.
    April 29, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I'm so with you on investing in comfort. There's nothing worse than a gorgeous shoe that causes blisters!

    These YSL shoes are anything but boring. They're fabulous! And I'm sure you can make these work for you since they're so versatile. Plus, you can always go a little bolder with your outfit and/or accessories.

    Happy weekend!

  • Judith,
    April 29, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    ther aren't boring! lovely:)

  • Becky
    April 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    They are stunning!

  • Emma
    April 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Wow they are gorgeous, not boring! And you will get more wear out of them over more fashion forward pieces that could go out of fashion!
    The royal wedding has been lovely, Prince Harry is so cute!!

    emma xx

  • Tara
    April 29, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Love them! I don't find them boring at all…very much a relative word! Enjoy!

  • Quiapo Ilalim
    April 29, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    it's gorgeous, not boring in anyway!!

  • Amanda
    April 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    they don't look boring at all, they are gorgeous!

  • Katherine
    April 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks everybody….!

  • EllysMakeupbag
    April 29, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Boring? You mean drool-worthy haha. I love all YSL shoes. Looking awesome …

  • Orange and Cloves
    April 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Marissa
    April 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I feel your pain! Half of my stuff is here in LA, the other half is still in TX, but fortunately I'll have everything in a few weeks again! I love those sandals- so not even boring πŸ™‚ xoxo Marissa

  • Nicola
    April 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    They may seem simple-er in comparison to others, but they are lovely sandals! Minimalistic and gorgeous:)x

  • Fanny
    April 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    woww *.* Beautiful ^^

  • Lindsay @ A Walk in the Closet
    April 29, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I love these! They're the perfect blend of high fashion and practicality. I love the sky high designer shoes but really, who can wear them all day long? Not I!

  • Samantha
    April 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Definitely wouldn't call those boring! Enjoy them! And enjoy Cali!

  • district5
    April 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I think you can never be wrong with simple classic shoes. These ones are timeless and wearable to almost everything.


  • Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita*
    April 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    i love those tributes!! i have that same pair bookmarked, ja'dore!! can't wait to see them on you and congrats on the new shoes πŸ™‚ they will serve their purpose for a very long time!

  • Tarana
    April 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    These sandals are beautiful. Simple and chic! Hope you enjoying wearing them, especially since you'll be comfortable in them!

  • Blace
    April 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    boring black sandals? how about gorgeous black sandals? love these! and they do look very comfortable.

  • Felicia
    April 29, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Ooo I love those sandals. Very classy!

    Have a safe flight!

  • Marla Horenbein
    April 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I would not call those "boring black sandals"! They are hot! Love them! Wear them well girl!

  • FleurLapin
    April 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    For boring black sandals they look hot!

  • Laura J
    April 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Super versatile- such a key, classic purchase! And no one makes a basic shoe sexy like YSL
    Happy Friday!

  • Mindyβ™₯
    April 29, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    They are nowhere near boring! They're so fabulous!

  • Sydney
    April 29, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Love them!

  • Sammie
    April 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    lovely! I adore those shoes! I've been eyeing them in nude! πŸ™‚

  • Corina
    April 29, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Gorgeous!! Loved!!

  • DSK Steph
    April 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Far from boring!

  • alison*elle
    April 29, 2011 at 4:43 pm


    Back in undergrad I was living between Toronto and Vancouver and it was a nightmare having a split wardrobe. Glad your clothes and shoes will finally be reunited πŸ™‚

    xo, alison*elle

  • Higgenbottom
    April 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    These YSLs are fantastic! You're right to make it a point to have some comfortable sandals that will match with most things. And just an fiy, my friend at does custom swarovski detailing on shoes. You might want to hit her up.

  • Lily
    April 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Love those. They are classic and look comfortable !!


  • Di
    April 29, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    O-M-G…LOVE THEM! Those are the exact ones I wanted! I'd still consider the patent, but YSL Tributes!!! They go with EVERYTHING! and the lower heel was an awesome choice~ (I'd do the same ;p) gahhh so jealous!!! "boring" but def not your average black flip flop of sorts~ FABULOUSSS!
    xo Diana

  • Melissa
    April 29, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Oh, what a perfect purchase!! No, they are not at all boring, that's a great investment piece, Kat!


  • Larie
    April 29, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Those are not boring – they are hot!

  • Lisa
    April 29, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Aww comgrats girl I always get excited to see peoples new purchases haha. These are gorgeous! Wear them well πŸ™‚

  • Tangles
    April 29, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Those are not boring! They're GORGEOUS! I love the YSL Tribute. That would be hard to have your wardrobe split between two coasts! Hope you have a fantastic weekend. πŸ™‚

  • emma basilone
    April 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    o0o0o so cute!! <3 them!

  • American Gypsy
    April 29, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    those are perfect! practical and luxe. a fantastic combo, if you ask me. will look killer with a suit or jeans. can't wait to see how they look styled on you! xoxojess

  • Make Mommy Chic
    April 29, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Wow, I am so jealous. You must have high arches because I know that my flat feet just ache if i walked 2 feet in those gorgeous shoes. If you want to see boring black sandals you should look in my closet πŸ™‚ thanks for the post!!

  • thechyrelgomez
    April 30, 2011 at 4:44 am

    holy macaroni! love the shoes!

  • Camille
    April 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    wow! look at those sandals! so gorgeous
    you gotta post a look wearing them! πŸ™‚

  • thefashionableESQ
    April 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Not boring. Iconic for the season.

    I wish that all shoes came with the Corso Como footbed padding or the Cole Haan Nike Air technology built in. Why can't we combine the best of both worlds?

    I want them in a tan/brown color.


  • Blair
    April 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Comfort comes first and foremost! Your new sandals aren't boring at all, I really like them and they can be so versatile.

    And yay high five, a fellow Cafe Life fan! What other games are you playing on Facebook?

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 30, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    K, I would NOT call these boring. They're stunning! After seeing yours, I just have to check them out now. Ack, you're a bad BAD BAD influence! πŸ˜›

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 30, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    K, I would NOT call these boring. They're stunning! After seeing yours, I just have to check them out now. Ack, you're a bad BAD BAD influence! πŸ˜›

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 30, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    K, I would NOT call these boring. They're stunning! After seeing yours, I just have to check them out now. Ack, you're a bad BAD BAD influence! πŸ˜›

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 30, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    K, I would NOT call these boring. They're stunning! After seeing yours, I just have to check them out now. Ack, you're a bad BAD BAD influence! πŸ˜›

  • Tara @ Haute Lunch
    April 30, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    These are lovely sandals! I hope they are super comfy! I always get distracted by flashy shoes, too, but sandals like these are a must!

  • Kimberley
    April 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Such cute shoes, so casual but elegant! loves them!

  • Mirose
    May 1, 2011 at 3:21 am

    AHH they're gorgeous, black is never boring if u know how to style it besides they're YSL, a legend himself congrats, cnt wait to see how ur gona wear them. xx!

  • Carly
    May 1, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Loving your blog girlie! Stopping in from your recent visit.
    Following along now too:)
    These sandals are AMAZING and your girl is right- you need a go to black fabulous sandal…we all do. I just invested in a pair of nude sandals miu miu and although it was tough to part w the dollar bills..they are gorgeous comfortable and will be "go to" all spring/summer and hopefully beyond. All about quality NOT quantity over here.

  • s.singh
    May 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    so lovely & classy and not boring at all!

  • Nici
    May 1, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Oh my gosh, those shoes are great! πŸ™‚

  • sakara54
    May 1, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Love love love! <3<3<3

  • deuxarmoires
    May 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Gotta love the low-heeled Tributes!

  • Amy
    May 2, 2011 at 7:27 am

    excellent selection!!! I've been looking at those sandals for quite a while now and think they are gorgeous! πŸ˜€

  • La Belle Fabuleux
    May 4, 2011 at 3:29 am

    beautiful! =)

  • CoutureJunkie
    May 4, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I don't think they are boring. It's a fab investment. They will go a long way with your wardrobe. There is always something wonderful about a simple black leather heel.


    Confessions of a Couture Junkie

  • natasha {schue love}
    May 5, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Wow, these are just beautiful! So glad you found me…now your newest follower too! πŸ™‚

  • highfashion4less
    May 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    these shoes are amazing! you have to tell me how comfy they are???! i am an old lady when it comes to comfort! xx

  • MissLauraHueto
    May 8, 2011 at 10:16 am

    That's BORING?? O.O

  • Holly
    May 10, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    omigosh i love these shoes! this is seriously exactly what i need! but you didn't describe them correctly– they are not boring at all! they are classic and chic. =) have you done an outfit photo with you wearing these? i'd love to see them on!

    p.s. i love your blog and all of your outfits and especially your hermes! and thanks for following us on twitter! =)

  • New Purchase: YSL Patent Tributes » Feather Factor
    May 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    […] the perfect sandal version: YSL Tribute sandal (shorter heel version here) I love my black pair but these have a higher heel and better satisfy my Napoleonic desire to be a wee bit taller. […]