YSL Patent Tribute Sandals

During my closet cleaning frenzy last weekend, I donated a few shoes, hopefully to happier homes:

1. Red glitter pumps that were too “Moulin Rouge” for day yet too disco ball looking for night

2. Filthy beige Louboutin espadrilles that Goodwill assured me would still fly out the door

3. Lace up gladiators which made me look even stumpier than I already am and,

4. Wedge J.Crew rubber flip flops (anybody else remember these)? I wore them in high school and bought lots of back up pairs because I thought I would love them forever – Β I was wrong.

In the spirit of just buying the one item that I really want and would wear instead of a bunch of substitutes, I picked up these YSL Tribute Sandals in camel patent from Nordstrom. I wear my nude patent pumps all the time and was missing the perfect sandal version:

YSL Tribute sandalΒ (shorter heel version here)

I love my black pairΒ but these have a higher heel and better satisfy my Napoleonic desire to be a wee bit taller. Plus they are still really comfortable. It’s funny because when these came out years ago I thought they looked too high and a little “Betty Boop,” but now I love them and scarily enough the 5+ inch height is totally normal to me now. What happened, have heel heights just been getting higher and higher?

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    Couture Coco
    March 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Wow beautiful! My favourite footwear are boots and sandals. I am in the middle of sorting out my shoes and love seeing what others are coveting and buying.
    Have a great weekend!

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    Val - A Cleaner Closet
    March 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Well, these are just glorious. I'm attempting to do a massive closet overhaul, and these would be a dream addition. Can't wait for some outfit snaps with these!

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    Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect!
    March 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Oh la la! Love those. The perfect treat for cleaning out your closest πŸ™‚

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    March 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Oh god !!! Love these !! Great choice !!

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    March 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    These are gorgeous shoes – 5+ does sound scary πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

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    Mary Ann
    March 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    They look great Katherine – I'm sure you'll get plenty of use from them. πŸ™‚

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    March 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Beautiful shoes! Wow, 5+ is way too high but the platform is pretty thick so I think it gives you more stability than say 5+" with only 1/2" platform.


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    Diva In Me
    March 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I like it too! Love the height, the color and the design. You sure have good taste in picking up gorgeous heels =)

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    March 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Beautiful shoes! I tried those on and I love that they're high but comfy too.

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    March 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Amazing heels!:) xoxo

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    Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    March 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    These are lovely! They're definitely on my wish list. I tried them on last year and was surprised that a heel novice like me could actually walk in the shorter version.

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    Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    March 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    These are lovely! They're definitely on my wish list. I tried them on last year and was surprised that a heel novice like me could actually walk in the shorter version.

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    March 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    love these! i always wanted to get the trib sandals but other shoes keep distracting me darnit! can`t wait to see you in these..and i`m glad you got the higher heel!

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    Sabrina T.
    March 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    ohh these shoes!!

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    March 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Hilarious about the j crew wedge flip flops, I remember buying every color when I was in college bc they were my "spring shoes"!!

    Love the new shoes πŸ™‚

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    Kiwi's Fashion Blog
    March 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Gorgeous YSL shoes! Can't wait to see you wearing them on your blog pictures! πŸ™‚

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    March 2, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Those shoes are killer! Can't wait to see how they look on you. πŸ™‚

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    March 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    i love these YSL sandels!!!! The camel color is gorgeous!!! I just clicked into your link for the black version one, just as gorgeous!!!! Great taste indeedy=D i had to laugh when you said the heels reminded you of Betty Boop,lol.

    Yes, i have to say, i can never get sick of heels, the higher the better's funny how our style changes over time eh? I couldn't imagine wearing 3-4 inches heels years back but then again,with the comfy platforms in the front of many heels nowadays, it's a big life saver from sole-pain (most of the time anyway).

    Have a great weekend!!!


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    March 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    These shoes are perfect! It's on my wish list. Have a great weekend!

    xo Jo

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    amy b.s.
    March 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    love them!

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    March 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Amen! Love the Tributes! I'm all about saving up for a splurge item – in the past I would do more quantity over quality, but as I get older that is changing πŸ™‚ I still love a bargain though.

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    Fashionista Tika
    March 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Those Tributes are spot on! Totally on my wish list as well as the black ones for S/S πŸ™‚

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    Fashionista Tika
    March 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Those Tributes are spot on! Totally on my wish list as well as the black ones for S/S πŸ™‚

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    March 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Gorgeous! You will wear them so much for Spring and Summer. I only wish I could walk in heels that high!

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    March 2, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Those shoes are soooo gorgeous and totally worth splurging for. <3

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    March 2, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    These are so pretty! You'll definitely get so much wear out of them, especially in the summer. Can't wait to see what you wear with them πŸ™‚

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    March 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Just beautiful!


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    DSK Steph
    March 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    So gorgeous!!

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    March 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    lovely heels

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    March 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Ah, I remember those J. Crew flipflops — I had a pair too! The YSL heels are an excellent replacement.

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    Mrs C
    March 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Lovely purchase, Kat! Have always love the trib but have yet to take the plunge! Enjoy them in good health!

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    March 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I wish I could wear heels like that, but alas, I'd trip and fall on my face. I'd love to see you modeling them though!

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    pink horrorshow
    March 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I LOVE the Tributes and it's a plus that they're very comfortable too! Omg I remember buying tons of those wedge Jcrew flip flops in all sorts of candy colors to exactly match my outfits in middle/high school haha. They're quite atrocious now..

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    Latkes and Dim Sum
    March 2, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Gorgeous color! I only dream of having the grace to walk in these πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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    Bravoe Runway
    March 3, 2012 at 12:07 am

    ENJOY! I've been lusting after these for a few months now!

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    March 3, 2012 at 12:21 am

    beautiful shoes

    thanks for visiting my blog, hope you return soon πŸ˜‰

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    Call me M
    March 3, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Yes they have, but I love high heels! And I love those YSLs! They are on my wishlist! Not sure of the color I want to get, but I want a pair of Tributes.

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    March 3, 2012 at 5:44 am

    They're gorgeous! I think heel heights have gotten higher and higher – I have a few pairs of 5" heels myself now. It's a little nuts, though I get away with it, since I'm so short to start with. Love your black version too. πŸ™‚

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    Kat C
    March 3, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Gorgeous shoes! I've been keeping my eye on a pair but have not pulled the trigger on it yet. I've heard that they're comfy, but I'd like to hear more about it. I also like the Tribtoo, thinking it may be great for work and casual as well. Sadly I haven't been able to find an excuse to purchase a pair of classy for work, yet casual for weekends type of pump because I'm afraid I'll be towering over my boss. Have a great weekend!

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    March 3, 2012 at 7:28 am

    NOOOO!!! i could've taken those shoes off your hands! lol

    i love ysl. they are soooo comfy!

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    March 3, 2012 at 9:05 am

    *clapping hands* Gorgeous! It's my turn to pet your shoes now! Can't wait to see the outfit posts!

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    The Dainty Dolls House
    March 3, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Really great pair of shoes!! Thanks for visiting me, do come again! Have a great weekend xx

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    March 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

    You should've donated the espadrilles to me!

    xoxo Cat

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    March 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    love these!

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    March 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Great choice!! I remember those J.Crew flip flops haha. I really need to do a closet clean-out too.

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    Lindsay K
    March 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Love your Tributes. They're perfect for summer. I find that YSL's platform really makes all the difference.

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    March 3, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Those are gorgeous!

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    March 4, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Wow, such uber chic pair of sandals! Of course, it is YSL!:-) I am in the process of cleaning my closet too – hopefully will make room for something new myself:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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    March 4, 2012 at 6:06 am

    holy spikey heel! love the detailing on the strap.

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    March 4, 2012 at 6:11 am

    These are insaneeeely gorgeous! Can't wait to see the outfit post x

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    Cinnamon and White Chocolate
    March 4, 2012 at 9:56 am

    can't belive how gorgeous they are… πŸ™‚

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    March 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Oh my gosh these shoes are fabulous!!!

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    Gogo Garantzioti
    March 4, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    amazing shoes!

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    Catherine Cab
    March 5, 2012 at 12:28 am

    that's awesome you donated your stuff to Goodwill. It's such a good feeling to help others out. I'm about to do the same in a few days as part of my spring cleaning. πŸ™‚ gorgeous YSL heels by the way! love your blog, i'm a new follower!

    Catherine Cab

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    Taylor Morgan
    March 5, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Very cute shoes! πŸ™‚


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    March 5, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Yay! You got a new pair too! I love these. They are the most comfortable heels. Funny enough… I though the same thing about the heels. I wear my lower tributes all the time, but just never got the courage to actually take my high ones out. Until recently, I tried them on again at home and didn't think they look too high anymore. I'll probably get to take them out for the first time this summer! Love your purchase btw… can't wait to see you pair them with outifts.

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    The Key To Chic
    March 5, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Heels do seem to be reaching new heights! Those are so stunning, may you wear them well!

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    Karen (littlepiecefnb)
    March 5, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Those are HOT shoes! Surprised to hear they are actually comfy…how do you justify spending that much on shoes though??? haha Explain it to me please!

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    The Fashionable ESQ
    March 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    They're beyond – I love the style.
    I remember (I think) when you bought them in another color a while back. Everyone loves these – they look so unstable, I def. would have to try these on rather than ordering online before buying…but I do adore them…

    Congratulations on another lovely closet addition πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    The Fashionable ESQ

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    T like Bubble ...
    March 7, 2012 at 2:57 am

    They are beautiful and classic and I agree on buying just one item that you want rather than lots of cheap substitutes that you will not really appreciate and use again after a month.

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    Urban Jungle Fashion
    March 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I LOVE THOSE SHOES! Oh My! I think i may need those in my life! Shoe. Porn.

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