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 – ahem, 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:
I love my black pair 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?