apologies for no PRL post last week! i told you, i have hardly laid my eyes on a screen since Mexico. no TV, no movies, and definitely no computer time, hence no physical evidence of outfit inspiration.
but, i'm back! and this week is all about the "i basic sandal" from Zara.
i've been eyeballing these awesome sandals since the first stock, putting them in and deleting them out of several Zara shopping cart situations.
really i was just tripped up on what color to get.
then, after i cleaned out my closet real good a couple months ago & realized i had no red shoes - sandals, pumps, wedges, - nothing. i pulled the trigger on the red/fuschia combo.
here's my thoughts on the matter. these shoes are an absolute steal.
$50 and they are as high a quality as anything you'd find at Nordstrom.
you all know that i have no qualms about cheap sandals, flats, boots, or wedges -- i have a closet full of them. i ordered a pair of boots so cheap in fact that Russ asked me to stop wearing them in his presence because the smell was giving him heartburn.
but, when it comes to heels i just can't do it!
there is no worse sound then the clip clopping of cheap heels.
no worse feeling then chemically unsound manmade materials losing shape with your every stride.
nothing so embarrassing then a stiletto slipping out from under you on a slick restaurant floor or bending like an aspen branch under your reasonably moderate body weight.
(there are plenty of worse things, but just roll with it.)
and at only $49.90 you're buying peace of mind that none of the above will happen to you.
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i thought it was interesting that after sorting through loads of looks that incorporated this shoe, the consensus was one of two looks : feminine and girly, or boyfriend and oversized. as usual i am somewhere in the middle.
in real life:
shirt [swapped via the FLEA.] striped skinnies [F21] i basic sandal* [Zara]