summer i’m not a big one for accessories….less is not more for this lazy girl, it’s practically too much.

i have major bare feet phobias that keep my soles covered all year around even come summertime when the rest of the world is nakedly two-stepping around town and beach; i can’t walk one step in the house without a shod food.

so for me, the shoe IS my accessory; my jewelry, scarf, trinket, etc.

i try to keep a very pared down repertoire for summer; mostly sandals which need not have a buckle, snap or require assistance for walking….i don’t have the patience, grace, or positive attitude to mess with such fanciness.

here are my favorite’s for the season:


 so far 2014 has been the year of the VANS for my feet; for the last six months i’ve been wearing these checkerboard’s with everything from cocktail dresses to spin gear; they transition to any occasion and time of day.

last week i made the switch to these classic slip-ons in white. well, they were white…now they’re coffee spotted.

but one round in the wash and they come out good as new.

they’re the sharp, crisp, summer’ness my clothes needed.


i’ve been eyeing the italian sapper from emerson fry for a bit now.

these slides go with everything, and again they can be dressed up or down; nothing is tackier in the summer than too high or pointy of a heel, even at weddings. i love the simple, clean, non-look-at-me message of these sandals.

can we get a moratorium on statement shoes?

let’s include statement necklaces, bags, wrists….etc…how about just stating how you feel with your actions and words, rather than your necklace—that we all know you’re really just wearing so you can take a selfie of your cleavage for instagram?

oooh? catty-much katie?


 every summer i buy a new pair of white thongs. it takes exactly 3 months to turn them from shiny, beautiful white to grimy grey.

there’s something about a white pair of flip-flops that make feet, even the un-polished ones like mine, look fresh and neat.

these havianas..or mossimos are my favorite since j.crew stopped selling them in white…

{C’MON j.crew!!!!?}


this last one needs your vote….what is the final rendering on the return of the birkenstock?

i’m on the fence….i refused to wear them in high school, but now i’m having second thoughts on their cuteness….or maybe my feet just REALLY hurt from wearing stupid, painful shoes in high school.

but these white, biblical babies from zara have got me re-thinking my original aversion.


ugh..and remember my black slides from zara?

yep, you guessed it…not two days after that post my own, little winona ryder worked her magic on one of my sandals; now they make this god-awful creaky noise when i walk. a sweet man at the bank thought it was my back and told me i should “go sit down dear.”—-thanks priscilla 🙁

what shoes are your rocking this summer m’loves?