The “Ugly Sandal” Part 2

As mentioned in my previous UGLY sandal post I am currently obsessed with the comfort of and albeit stylishness of the new wave trend of sandals. The previous feature on my “faux birks” led me to continue to search for other ones in different shapes and colors. I came across these babies at TJMAXX and instantly fell in love. They are from the brand Italian Shoemakers. The gold stood out as functional for everyday neutral use, and the cushy cork provides the comfort I fell in love with from my original pair. They are exactly what I wished for and Im so glad Im trading in some of my extremely flat -no support sandals and giving my feet some tlc. Links below!

gold, sandals, faux birkenstocks, cork, thong, casual

gold, sandals, faux birkenstocks, cork, thong, casual

gold, sandals, faux birkenstocks, cork, thong, casual

Inga Leather Heel Strap Sandal

Italian Shoemakers


The “Ugly” Sandal Pt.1

This post is long overdue seeing as summer is almost over but I finally got the chance to photograph and style the look! Birkenstock sandals have been seen on everyone from fashion bloggers and celebrities alike. Why would anyone want to wear these “ugly” sandals you ask? Well for one they are incredibly comfortable! Unlike a lot of summer sandals I buy and toss after one summer of use here in sunny Florida, these babies will last you and are incredibly versatile. I personally don’t think they are ugly at all but was just intimidated by some of the pricing. Unless you score a great sale, they can run you upwards to $150. In comes this faux pair! I found these in Target and they are from the Sam & Libby collection (Sam Edelman and his daughter’s line). The Ashland Sandal features less cork than the original birks and stud details but still have the same aesthetic of the cross thick adjustable straps. While I save up for Birks perhaps in the near future these are an amazing alternative. For the price they cant be beat! I styled it with a silk blue button up, white Ann Taylor shorts and my Kate Spade chain link bag. Links below!

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faux birks, royal blue, white shorts

faux birkenstocks, royal blue blouse,

faux birkenstocks, royal blue blouse

faux birkenstocks, target

faux birkenstocks, royal blue blouse, kate spade

faux birkenstocks, kate spade

Sam & Libby Ashland Studded Sandal

Similar Royal Blue Button Up’s- Here, Here & Curvy

Similar White Shorts- Here & Here

Actual Ann Taylor “City Shorts”