Last week I went out searching for the perfect pair of nude flat sandals. Living in the western Algarve, we don’t really have an enormous choice of shops where footwear is concerned – which is crazy considering that some of the best leather shoes are actually made in Portugal!
Anyway, I browsed for what seemed like ages but failed on the first day. The following day I took Michael with me and got lucky with these gorgeous leather gladiator sandals. Not only are they the perfect colour, and didn’t cost the earth (€29.90) but they’re also very comfortable and stylish. I reckon I’ll get a lot of wear out of them this season, because they’ll go with just about anything. I bought them from Mary Paz in Aqua.
If I’d have failed to find anything suitable, I would have taken my search online (which I often do). It’s just that sometimes, when I want something, I want it there and then! Having said that, many of my shoes do come from the UK via the internet. One of my favourite places to buy from is Schuh, they’ve never let me down, having a wide variety of styles available and at decent prices (and I absolutely LOVE their sales!).
Another favourite is Secret Sales where you can get designer clothes and accessories (and other stuff) at huge discounts. I’ve bought shoes, handbags and jewellery from them in the past. Whenever I receive an email from them, I always take some time to peruse what’s on offer. It’s like Aladdin’s Cave! But you do have to wait until the sale is over before the items are shipped, so it’s a good place to buy if you’re not in a hurry.
But back to nude sandals, the perfect summer shoe that goes with pretty much everything. Why nude, you might be wondering? Well, nude shoes make your legs look longer! Simple, really! And nude heels, well they’re the absolute best if you want your legs to look amazing in dresses or skirts.
Here are some of the best ones I’ve found online so far (I know, technically, a couple of pairs are tan and/or gold but they’re almost as good as tan!):
Schuh natural vacation sandals (Reduced from £45 to £29.99) / Schuh natural houston sandal (reduced from £18 to £9.99) / Schuh natural rhodes sandal (reduced from £45 to £14.99) / Blowfish natural glee sandals from Schuh (£45)
Secret Sales NOOS Marit gold sandals (reduced from £35 to £19) Secret Sales Carvela Kurt Geiger Beaut nude glitter sandals (reduced from £99 to £49) Secret Sales Te Roso tan and gold leather flats (reduced from £70 to £29)
Miss Selfridge EVIE leather huarache sandal (£25) Boden gladiator sandal in rose gold (reduced from £79.50 to £59.62) House of Fraser Nine West Jadlin flat sandal (reduced from £69 to £49)
Ted Baker flat leather buckle sandal (£85) UGG Brylee sandals (£60) UGG Savana Metallic Basket sandal (£120)
Shoes International nude FitFlop (£69.95) Shoes International Mephisto Appoline (£104.99) Shoes International Mephisto Izabel (£85.99)
So perhaps I got a little carried away (above) but when I go shopping I always go for it lol! I just LOVE to shop – whether I’m spending money or not! I’m quite impressed by the choice of nude / beige / tan sandals online this summer though. I mean, check out these beauties! They’re all gorgeous! I’m so tempted to splash out on a few more pairs. How about you? Do any of these catch your eye?
Totally changing the subject (but sticking with shoes)… OMG… just after I wrote this, I spotted something SUPER COOL. If you’re a Star Wars fan… do not look away now. Check out these amazing Star Wars Irregular Choice shoes. I’ve never seen anything like them! They’re AWESOME!!! You can get R2D2 heels or Darth Vader heels. They’re just out of this world… quite literally lol!