I hardly own that much open-toed sandals, to be quite honest. It’s not that I dislike them per se, I just happen to think I have ugly feet. Plus, I super hate it when it’s hot and humid, and your sweaty toes would leave dirt marks on the shoe’s inner fabric. I know right, super gross.
But I used to own a lot of them back in college! I was in my boho state-of-mind and channeling barefoot hippies–obviously, I could not go barefoot forever so I took on to wearing either flip-flops or open-toed sandals. Plus, with the heat of the summer and the incoming gladiator trend back then, I was just not able to resist.
When I started working though, the company highly discouraged their employees to come in flats–so you know, I stopped buying open-toed sandals altogether. Anyway, I wasn’t so gung-ho about going boho anymore.
Recently however, I went through the comfit catalog and found these:
The sensible side of me went: “No, you don’t need another pair of open-toed sandals that would most likely be gathering dust inside its box due to neglect.”
But it reminded me so much of these Prada sandals I saw in a teen vogue magazine back when I was fourteen. They were doing a feature on seniors going to the prom and dressing to the nines–one of them was this Kansas student who had her uncle get her a designer frock made out of the most exquisite silk, and matching coral shoes with beautiful jewel detail.
From time to time, when I attended formal parties, I would think of this sandals and think, “Where could I possibly get a gorgeous pair of open-toed sandals?”–so during my senior prom, I had my mother scour the entire metro for a pair of bejeweled coral sandals. To no avail though, I ended up wearing fuchsia pointed-toe sandals and a monstrous cabbage rose on my frock that I initially thought was so cool because it channeled Sarah Jessica Parker back in her Sex and the City series days (I know right? What was I thinking?).
So now, I actually found the most perfect pair of coral sandals for summer from Comfit when I least expected it.
Tea Dress: Topshop | Beaded Necklace: Forever 21 | Lavender woven belt: H&M | Bag: Louis Vuitton | Sandals: Comfit
So I planned on wearing this pair for the Candy Fashion show held last Saturday. I figured it was a suitable match to my low-key teadress especially since it was a hot and humid day, and yet, I didn’t want to look underdressed.
Funny story about Candy is that, I arrived right after the event thinking it was scheduled at a much earlier date.
On my way from the podium parking to SM Megamall, I bumped into Tricia, to which I blurted out: “Isn’t the show starting? Why are you still here?”
Apparently, I missed it. Boo, epic fail.
On the bright side, I was in such a rush that I forgot to fix myself–I think I just twisted my hair into a pasable knot to get it moderately tamed. Looking at the photos, it looks like a dead rat’s sitting on top of my head. Gah.
So anyway, I proceeded to go to Megamall just to shop at Forever 21.
Here are a few points I’ve managed to make out from wearing these pretty sandals:
- Coral is such a pretty color. It’s a summer color. Plus, it matches my lipstick and nails!
- I normally don’t like embellishments on anything but these are so well-placed that they look so elegant.
- Reminds me of those coveted Prada sandals I’ve been dreaming about for the past 6 years.
- It’s practically an antithesis–bejeweled but open-toed. It is like, a mix of something elegant and something casual that I could most likely wear them out to shop or to some gala and no one would tell me I was over or under-dressed.
- My sweaty feet didn’t leave dirty feet-shaped stains on the fabric. It had this sort-of strange, water repellant type of fabric.
- They were so comfortable. I guess the brand does live up to its name–they fit my feet perfectly and the arches molded instantly to the insole cushions.
Anyway, I am so impressed by this pair that I actually up and bought my mom a pair! Apparently, they come in turquoise too!
So now, I’m just waiting for a formal event to pop in and I’ll have a matching coral silk dress to match my coral bejeweled shoes.
I finally understand why tons of women wear open-toed sandals not just for summer but most of the time, in general. It’s definitely something I’ll be getting into again.
Here are some more photos of me looking like an awkward turtle–I guess floral dresses and braided hairs are so out of my spectrum of style sometimes that I feel shy. Hur, hur, hur.