Spring Shoe Shopping

After several months of ruthless closet editing, many bags donated to Goodwill, and embracing “mindfulness” while shopping, I was beginning to feel like my closet was complete. I have everything I need! I’m content! What else could a girl want?


Cue spring colors and styles popping up all over my Pinterest feed, my inbox, and my favorite websites. Suddenly, ohhh boy, my closet is not complete. I need dusty clay patent leather skimmers! A sweetheart patchwork maillot!  HOW CAN I POSSIBLY GO ON WITHOUT THIS SWIMSUIT COVERUP??? (I obviously will need to find a way because this mama is not paying $225 for a swimsuit coverup.)

You all, this is why I’ll be a shopper until the end of my days. I am such a sucker for seasonal shopping. Four times a year, I become putty in retailers’ hands, completely rationalizing why it’s important to “make updates” and “refresh” and GAH. (At least I’m not in denial, right?)

However, my Want It, Need It Pinterest board is still a tremendous help in keeping me from making impulsive purchases. For some reason, as long as I have a place to house all of my current wants, I don’t feel the need to actually purchase them. Thanks be to Pinterest.

Here are some of my favorite shoe picks for Spring.

1. Boutique 9 Piraya Flats Sandals

2. Cynthia Vincent Sage Couture Round Toe Flats

3. Saltwater Sandals – I love my navy saltwater sandals, but I think this summer might be calling for the bright yellow ones. (Ladies, even if these sandals aren’t your cup of tea, you simply must get them for your children. Wita currently has the three colors shown above, and they are pretty much all she wears in the warmer months. They last forever, are completely waterproof, and you just need to get some, end of story.) Don’t forget about your little boys too! Wito has been wearing this style for years.

4. Boutique 9 Paulyne Flats Sandals

5. Madewell Holepunch Flat Sandal

6. Tom’s Chambray Ballet Flat

7. DV by Dolce Vita Archer Flat Sandals

8. Madewell Patent Sidewalk Skimmer – I basically want every color of this skimmer, including the snakeskin. ALL OF THEM.


  1. sizzle

    April 9, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I am of the mind that a girl can’t have enough yellow or red shoes. As evidenced by my shoe collection.

  2. kat

    April 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    have the tom’s ballet flats in two colors and LOVE them. i wish they would make more in more colors. i’m on the hunt now for pretty wedding flats!

  3. elz

    April 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Oh yes! My girls wear Saltwater sandals every Spring & Summer all day. They are wonderful. I’ve never tried them for me…hmm…

  4. Jessie D

    April 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Sarah, what do you wear your salt water sandals with? I love them, but just don’t know how to pull them off as an adult…

  5. Brylle

    April 10, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I love shoes…All the colors here is so cute..I want to buy some of pairs..