Friday, May 16, 2014

Shopping Help: Neutral Spring and Summer Shoes

Sometimes thinking about freshening up my wardrobe for spring can be a bit of a bummer while pregnant for several reasons.  Besides not being able to wear the same shapes as I used to, there's that whole thing about not wanting to spend money to very, very, very temporarily update my wardrobe in any significant way.

In the middle of lamenting over what I couldn't wear, I remembered that I could easily update past pieces and past looks with some fresh accessories--and those are things that will carry over post pregnancy.  So, I've been looking into updating my shoes, bags, and necklaces.

All of these are from Target, Macy's, and Forever 21.  I have personally tried most of the Target ones shown here, which is why they're on the list.  More on them below!

Flat Sandals

Option 1 - Cute two-toned flat sandals.  It comes in this black/brown as well as metallic, and a fun colorful pattern.  I tried this very similar (but not exact) single-toned version and like them a lot!  Considering keeping them, but these two-toned ones are a contender.

Option 2 - Sam & Libby for Target.  Currently on sale and come in black.  I'm also considering keeping these.  They're pretty comfy as the foot bed has a tiny bit of padding--not always the case with Target sandals!

Option 3 - These are also Sam & Libby, come in black, and are pretty comfy.  However, against my darker skin they look a little weird.  Okay, not weird...but not preferred for me.  They'd be a great nude shoe for someone with lighter skin.


Option 4 - I LOOOOOOVE these.  Chinese Laundry, and on sale right now!  The cutout detailing is CUTE, and the wedge itself is sleek and minimal but fresh.

Option 5 - This is a slightly cheaper Target version of Option 4, but without the cutout details.  Also on sale.  I originally wanted Option 4 but was a little out of my price range, so I ordered this pair.  However, Option 4 is on sale now so I'm torn!  The Target ones are pretty comfy, but I love that cutout detailing in Option 4.  Decisions, decisions!

Option 6 - Comes in tan also.  I tried these on in store and was surprised by how much I liked them!  They were really easy to walk in and somehow managed to NOT cut off my leg line.

Stacked Heels (+ Pizzaz)

Option 7 - Fun, snakeskin, two-toned, stacked heel that's not too high.  Don't be intimidated by it!  It can almost serve as a neutral but will add a cute flair to your outfit.

Option 8 - Ditto for this one on the "don't be intimidated" note.  This shoe can kick up any of your normal outfits.  Like,  jeans and a plain v-neck tee instantly get some oomph when you pair it with this shoe!

Option 9 - Another great option, and from Target!  This gives some live to a black open toe heel.


Option 10 - Give a little more personality to a white flat with these laser cut Forever 21 flats!  Adorable way to do a neutral shoe.  Very, very easy to wear without being boring.

Option 11 - I'm in love with these striped flats from Forever 21!  I haven't been able to try them on in-store, but I would love to get my hands on them!

What kinds of neutral shoes are you going for this season? 


  1. Last Spring I bought some nude sandals that transformed my wardrobe! This Spring I'm adding a pair of pewter sandals to my closet. They're from the Comfort Plus line at Payless, which are some of my favorite shoes. A heads up - I had to buy all new shoes after my son was born, because my feet grew a full size while I was pregnant. :(

  2. Salt water sandals. I had them as a kid, and they make them in grown up sizes. So comfortable. And they come in great neutral colors and some fun statement colors.

  3. I love that you posted this! Am in the search right now for my new summer sandal and love all these! #8 makes me want to wear heels again :)


  4. Margaret-Anne KerschkeSaturday, May 17, 2014

    I love just about everything but here are some of my faves :)

  5. Danielle SzikszaiSunday, May 18, 2014

    I would buy the black cut out blazer! Yum!

  6. Would buy the moto jacket in a heartbeat, especially paired with the oxblood maxi - love it!

  7. I love all Blazers so much i just cant decide.

  8. LOVE this site! First up, I'd get White Round Neck Sleeveless Zipper Floral Dress.

  9. Vasilica BadeaSunday, May 18, 2014

    I would buy some skirts :d

  10. Georgina VinasSunday, May 18, 2014

    I would buy some dresses and the White Boyfriend Ponte Rolled Sleeves Blazer :)

  11. Loredana BattistaSunday, May 25, 2014

    who won?

  12. Oops, forgot to display the winner. Fixed it now. She was already contacted.


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