I’ll admit, I didn’t jump on board the ugly sandal trend in spring of 2014 – I just couldn’t do it.
This past weekend, while away on a girls weekend with friends, I had a change of heart.
In the morning while lounging in the kitchen sipping my coffee, versions of the footbed/ugly sandal begin to appear out of the bedrooms on my oh-so fashionable friends. When J appeared in her distressed jeans and a fancy looking gold Birkenstock looking sandal, “Ugly Sandal” immediately popped into my head – but she looked so cute in them. Then, K comes out into the kitchen wearing her version of the “Ugly Sandal” but it was not ugly, it was the Isabel Marant leather pool slide that will run you a mere $495.00 – now that is one fancy pool slide!
Birkenstocks and Pool Slides AKA the Ugly Sandal from Spring 2014 are not looking so ugly anymore.
The newer versions are actually super cute and trending big for Spring/Summer 2015.
Let’s take a look!
First up this morning was the Loeffler Randall ‘Paz’ slide sandal in gold and white hair-calf HERE | ShopBop | $175.00
also available in cheetah and pearl white for pre-order at Nordstrom HERE | $175.00
While still taking in the awesomeness of this sandal,
out of the bedroom comes THE Isabel Marant ‘Holden’ Pool slide HERE | $495.00. Paired up with a pair of destroyed jeans and a casual cashmere sweater K was rocking the perfect casual weekend look!
We were all still swooning, oohing and aahing over these fun slides
when out of bedroom #3 comes one more sandal I have to throw in!
Not only is it cute, it’s from Mossimo for Target! I was not able to locate G’s exact shoe with the strap around the ankle but I did find these two that are pretty darn close, ‘Adley’ HERE (above photo) | $24.99 and ‘ Jean’ HERE | $19.99
As for the middle sandal, it is by Deena and Ozzie | sold out HERE |Urban Outfitters. Hopefully they’ll be back in stock soon!
Before we move onto more not-ugly-anymore sandals, I have to share with you the cutest canvas totes ever!
Jennifer Vallez is the owner of the gold/haircalf sandal above. Jen is an amazing artist, doodler and mom who is beautiful inside and out. I met her this past weekend and was so excited about her work I have to share her site, Sophie & Lili with you all.
Jen was so kind to share a promo,’ TOTESCUTE’ for all AskSuzanneBell readers, good on her site till Wednesday (3/4/2015) at midnight.
USE CODE: TOTESCUTE
25% off her cotton canvas totes, regularly $20.00 | today $15.00 plus shipping HERE
I just ordered 2 of her totes for myself and can’t wait for them to arrive!
Let’s check out a few more slide sandals
Row #1 Dune Jolene Puff Sandal | Urban Outfitters | $79.00 | black and nude HERE
Row #2 Vagabond Erie Slide Sandal | Urban Outfitters | $100 | black and sliver HERE |Seychelles Dusk Slide Sandal | Urban Outfitters | $70.00 | black and silver HERE
Row #3 Kensie ‘Boston’ Flatform Sandal | Nordstrom | $79.95 HERE | Callisto ‘Princess’ Sandal | Nordstrom | $79.95 | leopard plus 2 other colors HERE
Row #4 Birkenstock ‘Arizona’ Sandal | Nordstrom | $134.95 | 3 patent colors HERE | Madewell ‘Ariane’ Slide Sandal |$128.oo HERE
Is it just me or does that Dune sandal look pretty darn close to the Isabel Marant Pool Slide?
Looking for more?
For all footbed sandals available at Nordstrom.com click HERE for all Minimalist Sandals click HERE
I think these sandals look great with anything from destroyed denim, boyfriend denim styles, skinny jeans, denim skirts and shorts to jogger pants, knit dresses and jumpsuits.
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Carole hockett says
I’m really enjoying your blogs Suzanne. Today’s was especially fun.
Hi Carole! Glad to hear you enjoyed it, this was a fun one to write! Thanks for stopping by! XOXO
Sorry, Suzanne, but those sandals are still ugly…all of them!
Hi Anne! Thanks for stopping by! I hear ya, they’re not for everyone including me for a long time, but I am certainly warming up to them the more I see ’em 🙂 I’ve got some “prettier” things in store for Saturday so be sure to pop on back. Happy Wednesday! XO
I still can’t do the “ugly” sandal! It’s traditional flip flops for me!
Hey there Freya, I totally get it! Took me awhile to warm up to the idea as well! Maybe a cross-breed? Thanks for the comment! XO Suzanne