How I Wear My: Sandals

Welcome to the 35th installment in the How I Wear My series!

Summer may be on the wane but for many of you, the weather will continue to be hot for at least another month so Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to give the season a proper send-off by making this month’s “How I Wear My” all about sandals.

Jill of Everything Just So starts us off, as always, with her sandals look. She’s wearing a J. Crew sequin cardigan with an ombre tank underneath, J. Crew khakis with hems flipped up to make them cropped pants, and Kelly & Katie metallic snakeprint strappy wedge sandals. Jill says they are high for her, but surprisingly comfortable!


Alicia of Spashionista wears an eShakti dress with Jellypop macrame wedges while visiting Music Row in her city of Nashville.  She says her wedge sandals are so comfy it feels like she’s not wearing anything on her feet at all!


Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo Style Files tells us, “I wore this outfit on my recent trip to The Netherlands to meet up with three other bloggers, Greetje, Sylvia and Anja. What a brilliant trip! I was nervous at first but I got over that in the first 10 seconds and had the best time. I’m wearing a black maxi skirt paired with a t-shirt and a statement necklace that makes the panther look like she is wearing a crown of jewels on her head. I wore this on the plane and it worked out well. I even managed to run the distance of Gatwick airport to catch my connecting flight, barely!”


Deborah of Fabulous After 40 says this of her sandal look:

“Even though I bought these gold, snakeskin sandals 3 years ago, I still get women stopping me on the street to ask where I got them! They’re from Stuart Weitzman. They’re simple and elegant and have a bit of a Medeterranean feel. The low wedge heel is super comfy, but gives me some height, and they go with everything. I think they look particularly nice worn with white. The gold color helps to elgonate my legs. I’ll have to retire them soon as they’ve been all over the world with me. It’s going to be hard to find another sandal that is such a great combo of color, style and height.”


Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 says she bought her MIA sandals last spring at Nordstrom Rack. They were her favorites this summer!


Silk Path Diary says:

 “I love wearing sandals, however I don’t like to show my toes so these closed toe slingbacks by Sam Edelman are just perfect. The style goes with everything and are useful for the spring, cooler summer days and the tricky transition into early autumn as they don’t look too bare with a jacket.”


Lesely, a reader from the U.K. wears white Gizeh Birkenstocks with a stylish and summery look in London.


Nora of Jacket Society tells us, “I am wearing a Jacket Society Brocatto blazer which is a peach/silver brocade with my grey pants and gunmetal metallic sandals and gunmetal metallic Prada bag.”


Linda of A Labour of Life wears colorfully patterned flowy pants and a fedora with a classic T-strap sandal that has a little bling.


Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun is transitioning her favorite summer sandals into early fall with a leopard cardigan, gold collar, and a color block handbag.


Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades says, “I love sandals that combine different colors and patterns. The snakeskin and the pop of orange on these sandals were the perfect complement to an otherwise neutral palette.”


Catherine of Joly Look joins us from Belgium, showing us how she wears her favorite blue sandals with metallic studs. She tells us that they have a wedge heel, not too high and are very comfy to walk in, even on long walks with her dog.


Ana of Mrs. American Made says:

“Here I am wearing some #madeinUSA Kork-Ease wedge sandals which I found on Zappos. Not all of their footwear is made here, but these beauties are and they were on sale! I paired them here with a navy cotton summer dress and a navy beaded necklace. My other accessories include a yellow leather skinny belt and a vintge black Coach satchel.”


Sheree of It’s Not That Deep wears an Alexander McQueen dress with fuchsia Banana Republic pants, a cropped tee from H & M and silver Sam Edelman sandals for a summery street chic look.


Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living tells us, “I spent yesterday felling trees and splitting logs with my husband, so the evening out to dinner was casual and included my Birkenstock sandals!”


Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life says:

“I am sharing photos of a pair of caged sandals I picked up during Nordstrom’s anniversary sale. They are so comfy that I’ve been wearing them non-stop. I wore them to work paired with my new favorite trench dress from Ann Taylor.”


Malia of Style by Malia wears a Rachel Pally dress with Material Girl Wedge sandals for a day in the office, seeing clients and shopping.


Trina of Tea Time With Trina says:

“As for wearing sandals now that it’s September, I’m totally embracing it. I think as long as the weather permits, they can add quite a lot of character to an outfit. I’m wearing some black strappy wedge sandals. These sandals are just the right touch for this business type attire. It made the entire ensemble less stuffy and not too business-like.”


I bought these Nine West heeled sandals a few years ago, a very smart purchase. I love their simple style and the chunky heel really works for my tall stature.


I wore my sandals with an asymmetrical, one-sleeved, layered top by Stella Carakasi from their Spring 2013 collection (available in limited quantities at Stella Studio, located in Berkeley). The twill pants are from Jigsaw London and I’m carrying my new Louis Vuitton clutch.


As you start to think about your fall wardrobe, it’s only natural that you will be reaching for items in your preferred shades for autumn. So please join us for “How I Wear My: Favorite Color.” Whether you adore ravishing red, harvest orange, or the deepest of blue, purple or green, we would love to see you in whatever color you love best! Pictures are due by September 29, 2014. Send them to us at

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Thank you to all of the beautiful and stylish participants!

Be sure to see even more fantastic sandal looks over at Jill’s blog.

Make it a rich day!




  1. Jill
    September 4, 2014 / 6:17 am

    These are some gorgeous looks for the end of summer. Wow! Everybody is upping their game, who are all these foxes?!? XO, Jill

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 4, 2014 / 7:55 am

      Definitely some great looks again this month. I think everyone is upping their game, too! I love it! Can’t wait to see what people send in for next month’s theme – Favorite Color!

  2. Kathy
    September 4, 2014 / 6:18 am

    Nice sandals, and in LA, you do see people in sandals year round. As for me, haven’t gotten out of my Birkenstocks and wondering how I’ll ever wear a shoe again.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 4, 2014 / 7:54 am

      I can almost wear sandals year round, especially during these terribly dry winters. I need to wear my Birks more. They haven’t gotten enough action this summer.

  3. September 4, 2014 / 6:31 am


    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 4, 2014 / 7:52 am

      You are so cute, Linda. I won’t ever stop my morning photos…promise!
      Thank you for being an active participant of HIMW. Jill and I can’t wait to see what you show us for October’s theme…Favorite Color!
      Love your flowy pants, by the way. I want a pair!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 4, 2014 / 7:50 am

      Thank you for participating, Pam! See you next month for Favorite Color?

  4. September 4, 2014 / 8:36 am

    Oh wow you look fabulous in that new top….I think you could go anywhere with the way you have styled and accessorized it.
    Love to see all the creative ways your guests have worn their summer sandals.
    It is chilly here today so I will be wearing ballet flats instead of the usual flip flops and sandals.
    Enjoy your week!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 4, 2014 / 9:48 am

      Isn’t it a great top? I just love how different it is. And the cut is so feminine and eye-catching.
      We are having some cool mornings but the afternoons are still hot. Last week was near 100! Often September and the first part of October is the hottest part of our summer. Hopefully that is not the case this summer but I am keeping my sandals handy just in case!

  5. September 4, 2014 / 10:08 am

    Pretty looks! Especially love Malia’s sandals, but everyone looks great. Still want a pair of those white Birks! Love your Stella top. Perfect for fall with those lovely colors! xo Kim

  6. September 4, 2014 / 10:21 am

    Wow so many great unique looks! I love this series, I often find new blogs to follow each month.

    Thanks for hosting.


  7. September 4, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    I heart Malia. Look forward to this series ever month
    T xxx

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 8, 2014 / 8:45 am

      I heart Malia, too. Lots!

  8. September 4, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    Gorgeous collection! And I love Suzanne’s tiger shirt too. xox

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 8, 2014 / 8:45 am

      I do too. Love Suzanne’s style!

  9. September 4, 2014 / 10:51 pm

    Love all the different looks from some wonderful ladies! I always look forward to everyone’s take on each month’s theme. Thank you for putting this together.


    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 8, 2014 / 8:44 am

      Thank you for participating, Alice! Jill and I always love seeing your great looks.

  10. September 5, 2014 / 6:38 am

    I agree about everyone upping their game — gorgeous! Love this series, Adrienne!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 8, 2014 / 8:44 am

      Yes! It just keeps getting better and better. So many stylish participants!

  11. Katie in CA
    September 5, 2014 / 7:02 am

    Everyone looks lovely? I especially liked your top as it’s so unique. The necklace your wearing is perfect with it as well – where did you find it? Thanks!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 8, 2014 / 8:44 am

      Hi Katie,

      It’s a Vince Camuto necklace that I bought about 6+ months ago. I looked for it online today and it’s sold out. But Nordstrom sells a similar one – here is the link:

  12. September 5, 2014 / 9:24 am

    All the ladies look fabulous like usual, its great to see the group expanding every month. Thanks so much for doing this!

  13. September 5, 2014 / 10:20 am

    Everyone looks great. Thanks so much Adrienne for including me in your post.

    Joly Look

  14. September 6, 2014 / 12:46 pm

    Hi Adrienne,
    I really like your blog. I love coming onto to sites like this one, and seeing women that are showcasing themselves. I’m always so self-conscious about having my picture taken, I guess it is an age thing. I’m getting up the courage to maybe send in a pic for one of these features on your site, but not quite there yet. Anyway, just thought I would drop a note to tell you I enjoy your blog, and style. Cheers, Nancy.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 8, 2014 / 8:42 am

      Hi Nancy,

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment. Jill and I would absolutely love to have you participate in HIMW. Next month is Favorite Color – hope you’ll consider submitting a photo! A

  15. julia
    September 6, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    Everyone looks so nice.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 8, 2014 / 8:38 am

      I agree!

  16. September 7, 2014 / 12:32 pm

    I’m loving all the thong sandals that I’m seeing in this roundup. So many different versions! I really like the heels on your black sandals and that is a gorgeous top! Thanks for another great edition. ~Cynthia |

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 8, 2014 / 8:38 am

      Thank you, Cynthia! And thank you for participating. Jill and I love your stylish outfits!

  17. September 7, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    It was, once again, so delightful to see all the different and stylish ways of wearing a certain item. Some of these sandals, I just want to grab right out of the computer screen and such fun ways of wearing them.
    Ok, I’m super duper loving your sandals because they are not only stylish , they also look quite comfy, but that beautiful asymmetrical blouse as me awestruck, so beautiful on you.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      September 8, 2014 / 8:40 am

      Me too! I love sandals. I think I have more sandals than anything else in my shoe wardrobe. You and I both live in climates where having lots of sandals are okay because so much of the year is warm.
      Isn’t the Stella Carakasi top amazing? I just love it. It’s so unusual and striking!
      Thank you for participating in HIWM this month. Jill and I can’t wait to see your Favorite Color next month!

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  19. September 8, 2014 / 8:37 am

    This HIWM was so great! It was one last look of summer for me as we head into Fall and boots and layers. I do love your sandals, Adrienne, and everybody looks great. Looking forward to favorite colors.
    🙂 Ana

  20. September 10, 2014 / 2:43 am

    Wow, love this edition! Thank you for including me.
    I love your black sandals – they’re a just perfect modern classic style. In fact I love your entire outfit.
    Can’t wait for the next one.

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