Several hundred dollars worth of sandals I’mma have to have.

As of the time I’m writing this, it’s only sixteen days, twenty-two hours, and five minutes until the first day of spring. That is literally all there is left of winter. And if you read this post you know how ready I am for this. I’m so ready. Like leaving for Disney World tomorrow ready. Like the chocolate chip cookies in the oven are almost ready ready. Like I’ve been starving myself all day and Thanksgiving dinner will be served in five minutes ready. I think you get my point.

So, like most everyone else, I’ve been pouring through the online shops looking at new spring outfits and shoes, because at this point hope is all we have to cling to. And so: Revolve. Um, they’re over there being all amazing with the New Arrivals and such.

I just feel the first thing to get going on is a new pair of sandals. No particular reason, per se, but it’s probably because subconciously sandals feel the most hot-weather-y. Like, if you can go outside and have your feet exposed, a pool party is about to go down. Here’s a few fab pairs in my go-to black, and one in a not-at-all-hippyish brown, that I’m really digging right now, and would have teleported into my closet immediately if psychic Santa Claus existed (I’m still hoping he does).

All images are via Revolve.

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Coming down and staying down.

In a former life, I wore heels. It’s true. Before I decided to stay home with my two little girls and take on this (most fabulous) homeschool mom (ever) role, I worked as an interior designer in the Chicago Loop. You see, as I just said, I wore heels. Cute ones, sexy ones, sky-high ones. And at 5’9 in my stocking feet, I would add another three, four inches and become this towering, sashaying, monument to style. It was all very chic and glamorous (and how I attracted my husband I might add). I loved being creative and fashionable, but girl, my feet were killing me, like, all the time.

All that to say, I don’t miss wearing heels at. all.

Okay, for weddings and other fancy to-dos, yes, I will cram my toes into those pointy tips. But on a day to day basis, I’ve got my feet planted firmly on the ground. Now designers and retailers are finally catching on that flats need to be sleek, cute, and sexy too. Thank goodness, because I was about ready to flip over that fake Crocs kiosk at the mall.

Here, look at these lovely styles. Come my darlings, be grounded with me.

1. Gap electric blue T-straps. Outfit styled via Triple Thread.

2. SixtySeven’s Pebble Madison flat via Free People.

3. Bailee Shoeboot via Free People.

4. Strappy beige flats via Free People.

5. Remember these sleek, loafer cuties from my post about Joinery?

6. Isabel Marant’s Lilo ballerina flat via Totokaelo.

7. Jeffery Campbell’s In Love Rose Gold flat via Need Supply Co..

8. Rachel Comey’s Whistle Flat via Anaise.

PS. Speaking of heels, have you seen Refinery 29’s post about Zara’s new high heeled mules that’re meant to be ruined? Yeaah, I like Zara and all, but I fear someone over there’s been sniffing the glue again. What do you think?