Autumn sandals

Any day above 65° is sandal weather as far as I'm concerned. I will fight against this Fall thing tooth and nail. The weather has been more or less accommodating to my plight.

It isn't even so much that I dislike boots and closed toe shoes, it's the more the fact that I don't own any comfortable pairs. I must have over a dozen options, with varying degrees of wearability, but none to rival the comfort of the simple leather sandal.

And speaking of shoes, the three pairs I recently bought are all going back on reasons of too long, too narrow, and too stiff - would potentially cause ankle chafing. I'm really disappointed. I was hoping at least one would have worked out! I need to stop online shoe shopping, it rarely ends with me having new shoes.

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The Rundown
Striped Top Gap
Red Jeans Urban Outfitters
Sandals Nine West
Bag Lucky Brand via TJMaxx similar
Belt Gap
Link Bracelet Kohls
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via LuckyFabb
Topaz Necklace c/o Fleur De Lis Le Chic
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar


  1. It's hard finding a great fitting and looking boot. I'm so glad we don't wear them much here. haha Great outfit! Love the color of your jeans.

  2. You should rock your sandals as long as you can. I get all excited about boots at the beginning fall, but then I am wishing for sandal weather by the time winter is over. Heather

  3. lovely outfit!

  4. Oh la la - red pants! I just love that outfit on you. Have a great day, lovely.

  5. I've moved on to closed to shoes...I can't stand cold feet and it's always freezing at work. However, I will try as much as I can to not wear socks until mid winter LOL

  6. I wear sandals even in winter. (Well, sandals with a heel.) I'm all for sandals year round! I live in the South so it doesn't get too cold here. I love your bracelets and watch together. Cute outfit!


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  7. hahah totally understand! though we can't fight it where i am anymore :(


  8. Aw that's a bummer! I can commiserate with you though. I have the widest feet on the planet. And short. Sooooo all the cute heels are often ill fitting. I love your stripes and red pants today Lydia and hooray for weather over 65!!!

  9. I've been waiting for my online shoe shopping luck to run out...I've been really lucky so far in terms of fit and comfort level but I know my streak has to end soon....

    Courtney ~

  10. I'm with you- I love boots but I love for my feet to be free!

    Thrift and Shout

  11. Loving this outfit!! That stinks about all the shoes, I hate when that happens! :(
    And yes, thankfully I haven't frozen while walking int he city yet...but I definitely need to get a good pair of gloves and maybe even a hat to prepare...oyy

  12. Your bag is wonderful! I love leather bags! :D

  13. online shoe shopping is the worst! Unless they have free shipping both ways, I dont even bother and even then its still a hassle.

  14. 60+ is sandal weather in my book too! You look fabulous - easy breezy, but appropriate for Fall time of year, even it is doesn't actually FEEL like Fall.
    My feet hate being enclosed, but I have found the holy grail of ballet flats at J.Crew - spendy but worth it in terms of all day foot comfort!

  15. Shoe shopping online is hard, but thank goodness for good return policies!

  16. You look great. If your weather is letting you wear this, I say go for it. I especially love your trench.

    I haven't had very good luck shoe shopping online either; I guess I'm just going to have to make a run to Nordstrom Rack.

  17. I love those pants girlfriend and I know what you mean about getting too cold for sandals.. i dont like having to wear socks or tights... but once I do settle in I am a big BOOT lover! youre looking awesome xox oJ

  18. i am drooling over that white link bracelet!

  19. hahaha, we're totally similar in that respect--we don't want winter to come. I'm glad you're still being able to get some wear out of your sandals. Hopefully it won't get too chilly for you!

    Those red pants are fierce, girl. And your purse is so floppy and fab!

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  21. The weather has been awesome...but I actually wish it would be a little cooler :) Love that outfit!

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  22. I live in tropical weather most of the year so I stick to my sandals. But I'd live in sandals all year in NYC too if I could!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  23. That's not a recent Gap top is it? I LOVE it - the button detailing is too cute and it looks so good paired with those red jeans. UGH.

  24. Great fall look! Love these red pants-look awesome!

  25. Doing the SAME is unseasonably I am not committing to my boots until it goes down a few degrees..
    actually wore leather leggings w sandals, which sounds horrible, but somehow worked, lol.
    Hope you find some boots to love...I am on a mission for a knee high motorcycle inspired pair...wish me luck!

  26. I don't blame you--keep rocking the sandals! I've been too lazy to paint my toenails, so despite the warm weather my sandals are staying in my closet!
    I have a hard time shopping online too. I like being able to try things on before I buy, which is obviously impossible when shopping on line. And dealing with returns is no fun!

  27. I love, love your sandals, Lydia.

  28. That bag from T J Maxx is super duper fab and loving all the neutrals with your bright red pants!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  29. simple and chic look. love your red pants

  30. Ohh so sad :( But shoe shopping is so difficult. I hardly ever seem to find just the right pair. This is a great restyle of your jacket! I love this bracelet stack, too. I got the same Caravelle watch, but I have to get links removed before I wear it, flops around too much!

  31. Nothing is better than a pair of comfy sandals to walk on!

  32. Aww that's a bummer about the shoes, especially the sparkle boots (you know how I feel about those...). Love this look though! I've actually been looking around for a unique pinstripe top!

  33. Love the arm candy and killer scarlet skinnies!

  34. Even though i live in the tropics i do not have that many sandals... which now that i think of it.. makes no sense.

  35. it's so warm where you live! I even envy a little. very nice sandals!

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