Sunday, October 26, 2014

New sandals

I've been rather good at not shopping since our renovations started, but I did lay-buy these APC sandals a couple of months ago.
Sensible, comfortable and possibly not very glamourous:

I love them. I walk lots every day, so they're perfect for trecking across campus and shlepping around at the weekend. Don't get me wrong, I love a pair of glamourous heels too, but they're really not good for my everyday life.

Sensible low wedge!!
There's been bugger all going on at our house, but more aqua coloured wood has appeared. We've sent the builder a message to remind him that we need to move back in on 21st December (thanks for the advice, Heidi!)


Fingers crossed that they'll do some work this week. It's steamy hot here,  31 degrees C, so let's hope it's not the wrong weather for building.

How are you?
Do you prefer glamour or comfort for summer sandals?


14 comments:

  1. Now Ruth you know I prefer glamour in everything but I'm not the one hiking and schlepping. Any woman can more than compensate for comfort over glamour in costume with clever over banal in conversation.

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    1. Very true, but I fear my conversational skills are on a decline too.... I need some R & R to rehabilitate my mind.

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  2. I go glamour with summer sandals. But I remember telling a guy I worked with once, who was obsessed with Birkenstocks, that I would never wear them as it would be like giving up on life as they were so ugly. He thought I was hilarious but it did nothing to dissuade him from wearing them all Summer.
    Oh dear to no progress on site. I hate when that happens. All I can say is ring daily to see what is going on. It's the squeaky wheel that gets the oil, and unfortunately the one yelling the loudest in construction usually gets the attention first. Witholding payments works well too. Have you seen a schedule showing when they're going to be doing certain works? xx

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    1. I don't mind Birks - I've worn them on and off for years and they're not chic, but great for walking in summer.
      Happily, the builder has been in touch to say that he thinks they'll be set to finish on time! I'm not sure I believe him, but at least he's communicating!

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  4. Now that I'm getting older I try to find cute shoes that are also comfortable. It isn't always easy to do, but they are out there if you look hard enough. As for wearing glamorous shoes, I believe those days are far behind me. There once was a time, long, long ago when I could wear 4-inch heels all day with no problem, but I just simply cannot do that anymore. Not to mention that I just do not have a need for them living here in the mountains. I do still wear heels, but they are normally a wedge heel which is much easier to walk in.

    As for the builder, definitely keep calling to remind him of your moving back in date. Perhaps if you call him enough times he'll finish up even quicker just so he doesn't have to hear from you anymore. :)

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    1. Hi Melissa, I'm so impressed that anyone can ever walk in 4 inch heels, let alone find them comfortable! I've never managed anything above about 3 inches, but I've got short feet, so really high heels means I'm almost on tiptoe!

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  5. I find the Aqua lumber quite fascinating. I agree with the squeaky wheel. I actually got a pair of Birkenstocks this summer because they were recommended for Plantars Fascitis...I wore them strictly at home as my slippers except the few, couple, several times I forgot I had them on. I think sensible, beautiful sandals are so much easier to find than sensible dress shoes.

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    1. Birks are fine - I've always worn them - they're popular again this year with the young things on campus.
      Sandals are easier to find than sensible dress shoes... Wonder why this is?

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  6. I am in team cute and comfy shoes - a nice wedge is great.

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  7. Those shoes are great, I love them. Sensible and cool, how neat that you walk to work. I work in my kitchen which is why I'm not getting much exercise these days. Aqua wood - you are I are completely in sync - aqua - seafoam and light blue have taken over my house. Bit of a neutral don't you reckon?

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    1. Thanks Jody! I love them too!
      Seafoam is most def a neutral - love me a bit of foamy sea.

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  8. Man Pasand Shadi
    The Istikhara is an Islamic tradition which is strongly rooted in our culture of Iran, India and Pakistan. Amil Bangali Baba"

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