Okay, so new wooden platform sandals (sans wedge!) are out, where to next? Why Etsy of course. Wooden platforms were definitely a thing of the 60's and 70's so there is bound to be an abundance of them. And I am correct, there are, observe:
(Those silver ones speak to me especially as I am strong believe that metallics double as neutrals)
The problem with all these shoes is that they are all way too small for me, I'm a size 9. For some reason size 9 vintage shoes are hard to come by, I'm not sure why.
Lamenting my lack of awesome summertime sandals I went to Goodwill (for the second time this week) intent on snatching up more colorful ribbed tanks, a summer staple that is usually already pretty cheap in the stores but really unbeatable at $2 a shirt. I did my usual sweep of the apparel sections, try on, and then hit accessories starting with shoes.
I love my Goodwill, someone reviewed it and said it's awesome because it's "not picked over by a bunch of hipsters," true. I have found so many great things at that place and if you go at dinner time it's empty and you're free to roam as you please. HOWEVER... the shoes are seriously lacking. On occasion you can find some discarded cowboy boots but those things have likely actually been used to heard cattle so I wouldn't even go there. Otherwise, just a lot of plastic. Not yesterday though.
It was as if someone read my mind and decided to grant my wishes. I'm not big on religion but maybe some kind of a sneaky genie!
They are exactly what I was looking for! Leather! Wood! Heel! Strap! Neutral! Perfect!
excited to wear them tomorrow.