Things I bought, things I want

I live in No 6 clog sandals this time of year, but I’m hard on my shoes—I walk weird, and run down the heels quickly—so my sandals from years past are looking pretty busted. I decided to freshen things up with this huarache clog, which I got in the excellent red you see here. It comes in three heights (this is the highest) which is handy.

Tevas are so very ugly, but so damn comfortable, and my old pair—with a white footbed, which was a mistake—were looking pretty nasty, so I replaced them with these, in a pretty good army green.

And yet another Ulla Johnson dress I am dying for: it’s so feminine, but the shirtdress shape keeps it clean-lined at the same time.

I actually own these Nili Lotan military jeans in a regular blue jean wash, so I can’t possibly go for these, too. But I am sorely tempted.

And finally: the simplest, most nicely-priced preppy-chic dress for kicking around on weekends.

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I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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10 Thoughts on Things I bought, things I want
    Kirstjen
    23 Jun 2017
    11:54am

    The most comfortable sandals I’ve ever worn are either Naot (kind of like pretty Birkenstocks) or the Eileen Fisher Sport Sandal, which I wear pretty much every single day in the summer of which I have 5 iterations. Is my grammar right there?

    I actually think Naot might be an offshoot of Teva but I’m not sure.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      24 Jun 2017
      12:55am

      I really, really want the Eileen Fisher sport sandal in black…in ANY iteration, but I’ve read mixed reviews. I’ve got a wide foot, so any advice???

      Close enough with the grammar, Kirstjen! 😉

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    Sarah
    23 Jun 2017
    12:41pm

    Tevas will never be.. stylish… but they have come out with some versions that are more tolerable, which given their comfort, convinced me.

    https://www.rei.com/product/896868/teva-terra-float-livia-lux-sandals-womens

    https://www.rei.com/product/896869/teva-capri-universal-sandals-womens

    Truth be told, if I am going the Practical Outdoor Sandal route, I usually default to my Chacos.

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    Tamara WINAWER
    23 Jun 2017
    2:26pm

    Just got to tell you I’m sitting here in a car on the way to JFK fully dressed head to toe in GOACA picks…the yoga capris from the other day (BEST. EVER.), the platform adidas from a few weeks ago, and of course a black jolie laide roll and tuck and red lipstick…thanks for keepin us all in such great style :))) taking GOACA to sunny Spain…

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    Lori
    23 Jun 2017
    7:16pm

    Have to share: Just ordered these affordable slides (in gold) for a multi-city trip, and they are so heavenly comfortable that they make me swoon: https://m.shop.nordstrom.com/c/sudini-shoes?origin. Also, heel taps *really* help extend shoe life … (-:

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    Rachel
    23 Jun 2017
    9:59pm

    My 50th birthday present to myself was a pair of the No. 6 huraches in caramel. I haven’t worn wooden clogs since the 80s and I feel like I’m time traveling! Thanks for the tip.

    (plus! While Bryr 42s are too small for me, No. 6 just fits! Woot! Big-footed-woman is happy!)

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      Mamavalveeta03
      24 Jun 2017
      12:59am

      Fellow Bigfoot here: Are they comfy? They take me back to college days…Bastad navy clogs with my navy fairisle sweater and my lightwash bell-bottoms. 🙂

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        Rachel
        25 Jun 2017
        12:09pm

        “Comfy” is relative. I’m sure standing on hard wood was easier when I was 18 — but they make me really happy. (And not only because they fit my feet!)

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    Viajera
    26 Jun 2017
    10:45am

    On the subject of these clogs… do they make a lot of noise on, say, a wood floor?

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    Kate
    14 Jul 2017
    1:56pm

    I love No. 6 clogs and after seeing them here ordered the red, but sadly the color of the actual shoe is much more brown than in the photo posted here and at the No. 6 site (according to No. 6, “the nature of flash photography” led the photo they use to advertise their shoes to be totally different from the actual shoes, something you would think an online retailer would correct for). I do love their clogs, though, and find them so comfortable and not loud on a wood floor, bummed that the red is so different than pictured.

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