As you know, I have spring on the brain.  Long story short – I discovered that Amazon has an awesome shoe store (with great search features plus free returns on most items) aaaaand I ordered a bunch of sandals!  Here are my impressions, final verdicts, and fashion illustrations (of course.)

Lauren Ralph Lauren Hazel buckle platform sandal

Hazel platform sandal Lauren Ralph Lauren

I got these in a size 5 – they fit great and I love the snakeskin texture.  But in my opinion the “sandstone” color was too dull and desaturated for spring/summer.  I might get another pair in white and see how those look, but I’m still not sure. Returned.

Schutz, Christie platform sandal

Christa sandal Schutz

The smallest I could get was a 5.5 and the fit made walking around feel awkward.  I loved the chunky wooden platform – and the Jute sole seemed comfortable for hot weather (aka if my feet got sweaty… ew) but I think it might take me a while to get used to the texture.  (Am I crazy? Any “jute sole” fans out there??)  The straps were a really pretty color but, unfortunately these were just too big to keep. Returned.

Lauren Ralph Lauren, leather Hart platform sandal

Hart platform sandal Lauren Ralph Lauren

Amazon only had these in a size 5.5 as well.  As soon as I slipped my feet into these babies I knew they were keepers.  The leather straps were buttery soft.  The heel height is high (which I like) but didn’t feel uncomfortable after wearing around the house for a while.  I also love the “Polo Tan” color – it’s exactly what I was looking for.  And – bonus: V.Ng liked them too!  Verdict: Exchanged (for a size 5 on Zappos.)

Did I make the right decisions or do you disagree? Let me know what you think; I’d love to read your opinions.

Thanks for viewing my fashion illustrations, everybody!