I don’t know if the intel wasn’t available at the time or I just missed it. But I absolutely did not pick up on one of the hottest summer sandal trends in my Spring Sandals report earlier this year. Just lately I started seeing raffia sandals EVERYWHERE. On women’s feet and online. And I quickly fell in love with this fresh, earthy and fun summer sandal trend. I think they look very feminine, but also a little whimsical and so summery. So today I’m sharing how I styled mine with a cool summer outfit.
Shopping Raffia Sandals
My Keri raffia sandals feature a somewhat traditional strappy design made from 100% straw. I knew these shoes would be both comfortable and functional (since they have a heel strap), so I went with these.
But I’ve found you a boatload of raffia sandals from everywhere from Nordstrom to Amazon to Saks to Walmart. Yes, they’re absolutely everywhere! Check out the shopping widget below.
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Styling Raffia Sandals
Honestly, I think you can wear these trending summer sandals most anyway you want to. They can look very casual or a little elevated, depending on how you pair them. Later this week I’m sharing a post about the art of pairing shoes with outfits. But I suggest you just play around with styles in your closet and see how these raffia sandals change them up a bit.
My Keri raffia sandals definitely take this otherwise polished linen outfit to a more casual feel. They have a distinctly summery look, making any outfit look a little more “vacation-ready.” I think they give an outfit a sort of laid back, holiday look. By the way, these sandals run true to size for a slightly snug fit at first. But they stretch to fit your foot well with wear. They also come in a summer mint and neutral combo. And you also might enjoy this fun Keri raffia slides. Remember, at Talbots you can get everything 30% off today. And use code SUMMER to get one item 40% off.
My summer outfit is comprised of these demi boot linen pants in navy, a linen slub tank from my closet (similar) and this linen jacket. Everything fits true to size and very comfortably. The linen pants also come in a brighter blue, flax and soft aqua, and they have them in petite sizes, too.
I especially love my linen jacket. It has a soft drape and is a perfect topper for going in and out of air conditioned spaces during hot summer days. It also comes in a soft pink, pretty blue and flax in a full range of sizes. Today at Talbots they’re offering 30% off everything and you’ll get 40% off your highest priced item in your cart with the unadvertised code SUMMER.
For this simple but elevated summer look I added some pretty drop earrings and a layered necklace (similar option) along with my Nordgreen watch and a gold bangle. (Be sure to use code KAYHRMS at Nordgreen for 15% off your purchase.) The drop earrings and gold bangle are both from Kendra Scott where they’re having a Long Weekend Sale. You’ll get 20% off one item or 25% off two or more. I prefer Kendra Scott for elevated casual jewelry that is modern but classic.
I carried my Kate Spade woven satchel, which is 40% off at Nordstrom. My bet is they have a limited supply since I’ve already seen it sell out once and they are no longer available at Kate Spade. However, Kate Spade does have some other beautiful bags, and right now you can get up to 40% off your purchase there, too.
Thanks so much for dropping in today. I hope you have a lovely Memorial Day as we pay honor to those who have given so much for our nation’s freedoms.
Blessed for My Day
I’ve really been working on my anxiety with riding in the car. I don’t feel anxious when I drive, and I don’t feel anxious when James or anyone else is driving on back roads. But when we get on the highways with speeding vehicles whizzing by and semi trucks seemingly invading our space, I get quite fretful. My doctor did prescribe a mild medication for this condition and I have taken it occasionally. But I truly believe that most of our emotional issues and even many of our physical illnesses have at least some root in our spiritual condition. So I’ve been spending time in prayer and Bible meditation to bring peace and calm in this area of my life.
I find that fears can creep into areas of our lives unexpectedly at different times of life. Whether that’s a direct attack from the enemy of our souls or just a phase of life, I don’t know. But I do know that the way to combat emotional extremes is with truth. When we meditate on the truth of God’s Word we do our part by guarding and fortifying our minds. And the Holy Spirit does His part in guarding and fortifying our hearts. If you have a fear that is causing you anxiety or making you miss out on parts of life, I encourage you to find the truth in God’s Word and memorize that truth. Repeat it throughout the day. Think on it. And allow God to use it to change your thinking and your heart. And yes, I’m having great success with this in my life. I’m truly feeling so much less anxious as a passenger in the car.
In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? ~ Psalm 56:4