Choosing the perfect summer sandal can be quite the challenge given the enormous selection of duds and overpriced rubber that scatters over our shopping domains. Sometimes the straps are just overwhelming, the flip of the flop rubs the top of your foot or those Swarovski crystals just keep popping off. A new brand to check out is Lily Holt.
Lily Holt Santa Cruz Sandal
Available at: perfectdetails.com
This designer covers all the bases with shoes for every season, but my personal favorites are from the Santa Cruz collection. Go to LilyHolt.com to see all of the products that come from the exploration of different cultures and natural materials. Many of the sandals have natural stones on the straps, such as black onyx, turquoise, amethyst, and more. To me the print and placement of the label reminds me distinctly of Jimmy Choo, but you do the judging on that one. Apparently these sandals are luxe enough to catch the eye of Kimora Lee Simmons, who will be sporting the Josie and the Salta styles on her TV show this coming season and that woman knows shoes... have you seen her walk-in master bedroomesque closet?
Prices range from $225 up to $575 for everything from shoes and boots to belts and jewelry. The Fall/Winter 2008 collection reflects the designer's Argentine influence and involves stones, patterns and metallic. If you're an urban jetsetter or a Palm Beach socialite, these shoes were made with you in mind, so go to LilyHolt.com or her boutique in Palm Beach, Florida, and find the next stop to looking the part.
Jules Newmark is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Jules is currently based in sun drenched San Diego, California, where she works, and works the scene, as a modeling agent. Jules's beauty must-haves include mascara by Dior, perfume by Calvin Klein, and a really good sunblock.