3.1 min readBy Published On: April 7th, 2011Categories: Features0 Comments

There are many signs spring is coming.

Sully’s opening, St. Patrick’s Day, street cleaning, the swan boats, Red Sox opening day and my personal favorite, open toe shoes on full display in stores and magazines!!!

My legion of fans (all 7 of you) know I loves me some big girl shoes, so its no surprise it’s not flip flops I’m excited to bust out, but sky high wedges. YAY!!!

Now don’t get me wrong, I love my boots.  I mean I can wear tube socks with them – awesome.  I’ve spent the last week or so spending some quality time with my favorite boots and booties so they won’t be sad when they get redirected to the back of my closet.  Regardless of my special bond with my boots, right around this time of year I get a little antsy to wear my warm weather shoes I so lovingly packed away in September. 

Grooming tip

The first order of business before putting so much as a pinky toe into a gladiator sandal is get a pedicure, no more February feet!!  Ladies I beg you, please don’t leave the house without properly preparing your toes.  None of us want to see gnarly T-Rex toes hanging out of a sandal.  Even if you can’t squeeze in a pedi, march yourself over to Rite Aid and pick up some quick dry nail polish and ands swipe some on your piggy toes!  And while you’re at it take a pumice stone to your heels.

No offense Carrie Bradshaw

I might be a little more excited this year to change out my shoes because of a little splurge I made last year – Stuart Weitzman gold espadrilles!  Normally I wouldn’t spend that kind of money on shoes, no offense Carrie Bradshaw, because I think it’s insane and I wear the hell out of my shoes (I don’t know what I do to them, but I never seem to be able to get more than a couple seasons out of a pair of shoes).  But when I saw these shoes in US Weekly I knew I had to have them, they are gorgeous!  Gold just might be my favorite neutral and in an espadrille it can go from daytime shorts to an evening maxi dress seamlessly.  I know we all like to give our feet a break with flip flops but ladies high heels make our legs look longer and skinnier (win/win) and they make our calves look amazing.  Espadrilles and really any wedge or stacked heel shoes are super comfy so there’s no excuse to live in Old Navy 2 for $5 flip flops all summer.

I need your help

Now this is where I need all of your help, when can I start wearing my spring/summer shoes?  Is it a specific date like April 1 (even though I had to trudge through 4 inches of sludge to get to my car on April 1st this year)?  What about a specific holiday like Patriots day?  Or does the temperature have to hit 60 degrees at least 2 days in a row?  Or is it more complicated, a sliding scale of open toe appropriateness?  Like you can start off with peep toes in spring hues and gradually work your way to strappy sandals?  And what’s the latest I can wear my boots and booties?  I need to know what you think.  Go to the Caught in Southie Facebook fan page and give me your advice.

I don’t want to be the only donkey in April wearing strappy sandals!

Written by Heather Foley