Tuesday, March 15, 2011


It’s my dreaded time of year where I have to give up a precious hour of sleep and change my clock to lose an hour thanks to Daylight Savings time.  I’m not sure why, but it gets me all out of whack and it takes me several days to get on track.  This “Spring Forward” time change also always reminds me of my high school days when staying out past curfew on this particular night was the worst because it was exaggerated by an extra faux hour.  Parents can be so lame sometimes... ;)  Aside from the teen memories and slight physical malfunctions from lack of sleep, the great trade off about this time of year is that SPRING IS FINALLY HERE.  We can shed our fabulous Winter boots and begin to enjoy the fragrance from blooming flowers in the sunny air.  As one of the hot 2011 trends for Spring color and mod styles are a great way to welcome the new season.  These adorable ‘Tess’ mod sandals from Kate Spade have me ready to tip toe through the tulips. ;) 

The ‘Tess’ exudes the signature clean lines of Kate Spade.  They are simple and yet uber stylish.  I love the Mad Men feel that you get from these T-straps… and if you have caught my past posts, I do a triple swoon for a T-strap. ;) They have this wonderful classic, sophistication that is also nostalgic for me, all at the same time.

The sandal is relatively flat in the footpad which is always concerning when it comes to wearability.  Ms. Katie Spade thought about that when she added a nice padding in the footpad, albeit it almost unperceivable to the naked eye.  What also helps make the ‘Tess’ a great wearable option is the 3 ¼” heel.  It’s a good crank up in your vertical fabulousness without making it unbearable to take another step around Hour 7 of your day.

Their versatility comes in the two color combinations along with the fact that you could easily rock these with some opaque tights for the chillier Spring days and step up your Mod look.  At about $120 on sale at 6pm.com or Footcandy, this is a really affordable way to update your Spring wardrobe.  Mod can easily go “grandma’s closet” on you but because it’s Kate Spade, the details have made this sandal fresh, young and very Mod-ern. ;)


Unknown said...

ohhhhh cute!!

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

@Monique - RIGHT?? I forgot to mention that Kate Spades run small... so go up a size when ordering online so you don't have to do an exchange later. ;) xoxo

Anonymous said...

Those sandals are so cute!!

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

@Terry - Thanks TDawg! :) Maybe for the wife?


vivi said...

they may look quite old-fashioned nowadays, but they're pretty.. i prefer the red version!

shoe-radar.com said...

I agree with the time change but here in Vegas we aren't ready just yet for Spring so I'll keep mine on standby... Nice picks ;)

Jennifer said...

even though it takes some getting used to b/c of the time change its really exciting to look forward to spring and bring out fabulous shoes to wear such as the sandal you mentioned. goodbye winter! hope you're well luv!



The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

I agree... the trade off is a plus when you get better weather! ;) Rain, rain, go away... ;)


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