So I wandered over to the new Sam Edelman store next door afterwards. Sam Edelman is like my favorite heel brand I think. They are always so comfortable despite how high they are, and their price point is really reasonable for the design and quality! I liked many different styles at the store, I could have bought 5 pairs lol. But I bought 2 pairs only. And actually will return one of them.
The style that I LOVE, which is also on sale, is the Anastasia Sandal in new burgandy. They are on sale from $150 to $105 at Sam Edelman. Nordstrom actually carries it too, and it's on sale for $99.9. However, Nordstrom only has black and sharkskin (light gray, also very pretty), they do not carry the burgandy ones.
These sandals are actually quite similar to the Palma sandals that I ordered and returned from the Nordstrom anniversary sale. I remember those being uncomfortable on, like the heel was too high that you felt like you were tipping over. But these Anastasia sandals are super comfy! I can walk miles in them. No joke. It says online that the heel is 4 inches, but they don't feel that high to me.
I think the burgandy color is very nice and I don't have any other shoes in this color! It's very "fall". Love. Here they are on me... they match my current toe nail color! I got my normal size 6.
You don't have to mess with the tie at all each time when you put them on or take them off though, because there is an inner zipper:
I actually debated hard on whether to go with the sharkskin or burgandy. Here's the sharkskin:
While I think the gray color is probably more versatile, I decided against it in the end because I have quite a few pairs of nude sandals/shoes. I felt that whatever outfit I can wear gray with, I can wear nude. So I went with the burgandy which are more unique I suppose. Although, I'm kind of tempted to get the gray ones also!
The height of the heels are also more on the uncomfortable side, since they are 4.5 inch without any platform. The side buckles are adjustable though, so you can adjust based on your arch. These also fit true to size.
Surprisingly, these shoes are not as "loud" as you'd think.
Well, I'm going to return them since they don't look that great with any outfits I own, and also because I simply don't have any occasions to wear them to. But I still think they are cool, so if you have things to go with them, I'd say get these!
But, everybody needs to get the Anastasia sandals. They will go with everything, no matter which one of the 3 colors you get. =)