The last of the sandals

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

When you live in the Midwest, there comes a time every year when you realize you’re seeing the last of your sandals for a few months. And that always makes me sad.


Shirt – Gap (similar) | Skirt – The Limited (similar) | Shoes – c/o Alterre (same)

There’s also a time of year (at least for me) when I realize that my hair is getting way too long and unruly. The question is always, though, what do I do? Do I cut it short (like I did last year) or do I keep it long? The longer it is the curlier it can be so it actually requires less work. Although, by the end of the day, it doesn’t always look great.

But, let’s be honest, whose hair does look great at the end of the day? Especially if you go to the gym on lunch and, uh, don’t shower. And if you says yours always looks amazing, well, then, I hate you.

Not really. But I do envy you a bit.


11 replies on “The last of the sandals

  1. Anne

    I’m always sad to say goodbye to sandal weather. Getting out of the house is so much quicker when it’s warm – no coats, winter accessories or complicated boots to deal with.

    I like your hair shorter, but yeah, it’s definitely easier to manage when it’s longer. Mine’s pretty much always in a ponytail because of the midday workout (which wasn’t an option when it was shorter!)

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      The funny thing is, I tend to wear it straight in the winter anyway since there’s no humidity and the curl tends to just fall out. So, yeah, I should probably just get it cut and commit to wearing it straight.

      Of course, as soon as I decide to get it cut I end up having a great hair day (like right now). I swear, it knows.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Interesting! My hair has gotten curlier as I’ve gotten older but I can also blow dry it straight with very little effort. Especially in the winter. I swear, it has a mind of its own.

  2. Kaci

    I need to move my sandals and wedges – they’re on the top shelves of shoes in my closet, and all winter, I stare at them longingly. The downfall of living in the Midwest 🙁

  3. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Ah, but in saying goodbye to our sandals, we get to say hello to all our warm, cozy winter clothes! I got embarrassingly excited today when I pulled out a shirt I probably haven’t worn since at least April to wear to work today. Though to be fair, I said goodbye to sandals a long time ago when I got “plantar fasciitis”…or whatever is/was wrong with my foot. That was the end of stylish footwear for me for the season!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      When I ran the Chicago Marathon in 2010 I had to wear sneakers for like two months leading up to the race. That made for some interesting work outfits since, at the time, I wore dress pants and skirts to work every day.

  4. Fra

    You are lucky, here sandals are a distant memory … but I think that a “long wave bob ” ‘would be ideal for you and is very fashionable! 😉

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