08 June 2014

Zara High Heel Strappy Sandal w/ Metal Pins

Zara High Heel Strappy Sandal w/ Metal Pins

Price: 79.90 USD
Composition: 100% Polyurethane (Upper), 40% Polyester 60% Polyurethane (Lining), 100% Vulcanized Rubber (Sole)
Heel Height: 3.39 in.

A few weeks ago, I was on Kat Golden's blog and saw her wearing these sandals that pretty much won me over. I was convinced that I needed them. I finally got around to driving to the only Zara store here in San Diego and went on a hunt for them. I was worried that they wouldn't have them in stock anymore, but alas, they were there (with the last pair of Size 6 on display).

I tried them on, looked in the mirror, “smized”, took them off, checked the price tag and immediately had second thoughts. I started to doubt whether or not I really needed them after all. But I REALLY REALLY loved them. I just wasn't sure if that was reason enough to justify such a huge purchase. But then I thought about what my mom always tells me. You see, I was raised by Imelda Marcos. Okay, not the actual Imelda Marcos, but close enough. My mom is an avid shoe collector and when it comes to shoes she always says that if you find the perfect pair, then you should buy it, regardless of the price. Shoes come and go and it's much harder to find the perfect pair of shoes than to find the perfect LBD. Some styles just never come back.

Anyway, I put the shoes back on the shelf and walked around the store to mull over this very difficult decision. I wandered around for awhile, but like a moth to a flame, I found myself going back to them. I decided to put together an outfit to try on with the shoes. I chose this black peplum leather jacket and this printed dress. Well, it certainly did the trick because I went to the register straight after putting my clothes back on and bought them.

Some of the things I love about it is the block heel and the metal pins up front. It's a bit on the trendy side, but I think you can rock it pretty much during any time of day or year. They're so versatile because you can either dress them up or down. They're very easy to walk in and are fairly comfortable. It's a little tight when you first start wearing them, but I think that's pretty normal. I'm sure it'll feel better and less snug when I finally break them in. It's pretty true to size, but if you have wide feet, you might want to size up. The shoes definitely do not feel or look cheap. I don't feel like the straps or the zip in the back are easy to snap or break. I actually think that $80 is a fair price for the quality. The only thing that I don't like is that it's a little difficult to get your foot in the shoe. It's kind of a tight fit on the heel so you really have to shove your feet in. I think it's probably due to the material. The zipper can get also get stuck on the lining if you're not careful. Other than that, I pretty much plan on wearing these babies out as much as I can because I absolutely adore them!

I went to the Zara store recently and a bunch of their shoes are now on sale (up to 50% off), so if you don't want to pay the $80, then you should definitely lookout for these to go on sale as well.


  1. These are so cool! I loved the block heel too. Thanks for mentioning the sale, I will be checking it out real soon. haha

    1. Yah, I feel like a rockstar when I wear them :D They're having a sale now!!

  2. I have them got them in sale for £15 UK ��