Madewell’s Jessie sandal (89016, $128) comes in desert camel or true black. I saw the black for $89.99 in-store on 6/28.
Size 7.5 – I’ve only tried on a couple pair of Madewell shoes and — like J Crew shoes — I took size 8, instead of my 7.5 size. In this case, they run TTS and the 7.5 fit well.
I cannot imagine the size 8 on. It would be like a pair of skis. Maybe cropped skis, but skis, nonetheless. Even with this little bit of overage, I am prone to tripping in them.
It was a comfortable sandal. Good luck w/the tan lines.
The strap closures were fussy. You put the hole over the rounded prong thing. I’m sure it has a name. All I know is it wasn’t easy to close. It was easy in theory but diffiult to do on these shoes. If you are pregnant, you do not want these shoes unless you have someone to help you or some secret technique to buckling shoes.
J Crew Sofia buckle sandal (68849, $228) – comes in black & soft sand. Two more straps than Madewell’s Jessie. The straps on these are buckle and look a bit narrow so the degree of difficulty to close may be similar to that of the Jessie. I like the heel on this, though, and it looks more supportive & polished than the Jessie.
with HAPPY4TH thru Sun, 7/7.
* Contrast-back boy shirt ($59.50) – net $41.65
* Studio sweater in stripe pop ($74.99) – net $52.49
* Tailored blazer in chambray ($114.50) – net $80.15
* V-neck pocket tee in stripe ($22.50) – net $15.75