ANYWAY, I wanted to show my new shoes! Well, very new-ish. I got them before Christmas. I finally decided to treat myself to some Swedish Hasbeens, as I'd wanted a pair for years and years and then got info from someone here on how they fit, if they were comfy etc, and then finally they had a sale with their internaional shipping so it all fell into place. I've had this idea for ages now that I want to have a lot less of certain things, including summer shoes. When it's hot I prefer that simplicity, and now I have a black pair of sandals, and these, super simple tan ones. Not too high for good comfort, and a neutral, natural tan colour so that they will go with everything forever. Of course I'll always be the woman who likes to wear her sandals with tights in winter so these will get double the use. And that is a good thing!
I took these pictures before I'd even dared to wear them. They were so perfect and simple and raw, and I love that! I've now worn them a couple of times for shortish distances, and finally caved and rubbed olive oil into them to protect them. It hasn't made them really dark or orange, as I had feared it might, and now I can wear them without having to be super careful with every little step. Socks at first because the leather needs breaking in and then... barefooted as intended!