Style Summer

Summer Shoe Picks: Wedges

August 3, 2018

I think the best part of summer has to be the wide array of clothes and shoes options that we have. During winter time, I am throwing on sweaters and jeans with the sole purpose of being warm haha. So I wanted to show you all my favorite shoes for this summer: wedges! As you all know, I am extremely short, people call it petite to sound better, so I try to add as much height as I can while staying comfortable. I’ve been preferring wedges over other heeled sandals because they are more comfy and can be just as cute! Plus, they are so versatile — you can dress them up or down. I just pair them with jeans and a plain tee and was ready to go!

I never thought too much of why wedges have cork heels until Alex asked me one time. Sooo I did a little digging to explain to him because I was sure it wasn’t just for style. Apparently, the first wedge shoe came about in 1935, designed by Salvatore Ferragamo, who used cork/wood instead of the typical materials for shoes like leather. Cork was often chosen over the use of wood because it was lighter and considered to be more durable and sturdy. As World War II came about, there was a lack of leather and rubber for typical shoes so shoes made of cork became more popular, such as wedges. Wedges have transformed over the years. From becoming more popular in the 70s and then resurfacing in the 90s as sneaker form.

This particular pair was from a place called Bata when I was in Italy. Unfortunately, they don’t ship to the US yet but you can get some if you are in Europe. But there are so many styles available that I can’t even pick my favorites! I thought I would never be someone who could pull of snake-print and always strayed FAR away from them. I see others styling them every fashion season and always watched from afar instead of joining. But when I saw these, I couldn’t resist. The subtle yet distinct print drew me in and I couldn’t say no. From far away, they just look like white wedges, but the beautiful patterns emerges as soon as you get up close. The minimalist strap detailing across the foot and around the ankles provides just enough added support to strap in your feet. They are the MOST comfortable heeled shoes I have. Even though they look so high, the platform in the front makes it easier to walk and balance in. I am able to walk around the city for hours in these, which gives it the ultimate stamp of approval!

One of the best feelings in the world has to be buying a pair of shoes that prove to be worth the investment. While the price tag on these babies weren’t the most affordable, I think they were worth every penny. And no need to break the bank either! Just forgo a few other pairs to invest in one, because it will become a staple in your summer wardrobe. For some reason, during this time of the year, I am running around with my wallet wide open, basically asking these stores to take my money because my googlely eyes can’t stop pining for some new pair of shoes. Please tell me I am not the only one! I’ve linked several other options of wedges within this post and let me know your favorite pair of shoes right now!



A million and one thanks for reading — until my next lil’ thought then!

xx Jen

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  • Reply Des August 3, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Cute photos doll! I love wedges, they are the most comfortable heel out there! Thanks for sharing!

    xx, Des

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 4, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      thanks so much Des! They are my favorite shoes as well! Thanks so much for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply The Exclusive Beauty Diary August 3, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Such a beautiful wedges! I’m also huge fan and have a few pairs!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      thank you!! they’re my fave too!
      xx jen

  • Reply Heather Rowland August 4, 2018 at 6:52 am

    I have such a similar pair of wedges but in silver rather than gold! Yours are absolutely stunning and you’ve styled them beautifully – so perfect for summer!

    Heather xoxo

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 4, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      ooo i imagine them to be so stunning!! thank you so much for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply Danielle Alexa August 4, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I love wedges, I can walk for miles in them without the slightest bit of pain!

    Danielle xx

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 4, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      yesss i am the same way!! the only shoes that I can last for a long time in the city!
      xx jen

  • Reply BeingIsabella August 4, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Getting a pair of wedge sandals/heels is currently the top shoe on my wishlist. I feel like it’s such a staple to have in your wardrobe and considering how much I enjoy adding a little extra boost of height to myself, it seems given that I should get a pair because they are comfortable and you can wear them hours on end without your feet hurting! I actually was looking at the Marc Fisher ones you recommended and the See By Chloe or Chloe ones with the scalloped edges. I know Castaner has a really nice pair of espadrille wedges too which are beautiful. I’m hoping that now since fall clothing is coming out (ugh, it’s the time already!) summer shoes will start going on sale so I can get myself a pair of them for even less than they already are! My aunt as the Michael Kors Palm Tree purse that matches the wedge sandals your recommended so one I finish writing this I’m going to text her these! I’m sure she’ll love them!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Yess I forgot all about those deals that come out when fall rolls around! These shoes are definitely a must as I always need the height hahaha – thanks so much for reading Isabella!
      xx jen

  • Reply Natalia August 5, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Love that pair! Wedges are perfect for almost every surface, way more comfortable than pumps and they look fresh and stylish. I love your pictures!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 5, 2018 at 9:30 am

      Yes I totally agree and they are sooo comfy! thanks so much for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply Nina August 5, 2018 at 7:07 am

    So cute dear! I need come back to NY! hahaha
    Have a great day!

    La ilusión de Nina –

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 5, 2018 at 9:30 am

      thanks nina! and yes you do!
      xx jen

  • Reply Anna August 5, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Also love summer cause we all have more wardrobe options and combinations! I have boots from Bata, they are awesome! Love your looks!

    Have a great week!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 6, 2018 at 10:13 am

      Yess totally agree! I feel like I have a lot more freedom to express myself! I am so glad you have something from bata too– I can’t ever find someone who loves it just as much as i do!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Shaelyn Janisch August 5, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    You looking great in the wedges! I definity need a new pair for summer!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 6, 2018 at 10:14 am

      thank you! i think now would be a perfect time!
      xx jen

  • Reply Chloe August 6, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Great wedges!

    Chloe x

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 6, 2018 at 10:13 am

      thanks chloe!
      xx jen

  • Reply Emily August 6, 2018 at 9:33 am

    Those shoes are so cute and I love how you paired them with the neutral outfit! Beautiful photos, Jen! <3

    -Emily |

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 6, 2018 at 10:13 am

      thanks so much emily!
      xx jen

  • Reply camilla August 7, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Great pictures, great scenery, and nice outfit.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 7, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      thank you camilla!
      xx jen

  • Reply Varuna Jithesh August 7, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Nice and Perfect looking outfit..

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 7, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      thank you!
      xx jen

  • Reply districtofchic August 7, 2018 at 11:18 am

    These are so cute! Wedges are so comfy!

    District of Chic

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 7, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      yess they are my favorite!
      xx jen

  • Reply analysa August 8, 2018 at 2:52 am

    You look so beautiful, Love.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 8, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      thank you so much!
      xx jen

  • Reply Nina August 8, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    You look so cute!!
    xx- Nina

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 8, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      thank you so much Nina!
      xx jen

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