Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow last week on Groundhog Day so we still have to endure over a month of winter yet. Hasn’t the nation been hit hard enough already with snow storms and blizzarding conditions? My kids have already missed too many snow days of school, so the Board of Education has tacked on extra days to the end of the school year.
This frigid weather makes me dream of the beach, toes in the sand. Actually it’s more like the “Toes” song by the Zac Brown Band, “Toes in the Water, Ass in the Sand.” But spring break will be here before we know it. And then summer will creep up on us. Are your toes ready for sandal weather?
I love getting professional pedicures, having my feet pampered and toes painted up in fun colors. But most of the time, I trim and paint my toenails myself (I can surf the net at the same time with one foot up on my desk). I prefer O.P.I. Nail Lacquer as it can last for weeks without chipping.
Having previously worked at a dermatology clinic, I’ve seen a lot of gross looking toenails, where the nails are yellow and cracked and outright disgusting looking. Before working there, I would have presumed that was just bad hygiene, but I now know it’s actually a fungal infection called Onychomycosis. I had to learn about nail fungus, and I learned not to pre-judge people by their looks.
Pictured above with some perfect looking toenails are Fishtail Braid Sandals by Jeffrey Campbell, available from FreePeople.com for $108. Strappy wedge bootie with braided detail at the center and zip closure at back.
Jeffrey CampbellA chunky ankle strap extends the modern elegance of a classic suede sandal lifted by a bold wrapped heel. Color (s) : black suede, blush suede, light pink suede, red suede, taupe suede. Brand: JEFFREY CAMPBELL. Style Name: Jeffrey Campbell 'Lindsay' Ankle Strap Sandal (Women) . Style Number: 5097086. Available in stores.$129.95
Jeffrey CampbellThick leather straps crisscross at the toe and wind up the ankle of this sultry sandal lifted by a chunky stacked heel. Color (s) : black black leather, taupe leather. Brand: JEFFREY CAMPBELL. Style Name: Jeffrey Campbell 'Atterbury' Ankle Strap Sandal (Women) . Style Number: 5174956. Available in stores.$149.95
Jeffrey CampbellA rounded block heel furthers the on-trend sensibility and '70s allure of a strappy suede sandal with a tassel-embellished ankle detail. Color (s) : black suede, red suede, taupe suede. Brand: JEFFREY CAMPBELL. Style Name: Jeffrey Campbell 'Despina' Strappy Sandal (Women) . Style Number: 5111604. Available in stores.$124.95
Jeffrey CampbellA chunky stacked heel generously lifts a modern sandal crafted from ultrasoft suede and finished with eye-catching silvertone hardware. Color (s) : black suede, taupe suede. Brand: JEFFREY CAMPBELL. Style Name: Jeffrey Campbell 'Brianna' Sandal (Women) . Style Number: 5174917. Available in stores.$169.95
Jeffrey CampbellSemigloss, snake-embossed leather polishes the strappy structure of a cage sandal with exotic allure. Color (s) : black snake, brown snake. Brand: JEFFREY CAMPBELL. Style Name: Jeffrey Campbell 'Cast' Wedge Sandal. Style Number: 678883. Available in stores.$109.95
Jeffrey CampbellA clean-lined, minimalist sandal makes a refined and modern addition to your everyday style. Color (s) : black leather, black suede, grey suede, red suede, taupe suede. Brand: JEFFREY CAMPBELL. Style Name: Jeffrey Campbell 'Beaton' Slide Sandal (Women) . Style Number: 5104323. Available in stores.$129.95