Sigerson Morrison – Die Cut Skimmer

Few things are sadder than when a good pair calls it quits. I personally haven’t been myself since Barbie and Ken split. And don’t even get me started on Rachel and Finn (though something tells me within the next 2 episodes of Glee, that power-couple will probably get back together). So you probably can guess that I was saddened by the recent news that Sigerson Morrison co-founders, Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison have left their namesake brand.

In an attempt to lessen my depression, let’s get to talking about this Die Cut Skimmer! What’s a skimmer? Wikipedia via Google tells us that a skimmer is “a small family of tern-like birds in the order Charadriiformes, which also includes the waders, gulls and auks.” There are way too many words in that quotation that I have never heard before. After refining my search and stumbling on to squidoo.com, this is what I have learned:

Think of skimmers as Chuck Taylors with the tops cut off. They’re perfect for summer–easy to slip on and off and they go with everything from a cute summer dress, your hottest pair of short-shorts, or your favorite worn-in jeans. As if they couldn’t get any better, skimmers also come in a variety of colors, designs, and styles!

Muuuuch better. This Die Cut Skimmer is cah-ute. Yes, I just said cah-ute. Please don’t navigate away from this post in shame. Please. ¬†I’m salavating over the intricate triangular-shaped cut-out details on this shoe! And the color! Ah! It’s such a pretty golden yellow (not mustard yellow, don’t say mustard yellow. I HATE mustard). ¬†Someone buy me a pair, please? I’m sad that Sigerson Morrison are no longer a pair! Make me happy!

Fun fact: May 11th is very soon. Anyone know why I care?

Sigerson Morrison – Buckle Sandal

The word on the street is that yellow is the hot color for the summer. Ah ha! Someone else thinks that’s as predictable as I think it is? I like yellow. My parents’ house is yellow, the house in which my sister and I grew up, so the color yellow is associated with happiness and good memories in my mind.

I can’t decide if I like this shoe or not. I know that’s been the name of the game these past few posts – and I’m just WAITING for one of you to call me out on my constant indecision. But alright we’re gonna do a pros and cons. You ready for this? Get ready:

Pros:
1. Beautiful color. Glistens, glows, not too green but not too orange either. Just right, Goldylocks, it’s just. right.
2. Open-toed. A bit of a wide open-toe but it’s still nice to be able to show off a toe-nail now and then (that sounds kind of gross but you know what I mean).
3. High ankle strap. I’ve always found these to be 1. surprisingly comfortable and 2. surprisingly flattering – they accentuate the skinniness of ankles (or kankles, depending on what you have going on down there).

Cons:
1. There’s really only the one but it’s semi-important. I am not a fan of the hardware on the buckle. It’s extremely cowboy-like and while I haven’t really met many cowboys, I have a sneaking suspicion that they would not be caught dead or alive in a pair of these sandals, despite how adorable they are.

So think what you want, wear what you want, that’s somewhat the name of the game in this be who you want to be world in which we live. I’m off to go running now.

Fun fact: while preparing this post I was also watching Julie and Julia. And I love it.