I am often asked why I don't like to wear flat shoes more often. The truth is that heels just look better and I've always wished I was taller. I guess at 5'5 I am taller than the average woman, but I was hoping for at least 5'7. Is that too much to ask? I feel like heels make your legs look longer. A lot of the heels I do wear are pretty comfortable. If they are not a comfortable pair then you won't see me wearing them as often. Personally, I prefer no shoes, but I cannot get away with that in fashion. The second best thing to wear after heels are sneakers or flip flops. When you aren't hanging by the pool it is nice to have a leather pair of thong sandals that you can wear with your summer looks. This pair from Cornetti is elegant and goes with a lot of different ensembles. They are easy to walk in as well. When my shoes aren't made of leather I can definitely tell the difference. I usually get a lot of blisters and they can be painful. That is why I choose to invest in quality leather shoes. I paired the sandals with a striped cotton dress that is under $50. The back detailing is what really makes this mini dress stand out. It also has a very flattering cut. Blue and gray is a fun color combination so I went with that as my theme for this look.