After quite a few years of not being able to wear open-toed shoes at work, the rules at my current job are different - open-toed shoes, including sandals are fine and many women wear them. In the past, I would buy a couple pairs of casual sandals once every few years - the last time I've done that is 2014, so I am really overdue for update. I will probably also buy one new pair of casual sandals for errands etc. but my focus are work appropriate open toed shoes - I feel like kid in a candy store and want to make up for the past years.

I like open-toed booties and tried the famous Paul Green Cayennes that many Fabbers have, but they don't work on my narrow ankles, the shoe opening is too large resulting in the dreaded flower pot effect. The same happened with some other versions from other brands, so I have given up on actively searching for summery booties. I did buy the Vince Camutto Lavette in navy (Find #1), even though they have been around for a while, I hope they are still relatively current because I really like the style.

I would like to buy a couple of pairs of dressier leather sandals for work, specifically block heels in 1-2.5" heel height range. What I have from before that I think is still current enough are tan Trinas (#2) and taupe gladiator sandals (#3). I intend to order the silver Camper sandals ((#4) soon because I need at least one very comfy pair for my upcoming trip to Europe. Part of my trip will be spent in Vienna, Austria, which is the home of Paul Green brand, and I intend to shop for PG sandals/shoes there as they are supposed to be priced much lower than in US. I am interested in the black pair in the finds and navy pair on the photo. I am also attracted to the green KD and taupe/white Aquatalia in finds, too.

So, I am at a bit of loss how to do this in organized manner. Are the sandals I like too similar too each other? What other types of sandals are trending now ( I can not do mules or slides)? How would you prioritize the process - I can probably get two pricier options, especially if I get PGs in Austria, but then everything else would need to be hunted on sale after I am back ( end of June). We can easily have 5 months of open-toed shoes weather here in DC, and I do like variety, so I am hoping to build a nice collection, but of course can not do it all at once in a single summer.

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