This past week my husband and I went on a little getaway to Las Vegas to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary. We thought it was fitting to celebrate lucky number 13 at a casino. I highly, highly recommend doing a weekend away for the big number anniversaries. We spent our 10th in New York, and went for a simpler vacation for our 13th. Whilst there, I got to do a little shopping – one of the things I picked up was the Tory Burch Miller Sandal in Vintage Vachetta.
I’ve been wanting the miller sandal for such a long time but really resisted getting them because they are such a pricey, basic sandal. They really do hit the right style note though by being as elegant as they are casual, so you can wear them with a pretty summer dress or skirt, or wear them with jeans or cutoff shorts. I hoped to find them at the Premium Outlets, but the outlet store had many other sandal options but no millers. I did like a few of the styles at the outlet but the styles they had where outlet only styles and the leather was definitely not as nice as the leather used in non outlet designs. I made the mistake of buying outlet Tory Burch shoes several years ago at the same outlet and the leather really feels more like pleather and I never wear them – they make my feet too sweaty. I opted to go back to Nordstrom and just purchase the sandals I initially had my eye.
I tried on several pairs of neutral colors and narrowed it down to the color makeup, which is closest to my skin tone and a great neutral, gold, white and vintage vachetta. The Vintage Vachetta was the winner for me because it paired the best with black, denim, navy and white and pretty much all the colors I normally wear. I think the vachetta is the most neutral of all the colors. I purchased it in my regular size 9 but when I got back to our hotel room I read reviews (there are 1.4K reviews on the Nordstrom website) and most of them suggested sizing up 1/2 to a full size. I tried my shoes on again and despite the fact that they felt right my foot covered most of the sandal bottom. We went back and I tried the 1/2 size up and indeed it looked better. I think I could have easily gone with a full size up too but I hate when the front of the sandals is so long that it catches on stairs. If you have average sized foot (not wide, not especially high arches) I recommend sizing up 1/2 a size. If you have wide feet or high arches, or long toes – go a full size up!