It’s only the middle of July, so I’m not yet in the mindset of dressing for fall. But lately we’ve had a few cooler mornings with that crisp autumn-like air. And that always puts me in the earth-tones mood. An oatmeal tank top with these velvety soft chinos strikes a perfect summer balance. Also, these Franco Sarto leopard print sandals finally went on sale and I couldn’t hold off any longer. It’s rare that I’ll buy something E tells me he truly dislikes, but these were one exception. To be fair, I tried them on five times before taking the plunge. So at least I really considered his aversion. They’re incredibly comfortable with good support and give a fierce edge to any outfit. Out of the pseudo-birkenstock trend, this is the only pair that’s caught my eye.