Before going to the Bahamas in May I had originally bought the Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandals with the side zipper and elastic straps in the back… however, I ended up returning them because the straps didn’t fit my leg properly (a constant shoe struggle of mine). On my last visit to the city I found the “Backview Sandal” (photographed above) and they are the perfect addition to my wardrobe. Not only do they fit better with the adjustable straps, they are a chic cross between a boot and the popular gladiator sandal. They give a funky and more rebellious look to any outfit. The cutouts make a simple black dress like this Alice & Olivia one look fierce, and I love the combination of the bold leather with the dainty lace. I layered a few of my favorite Chan Luu necklaces with my crescent shaped Alexis Bittar because in this case…more is more.