Over the past few months I've had the opportunity to partner with some amazing brands for everything from sponsored posts to brand photography, but I'm not sure if I've been as excited about a brand as I am about this one.
A few weeks ago the lovely Sarah Flint herself reached out to me on Instagram kindly complimenting me on my content and asking if I wanted to join their team as a brand ambassador.
I've seen and fawned over the Sarah Flint brand for about a year now. Some of my favorites in the blogging space –Carly, Grace, Julia – have raved about their products so when shoes became a necessity to purchase they were going to be top of my list.
Now, with a pair of my own in their beautifully branded dust bags I'm so excited to share my full review, honest thoughts, discount code and styling tips with you.
A serious pinch me moment.
This is going to be a hefty post – as there's so much to share about the brand - so I've broken it down into the following sections:
+ Brand Quick Facts
+ First Impressions
+ Size + Comfort + Fit
+ Styling Tips
+ Final Thoughts
This is not a sponsored partnership, but Sarah Flint did integrate me into their brand ambassador program which gives me an opportunity to receive shoes in exchange for content created. I was sent the Grear sandals to kickstart my content. Use the discount code below for $$ off your purchase.
Use the code SARAHFLINT-BASOMEPRETTYTHING for $50 off your first purchase
Sarah Flint Quick Facts
+ Made in Italy (in fact their shoes are made in the same heritage factories as Hermes, Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik)
+ They are a luxury item without the luxury price tag.
+ Sizing: European sizing (more on that below)
+ Price: $250-$500
+ A range of comfort-driven, feminine styles from sandals and flats to pumps and stilettos.
+ Woman founded + run company
+ How to Shop: SarahFlint.com
Let's just say "good" doesn't quite cover it. I was so lucky to have my pick of shoes on the site and I knew right away the Grear sandals in Saddle Vachetta were the shoes for me.
I work from home, rarely wear heels, and our summer months are brutal so the more comfortable sandals I own the better. Also, the fact that these are often worn by Megan Markle was a huge win in my book.
The shoes were delivered so quickly – within a few days of placing the order – and the unboxing was a delightful experience.
As a little aside, over on Instagram today I'm sharing a video look at the unboxing as part of my 7 Days of Sarah Flint campaign. Go take a look over there if you want a video introduction to the shoe.
With each order you'll receive a beautifully packaged box with a card indicating the artisan who crafted the shoe and a guide to wearing them. Each shoe comes with a beautiful dust bag so you can keep them protected for years to come.
For the Grear sandals in particular, the quality of the leather, the fastenings, straps, ties, and soles were exactly what I expected from a luxury shoe. In a word, impeccable.
From the moment I slid them on my feet I instantly appreciated that the tie straps of the sandals were a soft fabric instead of leather which made them instantly comfortable.
On Sizing, Comfort, and Fit
Sizing & Fit : Like I mentioned earlier, the Sarah Flint shoes come in European sizes but their website has a handy conversion chart in case you don't know your size off the top of your head.
The Grear sandals only come in half sizes in a few sizes (I'm sure it's because those are much more commonly purchased) so I went with my normal whole size ( US 6 | IT 36 ) and the sandals are a perfect fit.
Obviously there's much more leeway for sizing with sandals so I can't speak about their other shoes, but I'm sure they work hard to keep a consistency in sizing across their product lines.
Comfort: My feet don't like new shoes. I get blisters just looking at new flats but I swear I could walk all day in the Grear sandals. The fabric tie back strap makes them incredibly comfortable and once the soles break in a bit I know for a fact they will be the most comfortable sandals I own.
For Playing Tourist in Your Own City
Large hat to keep the sun away + white tee + denim shorts + Grear sandals
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A Sundress Moment
Midi Dress + Grear Sandals + Basket Bag + Long layered necklaces
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For the Changing Weather
Light crew neck + jeans + Grear sandals + baseball hat
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Reminder: if you're interested in shopping Sarah Flint, don't pay full price! Use the code SARAHFLINT-BASOMEPRETTYTHING for $50 off your order.
As a woman who is turning 30 year, I pride myself on knowing quality pieces when I see them. It's why I've gotten rid of so much of my closet over the last 2 years and why I keep investing in pieces from Sezane, Levis, etc.
In my opinion, if you're looking for a timeless shoe (no matter the style) Sarah Flint is the place to look. They even have bridal appropriate shoes if you're looking for a special occasion shoe.
I'm so excited to continue to share about my Sarah Flint experience and remember to follow me over on Instagram as I post videos for the next few days about the Sarah Flint experience.