Modern classic tassel lug-sole loafers - une femme d'un certain âge

Pick of the week: cute, comfortable, affordable shoes!

I’m a firm believer in the power of shoes to put an “exclamation point” on a simple outfit. The style doesn’t need to be elaborate or extreme or uber-trendy. Here’s a fresh take on a classic loafer that adds a nice finish to a casual outfit.

Sarto by Franco Sarto navy patent tassel loafers.

These navy patent lug-sole loafers (gifted) from SARTO by Franco Sarto are well under $100 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They are incredibly comfortable, too! The uppers are soft, and the footbed is well padded. I love the modern edge the lug soles add, and they’re quite flexible to walk in.

I was able to wear these right out of the box, and the fit is true-to-size. (Reviews are mixed regarding sizing and width, but I found my usual 7.5 was a good fit.) There is some arch support.

On the beauty beat…

Filorga Time Filler is my go-to moisturizer.

This is my go-to daily moisturizer, and I usually pick up a couple jars when we’re in Paris. But on our visit in April I left it to the last minute, and then forgot! Just on a whim, I checked amazon and was happy to see it was included in Prime Day markdowns (today’s the last day).

Other beauty favorites included in Prime Day:

RevitaBrow Serum | Bioderma micellar water | ISDIN SPF50 mineral sunscreen

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  1. Janie
    July 13, 2022 / 4:37 am

    I’ve owned these same shoes for years and have walked all over the world in them! Super comfy and they’ve lasted ages. They’re my go-to for travel.

  2. J
    July 13, 2022 / 6:43 am

    Susan, when do you use the Filorga Time Filler?

    • Susan Blakey
      July 13, 2022 / 6:43 am

      Day & night, after serums.

  3. Sarah
    July 13, 2022 / 6:52 am

    Tania Stephens had these shoes featured on her blog today, too, but her link didn’t work, so thanks!!

  4. Bette
    July 13, 2022 / 6:57 am

    I think Sarto by Franco Sarto is a hugely underrated line of shoes. I have several pairs of Sarto loafers that are beautiful Italian leather, inside and out, that I’ve loved. However, looking at their website, it seems that line has been discontinued.

    • Bette
      July 13, 2022 / 7:01 am

      Actually, now I’m not sure whether the line is discontinued or not. Ignore my comment, please, other than saying I love Sarto loafers!

  5. Nancy
    July 13, 2022 / 7:32 am

    It looks like those shoes are sold out already and today is the first day that I can shop the sale. Sigh

    • Susan Blakey
      July 13, 2022 / 7:36 am

      Hmm, I’m seeing the navy as still available in most sizes. Are you in Canada? Or perhaps looking at a different color? My suggestion is to add to your wishlist or bookmark, and keep checking back as many items are restocked during the sale.

  6. Lois Williams
    July 13, 2022 / 11:36 am

    I always enjoy the big, chunky shoes and laugh because on my size 12 feet they are absolutely all encompassing even at almost 6’ tall! Shorter women have so many more fashion choices and buying options then their taller counterparts who have longer arms, waists, legs etc. I’m assuming pour shorter sister may have some similar issues. Guess what, most men don’t!!

  7. MaryInMaryland
    July 13, 2022 / 7:56 pm

    Revitabrow is cheaper at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale than the Prime Day price on Amazon because of the 2/1 pricing. I swear by it and buy for the year.

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