havaianas-flip-flops

Scott may or may not kill me when he sees this post as I was the one, a couple of years ago, who strictly forbid him to wear flip flops.

“I can not see you in these shoes, these shoes are evil ! Not chic ! Joker !”
(That’s me talking at the time, picture it with a thick snobby French accent.)

You have jokers too right? In your couple? Like his joker for me are Uggs and short hair, though I’m still planning on cutting my hair one day when he has his back turned.

So, because he is a gentleman, he stopped wearing flip flops.

Imagine the face he made when I started wearing some at the beginning of summer.

Yes. I don’t know what happened (it’s not even like Birks where you know there was a general 360° mind flip this summer and it suddenly went from offender to must-haver) but at the beginning of june I bought a pair in black and a pair in white, and god do I wear them.

I find it chic, cool, minimalist, sexy. Like Emmanuelle !

So, I guess, flip flops, they’re ok for me.
Are they okay for you ?


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  • Christelle July, 24 2013, 9:06 / Reply

    Je suis une grande fan des tongs devant l’éternel ! déjà à 10 ans avec les tongs “Hawaï” en arc-en-ciel quand on était en vacances dans le sud ;) J’adore. J’en porte même l’hiver at home. En tous cas je me disais l’autre jour : mais les mecs eux, ils n’ont pas grand choix l’été pour les chaussures ouvertes. Alors les tongs, ça fait peut-être un peu trop cool (plus sur un mec que sur une fille je trouve) mais en même temps, quelle alternative pour eux ?
    Les Havaïnas, je survalide, elles sont increvables, je les ai en mauve et en blanc aussi (so chic sur pieds bronzés) (NB : j’aime bien mes pieds, ça aide aussi)

  • andreea July, 24 2013, 9:06

    i wear them a lot during the summer. it’s great for my feet! :)

    http://littleaesthete.com

  • Rachelle July, 24 2013, 9:09 / Reply

    Flip-flops are ok for me for errands, when getting pedicures, and for the beach. But Birkenstocks will forever be a no-no for me.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  • princessglee July, 24 2013, 9:09

    My flip flop view too.

  • CORY SCOTT July, 24 2013, 9:11 / Reply

    NOOOOO! Even Havaianas are off limits! They’re so many different types of sandals, very comfortable and chic, why wear flip flops?? At the beach and by the pool (when no one is watching) is the only acceptable exception to the rule.

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  • Maike July, 24 2013, 9:15 / Reply

    I knew it already ;-)
    after Birkenstock etc etc… the good old flip flop! Jiiiiiihaaaaah!
    http://congratsyouareingoodcompany.blogspot.ch/

  • Ana July, 24 2013, 9:17 / Reply

    Non, Garance. Désolée, mais je n’aime pas. Ça fait des jambes moches et j’ai la manie que ça eloigne l’orteil.
    Ceci dit, bien sûr que t’es plus en avance que moi et l’année prochaine je ne jurerais que par des tongs…

    Ahhh la vie sans colonne vertebrale.

  • Meghan July, 24 2013, 9:18 / Reply

    After an extremely long and uncomfortable breaking-in period, I do like the Rainbow flip flops I got – my main issue with flip flops is that they have no support, usually, and are bad to walk in for any distance – a good reason to invest in nicer brands with arch support, etc. But they are cute and casual, yes, oh so easy to slip on and off. I especially like them on those people who are able to walk in them without the “FLOP” part being obnoxiously loud and conspicuous.

  • Carole (NY etc.) July, 24 2013, 9:33 / Reply

    yes, my old time favorite are the reef. Yeah, from the 90s in black. Still wearing/replacing them, reminds me how i love the beach, surfers, and all even when i’m away.

  • Serdane July, 24 2013, 9:38 / Reply

    C’est vrai qu’elles peuvent paraître immondes mais parfois elles font du bien à un look d’été.

    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

    http://www.thefashionmellow.tumblr.com

  • Angelique Jennifer July, 24 2013, 9:39 / Reply

    I’ve always hated flip flops and Birkenstocks. Flip flops because they hurt my in-between-toes and Birkenstocks because they’re ugly. Sorry…not a convert quite yet.

    http://angeliquejennifer.blogspot.com

  • Jicky July, 24 2013, 9:41 / Reply

    en même temps, là:
    http://www.garancedore.fr/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/garance_dore_by_scott_schuman.jpg
    tu es dejà en tongs, non? et la photo est bien de Scott?
    donc pas si risqué, en fait… :-)

  • Lola July, 24 2013, 9:41 / Reply

    Ok, or not okay
    I mean who cares? for God sake!!!!
    So many people in the world walking barefoot simply because they dont have money to buy proper shoes. I still like this blog but I have been reading lately tons and tons of superficiality.
    Anybody who has a minimal sense of individuality, charm or personality doesnt give a damm about others people opinion.

  • Elisa July, 24 2013, 9:44 / Reply

    There is no summer without flip-flops!

    xx
    Elisa – My Fantabulous World

  • Mafalda July, 24 2013, 9:44 / Reply

    I wouldn’t be seen dead wearing clogs or espadrille, I loathe them!

    Mafalda ?
    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/

  • Madina July, 24 2013, 9:46 / Reply

    But they have to be Brazilian brands…. for me. I used to wear other brands (more expensive than the Brazilians) but I found them a bit unconfortable, a bit hard…. Manaos was the first place to made rubber, thats why they are good quality, you can fold them touching the 2 ends… Because I am not a brazilian person :)) I try to find them in sober, simple colors, white or black are good for me, the same like you.

  • emmanuelis July, 24 2013, 9:50 / Reply

    C’est amusant, car ce week end au bord de ma piscine, j’ai ressorti mes Havaïanas… Mais elles ne m’ont servi qu’au bord de ma piscine. Je ne sortirais pas dans la rue avec.

    Et la Birkenstock n’est pas devenue sublime, je le confirme depuis Paris, où seul le microcosme de la mode en fait une fixette. C’est un fait.
    :)

  • Lais July, 24 2013, 9:50 / Reply

    Well, I guess the brazilian in me considers there’s nothing to say about flip-flops. They are just like air around us, they just are, there’s no beginning and no end.

  • Heather Fonseca July, 24 2013, 9:57 / Reply

    Oh, I love it! Flip flops have gotten a bad rap of late, and I’m not surprised you forbid your loved one to wear them. Personally I have a pair of spongy flip flops that I wear every day, mostly around the house. Even living in Los Angeles, which is a very casual city, I haven’t taken to wearing them around town. But maybe now I should?

  • Cade July, 24 2013, 10:02 / Reply

    Flip flops are a part of me…I don’t hv a choice. After multiple surgeries for my ganglions, they are the only thing that fit! In fact, my heel pain was gone after i started to wear the flip flop brand called Fitflops. I hv never looked back since :)

  • Patty July, 24 2013, 10:13 / Reply

    Perfect!!!!!!!!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

    http://www.thegavlaks.com

  • Dynath July, 24 2013, 10:16 / Reply

    Jadis, je jurerais que par les tongs, il faut dire que je ne connaissais rien d’autre. Un jour, une amie m’a demandé si ca me gênait le fait que la sandale vienne cogner à chaque pas sous le pied. J’avais répondu par la négative.

    Je n’avais jamais remarquée avant et depuis qu’elle me l’avait souligné, je faisais que penser à cela et ça m’agacait. Hors aujourd’hui, je porte seulement des sandales qui s’attachent à la cheville. C’est beaucoup plus chic, pratique et ca ne fait pas flip flop quand tu marches. Finalement je trouve que ca fait un plus beau pied avec une bride à la cheville. Fini les tongs!

  • STEL STYLE July, 24 2013, 10:20 / Reply

    the flip-flops are the perfect shoes for a summer time!

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    http://www.thestelstyle.com

  • Camille July, 24 2013, 10:38 / Reply

    J’aime bien à la maison et sur la plage, mais pas en-dehors! Quand j’étais petite, ma mère et notre super chic voisine portaient le même modèle, en caoutchouc noir glossy avec la partie qui retient les orteils en tissu, plutôt qu’en plastique. Depuis, j’associe toujours en théorie les tongs avec les vacances d’été, le jardin, la plage et le chalet, mais en pratique (dans le métro, au travail, dans la rue, sales ou trop grandes!!!), l’image est moins positive.

  • anne July, 24 2013, 10:40 / Reply

    tout le monde porte des havaianas à la plage .c’est nickel et je les lave au lave linge et elles sont comme neuves

  • Eleni July, 24 2013, 10:42 / Reply

    Love flip flops love Birks as well.
    What i totally hate and believe is a no-no to me is Clogs.
    The whites are really nice Garance!

    xxxx

  • Jessica Joyce July, 24 2013, 10:43 / Reply

    I have had so many bad experiences with flip flops that I just decided to stop wearing them. Since age 10, I have stopped wearing them because I hated the look of my toes separating! Although they may be super convenient and comfortable (sometimes), I would never wear them in public. There are just too many good shoes to wear!

  • Fashion Snag July, 24 2013, 10:45 / Reply

    I like them because they are easy to slip off and on.

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Theresa July, 24 2013, 10:50 / Reply

    I like really simple flip flops–like super minimal for casual summer flopping around. I really do detest flip flops with big jewels or flowers on them though.

    Andddd….unfortunately I have a double-standard: I generally think men look goofy in them. I can’t help it!

    xoxo
    T

  • Lizzie July, 24 2013, 10:56 / Reply

    Yes to the flippies (Brazilian ones)! My official answer is that my flip flops are for the beach (I live by the beach) and around the house. Truth? Every point in between.

    G: consider cutting Scott a break. In my town, everyone wears them. Even manly, studly guys like yours.

  • Nicole July, 24 2013, 11:08 / Reply

    I live next to the beach, so flip flops are a must-have in my closer. I don’t really LOVE to wear them on a daily basis, but their nice to have when you don’t want your normal shoes to get wet.

  • Magda July, 24 2013, 11:12 / Reply

    There are some strange things around our feet……
    flip-flops
    spadrilles
    clogs
    crocs
    slippers
    jellies shoes (Oh my !! I had one pair of them and I use to be proud).
    anything else?

  • susan July, 24 2013, 11:18 / Reply

    Not as long as Cydwoq keeps making the most gorgeous comfortable sandals.

  • Margaret July, 24 2013, 11:19 / Reply

    I mean, they look okay, really cool, even, on some people. But how do you walk in them? Do you even walk in them? Doesn’t the flopping noise bug the hell out of you?

  • Carole July, 24 2013, 11:21 / Reply

    Moi je trouve que tu devrais ré-autorisé SCOTT a en remettre immédiatement!! #interdiction d’interdire ce que l’on ne s’interdit pas#

    Au surplus, la tong affine le mollet du surfeur des landes…

  • Lucas July, 24 2013, 11:21 / Reply

    The finest diatribe against flip flops must surely be the one written by Dana Stevens for Slate magazine. It’s NY specific, so might be of added interest.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/life/a_fine_whine/2013/07/against_flip_flops_put_a_shoe_on_you_slob.html

  • Laura July, 24 2013, 11:24 / Reply

    Selon le look et la personne j’aime bien les tongs, mais je n’en porte pas, je préfère les espadrilles pour la plage par exemple! Et Scott doit bien savoir que les femmes et la mode changent tout le temps!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  • Clemence July, 24 2013, 11:27 / Reply

    Moi j’ai les dorés et je les adore, elles vont avec tout mais je ne les mets jamais le soir;-)

    Pour mon mec je lui ai pris les grises et jaunes et au début je détestais mais si il les mets avec un short ou un maillot de bain ça passe bien mais à banir avec un jean!!!

  • Andrea July, 24 2013, 11:30 / Reply

    La demoiselle ici présente est trop délicate et ça lui fait mal entre les pieds. Donc elle préfère les Hermès mais ce qu’elle doit avouer c’est que ça lui a pris des années de vacances pour casser le cuir des Hermès et que jusque là elles devaient être doublées de sparadraps! A part ça on ne peut pas dire que les flip flops soient très chic, ça fait un peu vacanciers de camping au marché.
    http://modadiandrea.blogspot.com/2012/06/as-time-goes-by.html

  • Dani July, 24 2013, 11:37 / Reply

    Pas chic c’est vrai.
    Mais si cool, et si confortables !
    je parle des tongs évidemment, enfin des Havaianas blanches ou noires, parce qu’en dehors de ces deux non couleurs, point de salut.
    Mes noires m’ont accompagnée tout le mois de juillet, comme une sorte de happiness therapy pour les pieds. Même en ville. Même à Paris.
    Quelque chose me dit que je regretterai ces paroles un jour mais bon !

  • MAC July, 24 2013, 11:37 / Reply

    Just love flip-flops!! As long as they are Havaianas!!
    I don’t wear them to work, but as soon as I can, I change to them immediately! And when we’re at the beach, it’s simply the best thing to wear!
    Love the Missoni edition Havaianas has!!
    ;)

  • kiki July, 24 2013, 11:53 / Reply

    Have you spent much time on the West Coast? They are a staple here! I guess it helps that all of our major cities are all a short drive to the beach. It really is possible that we’ve spent part of our day in the sand…even if we haven’t :) I’m in Portland…and if the worst offense is flip flops (over chaco’s or tevas with wool socks) I’ll take it!

  • TheHeroineOf July, 24 2013, 12:01 / Reply

    Minimalistes & clâssy …
    Je les préfères aux sandales! Elles font une jambe et un look très chic <3

  • Ivy July, 24 2013, 12:17 / Reply

    Ok for girls, not ok for guys, as simple as that

  • Melanie July, 24 2013, 12:17

    why not? my husband wears nice leather flip flops from jcrew with his white or army bermuda shorts. He looks great with them! We walked so many little towns in Italy in June and guess what? no blisters and everyone around was wearing flip flops. Unless your feet look terrible I don’t see anything wrong with them in the daytime. I have gold havainas and they are a great neutral color!

  • Sevan July, 24 2013, 12:21 / Reply

    Je ne les porte que pour la plage mais je vois quelquefois des femmes qui les portent si bien, celles qui ont de beaux pieds et de jolies jambes. (Mais a elles, tout leur va !)

  • Debbie July, 24 2013, 12:33 / Reply

    Can’t imagine anyone wearing flip flops in Manhattan. I live in Vancouver right by the beach so if you walk on the sand or get your feet wet they’re the best thing. My favorites have a little heel, maybe some sparkle. Have you tried Fit Flops, a company out of the U.K.? I wear one by Ana Sui with white flowers & gold studs that are uber comfortable – they’re meant for walking and you won’t want to wear any others. They’re the equivalent of birkenstocks but now they’re coming out with more stylish designs. Plus if you have a nice Pedi why not show it off? xo

  • E. July, 24 2013, 12:37 / Reply

    Of course flip flops are ok! How could they not be? However, it’s different for men :). They can wear them on the beach, and perhaps when they’re on their way to the supermarket, but other than that: no. I think girls could pull them off on more occasions (though not always).

    Oh, and one more flip flop rule: they should be cheap.

  • Judith July, 24 2013, 12:45 / Reply

    Personnellement, je trouve ça super confortable. Même si il y a plus esthétique comme chaussures, on peut quand même essayer de bien les porter (d’une façon stylé disons).

    http://www.judithlngr.fr

  • Estelle July, 24 2013, 12:49 / Reply

    Mais il n’y a rien de mieux que les tongs!!!! Je vois même pas comment on peut les comparer avec les Birkenstocks (et non pour moi je crois qu’il va me falloir plus qu’un défilé pour me convaincre…).
    Je pense comme toi, pour moi ça fait chic,classe et sexy et surtout elles sont synonymes de vacances et de soleiiiil !
    Une addict des tongs à 100%.

  • sev July, 24 2013, 12:52 / Reply

    oui oui j’adore ! Avant j’étais accro aux Birk qui avaient aussi l’avantage d’être très confortables (cf on peut marcher avec), puis j’ai oubli mes tongs en vacances à la montagne (ben oui il faisait chaud aussi à Zermatt), ai acheté des Ipanema sur place (très similaire à Havaianas) et ai complètement lâché les Birk. Ce sont même mes chaussons l’hiver à la maison (oui avec des chaussettes multicolores dedans, no soucy).
    Du coup je veux en acheter d’autres en d’autres couleurs. Et Gisele est aussi trop gracile avec.

    Et mon copain lui ne supporte pas non plus les cheveux courts (il ne les a pas courts lui même) ni les Uggs (il connait pas la marque mais c’est moche, il comprend pas à quoi ca sert) ni le maquillage (il ne comprend pas à quoi ca sert non plus). Son idéal est la petite robe noire à bretelle près du corps.

  • Gabrielle July, 24 2013, 1:02 / Reply

    A summer without my havaianas is impossible! I love them since … ever and I don’t care about any comments of people (well, I don’t meen the comments here, I love to read them!) xxx

  • emmanuelle July, 24 2013, 1:04 / Reply

    … et puis, en tongs, on est laids, alors qu’avec des flip flops, ça change tout !!!!

  • herve July, 24 2013, 1:10 / Reply

    Mesdames, pensez qu’il n’ y a rien de moins sexy, dans le bon sens du terme, qu’une femme en tongs.

  • Mattea July, 24 2013, 1:24 / Reply

    Why the hate on flip flops? Are they actually any different from other sandals? For example, the simple, chic leather ones from Joie a la Plage are just as nice as any other “sandal” that has… more straps. I agree that they can look odd on men, but that’s only because women have more beautiful feet (and even so, it shouldn’t matter). They are ideal for practicality and can look as chic as any shoe.

  • Patricia July, 24 2013, 1:26 / Reply

    I live with flip flops!
    But, obviously not at work, but in the heat e are living, the whole year we are with flip flops.
    And they are minimalist and cool and easy…….
    I love them!

    Kisses from Santa Cruz in Bolivia
    Patricia

  • Chuck July, 24 2013, 1:37 / Reply

    No!

  • Virginia L July, 24 2013, 1:46 / Reply

    Franchement, tongs chics, minimalistes ou pas, ça reste des tongs.

  • Xenia Metelski July, 24 2013, 1:50 / Reply

    yes, for me too :))))). J’adore flip flops!

    Xenia | LifeandFashion.explorer

  • Michelle July, 24 2013, 1:55 / Reply

    This post sums up why I look to fashion blogs purely for inspiration and never for fashion advice. The fashion world is too fickle. I wear what I like because I like it and not because it’s cool or in style. And I love a man in gorgeous leather flip-flops. Super sexy and comfortable.

  • celine July, 24 2013, 2:45 / Reply

    Esthétiquement pourquoi pas mais le claquement de la tong a chaque pas sur la peau l’epaissie, provoque l’apparition de corne… Pas joli donc non pour moi!

  • Suni July, 24 2013, 2:46 / Reply

    I believe flip flops have a shelf life that one must respect. They’re cheap! Buy a new pair often and toss those moldy ones toot sweet.

  • Caroline Williams July, 24 2013, 2:54 / Reply

    I have just had a vision of you with a short bob, like, just under the ears. Like 1920s style. Like Maggie Gyllenhaal here! http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/dos-and-donts/hairstyle-pictures-today/2010/06/04/maggie-gyllenhalls-1920s-curly-bob

    I reckon it would really suit you.

  • Marianne July, 24 2013, 3:26 / Reply

    Mon avis sur les tongs, et, au passage, ma vie, ont changé depuis l’achat de ma pemière de Havaianas ! Chic, cool, joli sur pieds bronzés et vernis.

  • mu July, 24 2013, 3:35 / Reply

    I love that you’ve changed your mind about flip flops; they are a timeless, beachy, representation of tropical relaxation. I notice that whenever I say “never” about disliking a trend or item of clothing I promise never to wear, I am always damned to eat my words at some point in my life -it’s good to know that I’m not alone ;)! Thanks, per usual, for your continued honesty…it’s why I spend the time to visit on a daily or weekly basis!
    xoxox

  • CHelcias July, 24 2013, 3:53 / Reply

    A question: if we don’t wear flip-flops TO GO TO THE BEACH, what else can we wear!?

  • Ava July, 24 2013, 3:53 / Reply

    Tu as bien fait de changer d’avis!
    Les tongs (je ne pratique que la Havaianas slim) peuvent être l’incarnation d’une élégance simple, évidente, cool. (Je les mets aussi chez moi parce que je n’ai pas encore trouvé de chaussons ok et elles ne font pas du tout souffrir mon pied !)
    J’ai dans ma tête plein d’images de mon Brésil adoré (Tu y es allée Garance, tu as pu constater le pouvoir de la Havaianas, non?)

    Pour les hommes, je préconise aussi la Havainas mais ça dépend du style du garçon. Encore une fois, au Brésil, rien ne me choque.

    Et pour finir de te convaincre en image : GO GO GO GIRL !!! http://www.rioetc.com.br/ipanema/sorvete-de-maracuja-e-pernas-de-fora/

  • maruder July, 24 2013, 4:31 / Reply

    180, not 360 flip.
    about flipflops – not so bad, but i still dont like seeing other’s feet

  • Biancamaria July, 24 2013, 4:33 / Reply

    No no no!!! I wear flip flops only at home but actually I prefer Birks, they’re more confortable! At the beach only espadrillas!!!

    http://whiteindoor.blogspot.com

  • CHARLOTTE July, 24 2013, 4:48 / Reply

    Wow, tu es capable de garder tes flip flops d’un blanc ÉCLATANT !!!
    Incroyable !

  • La fée d'Alia July, 24 2013, 6:22 / Reply

    Il faut savoir les porter… J’avoue , j’en ai plusieurs paires pour l’été … Surtout pour la plage ;-) belle soirée ….

  • daniella July, 24 2013, 6:37 / Reply

    le flip flops le porto solo a la plage…
    .

    solo li sono cool!!!!!!

  • carole July, 24 2013, 6:57 / Reply

    i love flip flops Havaiana…

  • elle July, 24 2013, 7:15 / Reply

    Women I work with find these as acceptable summer footwear. Although officially banned in the office,some have bedazzled tops, so slide by, but they still have the shape and make the noise. There’s nothing like hearing the FLIP FLOP SOUND IN THE OFFICE while my coworkers walk to and fro from the copier, etc. On their way into a meeting…. is any shoe less professional sounding?
    We don’t sell surfboards at our company. Come on, wear a sandal. Horrific. I generally ignore anyone telling me what to do when they approach me wearing these because I cannot take it seriously!

  • Colony July, 24 2013, 7:15

    The sound! Oh, it is the reason why I don’t like mules or slingbacks in the office either!

    With that said, I will rock a pair or two or three of Havainas, just not to work… :)

  • Blaise July, 24 2013, 10:47 / Reply

    Flipflops are an everyday staple from where I come from. You see everyone wearing them, and all year-round (Summer or rainy seasons). They come in platforms, bejewelled, non rubber, with extra straps (like sandals) and different price ranges from dirt cheap to quite pricey ones. They’re worn indoors, or outdoors, young, old, men or women. Very universal.

  • tatite July, 25 2013, 2:19 / Reply

    J’ai grandi dans les iles donc en tongs donc ouiii, pour moi pas d’été sans elles ! rien que le bruit me rappelle la Reunion, la mer, les vacances, les bons petits plats, c’est ma madeleine à moi !

  • Vanina July, 25 2013, 2:52 / Reply

    Très bien sur moi, également! :) J’adore – ça va (presque) avec tout en été!

    http://www.styleinspiratrice.com

  • Mata July, 25 2013, 3:13 / Reply

    Havaianas are by far the best flip flops ever! I wear them every summer for years and years now, especially when you spend your summers in Greece where it’s super hot and a day to the beach is an everyday routine! I bought a new pair this year in black they are the most comfortable flip flops and they look so nice with a nice shiny pedicure….Well done Garance! might buy a white pair as well.
    xxx

  • lavinia July, 25 2013, 3:58 / Reply

    I love them. I bought a pair of havahianas many years ago and they still there. I’m italian we only wear them in a swimmingpool or on the beach NEVER on the street. :)

  • faraway July, 25 2013, 5:24 / Reply

    Pour mon chéri, le sarouel est l ultime man repellent !!
    Il trouve juste que ça fait ” comme si on se fait caca dessus ” ahahah non mais qu’elle idée ?
    Bref, ça ne m à pas empêcher de finir par m en trouver un chouette, alors que je l ai adopté voilà ‘

  • bigdollsboudoir July, 25 2013, 5:39 / Reply

    Perso, j’ai acheté des Havainas slim doré, après avoir passée une demie heure à hesiter entre les doré ou les noir :s je les aodre, je compte les porter avec une robe blanche, un short ou une maxi dress, je me tate à les prendre en noir !

  • Alexandra July, 25 2013, 6:06 / Reply

    I live in Honolulu, rarely go to the beach or outside, work in a professional office environment, love to wear real shoes (all stored in a box underneath my desk), and yet I have given in to rubber slippers so much so that my feet have gotten a half size bigger from no longer being cooped up all that time. Also- you don’t wear shoes in people’s homes here so you want something easy to kick off before going inside and that you don’t mind getting rain on.

  • elisa July, 25 2013, 6:45 / Reply

    I adore flip flops, i could wear them all year long, if i lived in the right climate that is.
    There is something minimalist, carefree and sexy about them, they go with everything.They are like the denim jacket worn with a very expensive gown.
    Absolute must though is having a perfect pedicure.

  • Anonymous July, 25 2013, 7:30 / Reply

    Exactly.

  • Natashia July, 25 2013, 8:02 / Reply

    In Australia, you wear them all year except June to August when it’s too cold (that’s when the ugg boots come out). There is no better shoe than a thong! (yes we call ‘flip flops’ thongs..)

  • Virginie/Mode9 July, 25 2013, 8:06 / Reply

    Mais les tongs noires ou blanches c’est intemporelles et classe sur les filles comme sur les mecs (mon fils ne porte que ça) après tout dépend du reste de la tenue, c’est évident. Il y a bien des filles qui ont de super shoes (ou sacs ou ce qu’on veut) et qui n’ont pas la classe pour autant, alors pour les tongs c’est pareil, tu as la classe ou tu ne l’as pas…nul doute que Scott en tong, ça le fait ! (bon moi je ne peux pas porter les tongs en plastoc, je glisse :-) et ça c’est pas classe !!)
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  • j July, 25 2013, 8:33 / Reply

    nooooooooooooooooooooooo – so horrible. And now that people find it completely appropriate to wear them to *work*, all I hear up and down the hallway all day is that nasty sweaty suction flip flop noise – UGH. Winter, please come quickly…

  • Anch July, 25 2013, 8:41 / Reply

    But of course! Flip-flops are the best. Absolutely love them. And Havaianas are the greatest. They come in gazillion different colours and shapes, so everyone can find something for him/herself. And all feet deserve some freedom during the summer. And I have a confession – i have a pair of secret flip-flops at work, for days when I don’t have to deal with clients or for days when my feet hurt after running errands in high heels. Hooray for flip-flops I say!

    I think you should buy Scott a new pair of flip-flops in return for not letting him wear them for so long :-))

  • Irene July, 25 2013, 8:48 / Reply

    I love flip flops! I think they make any outfit a bit more casual and I love that!

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  • Kasia July, 25 2013, 9:35 / Reply

    180°?:)

  • Big M July, 25 2013, 9:37 / Reply

    Havaianas are on my feet evey day of the summer! I almost cry in the fall when I have to put them away for next year!

  • Elizabeth Sensky July, 25 2013, 11:05 / Reply

    haha this is too perfect! I had the same exact mind switch in my attitudes towards flip flops! Must be something in the air…

  • Sandy July, 25 2013, 11:44 / Reply

    Couldn’t agree more, Garance! Double standard though it is, I disapprove of flipflops on men. Men should always wear woven toe sandals at the very least. Canvas sneakers, deck shoes, even better, but never flipflops. There is just something about men’s toes! On women, they’re great!

  • Liza July, 25 2013, 3:12 / Reply

    Coucou Garance ! J’ai la meme paire blanche que toi depuis le début de l’été, et je sais pas si tu as fais exprès de les prendre aussi en noir, mais c’est une très bonne idée, car personnellement je n’en peux plus, elle se salissent trop vite ! Rien qu’un petit aller-retour plage/maison par un petit chemin, et il y a cette magnifique trace de pied marron à cause de la poussière, je les passent au savon de Marseille en frottant avec une brosse a dent mais ce n’est pas très efficace… Aurais-tu une meilleure technique ? Merci d’avance, je desespère ….
    Sur ce bonne vacance à toi !

  • teresa July, 25 2013, 3:57 / Reply

    Here in Brasil, everybody own at least one pair, I own five. But people wear them at home, at the beach, or at leasury time, because in the city, streets are so dirty to wear them.

  • Sonia Afonso July, 26 2013, 7:21 / Reply

    For me flip flop are:
    not elegant
    not feminine
    not comfortable ( even bad for your back!!!)
    Can “ruin” your outfit!!!

  • Constance July, 26 2013, 8:24 / Reply

    Repeat after me:
    Leggings are not trousers, flip flops are not shoes.

    Flips Flops look revolving in the city.

  • xaruxamu July, 26 2013, 9:56 / Reply

    Heu les Birken Jamais, mais alors jamais…Quand tu fais du 41, que tu as le pied moche, je peux t’assurer que plus tu portes des chaussures fines mieux c’est :-)
    Les tongs…oui, pour la plage et les jours cools, pour tout le reste, sandales plates Melissa <3

    Bon week-end!

  • Venezia30123 July, 26 2013, 3:41 / Reply

    wear them at the beach or swimming pool BUT never ever in the city.i am really getting thick when i see in our lovely city(Venezia,Italy)or somewhere else in a town running people with flip-flops around.and most of the time combined with other leisurewear which belongs not in a town.
    ” reasons:respect and you cannot walk in a proper way.

  • Steph July, 26 2013, 4:41 / Reply

    Oh no, I hate them, both the flip-flops and the Birkies… Ugly beyond recognition, not chic and, most importantly, require THE most BEAUTIFUL feet KNOWN to MAN to pull them off as well. And that’s a problem too, isn’t it??? And here’s the confession: I wear beautiful shoes ergo I end up with really ugly feet. The thing is… you surrender beautiful feet at Manolo’s feet.

    [I'd still rather wear Manolos than ANY F-F]

    BISOUS!
    X

  • Newborn Fanatic July, 26 2013, 6:14 / Reply

    Hmmm I stopped wearing flip flops because I hate my feet getting so dirty. So now I wear sneakers all the time. Maybe I’ll wear them when I go to the pool or something…

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  • ines July, 26 2013, 7:19 / Reply

    bin ca tombe bien ( comme toujours ) ;) je me disais la derniere fois que c’etait pas si mal les tongs blanches et celles de chez and other stories sont tres mignonnes! avec les birks aussi, mais je ne trouve pas celles que je veux, avec les 2 boucles et d’une couleur un peu bizarre genre kaki taupe

    des bisous!

  • debiparna July, 27 2013, 12:17 / Reply

    indian summers are too hot for me to wear anything but flip flops…i make exceptions only when i go to any event..

  • Renata July, 27 2013, 5:20 / Reply

    “(it’s not even like Birks where you know there was a general 360° mind flip this summer and it suddenly went from offender to must-haver)”

    Are you sure it’s not 180° instead of 360°? Because a 360° mind flip means you’re back where you were. If you know what I mean…

    On the flip flops: I HATE them on my feet, I really do, and I don’t know why. I don’t mind if somebody else is wearing flip flops, some people really “know” how to wear them.

  • elise July, 27 2013, 7:59 / Reply

    je dis non catégorique!
    Je dois être la seule personne au monde à aller à la plage en… mocassins o_O

  • Lana July, 29 2013, 12:06 / Reply

    Je vis a Tahiti donc j’ai grandi en “savates” donc moi je dis j’ADORE !

  • Yuliya July, 29 2013, 1:17 / Reply

    I still have not found that perfect pair of flip-flops I can be happy about..I am on and off from them, some left blisters, some were so uncomfortable to walk in, some made too much of ‘bang-bang’ noise.

    I am buying Havainas for my next beach holidays and hope they will ‘work’ this time.

    Agree with several above comments – fillies are only pool and beach footwear for me.

  • Caitlin June, 1 2014, 9:52 / Reply

    Flip flops (ergh hate that term) better known as thongs or pluggers in Australia are a uniform. I even have going out thongs and muck around at home thongs. I backpacked through Europe with only my trusty Havianas as footwear – I wore them until my heels cracked! Whoops! Perfect all terrain vehicles that got me around Cinque Terre and made mud easy in Scotland…!

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