I have been sharing with you ladies how I pack practically for our quick weekend beach trips in the summer, and my latest beach attire. Even when we are back at home in the NW, summertime means most of our time is spent at the pool. It keeps my kids busy, and my mind sane.

The amount of rain we have in my city is so large, it is a requirement to store as much sunshine as possible in the warm months. Haha, makes me feel like a polar bear storing food before hibernation. We often times meet friends there as well and sometimes have pool parties. How does this relate to my fashion choices?

fibi_0042 I am constantly on the look-out for stylish but functional, and comfortable beach/pool appropriate attire, and have forever been searching for a pretty sandal that won’t make me sweat if it gets wet. I have countless flip flops but I needed something that was fancier than those for transition to lunch/ happy hour. Fibi & Clo has been the answer to my long-time search with their Riviera sandals. ( The company was so kind to send me a pair) These have small rhinestones on circular metals and are water resistant, perfect for water fun.

I love how they bring some glamour to a casual day. I have been wearing my sandals to the pool with my swimsuits, and throw over a dress and voila I am ready for cocktails or lunch with no need for shoe change. I’ve tested the Riviera the past four days ( since my husband brought me my mail – remember that excitement haha) and they passed with flying colors for comfort as well.

fibi_0018  Fibi & Clo was founded by AnaLiza in 2009. As a Texan living in NY she wanted to turn her love of fashion into a business she could take with her to Texas, her much missed home. ( while continuing with her advertising career) The idea of developing a trunk show with a line of sandals was born; it felt like getting together with friends, and shopping while having laughs.

How cute is this; her company is named after her two cats! 🙂 Fibi & Clo. These sandals can be purchased at their online store as well as fashion agents around the country. Other than my water resistant Riviera, there are many other shoe styles, and also some accessories. Here is a closer look at my sandals.

fibi_0028 Aren’t they pretty? <3

Another reason that I really appreciated the company – and made me want to share this brand with you even more – is their new program in collaboration with Souls For Souls. It’s called “Get Her On Her Feet”, and by matching the shoes a hostess earns from Fibi & Clo parties, the company helps women start their own business, and become entrepreneurs. They’ve already helped 1300 women in the US, now they strive to do the same for women in impoverished countries, where the average salary is $183 a month.

I personally loved learning that they show kindness by actually empowering women, and encouraging them to build businesses that’ll sustain their families. 🙂

fibi_0048 What are your go to shoes for summer time transition from the water to lunch, dinner, parties, happy hour? Have you ever heard of Fibi & Clo, have you worn their sandals?

I would love to hear what you think as always, drop me a note below or if you would like to chat privately you can always e-mail me at elif@theboxqueen.com. You know how much I love those e-mails. 🙂

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  • Cheryl

    I love those sandals! Such a cute company, plus I love how they give back and how the owner is a fellow cat lover. 🙂 Normally I wear my flip flops when I am around water, and keep a pair of nicer sandals in my car to change into. But I love the idea of cute water-resistant sandals that you can wear everywhere!

    • That’s exactly what I did before. Had two sandals with me one for the beach/pool and one for later. I was so happy to combine the two and had a fancier pair for both 🙂 How the name comes from the owner’s cats- adorable! <3 Have a great Thursday Cheryl, XOXO, Elif

  • fashionguru

    Those sandals as a so cute! I just checked their website and saw some lovely sandals and jewelry. I am always impressed with brave women starting and succeeding in their business. I will definitely keep checking the website something for me! Thanks!

    • Yes I saw that they do have some other really nice styles and jewelry there. I am also always encouraged by successful business women and especially when they aim to help others when they can. You are very welcome my dear, have a fab Thursday, XOXO, Elif

  • If you only knew how much I’m waiting for your blog posts 🙂
    Always lovely to see you, especially chilling somewhere in the paradise, all dressed up super chic.

    It’s nice to hear about the good cause of Fibi & Clo – it sounds like my kind of a brand! They have fabulous designs and strive to help women!! Amazing!
    I started following them on FB.

    Thanks for sharing, Elif xx

    Lu | http://www.balgarka.co.uk

    • I can’t tell you how much it means to hear that- thanks for the sweetness and support Lu! <3 I am so happy to have you as my blogger friend.
      And this brand did make me think of you with their charitable cause. 🙂 The designs are fab too. You are very welcome and have the best day today love, XOXO, Elif

  • Hi there Elif! Those sandals are way cute. Is the sole part a foam material? They look really comfy, similar to how Yellow Box sandals are made?? Ive never heard of Fibi&Co- but those sure are cute! Cute dress too- is it high/low?? Way cute! And cute blog too! So glad I found you!!
    http://www.onestylishmom.com

    • Hi Shannon, welcome to theboxqueen 🙂 The sole part of the sandals is actually not foam like a regular flip flop, but a type of plastic. They are very comfy, and the sparkles and shine just got me haha. Never heard of Yellow Box sandals. Gotta check them out now.
      The dress is from Golden Tote. ( I am a fan and review them as well)
      The style is not a high/low ( though I belted it and made it look like that a bit I think 🙂 but a swing dress. I usually belt it to make it a bit more fitted.

      So happy you found me as well. XOXO, Elif

  • I’ve not actually heard of Fibi and Co so I shall look out for them in future. In the summer I tend to wear flip flops if I’m anywhere near water, flat strappy sandals to walk around it and it the evening a pair of wedges.

    • Yes those three styles are my go to pieces as well. Flips, flats, and wedges. This was the first time I heard of the brand myself. It was exciting to find a style that combines waterside fun with some glam. 🙂 Have a wonderful Thursday lovely, XOXO, Elif

  • I have the same philosophy when choosing what to wear. It has to be comfortable, functional and still look stylish. Not always easy but it makes it worth it!

    Visiting from the linkup. I’d love it if you can visit my blog, too. Looking forward to seeing you there: http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

    • Welcome to theboxqueen Abby! Agree wholeheartedly with all three criteria in choosing outfits. Happy you found me, XOXO, Elif

  • They are very cute sandals! I like that striped dress too 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • Aren’t they? Love the sparkles 🙂 Thanks Mica. XOXO, Elif

  • How cute that she named the company after her cats! That’s priceless! I agree, it’s always a challenged to look somewhat stylish at the pool. I tend to go for comfort and add a few waterproof accessories to make it look like I tried. Love the striped dress you chose- it looks so comfortable and cute!
    Gina – On the Daily Express

    • I thought that was adorable too ( how she named the company after her cats) Pool style can get challenging so true, anything that helps make it a bit more pretty I love. The Puella striped dress is one of my favorite one for cute comfort. Thx Gina <3 XOXO, Elif

  • Sounds like a wonderful company! They sure do have some adorable inventory! You look wonderful!
    : signe : the daily savant :

    • Thx Signe, they sure have some lovely products. <3 XOXO, Elif

  • ADA

    Cute sandals but I am in serious love with your dress and necklace. You are like the 20th person I’ve heard great things about Fibi & Clo. =)

    • My dress is from Golden Tote ( Puella), and the necklace ( Wantable) I review and purchase both subs; and I personally love both to pieces myself Ada 🙂 The sandals are comfy and glam, can’t say no to that. Have a wonderful weekend, XOXO, Elif