Before I get onto the bootie discussion, please take a moment to admire my new-to-me amazing marigold skirt. I actually tried this on in the store that sold them new downtown a couple of months ago (there were a bunch of them marked down to $30 from $60, I believe - I guess yellow woolly pencil skirts are not everyone's cup of tea), then spotted it this past weekend at one of my regular consignment stores on the 1/2 price rack for $9.50. And just my size! It's like karma, I tell ya. This is the second wear of this groovy tweed jacket (last seen here, scroll down) and likely the last of the season until Fall. I can't stop admiring my shoes. I got rather warm in the office today (I swear I am going through peri-menopause, egads), so I spent the afternoon with the jacket off:
We had a staff meeting today and I was the only person in the room, out of fifty-odd people (not fifty odd people, hee hee), wearing a colour. Neutral-o-rama! I am going to have to encourage more colour there.
Oh, let's look at those gorgeous booties. These are from the Coffee family (the heel looks like a coffee pot spout) and are called "Kope Tiam" which is a traditional breakfast and coffee shop in Southeast Asia.
As for the style itself, sometimes, simple is just right. I don't always need bells and whistles in my Fluevogs (hee, especially when they are on sale). There are some larger sizes in this style still available on the website, so you can still snag a pair if you have big feet like me. Just like my other Coffee family shoes, these run small. This pair is a size 10 and I usually wear a 9 or 9.5 (40 in Euro sizing), and they fit perfectly. These are a lovely taupe-y shade of brown.
I actually got these cheaper than the price on the website - I found them at a shoe boutique in Vancouver called Gravity Pope. This store is the mecca of shoe stores and is always full of people. They carry all kinds of brands of funky shoes (men's and ladies'), but not full lines. They have stores in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, and you can also buy online (and no, I'm not getting any kick-backs from them OR Fluevog - I link because I love).
I knew I had to scope out their sale table to see what they had, and I spotted these babies crammed near the middle on the second level. The only size they had left was the 10, so lucky me! And they were only $99 - regular $319. Score!
A close-up of the shiny things:
Some shoe detail:
And of course, John Fluevog's signature on the ankle:
Megan posted this thing yesterday and late, late last night when I was finally able to get on the computer and thank all you guys for your kind words, I thought, "What the heck," and I wrote this out (you can tell I was tired because I started to write "2." twice. D'oh!
Jacket (Zara, consignment), blouse (Esprit), cami (Inwear), skirt (BB Dakota, consignment), booties (Coffee Kope Tiam, Fluevogs), necklace (Melanie Lyne), earrings (Shi Studio).