Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Grey Lace and Bad Shoes

Ah, Tuesday, my old foe. Easy-peasy clothes are what I require.
I planned this outfit last week, but ran out of week. Then I got new-to-me clothes...it got pushed back, but now finally, here we are. Killer dress, isn't it?

I called it grey lace in the post title, but it's not actually lace. It's just woven to look like it. I adore the cut and the beautiful neckline. I last wore it here in February (with Best Shoes Ever!) for Dress Week Came From Outer Space!
I really wanted to wear these new-to-me shoes today. I picked out the Smoking Lily obi to compliment both the lace (the silk-screened insect wing patterns) and the bold blackness of the shoes (with the black and white stripes).
They are just gorgeous shoes...but unfortunately, they were SO stiff (not leather, but a stiffened satin fabric), and they cut into my feet so badly, that I took them off halfway through the day. I keep an extra pair of black flats under my desk for times such as these, and I wore those for the rest of the day. I gave the shoes to one of my coworkers to see if she has any better luck (and if not, pass 'em on). I thrifted them here in May for $16.50.

The stuff sans shoes:
I love my obi collection. The zipper rose always gets a lot of compliments - hurray for museum gift shops!

Dress (Banana Republic, thrifted), shoes (Sam & Libby, thrifted), obi (Smoking Lily), zipper rose pin (Victoria & Albert Museum Gift Shop), earrings (The Cobbler).

8 comments:

  1. I was looking for a pair of shoes exactly like these yesterday and couldn't find them despite visiting numerous stores. Sorry for the discomfort.

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  2. That is indeed a Killer Dress - love the lines and the looks-like-lace. I have had shoe days like yours too, and was so happy to change at lunch!

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  3. Here I was thinking you had superhuman feet that could fit every shoe you try on! Nice to know you're human too! Truth to tell, I'm a little jealous. Shame they hurt, they were pretty. Lovely "lace" or brocade? dress. And the obi with it is amazing!

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  4. They are fun shoes, it's too bad they were so uncomfortable! I have a couple of pairs that do that too, I keep them for special occasions or when I know I'll be sitting down a lot!

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  5. Love that dress, and the pop of citron is perfect! Too bad about the shoes, though.

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  6. Beautiful pattern mixing with the dress and belt :) Shame about the shoes, hopefully your coworker has more luck!

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  7. Sorry about the shoes - uncomfy shoes are like a burden!
    I think you did a great job with the dress and obi - the colors and pattern look fun.

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