Well, it's been a day. I made the best of it in yellow! and orange! and stained glass shoes!here with these same shoes) with my orange sweater (last seen here, 2nd outfit) over top of it.
There are awards floating around in the fashion blogosphere and I've been gifted with several of them over the years. I don't pass them on - not because I don't value them - but I follow and read a lot of blogs, and there are simply too many that I love to narrow it down. I also do my own favourite blog awards ("It's a Major Award!") once a year, which you can view under "Awards" in the "Stuff About Me" tab.
Anyway, the lovely Lisa of Dangerous Curves has bestowed the honour of an award upon me. I encourage you to check her out - she loves old school glamour! As always, play along if you feel like it, but because this is my blog and I like to talk about me, here are 7 things about me.
1. I'm right handed.
2. We're having chicken curry for dinner (over brown rice). I like it spicy hot!
3. My current favourite band is Okkerville River.
4. I like watching people.
5. Apparently, I snore. I deny it.
6. I have no patience for shoes that hurt my feet.
7. I have a brown thumb. All plants I buy die.
Anyway, back to fashion!
See that mark inside the shoe above? LOOK AWAY AND SCROLL DOWN PAST THE NEXT PICTURE IF YOU ARE EASILY GROSSED OUT.
Okay, you ready? These 80s vintage shoes are disintegrating! The insides of them have gone all mushy and sticky. It's completely disgusting.
|Be happy I didn't take a picture of the gunk on my feet!|
IT'S SAFE NOW...YOU MAY RESUME READING.
So...much as I love how cool these shoes are, they are going into the donation bag. Aside from the incredibly awful feeling of shoes liquefying around my feet (the toes...*shudder*), the leather is also extremely rigid and is rubbing my feet raw. I am hereby enacting the 2nd instance of my "loosey goosey" rule (full rules here):
- Damaged, stained or otherwise ruined clothes may be substituted for a
like item (i.e. a stained shirt can be traded for another shirt).
Well, the universe must have known that my vintage shoes would fail on me today, so it (in the form of the mailman) delivered me these beauties today from Fluevog!
Impulse Presence by Fluevog (I link because I love, not for profit, freebies or discounts). These are on sale on the Fluevog website right now. I bought a 9.5 - I usually wear a 9.5 or a Euro 40. They are tight in the toes (I have narrow feet) and come up quite high at the back of the heel - they're very flat, but have nice padding inside. They will break in quickly, I think.
As I've mentioned before, one major thing that this capsule challenge is teaching me is the value of good quality walkable shoes, whether those are flats, platforms or a kitten heel.
I had intended to use the cheapy red shoes above in a future capsule, but once July's is over, I'll be sending them to the pass-it-along pile and these lovely leather flats will take their place. All will be right with the world.
|Admire the diamond shape on the heel!|
Dress (Calvin Klein), sweater (Liz Claiborne, consignment), belt (Le Chateau), necklace (Plum), earrings (Aldo Accessories), shoes (vintage 80s, Elite, thrifted).