Sunday, May 3, 2015

Chill Weekend: Shoes Out, Shoes In

I wish we had one more day in this weekend - I could use it! 

We started off on Saturday morning with an Ultimate outfit.
Dressed for Ultimate Frisbee, that is. You can see my sports bra hanging out at the top - I'm classy that way.

  • Dress - Apple Bottoms, thrifted; purchased here for $19.99
  • Cardigan (below) - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in April for a Zentangle
  • Shoes - Predictions, thrifted; purchased here in November 2014 for $3.00

It was a nice warm spring day, perfect for running around on the field. There was a slight breeze, so the dress billowed most satisfactorily behind me. Many people hollered at me that they liked my dress.
I had a collision with Casey during the game, which bounced me to the ground. I'm still waiting for all the bruises to some up.

My only outerwear was a cardigan.
I liked how the magenta and turquoise worked together.

The stuff:
First wearing of these cheapie shoes - they were great. Not a rub or a tightness anywhere. I'm sure they will be destroyed by the end of the summer.

Aqua bling:
This vintage belt is a bit too big, but it's so cool.

  • Belt - vintage 80s, thrifted
  • Necklace - vintage fair

So, as mentioned earlier this week, I decided to get rid of a bunch of my really, REALLY high heels, including shoes that just kill my feet.

I bundled them up to take them to the consignment store, but first, let's have a little farewell to them.
From left:

  • The Blind Faith Hi Rebecca boot by Fluevog - these were last worn here (2nd outfit) in April 2013. Every time I've worn them (which is all of 5 times since I got them in 2011), I've complained about how much they hurt my feet and my legs. 
  • The Listen Up Mansfield shoe by Fluevog - last worn here in January 2014, where I noted that they were too high for me to wear.
  • The aqua and orange Poetic Licence shoes that I bought in Carnaby Street in London in 2010. I last wore here them a couple of weeks ago; these are the shoes that kicked off this little purge.

More Fluevogs.

  • The Memories Madly shoe by Fluevog - wow, I haven't worn these since 2011 (here) and I only wore them twice before that. I got them in 2008 when L and I went to Vancouver to see Alice Cooper in concert (go on, have a look here, you know you want to see me in my concert outfit!). They kill my feet. 
  • The Listen Up Audrey shoe by Fluevog - I last wore these here in the December 2012 30 For 30 Capsule Challenge, where once again I noted how much they hurt my feet and how high they were.

And the last two:

  • My glorious purple suede Friis and Co. shoes - I last wore them here in August 2013, so they don't get worn as much as they should. As you can tell by all the inserts, they don't fit and they aren't comfortable. I wish they were both of those things, but they aren't. I pulled all the inserts out and gifted them to my friend Casey's wife, Helene. She has the same size feet as me and loves purple. I hope she liked these!  
  • My pewter leather Aldo shoe-booties - I don't even know when I wore these last. I think it might have been New Year's Eve 2010, here.

I initially took them to the Velvet Crease, but they turned down every pair, as being too high for their clientele, so I took them to Rich Rags. They jumped all over them (much younger customer base) and were totally excited about them. I will be lucky to get $100 for all of them, but just this once, I didn't want to give these beauties away.

So, goodbye, shoes that hurt and don't fit. If I miss you, I can go back and admire them here on the blog, and read about how much they hurt.

I consoled myself with a spot of shopping. I found this cool drapey sequined vest by Edit by Jeanne Bekker at Rich Rags for $25.00
I like the punk sort of vibe of it. I'm excited to wear it.

I went back to the Velvet Crease after I'd divested myself of the (heavy) bag of shoes and boots, and had a good look through everything.

I really liked this linen and viscose Talbots sweater.
 Love the colour and the dolman sleeves. It was $24.00.

I found these sweet off-white Franco Sarto shoes - barely worn!
Since I thrashed my last pair of flat white summer shoes, I've been on the lookout for another pair. These are leather and were $32.00.

I'm totally not a fan of thong-style shoes, but these are wonderful on.
They are by Donald J. Pliner and were $34.00. Not bad, considering that this same style sells new for $218.00.

I like that they are "Made in the Mountains of Italy."
It's not enough that they are made in Italy, but to be made in the mountains...well, that makes them really special, right?

Today, L and I went to see "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" at the theatre. I had to do a semi-homage.
Captain America colours? Sure, why not.

  • Dress - Savvie; last seen here in February with black and purple
  • Boots - 1883 Lucchesse; last worn here (2nd outfit) in April with brown leather

I love the vivid blue of this dress.
Add cowboy boots and we are good to sit in a theatre for 2+ hours.

I liked the movie overall. I do wish Hollywood would make more superhero movies with women, though! Where is Wonder Woman?
Of course, my homage is really all about here - I'm in my Wonder Woman pose!

The stuff:
One of my favourite pairs of shoes ever. Strong words, I know.

Superhero bling:
My cuffs for deflecting bullets, of course.

  • Obi - local, gift from L
  • Studded cuff - homegrown vintage 80s
  • Cuff - Guess, thrifted
  • Earrings - local 

Vizzini has been loving the warm weather. He was snoozing out on the deck before we left.

"How dare you disturb my slumber?"
He's so warm and soft.
"You made this sun happen, didn't you?"
He was full of love, giving me lovey-eyes.
"Now feed me."
His white eyebrows have all fallen out, except for one.

When we got home, he'd moved to the tile deck floor.
"Where you gone? I hadn't noticed."
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! See you tomorrow for Patti's "Visible Monday"!


  1. Oh I love your Avengers outfit! The red and the blue go really well together and it doesn't read costume-y at all, but I totally get what you mean when you did the wonder woman pose! :)

    Shame to see some of those shoes go, but it will be good to get rid of shoes that just aren't kind to your feet. I think uncomfortable shoes are the craziest things to hold onto - although I'm guilty of doing so myself too! Why do we do that?

  2. Isn't it weird how some very high heels are quite wearable, and others are just awful no matter what? I need to get rid of some "crooool shooooz" myself. The other day, I made the same mistake I made LAST summer--I wore the worst sandals ever, and ended up at the same thrift shop buying a pair of shoes in desperation because I felt like I couldn't even make it to the grocery store! Talk about deja vu. Got home with my second lucky pair of emergency rescue shoes (Seychelles black canvas flats with cute leather ankle straps, last time it was NAOT comfort flats)and literally threw the evil sandals in the garbage. Never again! LOL.

    BTW--you consigned the Fluevogs, right? If so, and if they don't sell, you might try EBaying them. I've done that a couple of times and it's kinda cool because they go to other 'vog lovers, and the price you get is usually a lot better. Just FYI. :-)

  3. Oh wow, THAT IS A TRUE shoe cleanse !
    How many Fluevogs !!! I hope someone walks into that store and is your shoe size and finds her pair.
    It will be a treat for her!.
    I sold my Fluevogs on line and got about 45.00 USD for them … apparently they have a really good following.

  4. OMG! I used to have an identical pair of sandals as the shiny ones - The soles were lighter though and by a different brand (Van Eli). I wore them until the soles began to peel!

  5. That's a good move - it's pointless having shoes you don't wear taking up space, so sell them on and make room for more, right? xxx

  6. Wonder Woman coming in 2017! Part of a trilogy (if it ever gets finished).


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