Thursday, May 12, 2016

"I Know" Star Wars Shoes

And right back on that horse we go, swapping out things that don't work quite right for things that do.
Ah, much better. Dang, I need a haircut!

  • Blouse - Le Chateau, thrifted; last seen here (4th outfit) in March for our anniversary trip to Vancouver
  • Skirt - J. Crew, thrifted; last worn here in September 2015 with much shiny
  • Shoes - Irregular Choice "I Know"; gift from Louise this past weekend, and worn here as well 
  • Jacket (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn a couple of times on the weekend here 

I loved this blouse in the March capsule - it's really a nice colour and cut, and I like the faux leather trim and the snap detail on the arms and back.

It's funny - when I got this skirt back in July 2015 (I've only worn it one other time - here - aside from the above link) I really struggled with what to wear with it. I tried it with peach, cream and gold. Not very imaginative.

When I looked at it last night, while deciding what skirt to pull into my capsule, I immediately started putting it with the blues and greens and pinks that are dominating my colours right now. And look at that. It works! I loved it with this bright saturated blue.
I'm also happy that it still fits, although it's a smidge big. I can live with it. It's so shiny!

I wore my fluffy coat again as outerwear.
I am completely gaga for this coat. Long 'em.

The stuff:
When I first posted the pictures of these shoes on the weekend, I totally neglected to mention the name of them - they are called "I Know", after one of the most iconic Star Wars moments (from The Empire Strikes Back). Click here (YouTube short clip) for a refresher.

I saw the original movies when I was 9, 12 and 15. In this movie, the romance between Han and Leia captured my 12-year-old heart, and because we didn't have VCRs then - it was well over a decade before I finally saw the movies again - I owned (and still own) the paperback version.
Original 1980 paperback! Wiki link here
I had a moment of panic when I couldn't find it in our library, but we'd kept all of our SW books together (L and I both owned "Splinter of the Mind's Eye" when we met - it was fate), at the end of the regular fiction.

As you can see, I've had my copy for a long time. I am no longer much of a Garfield fan.
There are also still books with unicorn bookplates in my collection, I admit it. Also Beatrix Potter bookplates.

I haven't read this book in years, and I am nonplussed that it does not have the famous line, Han's cocky "I know." What the?

Edit: Thanks to reader Gai for informing me that Harrison Ford ad-libbed the "I know" line and it worked so well they kept it. This book was based on the story/screenplay, so this is how it was originally supposed to be (and I like it just as much as the classic line).
I happen to know that this is page 179. 
Whoa! That is some seriously cheesy melodrama. This does not stop me from embracing it wholeheartedly. I do love romance.

Romantic bling:
Not surprisingly, my shoes were a huge HUGE hit in the office and at my WW meeting. I giggled all day that I was wearing something so marvelous and showed them to everyone with glee.

  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes

It's so amazing that a piece of clothing can give you so much happiness.


  1. Hans Solo's famous line was an unscripted, of-the-moment Harrison Ford creation. It worked, so they kept the take.

  2. I am completely gaga for your fluffy coat too....

    Love the shoes. I took my children to see the Star Wars movies first time around!

    Like the minty (?) green and rich blue together - beautifully echoed on your earrings.

    Have a great weekend!


  3. How cool that you have the book! I had never seen a copy.
    Of course you know I love the shoes and I totally agree on how garments can make your day.

  4. Wow, I don't even remember the Star Wars story, if you can believe it. Shameful! I like that you have the book. Yes, this colour combo looks great together. Glad your shoes were a Topic at work - there are too good to go unnoticed.

  5. The green skirt is so lovely and I'm glad you found a great top to wear with it. I can imagine that your shoes would have caused quite a stir, as they so rightly ought to. Am afraid I'm not much of a Star Wars fan, but enjoy the merits of these shoes none the less x


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