My closet swap-over usually happens at the end of September, but I'm going to delay it till the long weekend in early October - it's a bit of a large project, and takes a full day...then, of course, I have to blog about it.
And while I impatiently wait to get at my fall clothes - I am pining for autumn colours! - I'm "fall-ifying" some of my summer things.
- Kimono - no label, consignment; last worn here (3rd outfit) in August when I played badminton in it
- Sweater - Zara, gift from Rae; acquired here in August for free!
- Linen skirt - Andrea Jovine, thrifted; last seen here in July with leopard for lunch with Betty
- Shoes - Tod's, thrifted; last worn here with my first "at home" outfit of lockdown in March
- Leather trenchcoat - vintage 70s, thrifted; last seen here in March
- Silk scarf - vintage 70s, Pierre Cardin, thrifted here for $6.95
- Cuff - thrifted
- Bakelite earrings - vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Necklace - POLY, thrifted
- Ring - POLY, vintage fair
- Bracelet - POLY, thrifted
- Wood ring - Dots
Flashback! Tod's Platform Sandals
I spotted these lovely sandals here in July 2015 at the Women In Need Boutique, where they were marked at $29.50 with "Replica" noted on the sticker. After much digging around online, I discovered that they are, in fact, authentic Tod's. Unfortunately, the links that I had included back in 2015 to prove it aren't working anymore, but at the time I was able to glean that they are from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
When I do my online research, especially on a much-imitated brand, I search "how to tell if [X items] are fake" and then I start really examining the item. Everything I found about Tod's shoes indicated that they were real, from the nubby rubber soles, to the shape and style of the leather-wrapped heel (very characteristic of the 2012 collections), to the high-quality leather (everything but the soles are leather), to the stamped logo with the "Made in Italy" mark, to the lack of a "Tod's" stamp on the buckles...all signs pointed to authentic designer!
Tod's are sold in Canada at Holt Renfrew - similar heeled shoes run between $850 to over $1,000 CAD, making these one of my thriftiest designer finds. Even on designer resale sites, these would go for well over $400.
I wore them right away, in July 2015 with my Isola Marras dress - showing the back here so that you can see the heels.
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