Tuesday, March 9, 2010

good things come to those who wait (or: they will be mine, oh yes, they will be mine)

Is my vague Wayne's World reference doing anything for you? No? Ok...
Tee: old Forever 21 (5.00?)
Cardigan: H&M (16.00)
Jeans: old H&M (24.00?)
Necklaces: H&M x2 & Dolly&Boy
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (60.00 sale...yep, that's right)
Let us now refer to this post, where I professed my undying love for the Jeffrey Campbell Whip heel. It's beautiful. Now, let us all admit that today's outfit is about one thing, and one thing only: WHAT IS ON MY FEET. These beautiful, rockabilly inspired, brian-setzer-orchestra-on-crack beauties, now belong to me! And how much did I pay? Sixty freaking dollars! Ha! I will admit however, that I spent about $20 extra dollars at Target on padded re-enforcement to make wearing them bearable.
It's safe to say I am incredibly pleased.
All snarky-ness aside, this year I told myself I would invest in a few pairs of beautiful shoes. Still, after making the resolution, I find it difficult to drop more than 50-60 bucks on a pair, I believe that the majority of the time you can find what you want for much cheaper if you just practice patience. so I was so excited to discover these on sale in Boston on Saturday. Now I just have to hunt down the Alexa's and I'll be a happy girl (Yes, I know, in my dreams!)!

On another note, I realized today that I actually am able to have my lunch breaks back. It's finally light out enough after work to take my outfit photos, no more rushing to eat and photograph at lunchtime! I'm so excited for daylight savings time this weekend, Spring is just around the corner!

46 comments:

kate maggie said...

Your shoes are amazing. Love your glasses too! :)

A-C said...

Isn't the warm weather just amazing? It makes me so happy. :)

I understand what you mean about not wanting to spend a lot of money on shoes (or anything else for that matter). I know that there is definitely a cost for quality, but sometimes 2nd best is just fine. I guess it just depends on what it is you're looking for and whether its an investment piece or just something cool to add to your closet.

Lucy Marmalade said...

Nice job on the patience--that is true thrifter strength right there! The wait makes the victory of wearing the shoes that much sweeter. I know you will get a lot of use out of them!

Tanya Patrice said...

The shoes are amazingly cute. I am so with you on not spending too much - I feel bad sometimes when I plop down too much money on something - but there is no greater feeling when it's something truly worth it.

Eleanor said...

I used to sell those shoes in the early 90's and we called them "creepers"...you rock them damn well!!!!

Eleanor- Shopping The Closet

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

those shoes are indeed incredibly chic! :D

vanilla ice cream ♥ 
| for the love of accessories |

Angie D said...

Those shoes are AMAZING! "Brian Setzer on crack!" Hahaha!

They look like dalmation saddle shoes, and that makes me so happy!

You have inspired me to go out and get that pair of geeky glasses I've been lusting for for YEARS. THank you!

Juliette said...

Awesome shoes and the glasses just complete the look.

Oh and, yay for spring!

WhereForArtThouRomeo

♥Lola said...

I love the shoes, they are such a cute print :)

tess said...

wow those heels are fabulous, JC rocks

Jasie VanGesen said...

how is this for a reference?

Those shoes made me go SHWING!

Little Miss Lee said...

Isn't it awesome when you find something that is the epitome of your style?

YAY daylight savings time!

Rosie said...

Love this throwback look. Those shoes are freaking awesome! WEll worth the moolah!

Kyla said...

These are really beautiful pictures of you. Those shoes are pretty bad ass! And are you not loving the sideways topknot?! I saw it in a magazine lately and just can't get enough. It's so easy and fun and super great for dirty hair :)

!Tb0n3! said...

Those shoes are FIERCE!

Victoria said...

Congrats on the shoes Julie! Aren't they the most painful thing ever? Completely worth it though :D

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

those shoes are absolutely amazing!! you are such a bargain hunter that you deserve to spend a little extra on shoes to take care of your feet--plus they shoes seriously rock.
and those jeans look amazing on you!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Holy smokes! Those shoes are amazing! I covet.

Yay for spring!

Bea Modisett said...

Julie - Thank you for linking us back to that original post...seeing the "comment conversation" between you and Justin was amazing...just amazing.

Zoe said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE SHOES!

alamocitystyle said...

THOSE. SHOES. ARE. AMAZING!
but i totally understand what you mean about not spending over $50-60 bucks on shoes, honestly, i don't like spending that much on ANYTHING! but i must say, those shoes right there, were definitely, 100% worth every penny.

M. said...

I love love love your glasses! they are the perfect shape, you make me want to have bad eye sight! haha

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Kimberellie said...

You look awesome! That's the perfect outfit to highlight those beautiful beautiful shoes!

Oh, and good good work on finding them on sale!!!! I LOVE a good deal! There's nothing more thrilling, hey?

heart:

purplestinkindogtoy.blogspot.com

Sonya said...

Those shoes are too cute! Great price, too.

www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

if i haver said...

ooo.. cute shoes to the MAX! You're style inspires me every time I visit your blog (which is quite often). Wanted to let you know that I got a Volvo wagon! Thanks for your guidance. We should start a Volvo wagon fan club!

fashionforwriters said...

What amazing shoes! I really like the animal print and your Wayne's World reference is so not lost. My freshmen dorm in college had a Wayne's World theme and although I maxed out on it that year, I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for that movie, and the strange strange Tia Carrera character..

xo Jenny

BikeWorkPlay said...

I love the colours in the heels! And for $60, what a deal.

I hope your knees are ok with the added support. (I have arthritis too, so I totally get the pain thing..)

Enjoy your lunch breaks from today!

Tall&Small said...

Nice shoes!

Urooba said...

HOMINA HOMINA HOMINA.

THOSE SHOESSSSSSS.

earthvs said...

Oh wow, those shoes are ace!

hello birdy said...

Beautiful shoes! Awesome finding them on sale :o)
I also struggle to part with too many pennies when it comes to shoes....and well everything else if I'm honest. Frugal til the end.

Alyson said...

Julie, I think we have the same glasses... Are those real? Ray Bans? Espresso color not black?

I love this outfit. It looks like something I would totally wear and those shoes are great. The outfit is definitely all about the shoes!

Valentina_s said...

Beautiful!

http://factorystyle.blogspot.com/

ellemvee said...

I had almost those exact shoes in my college years...man, I wish I had saved them!

Girl from the North Country said...

Those shoes are amazing! i love Garth like its my job he makes me smile to no end... super freaking adorable today!

blackdog finds said...

A.) Those shoes are kickass!
B.) I couldn't agree more about the virtue of patience re: puchasing shoes at a cheaper price.
C.) I have the same issue with trying to rush to get pictures taken in daylight. I'll welcome the extra daylight with open arms.

Lexie said...

such a perfect pair of shoes for you!

Robbin said...

wow a new and refreshing take on the creepers! i have a lack and white pair myself but i can't get myself to wear them without looking goth or somber! thanks for this. you have incredible style =)

- Robbin
www.hellocreation.blogspot.com

KellyAnn said...

"I don't even own a gun, let alone many guns which would necessitate an entire rack." sweet reference.
I love that creepers are coming back. Now I'm waiting for dr. marten's and thermal pants to make a resurgence and we're set :)
good stuff

Nicoloushka said...

holy frick you are too cute!

The Jazzy Belle said...

Loving the new shoes for sure! It's always very nice to get something you love at a discounted price.. i can't help but brag when it happens sometimes :)

Jessica said...

Ohhh, great find! Those are amazing.

princesspolitico said...

elegant and edgy... those shoes are the perfect contradiction.

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

yay! Wayne's World. Party Time! Excellent!

I love your shoes .

xx Vanessa

BARGAIN BEX said...

i'm sorry. i tried. i really tried to concentrate on what you were writing and talking about in this post, but i couldn't get past those incredibly beautiful shoes! forgive me? ;)

Clare said...

Yay for Wayne's World! I was just at the record store the other day buying the newest Avett Brother's cd, and I was suddenly possessed to say "I'll take it! Do you accept....cash?". And then I paid with a credit card, which confused the pants off of the sales guy.

Anyway, that's my story. And I LOVE those shoes!

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