So I thought I’d fill you in on a little secret – I don’t like other people’s shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have any problems with feet in general, it's just their shoes. I think this is because you can wash feet easily but you can’t necessarily wash their shoes easily, which I find just a bit gross. This makes it quite difficult to buy vintage shoes because I really just don’t like the thought of putting my feet into other peoples shoes where their feet have been. On top of this, I also find it rather difficult to a) Find vintage shoes that I actually like and b) if I find shoes I actually like they still have to fit me.
But this has all just changed - I haven’t been taking lunch breaks at work because its all just a little to hectic at the moment but on Monday the sun was shining, I was wearing a newly thrifted skirt and so I decided to make myself take a lunch break and head to an opshop that I was supposed to go to on Saturday that turned out to be closed once I got there. And oh how I’m glad I did, I found two pairs of beautiful sandals that fit me perfectly and they look like they hadn’t been worn much at all!! And the best thing was they were only $4 a pair!! I also just recently purchased a beautiful pair of vintage black leather Oxfords that have a beautiful weave detail and I also found a stash of fabric towards the back of the shop with which I actually ended up having to restrain myself and only buy two bits (I have SO much thrifted fabric at home now its not even funny, seriously, I need to stop, its becoming an obsession!!).
I do own one pair of vintage heels but they don’t come out too often because they are more ‘special occasion’ shoes, but these little babies are perfect everyday shoes and I can now also join the elusive ‘100% Thrifted’ group – Yay!!
I’m also enforcing a two week buying ban on myself (David did have a little chuckle when I told him this – I don’t think he believes me…). I have so many clothes to get through and show you all (a lot still from last year) and I really just need to get out of the habit of buying clothes that aren’t in season. I have a habit of buying things for winter if its summer and then buying things for summer if its winter. This is bad because I immediately want to wear my ‘new to me’ clothing but its completely the wrong season and then when the right season does come around I end up completely forgetting about half the stuff I’ve already bought and start buying clothes for the next season. This is evidenced by the fact that most of the skirts I got on the weekend are wool and I have 3 woolen dresses that are begging to be taken out for a spin!
I’m going to be passing on all my awards on Friday, so keep your eyes peeled, they may just go to you - Oh and this is my 100th post which is exciting! And thank you all so much for your well wishes about my terrible week, they made my day.