Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Vintage Shoes...

28th Jan 09

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!!).


Shoes

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.



XX

Jen



32 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 100th post! I haven't even gotten to my 20th yet. The new shoes are so lovely. I have the same pet peeve with vintage shoes. Also, I can't ever find any that fit me anyway. They always seem to be made for women the size of children. I don't even have big feet, just average. :)

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  2. Thanks for commenting on my blog. And this blog is really sweet with some very pretty little pictures. Well done on the hundred posts!

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  3. Hello! i wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comment, I was happy to know about you and your blog, I really enjoy it, congratulations for the 100th post!! have a nice day, greetings!

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  4. Very cute shoes!! And what a steal!

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  5. Those shoes are adorable! Nothing like beige shoes to make your legs look loooong!

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  6. Those oxfords look really beautiful! I wish you included a full picture :) Vintage shoes really are the best. Congratulations on 100 posts, too! I love your blog.

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  7. I love those blue shoes!
    I can never ever find vintage shoes. Apparently women of past eras did not have size 11 feet.

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  8. Congrats on your 100th post!
    Your new vintage shoes are lovely -- good thing you took that lunch break! :)

    Brideshead Revisited is on my list to both read and watch! I'm just not sure which to do first ;)
    I do love BBC dramas. I am always swept away by the scenery!

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  9. You look absolutely beautiful in this outfit!

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  10. pretty little blog miss!
    love those shoes!
    xxx

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  11. i understand the initial eww factor of vintage shoes ... however some are just too lovely to pass up! thank goodness for lysol!

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  12. your so lucky finding vintage shoes that fit, they always seem so tiny!

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  13. This outfit is so simple, chic and gorgeous. The colours are wonderful on you!

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  14. Those shoes are beautiful--the outfit is, as well. So soft and pretty!

    I actually dislike feet in general...which is why I need so many beautiful shoes to cover mine up, ha.

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  15. thanks for your coment. This dress is lovely and beautiful shoes ;)

    B*

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  16. Hi there-pleased you are over the foot thing, as these are totally gorgeous sandals you've found. Pleased you are feeling better too!

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  17. Congratulations on the 100th post!

    And what fantastic shoes! I used to think 2nd shoes were a bit gross, too. Whenever I get a pair now, I wipe the insides with tea tree oil before I wear them, and then lemon juice and geranium oil every now and then – I want to be absolutely sure they are clean! ;)

    And lovely outfit – and perfect sandals! :D

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  18. Dear, your outfit is so gorgeous and so are those three pair of shoes. Superdupergreat finds!


    ♥ Dotti

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  19. I wanna see your woven oxfords - they look very cute!

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  20. I love that cardi-jacket - it's very pretty!

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  21. Love the color palette! Suits you very well :)

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  22. Cute shoes - but I have the same problem with buying them vintage!

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  23. Glad you overcame your fears - those blue shoes are too good to pass up!

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  24. These are beautiful shoes indeed, and I love your top.

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  25. I love that otufit - especially the bolero thingy

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  26. Those blue ones are so lovely! I'm starting to think NZ has some of the best thrift stores! And I love the little wrap top you have on in the top picture.

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  27. ohhh congrats on your nice find!!!
    xoxo,
    Micaela

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  28. You did really well, they are gorgeous.
    I love, love,love the new layout too!
    LM
    x

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  29. :O Again, another cute cardigan! The little sleeves really finish the outfit off well. :) your hair looks fantastic with that outfit! please don't ever straighten it!

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  30. you are a delight to read. and what an adorable and lucky find! congrats on your 100th post!

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  31. Congrats on the 100th post!!!!

    And what lovely shoes, a great bargain indeed.
    Hmmm.... I feel a bit like you said in the begining about other people's shoes.

    xoxo

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Jen