January 26, 2011

WIWW - shoe issues

Thanks for the all the advice on hose - sounds like I need to invest in some tights.  I know it's a good discussion when even my mom pipes on in with a comment!

So moving on, I think my biggest issue is shoes.  I have 2 pair of boots I bought this season to step up my style, and I love them.  But sometimes I think I should wear something other than boots so I don't have to wear skinny jeans that day. So I branch out and that's where it gets tricky.  I want to wear socks with flats, but it's not a good look. I would revert back to my tennis shoes, but that's not the point.

So here I am, dressed nice at a game night.  My husband even said - "I noticed you looked nice today" - he knows I'm trying to step it up, so it's nice that he points it out.  It reminded me - oh yeah, I need to take a picture.  So I did.  The funny thing - I couldn't decide what shoes to wear, but it was okay because we hosted, so I didn't leave the house - socks were a go.

--Shrug, Express from a garage sale, $0.50 (you've probably noticed, I'm a super bargain shopper)
--Lace Tank, Downeast Basics, $10
--Jeans, GAP clearance $10

So, when I was in a thrift shop looking for handles (found them - score!) I looked at shoes knowing I need to expand my options.  I found these and hope you approve - they have a heel!  I wore them without socks but maybe I could have worn them with socks?!?
I wore them with this outfit, which is outside my comfort zone - I've noticed people putting belts over shirts, so I tried it.  The shirt is probably a little dated - see the flared sleeves??  I have a shirt with a lace hem that stuck out under the shirt, but it must have scrunched up during the picture.  I thought the necklace added color.  And what's with my hair, again!?! - it reminds me of boy hair from the 70s - kinda flat and long-bowlish....
--necklace - local resale store, $10
--belt - GAP clearance, $3
--shirt - garage sale??
--trouser jeans - garage sale, $4 (more than I usually pay at a garage sale, but a good move because they fit great)
--shoes, Mudd, thrift store, $4

Next week's big discussion - jeans!


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14 Fabulous Comments:

Have you tried wearing no socks? They usually just skim around the outside edges of your shoes so that you can't see them!


Cute! I wish I could wear a belt over my tops...I just despise the feeling of extra stuff at my waist. Love the bargain prices, looks like you scored.

You look adorable! Those shoes...amazing! I say no socks but I live in Denver and my feet would be frozen solid!

I like the shoes with no socks, but I think some fun socks with a complementary color scheme/pattern would be really cute too, and keep your feet warm! And definitely belt more things, it works great for you!

You look too cute. I LOVE those shoes and you could try those little socks that don't show I think they are called peds. Super cheap and perfect for shoes like that.

Tights is another name for thick hose. :)
You need a thicker belt with more color contrast.

Mandy's Mom

love it all! and you couldn't definitely wear them with socks!
Cardigans and Cookie Dough

Great shoes, Ok if the trouser are long enough you can get away with a plain dark sock (but don't tell anyone hehe) or they now do pop socks (!!) in thick opaque deniers so that would also work. I hate cold feet, there is nothing worse. Great job on stepping out of your comfort zone you look wonderful, maybe try tucking your shirt in with a funky belt. Oh dear do I sound bossy today, sorry. Have a wonderful week honey. axx

I wear socks often - I find that my shoes give me blisters if I don't. I would say wearing brown or tan socks would have been fine - but without looked good too. Btw: Loved the necklace

I call em footies...but the first comment I read mentioned them I think. I wear them with flats :) And both outfits look great! I'm also trying to step up my outfits. It's hard isn't it?? Ugh.

Nice thrifting - love it! You look great, and keep pushing the envelope, you'll find your groove. I'm doing the same, and my hubby's noticed, too. : )

okay..first. love the pop of turquoise. second...love the bargain shopper...I tell people how cheap I find stuff and it embarrasses my husband when I'm all "2.50 for these pants!" and I have a thing for shoes that is all about comfort. I have these olllld slip on shoes that are about to fall apart..but I love them and wear them everywhere! but I might ditch them to get some of your cute heels! adore!

LOVE those shoes! Stopping by today from WIWW for the first time :-). I with ya on the sock dilemma...I never know: "to wear or not to wear"... I've enjoyed reading other peoples advice on that score. Hope you have a great weekend! ~Kristin from Living Graciously

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