Friday, July 30, 2010

a cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition

It has been said that patience is virtue. I have also learned that patience can save you big bucks on, say, a beautiful pair of shoes. For example, I had been drooling over these brown booties since the beginning of spring but was hesitant about spending $40 on them. I almost bought them several times, but always resisted because of the price. Then, last weekend, my boyfriend and I ventured to the mall. We wandered into Charlotte Russe and to my joy (and disbelief) these shoes were on sale for $10 - and they even had one pair left in my size!


I don't know if this happened to any of you, but when I was small, my mother dressed me in socks with frills at the top. At the time, I hated them (they were so uncool!). But lately, I've been finding myself wishing I had some of those very socks in grown up sizes. Of course, no one caters these kinds of socks to adults, so I had to make my own. They were very easy to make, and turned out just the way I imagined them.


I recently read an article about how to get more wear out of your clothes. One tip it did not include - wear something inside out. It's a great way to change up the color and style of a piece. I'm wearing this dress inside out. I wanted the style of the dress, but not all of the color. This was a great way to keep the silhouette and mute the palette.


dress (worn as a skirt) - H&M
blouse - vintage
hat -vintage Middleton
shoes - Charlotte Russe
belt - vintage
clutch - vintage
socks - my own design
sunglasses - vintage


Thanks ever so much to my talented boyfriend, the snapper of these photos.

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23 comments

Sarah Dee said...

those shoes look so amazing!!! Love the frilly socks and the inside out tip is genius!!

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

Congrats on the shoes! I love snagging good deals, it's even better when it's something you've been waiting for.
Clever idea turning your clothes inside out, I like your whole look! It is fabulous. :)

michelle_ said...

perfect summer look 1
i love how you added the lace socks with the peep toe boots ! makes this look so much more special !!

Carys said...

I love your outfit! Boater hats are my summer staple, and yours looks so cute with the checked shirt! Those shoes are amazing too, and what a bargain! They look really good next to those sweet little socks too!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Andrea Desde el TrĂ³pico... said...

Hi! I really like your blog!
These booties are absolutely fantastic... LOVE them!

xoxo

Michelle said...

that is such a cool idea, i never thought of wearing clothes inside out. very interesting. i also remember hating those frilly socks, but i am also on the look out for them.

Nadine said...

Such a cute look! I love the socks with the booties!

Reina said...

ohhh, i do love the boots, and the shirt too even though i probs wouldnt wear it, but you make it look good :D

and OMG!!! so i viewed your profile, and read WI, and was like OHHMMMYGOOD!!! i live in WI too!!!
i live in Madison. Ever been to this glorious ithmus??? its like the best city in the world :D

Reina said...

whaaaaaat up???? its me again :P

okay, so i was reading the comments on my latest blog post, read yours, and meant to tell you something about the fushias on my header, and since i always reply to comments, i click on your name and i took me to your full profile, and than got very distracted by your being in WI (as you can tell from my previous comment) and COMPLETELY forgot what i was going to say about fushias. and i knew, before i replyed back to all the other people's that someone had a made a comment about fushias, but i forgot who. And then i remembered, so here is what i was going to say.


thanks, me too, and yes, didnt the photographer do an excellent job ???? (ME!!!!!!!) i have a full post on the pictures i took all of fushias, its called
the view from underneath
and it was in JUne if you want to check it out ( i highly reccomend it). okay, thanks for reading this long comment. i just thought i'd share that little story hehe :D

Danielle said...

Lovely blog!
beautiful looks :)

/Fashion Bowie

(In)Sane said...

Hahaha, my mother did the same thing! And I didn't like it either, but now it's something that catches my attention , because they are pretty and girlie. I love the way they look on you, and I love your hat as well. There is something about straw hats that just screams Summer, isn't there?!

-Ana

Weesha said...

that shirt is gorgeous and I love the shoes paired with the frilly socks! You look amazing as usual, I am so in love with your style!

Anna G said...

I should try wear my clothes in different ways. I love the idea of layering tops over dresses. Those looks great. I thought AA sold socks with lace.

rebecca said...

Love these shoes! And I would snap them up for $10 (:i know that american apparel do some socks similar to these, but it's worth making them yourself, as aa tends to be quite expensive...

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

Dyanna Pure said...

I've been looking for some ruffle socks, too! I'll have to check AA. <3

-Dyanna Pure
www.thesfstyle.com

ash said...

wuah.. so much inspiration in this post!! the dress, the socks. i'm definitely gonna try it.
u look gorgeous i really like this style,
huhu i think u're my new favorite. new blog to stalk, yay!
*click follow button*

emma wallace said...

What a great idea! To wear something inside out! And then as a skirt! Brilliant!

Spence. said...

Amazing outfit!
I love the frilly ankle socks ;) great initiative making them for yourself! I might have to dig up my old school pair now, tehe.

www.simplyspence.blogspot.com
x

Grace said...

adorable!

Love Grace.

Amanda "Creamy" Apriani said...

wow!! adorable post...

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gina said...

I love the boots with the lace socks!

Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil said...

Love these shoes: it's very cute worn with these socks!

FASHION ICE said...

great look, love the print! come follow me xoxo

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