Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bawls... I mean, Shoes.

Tank - thrifted
Dress - Merona, thrifted
Jeans - Levis, thrifted
Boots - Art Company

So I've been feeling pretty shitty about my weight lately. I have maybe 3 pairs of jeans that fit, it's been too cold for skirts, and I loathe the idea of tights right now. The only thing worse than tight jeans, is the idea of squishing myself into tights. (Which probably wouldn't be as uncomfortable, but my girl-brain refuses to listen to my logic-brain)... So I wound up wearing a shirt dress (open) with jeans-that-fit and ankle boots.

But obviously when nothing fits and I can't imagine wearing anything in my closet even though it's filled to the brim with clothes that do actually fit and are fabulous... I go shopping... Oops. Okay, bad Megan, but we'll all ignore how much I'm shopping and just admire the shoes.

Somehow in the past week I've bought 4 pairs of shoes. Yes, you read that right, FOUR PAIRS. So much for that ban I keep wanting amirite? It all started with a pair of peacock blue sandals by Arche on ebay. Arche shoes are *uber* comfy, ridiculously expensive, and the "funky" non-grandma designs are even harder to come by. So I bid on them expecting to lose, but lo and behold I won! Which is awesome. Most people aren't quite shopping for sandals yet, so I figure I just won on sheer luck.


Tell me you wouldn't say no to that color either
But then came the Magical Orange Boots of whimsy. THEY WERE $10.. and no one else had bid. Somehow I found the most magical shoes ever and needed them in my closet. So I bid again. And won (again). And of course since they were online purchases neither pair has yet to arrive at my house.
MAGICAL BOOTS OF THE AWESOME
So then I was like "It's 99 cent day, I'll go looking for pants." And found the loudest pair of pants ever, and promptly put them in cart. I also found two pairs of good material for my next set of reversible obis, so if this print appeals to you - hit me up! We'll talk.

Loudest Pants ever - I'm getting over the floral thing because I LOVE THESE.. they fit.
Obi material - orange, pale mint, brown
And finally while waiting for my MIL to look at linens, I decided I'll just look at shoes. Goodwill never has good shoes anyway. And found TWO pairs of red pumps. Made of leather. In good shape. That fit. I've been secretly whining to myself about feeling not-girly in all my flat shoes. Sometimes you just really want to put on a  pair of heels and feel *sexy* And goddammit if spending $8 on two pairs of pumps means I feel less unhappy about the extra whopping 8 lbs on my body, so be it. (I know... 8 whole lbs, it just feels like a lot when nothing fits the same)

The first pair was a lipstick red pump with a surprisingly sturdy heel. The ankle strap held these on my feet so good. They were new but had been banged up in the donation bin, I didn't mind the creasing. They looked marvelous with the socks I had on, I wore them to class tonight. I won't be marathoning in them, but occasionally, when I know I'll be sitting, I'll pull these out to feel sassy.


The second pair - a rusty coral red. They're almost an orange. Or possibly pink now that I look at them in different light. I can't tell.

A little scuffing on the toe, a little discoloration on the footbed, but the straps were intact and solid. The heels are a chunky rubber like Campers. They're a Spanish made brand called Wonders, which I'm having issues with googling them right now, but they were miles above the Mossimo and Faded glory shoes sitting on the racks around them.

Plus to me, T-strap shoes always make me think of sexy dancing ladies. I remember watching professional dancers as a kid and loving T-strap shoes. I know some people associate them with primness, but they remind me of dancers. Not quite as quirky as any of the other shoes, but a solid walkable heel that was 4 dollars.

22 comments:

  1. Love all of your goodies! Those teal sandals are fabulous. Love the loud pants too. And every woman needs a couple pair of heels to feel sexy in on occasion. I think it was all worth it. Hope you're feeling better. I've been making lists of future shoe and nursing top wants. I just don't know what's going to fit post-baby. And quite frankly my old wardrobe doesn't look too appealing at this point.

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  2. That colour palette for the obi is so great! And great deals on shoes!!
    I hear you about the 8 pounds... whenever something doesn't fit like it used to, it doesn't matter if it's 8 or 80, it can throw you way off! My athletic therapy is really developing my butt muscles. I thought I'd love a more defined behind, but since it's something I'm not used to, it's throwing my confidence.
    With that said, I think you look great!

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  3. I love that you buy thrifty stuff but spend $$$$ on shoes. No woman worth her salt is logical. Congratulations! You have passed my test; you are truly a bona fide interesting dame. I love your new turquoise numbers. I will be waiting to see how you style them. Keep up the good work. From up I-65 in Kentucky, Janice.

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    1. Someday I am going to take the time to quit being so anonymous.

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    2. Lol! I'm just happy to have you comment. Thanks, Janice. You're a dear.

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  4. Oh, I hear you on the weight, so much! I have been creeping up the last few years, and I have to get it off. I just don't like how I feel in some of the things I love - it's not the clothes, it's me.

    Love love love all the new shoes! Seriously, I'd be buying them too - scores! The orange boots - WOW.

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  5. First of all Megan, I'm so sorry you've been feeling down about yourself. To be honest, I've been so pumped about the hair and how AWESOME you've been looking, I haven't noticed a bit! I love all your new finds. LOVE the red pumps. You're right--sometimes a girl just needs a pair of hot heels. And I bet you'll look great in them! I bet you guys will be very happy together! I also am uber jealous of the score on the orange boots! I do hope you feel better and, yes, I cannot WAIT for dresses/skirts weather SANS tights!

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    1. Thanks, Robin! I'm carrying the weight well, I actually needed to gain it. But it's still hard to assimilate the changes.

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  6. I like the t-strap shoes - very nice! I'm starting to look at shoes way more than I used to, and I really like that kind of style. You got lucky!

    I'd like to lose about 8 pounds, too, but it's not the end of the world. I just hope I don't gain any more because it doesn't come off so easy anymore.

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    1. Eep, yeah, I'm definitely not 16 anymore, despite this babyface.

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  7. I feel you about just eight pounds - you're tiny to start with, so it feels like more. When I gain 5#, I feel it in my jeans. But I never noticed it on you via your pics.

    Fabulous new shoes, wow! The orange boots look sooooo great, cannot wait to see them on you.

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  8. Lynne, Sheila, girls... I think we need to stage an intervention... Poor Megan's gone off the cliff. :)

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    1. Gone off the cliff and yodeling all the way down.

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  9. I know how frustrating it is when nothing fits! It's just the worst! Shoes are the best though, they never let you down! You found some amazing ones! I'm jealous of those orange boots! And I'm very curious about the obi material, those are some really pretty colors!

    I like the way you styled your dress/jeans. And I'm with Patti, I don't see any change in you in your pics.

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  10. Wow--you are starting to rival SheilaEphemera as Queen of Cool shoes!! AWESOME buys!!
    Those pants are outrageous in a totally good way!1 They'll be great for warm weather (if it EVER gets here)

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  11. HOLY MOLY I love those orange boots. Good find! I've had a bit of a crazy shopping week too; I think sometimes it is good to just give in- especially if you've been feeling a bit down.

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  12. The last pair are like Campers, very Spanish style I think! All of them very nice, but I like the simplicity of these pair best. Although I would also steal the teal sandals in a second. Well done for the 'early' sandal shopping. I googled Wonders and found a good summary of the company ethos on a UK site - Wonders.thegoldenboot.co.uk

    Commiserations from me with the weight fluctuating, it's horrible when favourite clothes feel too tight or too loose.

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  13. Hello, Megan! From here, you look like a thoughtfully dressed woman about to take on her world. Looking very healthy, and in the best, completely non-euphemistic way! If you do need to gain a bit, then I'm happy for you.
    Just something to put in your memory hoppers for much, much later in your life: I'm so much happier keeping on about 5 pounds more than the insurance actuarial charts tell me is appropriate. My skin and hair look better, and I feel happier. I've spent my life trying to stay thin. But now, it's much less effort. Some parts of old age are actually pretty good, and pretty surprising.
    You look lovely. (And all us old broads are envious. Believe me.)

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  14. Oh Megan, sorry you were feeling down about your weight! You look skinny. And young. And beautiful! I know how I feel about my body though, and weight, so I can relate, but again, you look lovely!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  15. Oh, I'm sorry you're feeling bad about your weight. :( That can be so tough when nothing fits anymore--believe me, I know. I also tend to binge shop when I binge eat...a bad combination all around. Most people I know lose weight in the spring and summer. Something about all the fresh fruits and veggies and sunshine that makes you want to play outside. You still look pretty, but I hope you get to a happy weight again soon.

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  16. Oh don't feel bad about your weight Megan. I've always done that, even when I was younger than you and 110 at 5'5". And after the fact I always thought, boy, I'd love to be that weight now. It just grows on you - literally. Anyway, you look great. Love your new sandals and boots. Not so into the high heels, never was actually. I can do platforms, and maybe a cowboy boot bit of a heel, but otherwise forgetaboutit.

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