Remix: Paul Green boots

It’s been a long time, but I’ve brought these shoes back from the depths of my closet. In 2010 I had bought these Paul Green boots when I decided to take the credit instead of the cash option after trading clothes at Buffalo Exchange. They have been one of the most durable and consistently in style shoes I’ve had! I can actually pinpoint exactly why I didn’t wear them much lately – I used to work at a library that was very old and had vaulted ceilings which echoed the staccato of any shoes I wore that weren’t soft soled! But now that I’ve switched libraries, my shoe game has literally stepped up.

I wish there was a way all of you could get these shoes on your feet right now. You wouldn’t believe me if I told you they were some of the most comfortable shoes I own! I don’t even see them pop up on Ebay very often (trust me, I’ve looked.) I would wear every single one of these outfits today, and you can’t really tell they were pictures taken in a span over 6 years, other than by my hair :) This is why you need to look for timeless elements in things you add to your wardrobe, instead of trendiness.

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Unexpectedly well with this dress, which to me will forever be known as the dress I bought that Drew Barrymore also got :) (long story)
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I just donated this All Saints top TODAY to Goodwill because it was a little too goth for me. But I love all the colors and subtle textures of this outfit. Still looking to replace that skirt, had to donate it when I had lost weight.
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Hmm, I could still wear this kinda crazy outfit today!
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Not sure what was going on with my hair here…this is a spin on the school uniform.
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I loved and still love the grey and blue neutrals of this outfit!
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I wore this outfit so many times I had lost count. I wish I still had the top and skirt. I think they got washed and worn so much they just never looked wearable again.
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Oh how I wish I had an occasion (and weather) to wear this exact outfit again. It’s so colorful and fun, I remember getting so many compliments that night.
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Cheers to a great pair of shoes :)

Remix: Swedish Hasbeens

I wish sandal weather was here to stay more often – I own two pairs of sandals now since living in SF. I rarely wear them in the city, but love taking them on vacation (and wearing them on rare sunny days!). They’re not in the best condition any more since having to trudge across a river in them (long story) – I’m hoping to eventually replace them, especially in a fun color! But right now, they’ll do :)

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Striped casual here, helping my mom look for her Mother of the Bride dress for my sisters wedding (in the end, she had one custom made instead!)
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At the shore in double denim
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I don’t wear sandals to work anymore (feet easily get run over at the library by book trucks), but my old library job that was in the office allowed me to wear them when I wanted, like this!
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Yikes, I don’t think I’d wear this outfit or anything like it again.
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Sadly, the shoes are the only part of this outfit I still have. After I lost weight, all of this had to go! I’d wear it again if I could…
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The funny thing about these shoes (besides running small) is that they’re literally the most uncomfortable shoe ever the first time wearing them – they feel exactly what you would imagine walking with a piece of wood tied to your foot feels like. But then your foot learns to adjust to the curve carved in (or maybe the curve adjusts to you?)

Yves Saint Laurent style

In the last style post, I wore my trusty and amazingly comfortable Yves Saint Laurent wedges I’ve had for 6+ years now. When I got them, I was still living the student/full time worker budget lifestyle and paid what was a lot for me at the time (about $40 from Buffalo Exchange) when I was mainly only budgeting for thrifting and vintage. But these shoes have at least another 15 years or more of life in them, and I’m glad they’re mine! It follows a mantra¬†I have reiterated many times on this blog and if you meet me in person – you can always be stylish on a budget AND buy quality things. I have learned my lesson many a times and will not fall fool again to buying cheap shoes – I’m too old for this blister, pinching, falling apart shoe thing.

You may notice that my wedges are slightly different than the ones you’d find to buy – after I purchased mine, I got a large chunk of the gummy heel stained, and no amount of cleaning would get it back to it’s former condition. So I got creative, and used craft paint to stain the whole wedge part. It actually made the shoes visually¬†better (to me).

The shoes themselves pop-up on eBay often and for good/reasonable prices if you just look (you would pay the same, if not more for a cheaper pair of shoes). Find a pair HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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A little more classy look with a blazer and tuxedo-style pants
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Or with a black pencil skirt
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A bright colored pair of jeans works well! (sadly, both top and bottoms went to wardrobe heaven after separate stain accidents)
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Mixing it up here (as you’ll see, I went through a phase where I loved wearing these stirrup leggings)
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My trench coat look!
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Both the blazer and pants were made of soft cotton – I loved the softness of this outfit and how the wedges completed the look.
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Hello curves! Back in the day, wow 5 years ago! This dress looks a little different on me now, but I’d like to revisit this outfit.
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Another throwback look – but what can I say? I was living in Las Vegas. Different time, different lifestyle. I wouldn’t wear it now, but it worked then.
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It’s fun to do these Remix posts – now that my blog is almost 9 years along, I have so many different posts to dig back through! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)

The little white dress: from casual to dressy

Who would have ever guessed that just a change of shoes could elevate an outfit! I’ve had this little white dress for a very, very long time! It was one of those things I cherished from when I worked at Fornarina, back in the early days of my blog. I have gotten rid of most of the clothing I did own from them, because they were way too mid-2000’s Euro looking – but I couldn’t get rid of this dress!

I couldn’t decide which shoes to wear it with. Which look do you like better – casual or dressy?

Dress: Fornarina. Sneakers: Superga. Flats: Sam Edelman (on super sale at Amazon!). Watch: Vintage Bill Blass.

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