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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shoe Style Challenge

In part due to my recent obsession with finding the perfect pair of platform sandals, I got to thinking about all those boxes littered throughout my closet and room, of shoes. Shoes I'm not necessarily wearing. And I couldn't help but to feel a bit guilty about needing to bring more into an already crowded space.

Some are old, and were well worn during their heyday, but have never once been on this blog in the nearly two years I've been at it. Others have been worn once or twice and are in need of more love.

I have to do right by my shoes. Even the flats that I adored at the time, but am now ignoring in favor of heels. They need some lovin'.

Here are the players who have never seen the pages of the blog before:

Navy Fortune Cookie flats by Sugar (a B-Day gift from my Mom in '09)


 Pink and Orange print flats from Old Navy (a tiny bit narrow for me, hence lack of wearing)


Brown flats from Kohls (My sister bought these, but then decided they hurt her feet, so I took them. They aren't terribly comfortable.)


Floral sandals by Chinese Laundry (I adore the print, but I have trouble creating outfits that won't compete with a printed shoe)


Yellow fringe sandals from Target (These were $5 and a means to a free shipping qualification end, it wasn't love, it was convenience)


Navy eyelet flats from the Gap (They were really cheap?)



Olive lace flats by Rocket Dog (my very first pair of ballet flats, and very well loved once, but not so much anymore. I loved them so much I got a second pair in cream, but then didn't really wear them.)


I'm not going to give myself a specific time line, just to get them worn. Today, the floral sandals:

flower shoes

What to wear with pink, but pink of course!

Floral Sandals

Throw in some green, some yellow, and a second floral accessory...

green braclet


My little blazer that hasn't gotten much wear yet this summer works as both a second pattern and a neutral and is perfect for the office (which has been surprisingly less chilly lately)

yellow earrings

The Rundown
Dress TJMaxx - Blazer Macy's - Earrings and Bracelet Made by Me - Ring Kohls - Sandals Chinese Laundry

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34 comments:

morefruitplease said...

I think all of those shoes have so much wearing potential! I'm especially in love with the orange printed flats!

Ali said...

My poor little flatsies also are being ignored as a result of shoes and wedges that I have found.. and just new things! But those floral shoes of yours are super cute and definitely work with your outfit! :) I love that dress, even though I'm normally not a fan of pink!

Melissa said...

That's a good idea, to give the underworn items some more use! I might do the same for my work outfits!

Iris said...

Woo hoo working with what you have! I like this shoes thing you're going there are definatly a few pair of sandals that need to be worn before the summer is out in my closet, thanks for the idea :)

Shelley Ann said...

you have so many great pairs of shoes! thats an awesome idea to start trying to wear the neglected ones more :)

Mimi said...

love the ballet flats! :D

<3, Mimi
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Mochachocolata Rita said...

OMGGG i lovee the ones with pattern, especially that orange number! LOVE!

Frances Joy said...

Great idea! I love those orange flats - too bad they're too narrow. I also like how you styled those printed shoes. That blazer is pretty great.

Jen said...

i like that you're giving some of your unworn shoes some loving! those blue eyelet flats are adorable. :)

Kenzie said...

I love that you're willing to challenge yourself. And that dress with those shoes look great!

Oh and I have the black version of those brown Kohls flats and you're totally right, they hurt!

Modesty is Pretty said...

waaa! torture I tell ya! Oh that wonderful pink color! You got me thinking of the many shoes I have not worn in some time..or at all! They need some lovin' like you said. I should try and follow your lead and wear my forgotten shoes too. You look pretty in pink!

La Fille D'or said...

lovely outfit. The blazer is so great!
I would love to get my less worn shoes out of the closet, but I walk so much that it's tough to wear anything but flats. I've started to wear heels at the office and carry a pair of flats in my bag if I think of it. You're inspiring me to try a bit harder. as my shoes are doing no good stuck in the closet.

Sarah Dee said...

you have such a beautiful collection of flats!!

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Krystal said...

I looove the eyelet flats!!!

LaToya said...

Those pink and orange flats are so darn cute!! I wished I owned those. That's a beautiful bracelet your rockin!

EvaNadine said...

those orange printed flats are amazing! cant wait to see how you style them. :)

shari @ little blue deer said...

Awww, you look gorgeous, such a pretty background, too! Love the first ones, I like that Mary Jane style, reminds me of the 80s when everyone wore those little Chinese Mary Janes and socks. I have a lot of shoes but tend to stick to certain pairs, too, what's up with that? XO!

Helen [In Elegance] said...

What a great idea, going through your old shoes and wearing them you haven't worn in a while rather than buying new ones.

I do love those orange flats, very unique.

Robin said...

What a cool idea! I have an entire box of sad shoes under my bed that I should clear out for organizational purposes...

Shop T.O. Live said...

Much love to those floral Chinese Laundry sandals. They are adorable and are perfect with your pink dress.

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Danielle said...

You look adorable!! I especially love your purple toenails!!

this free bird said...

Hats off to you on this!! I love the pair you wore here today...so cute and perfect with your outfit!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Sarah said...

I totally agree, I always want new shoes but I do have shoes that aren't used very often. I should show those puppies a little bit of sunshine. Great outfit by the way.

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Carissa said...

lovely pinky look dear ;D

La Petit Poucet

Carissa said...

lovely pinky look dear ;D

La Petit Poucet

emily viveur said...

i love how you worked the shoes! i can see how they could be difficult, but they look lovely with the pink dress :)

Martwa Marta said...

love the way ou comined the pieces! the result is so fresh and feminine as well!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute dress!!

Miss T said...

beautiful. your nail varnish in your toes looks lovely too :).

Lorena said...

Dont do this to me !
I have shoe guilt. I too have the shoes staring at me and I wear the same ones all the time. I am aware that I have to get rid of some, but WHAT IF I need them later on ?
BTW I love that pair you wore today ! A white dress will also make them the item to look at.
Have a good weekend.

Style, She Wrote said...

Great shoe selection. Love the Gap crochet flats!

Closet Fashionista said...

Loving all those shoes!!! :D
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Nadalyn Margaret said...

what a fantastic collection

Marusya V said...

I like the pink &v orange flats.. its a pity you are not wearing them much!
Kindest
MV
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