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Friday, July 20, 2012

To mrkt

Last weekend I was out walking around New Haven, getting brunch at The Pantry, trying not to buy things at Ann Taylor even though their sales were really good (my July budget is completely depleted), and enjoying the warm summer air; when my damn sandal breaks. Of course I am at the farthest possible point from the car at that moment. Needless to say, it was a long walk back.

I'm pretty miffed that these broke, I only got them last summer and they were $70, which as far as I'm concerned, is pretty damn expensive. I've definitely been trying to get my cost per wear down, but I guess now I'll have to add on another 10 wears to compensate for the $10 it cost to get the shoe fixed...

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The Rundown
Ikat Dress c/o JC Penney
Sandals MRKT
Bag Otis Thrifted
Belt Thrifted
Earrings Wendy Mink
Ring Thrifted similar
Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry similar, similar 
Orange Bracelet Kohls similar  
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunnies Old Navy

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  1. I know this is silly but I seriously loved the knotted belt!

  2. I always go weak in the knee with a floaty dress.
    You look so stunning.

  3. I am so in love with that dress!!! And how annoying that your shoes broke!! I agree $70 is a LOT for shoes....

  4. So pretty!

    And the news about your sandals is super crappy. $70 shoes shouldn't break unless you happen to wear them every single day for the year. Boo hiss to the company.

  5. Noooo! $70 sandals breaking?! That's silly. I'm so sorry that happened. You think for that price they'd hold up for a lot lot longer... D: !

    Ah well. You had some good times with those sandals. :( And they look fabulous with this printed dress. Hopefully you'll find a replacement!

  6. I hate when that happens. Not too long ago...s spaghetti strap broke on my dress while shopping and I had to walk to from the back of the store to the front holding my top up...felt to awkward.

    You dress is just adorable. I love the print and the colors.

  7. My son bougth a pair of boat shoes from ASOS with hsi hard earned part-time job cash. Within one day the leather lace had snapped. I was furious so I know how you feel.

    Your waist looks tiny with the belt.

  8. Such a pretty dress, love the print. You look so cute.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  9. That is SO frustrating when a supposedly "high quality" item breaks or rips! I hope you can get them good as new again! And that dress... I can't get over how pretty that dress is!

  10. That stinks that they broke! And such crappy timing...

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  11. Awwwwwwwwww!!!! Hate that! And something you wouldn't expect from expensive shoes like that! Glad you got them fixed though and now have more reasons to wear them. This dress is gorgeous on you Lydia!

  12. These photos are really, really nice. Not that your photos aren't always really nice, but there's just something about the light, the beach, and the railing behind you... you know what I'm talking about. Really excellent composition. And this outfit is pretty much just summer.

    Terrible that the sandals broke, but I'm glad they were fixable. I refuse to have any shoe repairs done in New York because it's too expensive. $15 just to stretch them!

  13. lovely dress!!!


  14. you look stunning in this dress! the cinched waist is perfect ;) dear, if you like my blog too, do you want to follow each other? xo jess

  15. love this summery dress and bummer about the shoes. PS I've never heard anyone call getting angry "miffed" before. Totally stealing that word.

  16. I just had an incident like that a few days back, but fortunately I could feel it breaking while I was in a store, and I grabbed the very first pair that I spotted in the store! Darn!! BTW, this dress is beautiful!! Can't believe it is from J C Penny!!!!!! Its been ages that I haven't been to J C Penny and now I surely have visit it!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  17. Ugh- I hate when my shoes break, and anything over $50 is expensive to me! Hope your cobbler gets them back into working order soon! You look so chic in this printed dress and beautiful accessories!

  18. Sorry the sandals broke, but at least you were able to get them fixed so that $70 that you spent on them is still OK. In love with your ikat dress from JC Penney, btw.

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  20. Your ikat dress is great! And that sucks about the sandals

  21. this print and cut of dress is fantastic ... looks wonderful on you!!

  22. Sweet dress! It's so pretty and feminine, so sorry about your sandals, they are way too cute, good thing you can get them fixed!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  23. At least you looked super cute even though your sandal broke! Okay, maybe that's not much consolation :) At least you can get it fixed.

    That dress is just amazing. I love what the wind is doing to it in these photos!

  24. I hate having shoe malfunctions! Glad it could be repaired as the shoes look great with this beautiful dress.

  25. lovely printed dress! :)

    Shame the shoes broke :(


  26. I'm all about the cost per wear -- if you love them and wear them a lot, it's so worth it. And that dress is absolutely to DIE for.
    xo Josie

  27. I saw your tweet about the sandals, it definitely sucks! Though, you were wearing this amazing pretty ikat dress that I LOVE love love so at least you were looking fabulous on broken heels :) xo Nikki

  28. I agree that $70 is a lot for a pair of sandals, and the purchaser SHOULD expect them to hold up extremely well.

    I'm following your budgeting closely - not from a nagging standpoint - but a learning standpoint. When I release my self-imposed shopping ban, I want to set a clothing budget and find a way to account for it, maybe similar to what you are doing in your side bar.

    You look so great in these easy stylish dresses.

  29. what an amazing dress!love it :)


  30. Damn those shoes!Glad you could get it fixed. Lovely dress.

  31. that is annoying! i bought a pair of wedge booties in norway for like 100 francs....and they broke like the 3 time i wore them. had to have them fixed...but still a disappointment!

  32. I love how you styled this dress. Perfect summer look. What a bummer about your shoes, I would be miffed too.

  33. Love all of the bangles. I'm a HUGE fan of arm candy right now. The dress is gorgeous, too.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  34. In love with the look! The belt adds so much definition and ties your outfit together! Great job! Sorry about the sandals :(! I got a similar experience a few years back with a pair of boots, I was at work and one heel broke off completely! I limped my way to payless to buy a pair of flats! It was horrible!


  35. This dress has beautiful colors and the belt is the right amount of chunkiness.

    I'm sorry about your shoes. Nothing is worse than expensive things breaking. Especially shoes.

  36. Oh woooow! You look amazing, girl!! *_* This a really wonderfull dress!! Great style <3

  37. That dress is So gorgeous on you! And such a bummer about the shoes - hate when that happens!

    The Other Side of Gray

  38. Amaazing blog and I really love it.

    Very nice photos :))

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  39. I love this look on you! Love the bag as well, can't believe you thrifted that :)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

  40. They broke ? that sucks- what's your cost per wear ¿


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