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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

In My Closet-New Boots and a Memorable Shirt

I love a bargain! Especially when it comes in the form of footwear like these boots...

Talk about being at the right place at the right time! I found these little darlings for $10 at a local shop that was going out of business and I happened to be there on the very last day they were open. (Not that I was happy to see a boutique close, but it was because the owner was retiring, not due to the economy.) Soft cognac suede and military detail, how could I go wrong?

Normally I pair them with denim and usually a tee, and they look great with my thrifted olive shirt dress, but I wanted to dress them up without going with the full on military trend.

So I pulled out a shirt that I rarely wear. It's way more pattern than I usually cover myself in, but I always get tons of compliments on it. Hmm...maybe I don't wear it often because it seems as though it's so "memorable." As in "Oh, she's wearing that shirt...again..."

Anyway, it is really pretty and has great beading on it as well...

(Close up of the beading.)
Not that I don't want to be "memorable." I mean, who doesn't?

But now that I think about it, who hasn't purchased that special dress for a friend's wedding and then a few months later contemplate wearing it to another friend's wedding (or other special occasion,) but don't because you don't want to be caught in the same dress...am I the only one who thinks this way?
All this being said, it's not as if it doesn't ever get worn again, especially if your boyfriend is like mine...I could add a belt to a shirt and jeans (or said dress) that I've worn a million times and he'll ask me where/when I got that new outfit...
Yup.
J.

29 comments:

janettaylor said...

Gorgeous booots!

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rlutz said...

those boots are so great....love how you styled them with that amazing shirt!

MalibuMara said...

OMG thats amazing!
I love thsoe boots,
great photos :)

Pearl Westwood said...

What a bargain $10!!! I never wear the same outfit when I know I will be photographed but as you say its so easy to change a dress with accessoris!

AH said...

i love those boots, they look amazing!!! and i really like your shirt too, great outfit!

Vinda Sonata said...

the boots are really cool.
anyway, what i notice more about you is that you're an interesting person--you read kenzaburo oe and arthur miller--WOW.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Wow those boots are fabulous! Nicely done =)

I love the outfit too. I also am hesitant with a lot of prints, but I really like how you balanced it.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! Those new boots are beyond gorgeous, J! And this entire ensemble is stunning - you look phenom!! :)

Audrey Allure said...

Gorgeous boots! :)

Melanie said...

I am so ridiculously jealous of those boots. I can't believe you found them for $10!! That's amazing!

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TeenageDirtbag said...

The boots have really nice colour, I like them very much :).

annierama said...

I really like your blog ;) the pattern of your shirt is great!

Vinda Sonata said...

i love people who read. :) whenever i pass by, or visit starbucks or other coffee shops here and i see someone who's reading, i kinda get this light feeling inside me.
i think voracious readers like you are very cool, seriously:)

i'm glad that we share something in common :)

heart charlie said...

$10 boots???!! That is AMAZING! I love them ;)

Fashion Butter said...

Ten bucks!? Deal of the century.

kirstyb said...

fabulous x

Meream said...

So cheap! Amazing finds! And you look chic :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

What cute boots and I love the blouse!

Kristin said...

$10.00??? WOW. What an amazing score. They're too fab!

Glamour Bbey. said...

Hayhay!
How are you? Your blog is great and I love your style! I'm glad that I've visited yours.

Please, check mine, & maybe we can follow eachother? + join my giveaway!

Thanks and love,
Cindy

bravegrrl said...

ohhhhh man! love those boots! what a deal!!!

michelle_ said...

i love the paisley print top and ur boots !

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Dancing Branflake said...

$10 shoes? Amazing! And I do love that top. Gorgeous!

3ate4 said...

Love the boots!

rouli said...

amazin shirt!

wow

kiss

vint junky said...

Bargain find, great boots!

But i am in love with the shirt, paisley is always a winner

x

Abi said...

Great find! Love the button details and the print of your blouse

ByeByeSoccerMom said...

you're kidding! what a deal. LOVE your new boots and the outfit.

TigerLily said...

what a great find! i love those boots! You're so lucky :)


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