Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Shoes That Made my Heart Skip a Beat...no Really.

You may think I am exaggerating, but I am not.  I was having one of those days when the kids were very loud but clingy, asking for everything under the sun and having a very difficult time listening to anything I had to say. So as soon as my husband's foot hit the front door, I was gone in a whirlwind.  Minutes later, I found myself in downtown Silver Spring, MD in front of DSW.  I took a deep breath, I knew that I had no business in my state of mind going anywhere near shoes. 

As is my custom, I went straight to the clearance racks.  I didn't know what I was looking for, but I wanted something sexy and different.  I was about to leave, but decided to take a look at the last rack that had only a few boxes. Suddenly, I heard angels singing, the aisle of shoppers parted, and a glorious beam of sunlight was illuminating a lone white box.  If there was a shoe crafted just for me, here it was, in the flesh. Calvin Klein, patent leather and suede, peep-toe MaryJanes.  Originally $138.00 - I paid $50 plus tax.  I sigh in delight everytime I recall that moment.

I wore them Easter with my NEW dress.  Those of you who have followed me, know that I am a thriftstore hound.  85% of my wardrobe is secondhand and I never shop at Department Stores.   But here it is - a rarity to behold - a dress bought at Macy's. Ironically, this dress was also orginally $138.00 and I paid $36.00 after sales and coupon.   Cream jersey dress with abstract floral print and cap sleeves. 

Although I was not wearing any vintage.  I achieved the retro look I love so much. Next time I wear this outfit, I will be sure to take pictures!


  1. That dress is absolutely stunning! Thanks for following my blog, I am now following yours too!

    Looking forward to more beautiful finds!


  2. Thanks Dee.

    I have been negligent in updating this blog. But great things are to come!


  3. Nice dress. Love the shoes. Was on your site and that green vintage dress is to die for! I didn't know I was missing all of this. I have got to keep up.

    Oh, BTW, your son is gray. LOL... You had me cracking up.

  4. Those shoes ROCK! I have to wait til my No Spend Challenge is on hiatus then off to DSW I go!

  5. That is such a gorgeous dress! I love the print and the sleeves.