Tuesday, June 29, 2010

All Ablazer

Don't you love it when thrift stores don't have any knowledge of clothing value?  Well, sometimes it works in a shopper's favor, sometimes not.  Like when my local thrift prices Target items higher than Urban Outfitters, it can be cause for either great celebration or frustration depending on which item I want to buy.  Like this blazer.  Pretty sure it's from UO.  It was under $6.  And it doesn't hurt me (blazers stress me out sometimes).

This picture was taken in the morning so my feet look ok here, but I tell ya what...by the time I got home at 10pm that evening, my tootsies had swollen causing the shoe straps to dig deep, painful creases into my skin.  I'm learning to buy summer shoes in a 1/2 size up to avoid this little problem.  But what do I do about year-round shoes?  The opposite occurs in winter.  Ideally, I would wear a size 7 in winter, 8 in summer, and 7 1/2 in spring and fall.  Does anyone else have this problem?  It's a bummer.

Necklace:  Pearls from China via Dad-in-Law
Blazer:  Thrifted via Valu Thrift
Tanks:  Target & KMart
Skirt:  Thrifted
Shoes:  Anne Klein via Herbergers
Purse:  Thrifted via ARC's Value Village


Anna said...

Yea! Blazervest makes an appearance. Such a cute find!

Anonymous said...

How did I not think of this shoe problem before?! I knew I wasn't the only one and I didn't even think about the heat and humidity and swelling. Seriously... I think I'll go for sandals every day now.

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Melissa said...

I love this skirt! How disappointing that the shoes aren't comfortable because they are SO cute. Perfect with that outfit.

Teri said...

OK. So I'm not the only one! I usually stick to sandals (flats and heels) in the summer because if I buy enclosed shoes they will be way too big when I wear them in the winter.

FashioNatalie said...

Great little outfit!! Love the shoes too, and agree with you on the thrift store pricing issue. But I just found some Trina Turk capris for cheap so I was happy this time, too!

Shelley said...

I found some yellow heels :) I'm not sure if you completly gave up on them but I thought of you!

MD said...

Oh the foot swelling problem! I bought beautiful flats with the cutest criss cross little bungee thingys across the instep and wore them on a day when I had a night meeting that involved a lot of standing and I had bungee marks on the tops of my feet for two days! I love your variable sizing idea!

Shelley said...

I am soooo glad you like them!! Yay! I'm here for all your shoe finding needs ;)

Leah said...

OMG you are so cute!! I am in love with that skirt and those shoes!

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Candycane said...

Am loving this outfit!

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gina said...

Love this combo!