Thursday, January 29, 2009

I've been thinking lately that maybe the reason I don't dress up as much as I could or should is because I don't have The Right Shoes. It's hard to get excited about an outfit when your footwear choices are limited to crappy fake-leather flats from the mall or flip flops. On the other hand, buying vintage shoes is always dicey; I once had a pair of sandals literally crumble off my feet. And buying deadstock is even dicier-while you can be fairly sure that in the case of buying clothes and shoes from little old ladies, their things were kept somewhere temperature controlled. Deadstock things might have languished in a warehouse in Louisiana for 40 years, subject to heat, humidity, rain, and God knows what else. Then you have the other problem of looking like you've dressed in costume, which is great for some people, but I already look like a kid playing in mom's closet 99% of the time. What's a girl to do?

"victorian" 40s shoes

Pretty lizard shoes

Sickest Victorian (real Victorian) pointy boots. This is why I love vintage; you can go to Urban and spend $70 on some joe schmo boots or spend $70 and get some weird, one of a kind shoes that have gone through all of time to land in your hot little hands. And isn't that a lovely feeling?

And I would be remiss if I didn't show you the terrifying detail on a 30s blouse I'm bidding on:

WHERE ARE THEIR FACES? Oh, their faces are BUTTONS!!!!


trishhunterfinds said...

Wow the boots the boots!!
Did you buy them??
Oh they're fantastic and so cheap!
Where is this store you speak of?

Brooke Alexandra said...

no they're on ebay with 3 hours left! hurry if you want them, i don't think i have the disposable income right now. but i wish i did :(