I mentioned on Instagram a few weeks back that I found a pair of sole mates via Michael Kors in Las Vegas.
I've been pondering what new style goals I would like to set for myself. I have not completed my list as of yet, but there is one that I decided on almost instantly: I will invest in shoes. What? You need shoes?' Not exactly. I will admit, I currently have over 100 pairs of shoes. No matter how many I donate and give away, the numbers seem to keep creeping back up. Nonetheless, I have noticed that I often purchase shoes because they are well made, a deeply discounted price, or may match an ensemble in my closet. Sounds good, right? Well, not so much. You see, I have lost a part of myself in bargain shopping. In what sense? In the sense that at times, I do not purchase what I absolutely love. I purchase items simply because they are there, and the price is right. I can recall back in the day, I invested in shoes. I'd see a pair of fabulousness in a department store and instantly know: I HAD to have them. I did not limit myself to purchasing shoes based on what was on sale.
Decision: This year I will exercise more self-control. I will not allow myself to be blinded by shoes that are deeply reduced in price. Rather, I will patiently wait for shoes that truly fit my needs and wants, and I will invest in them.
I'm flipping through a magazine (can't remember which one because I get too many in the mail via frequent-flyer miles) and I spot a pair of Michael Kors ankle strap heels. Not quite a pump, not quite a bootie. What?! I had heart palpitations (not really, but you get the idea). I said to myself: 'These are a pair of shoes that I would not feel guilty about investing in.'
Fast forward again:
We're in Vegas earlier this month, celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary (see here). I just so happened to spot the exact pair of Michael Kors shoes that I saw in the magazine! The color is right. The size is right. The price is less than I expected. I take the plunge.
When I say I could not wait to wear these babies, that's exactly what I mean. To date, I've worn them several times, you know, just to break them in. =)
This go round I paired them with all black. I'm a newbie to the "All Black Everything" philosophy (see here and here), and I must admit, it's growing on me!
Hat: Borrowed (My husband's collection, also worn here)
Mink Collar: Vintage, thrfited
Lace Dress: Vintage, thrifted
Silk Skirt: Martin + Osa
Sunnies: Betsey Johnson