In Her Shoes

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Since last weekend was homecoming at Fordham, it was the perfect excuse to do some shoe shopping. I think most girls would agree with me when I say there’s nothing like a new pair of shoes.

“I get something out of them. When I feel down, I like to treat myself. Clothes never look any good, and food just makes me fatter, but shoes always fit.” ~ Rose (Toni Collette), In Her Shoes

Of course the moment I walked into Payless, I fell in serious shoe lust. It didn’t help that I went to three different locations in the last week. I plead the fifth.

These are the pairs that caught my eye:

Payless Shoe Lust

1. Brown Woven Flats, $17. Because every girl needs a solid pair of brown flats- right?

2. Gold Gladiators, $23. My silver gladiators are my go-to pair, but I wouldn’t mind slipping into some sturdy gold ones now and then.

3. T-Strap Wedges, $23. T-straps are classic and the gold-tone goes well with plenty of items in my wardrobe. Plus the small wedge heel is perfect for dancing. And I can attest to that, because I wore these to my Homecoming dance.

4. Strappy Sandals, $23. Simple yet edgy with a bohemian flair. I’m sold.

5. Brown Mary-Janes, $23. These are so very Mad Men. I’m envisioning with them with jeans or even tights and dress for fall. And after all the retro-inspired styles from Fashion Week, these would transition well in the spring.

6. Heeled Oxfords, $25. Simple, chic, and adorable. They remind me of my An Education style post.

7. Platform Lace-up Pumps, $30. These are absolutely ridiculous. Look at those cut-outs! Completely unwearable for a girl like me but I can still appreciate these updated saddle shoes.

8. Ankle Booties, $30. I need these. The midnight blue is a great alternative to the ubiquitous black.

I cannot wait for the next BOGO sale. My wallet cannot take a hit right now, even though I’m pretty sure my dorm room closet has no room for anymore shoes. Decisions, decisions. What do you guys think? Do you have an obsession with shoes? And what do you think about the quality at Payless? Let me know in the comments!

~ Sarah

*not a sponsored post

Time To Pretend

Whoa! Two posts in one day? Yes, but don’t get too excited. This is just a quick post and my first attempt at an outfit post. I’ve been thinking of doing these for a bit, since I always get such positive feedback on my fashion posts. Today I got compliments on my outfit and was feeling lazy so I figured, why not start now? Honestly though, I don’t know how you fashion bloggers do it. Serious props. Taking your own pictures (especially with a webcam) is super awkward and I couldn’t help but feel self-conscious.

Moving on…

Today was very wet and windy and overall miserable Monday in the city. That being said, I need to wear something comfortable but still practical for the elements. This may just be my  new go-to rainy day outfit. (Please excuse the mess, it’s not even my side of the room, promise!)

Pink Top with Zipper Embellishment- JcPenny; Denim Shorts- Thrifted; Striped Glitter Tights- Target; Pink and Black Rainboots- JcPenny; Hair- Frizzy.

I had a pretty busy day, but nothing too overwhelming. Then again I’m blogging to procrastinate my homework, so that may change. I had two classes in the late morning and then had a chance to relax in the afternoon before working at our campus television station.

In the evening, I watched a screening of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary The Two Escobars. It was absolutely incredible, and very emotional for me. The film discusses the lives of the drug lord Pablo Escobar and Colombian soccer superstar Andrés Escobar. Both men were from the city of Medellín, and their lives were intertwined in a way that’s hard to explain. You learn more about the film here.

Tomorrow is kind of a longer day, and it starts at 8:30 in the morning. The good thing is that I’ll be in the classes I look forward to. The bad news is that I’ll be on a media fast. It’s an assignment for my intro to comm class. Yeah, we’ll see how well a college-aged blogger fares without texting, e-mail, Twitter, or Facebook for a day. Do you guys think I can do it?

~ Sarah

Fashion Inspiration: Thelma & Louise

Yesterday afternoon, I sat down with my mom to watch one of her all-time favorite movies, Thelma & Louise. It’s a 1990s classic, so it may seem like an odd movie to by inspired by when it comes to fashion. After all, most of the movie takes place in the Southwest and there’s plenty of double denim. Still, with a few fresh updates looks inspired by these two broads are perfect for the dog days of summer.

Look #1: Thelma

Thelma & Louise: Thelma

Chambray Shirt- Old Navy; Floral Cross-Body Bag- Topshop; Embroidered Dress- Forever 21 (Canada); Cat-Eye Sunglasses- Urban Outfitters; Cowboy Boots- Forever 21 (Canada)

This look was inspired by Thelma, played by Geena Davis. At the start of the movie, Thelma is flighty and flirty, and this breezy white dress captures that carefree vibe. Layer over it a chic (unbuttoned) chambray shirt, a revived 90’s fashion staple. The floral bag is kitschy addition to the outfit. The girly cat-eyes with tinted pink lenses add another pop of color. Cowboy boots complete the look- Thelma is a country girl! The ankle length and studs keep the boots modern and not costume-y. If you need more convincing, remember summer boots are worth trying out!

Look #2: Louise

Thelma & Louise: Louise

Straw Fedora- Tilly’s; Turquoise Necklace- Fred Flare; Racerback Tank- Old Navy; Shorts- Forever 21; Satchel- Topshop; Cowboy Boots- Forever 21 (Canada)

Susan Sarandon plays Louise, the antithesis of Thelma: strong, sassy, and stubborn. This look reflects the tough girl vibe Louise gives off. The foundation for the outfit is your basic white tank and cutoffs, plus a satchel for any essentials. The necklace does double-duty as a statement piece with a Western flair. Although Louise wears a cowboy hat throughout the movie, a trendy straw fedora is more wearable. I picked the same boots as the ones in the Thelma outfit (she and Louise are best friends!) but in brown to go better with the overall look.

What do you think? Have you seen Thelma & Louise? Would you wear similar outfits to these? Let me know!

~ Sarah

P.S. Sorry about the lack of decent movie stills. Google Images was not helping.