Monday, June 8, 2015

Suede Olive Platform Sandals


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Hello! I hope that you all enjoyed your weekends and are ready to power through this week. My weekend was pleasantly relaxing; I didn't have to work much and loved having some free time. 

I was able to stop by the RVA Antiques vintage market on Saturday morning and fell in love with all of the vintage pieces that I saw; I particularly loved the showstopping, genuine vintage clothing and accessories at the VB Vintage booth. Sometimes I dream of what it would have been like to be a housewife in the 1950s or a free-spirit in the late 1960's just because I'm so in love with the clothing from those decades. Anything with a feminine 1950's silhouette or 1960's mod print has me swooning and the VB Vintage booth had plenty of both. If you're interested in seeing what I wore to the event, you can check out a photo that was snapped as my friend, Rachel, and I were browsing HERE

I was happy to have off from work entirely on Sunday and wanted to go to the Broad Appetit festival with my friend, Mary. I figured that parking may be difficult but that I would be able to find parking nonetheless. Well, I was wrong and Mary and I spent over an hour trying to figure out how to park in order to be able to attend the festival.

After spending so much time searching for parking with no luck, we decided to just call it a good attempt and grabbed lunch at Mellow Mushroom instead and browsed through a couple shops in Carytown. So of course, we had to stop at Ashby. And boy, am I glad that we did. 

While looking through their selection of shoes, I spotted these suede olive platform sandals. I picked them up and fell in love with the shape, color and texture of the shoes. The tag stated that they were a size 7.5 and cost $39; I was a bit hesitant to try the shoes on because I usually take a size 8 and don't like to spend much on shoes at all. 

However, when I slipped them on, I knew that I had to have them; they fit perfectly and I love the way that they tie up at my ankle. I had a gift card from selling to Ashby last week so I just decided to use the rest of my gift card to splurge on the shoes for myself. I googled the brand of the shoes (Sundance) when I got home and discovered that a similar pair of these sandals would normally retail for $100-$200 so I was lucky to pick these up for just about $40 at Ashby.  I've only had them for less than a day but they are already taking over as my favorite pair of shoes in my wardrobe. 

When I got home, I immediately changed into these shoes because I was so excited to wear them. They went perfectly with my 90's babydoll, daisy print dress and olive-colored sunglasses. Several golden necklaces, a golden flash tattoo, my "dressed to kill" button and red lipstick pulled the whole look together. I recently re-discovered this "dressed to kill" button and can't wait to start wearing it again. 

Daisy print dress: Vintage
Flatforms: Ashby
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Red lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Moon bracelet: Ashby
Flash tattoo: Ashby
Crystal necklace: Ashby
Druzy necklace: Ashby
Circle necklace: c/o Robert Matthew
Green necklace: Vintage
Bird necklace: Charlotte Russe
Earrings: Ashby
Dressed to kill button: Vintage

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