Monday, May 25, 2009

Weekend Lowdown

As I mentioned, I spent most of Saturday hungover due to too much Prosecco from the night before, so I spent most of that day cleaning, packing, reading and blogging. Oh, and I did some online shopping!:) Check out my new shoes. Cute non?
Charles by Charles David "Dame"
via zappos.com

Mo's (from Pink Argyle) recent blog on "short and cute shoes" made me realize that I was in desperate need of a new pair of black flats. So I checked out a few of my favourite shoe stores in the T.dot, shoved my right foot in many pairs of black flats and ultimately gave up when I tried on a pair of Franco Sarto mid-heel, black patent peep toe pumps (it's time to wave the white flag when you end up with a totally different pair of shoes than what you set out to find!) I continued my search Saturday night online and instantly fell in love with "Dame." I'll meet them this Friday when the BF brings them with him. (He's a shoe mule). And thanks to Zappos for upgrading my shipping at no extra charge! They really are in the business of 'customer service!'

Speaking of shoes, I recently came across this except from the book Vintage Shoes: Collecting and Wearing Twentieth Centurty Designer Footwear. The excerpt provides advice on buying vintage shoes, where to buy them and how to distinguish shoes from different decades. For example, stilettos from the 50's have metal heel tips as opposed to plastic ones. To read the excerpt, click here or see the book on Amazon.com.


How was your weekend? (To my neighbours to the south, how's your Memorial weekend so far?)

8 comments:

Mo said...

Cute shoes! I'm a sucker for anything with a bow.
Glad to have inspired you to shop--I too shopped this weekend! I went out for sandals but came back with a dress, a skirt, and a necklace. Whoops.

Krista said...

Wow ... the vintage shoes information was interesting.

And those shoes are cute! Darn, I wish I had a shoe mule!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

@M0- Lol.

Barbara said...

those are cute! I've been looking for some good flats lately as well.

Carol said...

Very cute!!

down and out chic said...

fantastic shoes...now i'm thinking a new pair of black flats is a great idea!

AmyJean said...

I love those shoes! :)
RelentlessBride

The Thirty-Something Bride said...

Hey, I posted last week about some uber-cute flats from Mia called Hepburn's. I wear mine constantly and they just introduced some awesome new colors. Get a half size larger, they run small!

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