Monday, October 3, 2011

Revival (See Jane Wear)

BB Dakota vest, MinkPink dress (worn at shirt) c/o Tilly Boutique, Joes Jeans jeggings, Zara boots (similar),
necklace c/o JewelMint, Ray Ban sunglasses, vintage clutch
I feel as if these boots and I started out on the wrong food (pun intended).  First off, I bought them at a Zara in Europe last summer and when I saw them in my local store, they were about $30 less than what I paid (I'm not sure why I didn't think that they'd be available in the States and cheaper due to the exchange rate, for that matter).  Next, I came to realize that these innocent-looking wedges were excruciatingly painful (disclaimer: I'm somewhat of a baby when it comes to uncomfortable shoes).  I had given up hope until the kind ladies at Stiletto Hardware sent me some cushions for my shoes.

When I wore these wedges the other day, I had only walked a few blocks when I was ready to give up all hope.  I got on the train and inserted the ball-of-foot cushions into my boots (I couldn't wait until I got to work and luckily it was empty) and, I kid you not, ended up wearing the shoes all day in pure comfort.  I even went straight out after work and hardly noticed that I was wearing the boots all day/night.  I think I'll be able to revive other uncomfortable shoes that are sitting in my closet from here on out.  (PS. Anh from 9to5Chic uses them too!)

39 comments

Sugarfree said...

Fur vests are the best, i would wear them all the time!

Josie said...

These sound like LIFESAVERS! I'll have to pick up a pair. And I love how you styled your dress!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

marissa at the boot said...

here in italy everyone wears heels, all the time. (like even grocery shopping. madness.) so in order to keep up with the ladies i totally need a pair of those!
i LOVE this outfit, by the way!

marissa @ the boot

The Fancy Teacup said...

The fur vest and cat's eye Raybans are super cute!

♥, Jamie
www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Bud and Leo said...

love that vintage clutch! beautiful! xo Lisa

Bog-Bog said...

Love the vest and the cluth so much! Great outfit fo fall!

Closet Fashionista said...

I love those booties! I'm so glad you can wear them now!! I'll have to try out those cushions :)
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pushups with polish said...

i really love all the pieces here! especially your booties....oh and the vest of course!

briannelee said...

Love this look!!!! The vest and clutch are so cute.

Collections said...

The boots are gorgeous. I think I almost purchased them myself as well.

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thenauticalwheeler said...

Love the fur vest! I got one not too long ago and it's so comfy and warm. The red bag looks great too.

Taylor said...

I must order some of these STAT!!! My only complaint about heels is always the ball - i dont have any callouses or something! (And cute outfit as always!)

Courtney Erin said...

I've got to try those shoes things...I'm also a huge baby when it comes to uncomfortable shoes.

On another note, love that red clutch!


xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Mackie said...

This is the best news I've heard, as I have the same exact problem with the same exact boots! Thanks!

SADBBLOG said...

LOVE this outfit! you look amazing!

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Crystalin said...

I've been on the hunt for booties and these are amazingly beautiful! I need to find a similar pair! Glad you're using pads, cause these are way too cute to be in the closet ;)

Leah said...

Love those boots and I'm glad you've started getting along better with them. They are the perfect combination of chic and tomboy.
Love them.

xo L.

Karee said...

Yes, this outfit is amazing! And, the red clutch is by far the best accessory - very chic!!

Stephanie said...

LOVE this outfit, totally and completely up my alley. I actually wore something very similar a few days ago. you look great =)

Nikki said...

I had honestly never heard of foot cushions before. They're genius! and I LOVE that red clutch :) x

Heather Bean said...

There is no doubt that this outfit is SO perfect for fall... <3

skippysays said...

Yay for a happy ending! Those shoes are way to cute not to be worn :)
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this free bird said...

you're wearing fur. i won't be able to wear fur for 2 months. possibly more. insert bawling here.

despite purchasing loooooong before the site crash target emailed me this morning to cancel my order on the knit flats. they can suck it.

xo,
c

Tiffany Elam said...

I want this vest. Last year, it was sold out everywhere I looked. I'm jealous you snagged one!

Eventful Life and Style said...

I am in serious need of a fur vest!!

Daily Cup of Couture said...

LOVING that vest! Looks amazing on you!

xx

TheChambrayCountess said...

Cute outfit! Excellent transition-into-fall outfit and I am glad those booties are now comfortable bc they are awesome!

April said...

Thanks for the tip! At work I'm on my feet all day...I'll be picking up these foot savers soon!

Jaclyn said...

Definitely have to try out those padded soles! i hate it when cute shoes are uncomfortable. Love you outfit, it's a great mix of fabrics.

Myrna said...

I found some boots like those (not exactly) at TJ Maxx but oh boy were they painful for the 5 seconds I tried them on :) might have to get those cushions.

xx-Myrna

http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

Julia said...

That is the perfect faux fur for fall!

xo Julia
galmeetsglam.com

a Sequin Dress at Breakfast said...

i did a double take-looks identical to my daily uniform lately :) you know i love myself a good fur vest!

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Susan Sagone said...

LOVE this cluth.
adding red in always draws my eye.

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Meisha.Style said...

love the bright color clutch! and the fur vest is to die for!

Tara said...

you look so fall and it make me smile! love that furrrrrrrr!!

p.s. i think i should try these stilleto things....

xx,
tara

www.thewondergirl.com

BrooklynBlonde said...

so so cute! Love the vest!

Amy Creyer said...

You've inspired me to add ball cushions to my painful heels too. I joke that I only ever wear flats, and it's because I find heels excruciating on the balls of my feet. At least you were able to salvage your shoes!


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Shoes We Want said...

LOVE the red clutch!

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Great look, lovely fur vest and the best clutch!;)
kisses
Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)