My Wardrobe Today – Friday

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sofft pavia sandal shoe
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Black dress – Mossimo for Target (no longer available)
ShoesSofft “Pavia”
Shell necklace – Vintage
Crocheted purse – Vintage

I feel as though I need to wear my cold-weather pieces as often as I can before summer comes. If i keep with this weight loss, they may not fit next fall and I want to get my money's worth! This dress is one of those pieces; though it's a gorgeous spring day I wanted to wear it and still make it look seasonably appropriate.

The necklace and the bag both belonged to my mom.  She and I believe the same fashion rule – never get rid of accessories.  If they are in working order, keep them.  They don't take up much space and you never know when you can use them again.  Accessories  come in and out of fashion, so a piece that seems passe in 2011 can be quite perfect in 2016.  If you have the room, store them properly so they can have a second life!

These shoes arrived yesterday. You may recall I wrote about these shoes as a work-appropriate sandal. I had been eying them for a while since I have had such great success in the past with Sofft for sandals. Then I saw Callandra wear them on Petite Early Morning Style and HAD to have them.

I searched online and found them for the cheapest price on Amazonir?t=whaevewomneei 20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B004EZHDXY (no longer seems available at that price), though they only had them in an 8.5 Wide in this color.  I am usually an 8 Wide for Sofft, but I do have a pair in 8.5 that works okay.  Ordered them, found them awful.  They looked dorky and clunky and my pinky toe was hanging out the side.  Unfortunately the company that supplied them has the biggest PITA return policy and I feel I will lose out half the money by buying from there.  Bad shopping decision.

I decided to get the 8 Wide from Nordstrom.  Not the cheapest price, but I know that with Nordstrom, returns are super easy.  I ordered on Monday, they arrived on Thursday, and they fit perfectly.  It's funny, Sofft shoes are hit and miss with me, but their sandals are a perfect fit.  I not only have wide feet, but my feet are thick (fat from sole to top).  Finding sandals has always been tough for me because the straps are too tight over the foot.  I don't encounter this with Sofft; the shoes are comfortable right out of the box.  This is my first time wearing the Sofft Pavia and I don't have any chafing, blisters, hot spots.  And gosh, talk about a shoe that blends in with one's skintone – do know I am a pretty pasty white woman, these shoes are a lovely soft beige with a pink undertone.  They shouldn't be called “Eggshell” but more so “Allie's Paleness!”


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  1. July 12, 2011 / 3:40 pm

    Once again, gorgeous. I am stunned by how great you look. And I love those sandals.

  2. July 12, 2011 / 3:40 pm

    I love that you used the shell necklace for this outfit! It looks so elegant but fun at the same time – great idea!

  3. July 12, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    Thanks @983aa01cffacb4b5fa8c7e41443bec77! I almost forgot about this necklace, haven’t worn it in a couple years – with the weight loss it’s starting to be a flattering length again. 🙂

  4. Ratula Morie
    July 12, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    I need to get myself a dress like this. It’s so easy and there are so many ways to dress it up or down. Great outfit, and I really like the shoes.

  5. Laurie Falter
    July 12, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    Nice shoes! You look great, and most importantly, you look like you FEEL great!

  6. July 12, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    You look great! I love the shoes. I need to get myself a pair of nude heels, but I am not quite as brave on the heel height. I love that the bag and necklace belonged to your mom, very appropriate given the weekend.

  7. July 12, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    Oh my gosh I adore this outfit! You are working such a great look: LBD with a nude heel 🙂 Thanks for following my blog, now following back!

  8. July 12, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    I love this outfit, very elegant. Your makeup looks really pretty too.

  9. fashionbyalicia
    July 12, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    I love those shoes! They look amazing!

  10. melissa.waldrop
    July 12, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    Your shell necklace is the perfect way to incorporate the upcoming weekend into your otherwise conservative (and cute) black dress. Love what you’ve done here. xo

  11. Leah Jenner
    May 11, 2011 / 12:36 am

    I love this dress on you! Especially with the nude shoes. Pretty!

  12. May 10, 2011 / 12:07 am

    Simple, but gorgeous! I have been eying those shoes for 2 months now. They look fantastic!

  13. ThefashionableESQ
    May 9, 2011 / 11:13 pm

    I always love a black shift with a high neck + a statement necklace. For me, I find that it’s one of my favorite work combinations. You look great.

  14. May 9, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    u look so chic in this look! and cute purse

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