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Black Knit Moto Jacket – Gap (no longer available online but you may find in their stores in black or gray)
Black Ponte Dress with Exposed Back Zipper – LOFT (no longer available online which is a shame because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!)
Belt – Ann Taylor (bought a couple years ago)
Black Patent Mary Janes – Nine West (see below)
I have been spending this week doing a hardcore closet clean-out. I dumped everything out of my bureau and only put back that which I like. I made one bag of things to donate, and one bag of things to put on eBay. Now I am working on my closet. I took everything out that is too small, too big, too ugly, too worn. There's a pile of items to repair, and then I added to my two bags.
I am putting all my shoes in boxes on the shelf, because the floor of the closet it a bit of a No Mans Land. My dogs sometimes like to take a nap in there, my husband uses it as a place to throw things and close the door when people come over, I often find Emerson's books and toys hidden in corners… anyway it's a bad place to keep shoes. I opened each box to ensure the shoes inside match the label on the outside… and found these shoes!
Long-time readers may remember them. I saw them at Nordstrom a couple years ago and HAD TO HAVE THEM. They only had them in 7. I ordered them, and they were far too small. I started searching online for these shoes from another retailer and found then for half the price of Nordstrom, but only in an 8. I ordered them anyway… and they were too big. I think I wore them twice, both times bad experiences with rubbing, blisters, and carefully shuffling from Metro to office. After that, I shoved them in the box, stuck them in the back of the closet and figured I would eventually put them on eBay.
Well last night I found them and tried them on… and now they fit! Not only do they fit, they are pretty comfy! I am so excited because on my shopping list I had a pair of patent Mary Janes. Granted, I wanted all black with a pointy toe and a slimmer heel, but these are pretty stellar. I had a stranger stop me on the street and ask me who made my shoes and two coworkers said they are “Fierce.” Hooray!
Tonight I hope to finish the closet and this weekend hope to tackle the attic. After that I will be posting even more stuff on eBay – check it out!
Yes! Its awesome and on super sale.
Oh that’s too funny! Do you love it? 🙂
After years of reading your blog, I bought my first black ponte dress at banana republic on black friday!! I thought you’d be proud. 🙂
margarita ts says
I love this dress on you, so flattering! Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!
I agree with CynthiaW, the heel is what really makes these mary janes stand out.
Perfect outfit… chic, classic and elegant.
So funny, another reader commented on Twitter that she too bought these boots after I showed them on here two years ago. YES, CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET! Think how many fab things may be lurking in there!?! 🙂
And yes, I think finding these was a blessing in disguise – the red heels are fantastic, and considering I usually wear all black (and just bought a red bag), it’s a perfect accent! 🙂
OMG! The dress is killer on you! (ANd I wish they still had it at Loft, it would be perfect for work for me( I am a teacher.) BUt the shoes…oh the shoes! YOu seriously just reminded me that I have them….somewhere – you inspired me to buy them about two years ago! I wore them a few times, then they sat in the back of my closet because other shoes got invited to my closet. So I still have those shoes in one of my boxes! Whoo hoo! Thanks for the reminder! LOL! I guess this means I should use my Thanksgiving vacation to clean out my closet?!
I love those shoes – actually, the heel is what makes them, so I think that it’s better that they aren’t all black.
Not that I don’t love my all-black mary janes, but those heels are what takes them nice to fierce.
What an incredible dress, belt, and pair of shoes on you!! Work it!!!
Sarah R says
Love the shoes, and wish I had that jacket. I don’t own a coat; but could use something cozy on the few chilly days I have. I think I need one of those. Off to eBay I go!