Wednesday, November 17, 2010

5 of 30

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[blazer: thrifted, shirt: Target, jeans: Macy's, wedges: Charlotte Russe, hat: men's Forever21, purse: DIY from Goodwill]

I saw a studded satchel bag in a magazine that I decided I must have, but didn't have the funds for. Instead I found this blue leather clutch at the local Goodwill back home for $3 and modified it myself with an old gold studded cuff and vintage chain that I already had laying around. The result was pretty close to the one I saw in the magazine, so I'm pretty satisfied.

If the shoe fits, can you resist buying it?

I used to have a major shoe addiction a few years ago. When I moved into my dorm my freshmen year in college I brought over 20 pairs of shoes with me. All organized in separate boxes in stacks lining my tiny dorm room closet. Try explaining to your Dad who is helping you move your stuff in that a few of the move-in boxes are filled purely with shoes. I managed to rehabilitate myself over time and kicked the addiction. Now however, I feel the symptoms of shoe obsession coming back and my bank account is very scared. Fortunately I can't buy anything until the 30 for 30 challenge is over. Thank god something is preventing me from relapsing. I feel myself in emotional downturns, wanting to make a mad dash to the mall to buy a pair of sky-high black peep-toes. I must RESIST! I'm settling for long sessions of online window shoe shopping. Check out these beauties...

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[Topshop]

Thankfully these are overseas and not within reach. Now if only my mouse could just stop hovering over the 'Add to cart' button for hours...
Who else is fighting a shoe addiction out there?
Anybody want to start a support group with me?

Rach:]

22 comments:

  1. Very cute shoes! I would love a pair. I've seen shoes like this all over for the past few weeks and I am glad the challenge is stopping me from buying them as well!

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  2. Love the blue-wall background in the first shot. And these shoes... whoa, amazing. I could totally see me rocking them to a New Year's Eve party.(Better not get any ideas.) - Katy

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  3. Oh my gosh I have a shoe addiction too! I buy all of these heels that I never wear because, well as you know, I don't wear them to class.

    They just sit in my closet and look sad.

    I'll join your group! haha

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  4. I am fighting a major shoe addiction! and online shopping addiction...i could totally use a support group. lol

    love the outfit today!!

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  5. Great DIY with the handbag, I would love to do something like to too, but I haven't had time to scour for a bag. As for shoes, I'm still recovering and I'm making a strong effort to avoid new shoes, but it seems like more I get rid of, the more I find a need to buy new shoes. Sigh.

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  6. MY GOD THOSE SHOES ARE TOO RAD.
    resist. just a few more days.

    also, you look adorable with your fedora as always

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  7. I think this outfit is so cute! It's perfect for a casual day but the blazer really brings it up a notch, I love it!

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  8. Oh I love your cute little hat! AND your whole outfit, for that matter! You look fabulous!

    So glad I stumbled upon your blog...and I have a shoe fetish, too!

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  9. Ah, those top shop shoes are to die for! I probably shouldn't tell you this, but you know Steve Madden makes an extremely similar pair right?? I've often pictured myself in them, but I've yet to make the leap!

    I love your accessories. The bag and the purse are too cute!

    http://pancakestacker.blogspot.com

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  10. Such a cool DIY-- the bag rocks! Cute outfit!

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  11. Thanks Rach! I absolutely adore your purse =)

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  12. wow, love the DIY project of your bag! the overall outfit is gorgeous as well, so are the shoes :P wannahaves!

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  13. The shoes are amazing.

    And when i move to mi new flat i had to throw 20 pairs of shoes. But since summer i have 14 new shoes so i think in christmas will be fine.

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  14. luv your bag!
    <3http://www.fashionswing.blogspot.com/

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  15. I totally have a shoe addiction too!

    Love your look ~ what great find on that blazer!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  16. I just bought some little, black, ruffled heeled booties last night. I literally COULD NOT RESIST once I had them on.

    It's a major problem. This... shoe addiction. But shoes are just so beautiful. They are worth it.

    P.S. I dig your style!

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  17. I have a Steve Madden pair like those Topshop ones.. you can always get those. :) hee hee

    xx Love & Aloha

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  18. this outfit has to be one of my favorites so far!! i love how everything complements each other -- the outfit has such beautiful shades of blue and the hat really tops it off. and amazing DIY job with the purse!

    great remixing job so far!

    cuteandlittle.com

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  19. Yes! In the past year I've lost track of how many shoes I've bought! What did you do to stop yourself from buying shoes? I am scared for my credit cards haha.

    PS-Your drawings are amazing

    -Christine

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  20. These are fantastic! A better shape than the Steve Madden pair and a better price tag than the Kate Spade. Still, a little too pricey for a 24 year old drowning in student loans, ey? I hope someone nice adopts them!

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