Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fashion Flashback: 1980s

I've always been told to do my shoe-shopping late in the day when my feet are at their biggest, that way the shoes will be comfortable all day. On my never-ending quest to find the perfect pair of nude pumps, last night at 8:00 P.M. I found the most perfect pair of shoes ever. They were only $7, and they were a half-size larger than what I usually wear, but after being on my feet all day the fit perfectly.




OK, so maybe not "perfectly". I have a tendency to get all wrapped up in a good deal, and ignore things like, oh, shoes being too big. These shoes reminded me so much of Barbie that I couldn't resist them. I LOVED Barbie growing up, I played with them well into junior high. I excused it by blaming my little sister, but really I loved to play. We were pretty vicious, stripping all the dolls bare and taking turns picking dolls and outfits. So clearly there was some nostalgia at work when I bought these pumps.




Adding to the nostalgia was the fact that I clomped around like a little girl playing dress up ALL DAY because the shoes would not stay on my feet!!! By the end of the day my feet were killing me, but I felt oh so pretty! A student said I looked like I had traveled straight from the 1980s with today's outfit, and I said, "Yeah, I know! Like a friggin' awesome Barbie doll!" I don't think he meant it as a compliment, but Barbie shoes  just change a girl's perspective. Even if they are too big!



25 comments:

Thetinyheart said...

I love the print on your skirt! Clearly your student doesn't know the 80s are back in fashion this year with the neon trend! Your shoes are so fun, even if they don't fit perfectly :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Feathers & Freckles said...

I would have taken that student's comment as a compliment too! I love the 80s, and Barbie, and this outfit. So fun! The print in your skirt is really awesome, and I love how the shoes tie everything together. If those shoes were in the Barbie pick-pile, my sister and I would have fought over them ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I totally thought about you and our previous Barbie conversations when I bought these shoes!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks Sharon! They were definitely out of my (literal and figurative) comfort zone!

tashia graham said...

I've always said that the best part of having a sister 8 years younger than me is that I got to play with barbies through high school. Love those bright colors!

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CurrentlyCoveting said...

Cute little pink pumps! I need a pair.

Erin
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forallthatjas said...

love that skirt!

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Marie_McGrath said...

You're right, these shoes look like they belonged to Barbie!! I love their bright pink color. I looove all the colors in your skirt too, you look beautiful.

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Carrie said...

Love that skirt and your new shoes. :) Growing up, I had a Barbie or two, but my real obsession was for My Little Ponies ... Barbie definitely has cuter shoes, though!

chillairandperfume said...

I love all your bright colors here! Those shoes are adorable :)

xo,
Hannah
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Kat said...

wow what a beautiful skirt!!! i love the pattern!!!! soo amazing :D you look wonderful :)

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Marissa said...

Love the bright colors in this outfit! I'm a sucker for a good deal too, I have two pairs of shoes that are too small in my closet now all because they were under $10

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I forgot to mention that it is only $17 and it's reversible!!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

YES! I also loved My Little Pony! Great hair!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks, Marissa! I'm impressed that you only have two pair of poorly fitting shoes... I don't want to want my collection!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Bingo! No shame here!

Annie said...

Ohhhh Katie - I LOVE this skirt - such an awesome pattern! And the pink shoes are perfect with it :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

ThreadsAndButtons said...

Cute, and they look so great with that fun skirt!

Marissa said...

Well 2 off the top of my head ;-)

Lyddiegal said...

I totally know how that goes, when you fall in love and the price is right, sometimes fit takes a back seat.
but hey, wear 'em 7 times, and then donate them!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

That's a perfect idea! No-guilt shopping :)

Priiincesss said...

Hey doll just stopping to say hi and thanks stopping by blog/your sweet comment!!
btw I am loving this skirt its soooo pretty, I'm really digging your style!!!
I am also your newest follower via GFC.

♥Priiincesss
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Katie Frost said...

It was all nice. I even got some explanation i didn't expect. Keep it up guys.

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