new shoes: suddenly everything is right

Funny story behind these shoes. Not ha-ha-funny, more ha-ha-sucks-to-be-you kind of funny. I bought them because one of the sandals I was wearing at the time broke. We’re talking the kind of break where the leather straps come clean off the sole and you’re wondering why you’re walking around barefoot all of a sudden. Cue embarrassment and shame (this happened in a very busy shopping centre). All was not lost though. Luckily this occurred outside of a Witchery store. And there was a pair of shoes on sale that I’d been eyeing off and was intending to buy anyway. Unfortunately, this particular store had no sale stock and I get twitchy about paying full price for Witchery things (same goes for Sportsgirl). Apparently all their sale shoes were at David Jones which, quite fortunately for me, was only a short shuffle next door. So I found the shoes, grabbed my size, headed to the counter, stood around barefoot for a bit feeling like a bogan, and then walked out wearing new shoes. Problem solved!


  1. Jes January 18, 2011

    OoOo I do love a great ballet shoe, these are lovely hun xx

  2. ching January 18, 2011

    that happened to me last year, i had to buy at the nearest shoestore. that is one classy shoes.

  3. Jane January 18, 2011

    Nice shoes, lucky you were close enough to David Jones! I'm always afraid the shoes I'm wearing will break.

  4. m i s s . t e a January 18, 2011

    you werent happenening to be wearing Rubi shoes were you? those shoes tend to break easily πŸ™

  5. Poppy January 18, 2011

    A very cute pair of shoes especially considering they were a forced purchase.

  6. soph (owl vs. dove) January 18, 2011

    @Jes: Right now, these are my ideal every day shoes!

    @Ching: I hope it's not an epidemic!

    @Jane: I know, the location made me think that it was the universe doing its bit to make me buy the shoes. Although, if I was right next to Big W I would have been quite as happy to pick up a $1 pair of pluggers haha

    @misstea: no, not rubi shoes. They were Italian leather handmade sandals, would you believe!

  7. Abby January 18, 2011

    Ohh I love me a pair of Witchery flats! They are sweet as pie.

    The same thing has happened to me twice! Both with pairs of shoes I'd worn to absolute death, its so funny how they just fall off as you are walking and its like 'eh?'


  8. Mani January 18, 2011

    That's like me last year, I ran for the train and when I looked down, one of my flowers were gone πŸ™ They were walkable but I got new ones anyway, haha!

  9. Lyndall January 18, 2011

    I bought the most lovely wooden soled clogs at Sportsgirl, marked down to $35 from almost $200~ I'm like you, I love Sportsgirl and Witchery but only when they are having sales!

  10. Hannah Percyowl January 18, 2011

    Ooo, I bet they're buttery soft too…
    I pretty much buy little that isn't on sale!

  11. Sushi January 18, 2011

    They are super pretty – I love flats! How much are they on sale (if you don't mind me asking)? x Sushi

  12. Allie January 18, 2011

    Great find at a great time!

  13. Rachel January 18, 2011

    Oh dear! That does not sound fun!

    But, on the other hand you got some really, really beautiful shoes out of it!

  14. soph (owl vs. dove) January 18, 2011

    @Abby: I know! I mean, it could have at least happened at home or as I was getting out of my car, or somewhere where I could make a hasty exit. I guess it's just Murphy's Law.

    @Lyndall: what a bargain!

    @Hannah: indeed! I didn't even experience new shoe blisters. So happy!

    @Sushi: No problems! They were $90.

  15. Becky Jean January 18, 2011

    Awwww he he he how convenient for you!! :p
    What a perfect moment for your shoes to break, right outside these lovelies! Gawjuss!! XX

  16. Vicky January 18, 2011

    It was obviously meant to be! They're so lovely x

  17. Taylor January 18, 2011

    Those are really nice!

  18. Rachelous January 18, 2011

    Haha oh dear, sounds rather embarrassing but how lucky to be near the shop- those shoes are lovely! x

  19. skeletaldreams January 18, 2011

    what lovely shoes and lucky you for finding them on sale πŸ™‚

  20. pixelhazard January 18, 2011

    good shoes have that effect. is it bad of me to dream of my old shoes dieing so i might buy new ones

    Bright Green Laces

  21. Janelle Burger January 18, 2011

    in summer walking in shopping centers with no shoes on is a nice feeling, the flooring is SO cold and cools down ya feet. Not to say I do this all the time back home though! Just a couple of times.

    anyways nice shoes! Have Sportsgirl and Witchery gotten expensive recently? How much were these on sale?

  22. Merowyn January 18, 2011

    I have SO many Witchery ballet flats. You can never have too many I say. These are gorgeous, great buy lady!

  23. Christina January 18, 2011

    Haha, good story! The shoes are very lovely and you are very lucky! πŸ™‚

  24. curious constellation January 18, 2011

    That's a brilliant story, I hope my shoes break next time I'm in the mall!

  25. pariswaits January 18, 2011

    Got to love shoes on sale and a perfect excuse to buy!

  26. sara January 18, 2011

    haha what a good excuse to buy new shoes you wanted! i love when things happen and then i know i'm meant to buy that thing i had my eye on

  27. Jessica January 18, 2011

    no i think this is so funny how your sandals broke and you accidentally bought this pair.
    they are cute though. i am in love with the color.
    you'd better pay the full price than go barefoot. haha.

  28. Mo Pie, Please January 18, 2011

    I love them!

  29. QuiteQuaint January 18, 2011

    what a nightmare! lucky you found a lovely pair to replace them with x

  30. Becca Jane January 18, 2011

    That happened to me once although with a pair of boots oddly enough. I love your replacement pair!

  31. Emma January 18, 2011

    How brilliant, you actually HAD to buy some new shoes… and aren't they pretty! x

  32. jess January 19, 2011

    Funny story. Your new shoes are cute.

  33. Rachel January 19, 2011

    I've bought new shoes at the mall because the ones I was wearing were too awful to walk in. D:
    Great find, they look adorable. πŸ˜€

  34. Leather and Lace January 19, 2011

    cute definitely in the need of some summer time flats!

  35. NerdGlasses January 19, 2011

    Love your blog <3
    Following you!
    Follow me too?

  36. Tink Simplicity January 19, 2011

    Public shoe breaks suck so bad. Great excuse to buy cute shoes thoughx

  37. Rebecca Leigh January 19, 2011

    I've gone through so many pairs of shoes! It's really embarrassing when they just fall apart in public like that. I love those ballet flats. Great go-to shoe for almost anything. I've looked through so many of your posts, love the photography and the style. Can't wait to read more. X

  38. Raez January 19, 2011

    haha, cute shoes! and I love paulo nuttini!

    xx raez

  39. Athena. January 19, 2011

    Oh, dear – that has happened to me before: a pair of sandals were overworn and simply decided to give way in the middle of the street!
    These are absolutely lovely, though – I adore that colour!
    (And I know what you mean about full-priced Witchery and Sportsgirl items, it displeases me for some reason).

  40. Ally,The Vintage Valley January 19, 2011

    Love the colour.. very very cute XX

  41. S and O January 19, 2011

    ooh nice πŸ™‚
    I love them — my mom used to have a pair similar to these when I was growing up…

  42. Thu January 19, 2011

    Lovely shoes! So cute. πŸ™‚

  43. Whoop it up! January 19, 2011

    great shoes !!! we love them !

    xx, wiu

  44. Mat January 19, 2011

    next door, that's some good luck isn't it. not too far to shuffle i'll bet! nice that you liked them before hand too.

    the mug, i actually don't know. my gf's mum bought it me, i will try find out for you

  45. STACY January 19, 2011

    lucky you that your makeshift shoes are witchery ones! that happened to me once and I bought cotton on shoes -_-
    didn't last me.

    anyway, those shoes are win-win xx

  46. Miranda January 19, 2011

    Haha great story, but they are really cute!

  47. thenextarrow January 19, 2011

    i will take a pair in every color, please πŸ™‚

    xo Alison

  48. Sonia January 19, 2011

    Ooh I love those, perfect flats!

    Sonia // Dozen Dresses xo

    ps. can't believe I wasn't following you before! well i am now, i absolutely LOVE your blog πŸ™‚

  49. Panda January 19, 2011

    Ballet shoes never go out of style. Love this pair, they have such a pretty little twist than the usual ones! panda xo

  50. claire (jazzpad.) January 19, 2011

    I think, this results in a definite cloud with a silver lining scenario! Had you not have endured the humiliation, your feet would not look quite so pretty today jazzy β™₯

  51. Jenny January 20, 2011

    You would be the most stylish, ten second bogan out. A very cute story and very cute shoes xx

  52. Stacy January 20, 2011

    Good luck on your side!

    One of my husband's classmates spilled an entire coffee on herself yesterday. Lucky for her H&M was across the street – she went and bought a new outfit.

    I'm following you on bloglovin now – a great platform for finding like minded blogs isn't it!

  53. muchlove January 20, 2011

    hehe, totally worth it though! They look super cute. I'm not a big fan of paying full price either πŸ˜‰

  54. Mat January 20, 2011

  55. pip a la chic January 22, 2011

    I glad I'm not the only that feels funny about paying full price for Witchery or Sportsgirl. I'm not sure what it is, but I rather full price for a more unique piece of clothing or accessory. The shoes are cute too. πŸ™‚

  56. Francesca January 25, 2011

    witchery have the best classic flats! haha how annoying that one store had them on sale and the other didn't. funny story though!

    F. ( x

  57. Sharon January 25, 2011

    Totally feel you re: paying full price at sportgirl.

    One day: full price.

    Next day: 40% off.



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