wearing: polka dot tops and tan shorts

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I picked these shoes up at an op shop for $5. I was pretty chuffed because a) I can never find decent shoes in my size; and b) they were in tip top condition and looked as if they had hardly been worn. Or so I thought. The second time I wore them the sole completely fell off. Apparently the glue had weakened, probably due to me stomping about in the rain the first time I wore them (I just couldn’t help myself). Luckily, the shoe repair man was able to work his magic so hopefully they’ll last for a while yet.


  1. Hiroko February 18, 2011

    I love this outfit! DIY vintage shorts? I take it they were trousers and you turned them into shorts yes?
    You make polka dots look casually awesome (excuse my lame word pairings)

  2. soph (owl vs. dove) February 18, 2011

    @Hiroko: haha it's ok, I'm one for lame word pairings myself. And yes, the shorts used to be trousers. I really didn't know how to best explain it, so hopefully everyone else follows that same train of thought!

  3. aelie February 18, 2011

    Such an adorable outfit!

    I love the outfit details in the photos too, very cool! xx

  4. kate maggie February 18, 2011

    I love the color of these shorts Soph with the polka dot shirt! Perfection. You are always so lovely. xo

  5. Ally,The Vintage Valley February 18, 2011

    i n.e.v.e.r find op shoes that fit me either..usually!! love the shorts too hun.

  6. Girl Friday February 18, 2011

    Love the shorts, this outfit is beautiful! xx

  7. a l e x i s (amgoorie) February 18, 2011

    loving the DIY shorts lovely and great find on the cute shoes! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  8. julie iliana February 18, 2011

    ah, this is lovely in every sense. it seems very relaxing and yet oh-so-fashionable.

  9. stacey margaret February 18, 2011

    as if these were DIY! I love your blog, its so cute. lets follow eachother.


  10. Dylana Suarez February 18, 2011

    You look amazing! And I love that you are using tag.loudly! Looks great!



  11. Vicky February 18, 2011

    Really glad you could save your shoes because they're so lovely! Also really love the polka dots with the mustard colour x

  12. Rachelous February 18, 2011

    Thank goodness you could save those shoes- they look perfect! and the thrifted blouse looks great with the shorts xx

  13. Blackswan February 18, 2011

    what a find, those shoes are perfect, especially with autumn creeping up anytime soon!

    the watch ties in nicely with the necklace ๐Ÿ˜‰

    hooray for spots!


    x Your Only Blackswan

  14. Jaztee February 18, 2011

    Those shorts are great! Cuffed is so flattering and the colour is pretty unique.

  15. Mariรฑa " La Marquesa" February 18, 2011

    nice shoes!!! and happy you could ifnd them!! I have always the same problem with them..so difficult to find ๐Ÿ™ so it a crazy moment when I just get a pair decent to me :D:DD:

  16. curious constellation February 18, 2011

    Those shoes are so pretty! I always look for shoe sin thrift stores 'cause you just never know what you're gonna find. Most of the time I leave without finding any but every now and then a gem comes along!

  17. Caroline Ergy Erg February 18, 2011

    I love those boots, what a great find! They'll be wonderful once they're fixed ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. EevvaStyle February 18, 2011

    great look!

  19. Nell February 18, 2011

    Fantastic bargain, and awesome outfit xx

  20. Miranda February 18, 2011

    Pretty look! And the shoes have an amazing color, I hope they last!

  21. sojourned in style February 18, 2011

    terrrific. polka dots are so lovely with tan. $5 for those gorgeous pairs of shoes! great price but then again the sole fell off. good for the repair man

  22. Fashion Me Chic February 18, 2011

    Polka dots too will make a comeback for this f/w 2011.

  23. Marinka February 19, 2011

    that is too sad that they broke! Hopefully he will be able to repair them because they look great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. The Velvet Bow February 19, 2011

    This combo is definitely a winner. I actually wore something almost identical the other day!

    You did a fab job on the shorts, they look like they came straight off a rack from Topshop (but even better because they are vintage).


  25. skeletaldreams February 19, 2011

    the shoes are amazing! i never find nice shoes in op shops either, but i'll keep looking haha


  26. Merowyn February 19, 2011

    I NEVER find ANYTHING in the op shop. That's a lie actually, I found a basket that we keep fruit and veg in… but apart from that ๐Ÿ™ great find lady!!! Loving the dots too. xox

  27. The Man from Amsterdam February 19, 2011

    Love your style. The colours combine well!

  28. Katie February 20, 2011

    very classy. love the polka dots with the light brown/camel shorts

  29. muchlove February 20, 2011

    that's a great outfit, and terrific shoes too. Gotta love the shoe repair man! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. AgataP February 21, 2011

    love your shorts and top!!


  31. Giuli February 22, 2011

    Love this outfit!! Those shoes are fab!!


  32. Joanna M February 22, 2011

    Lovely polka dot shirt and camel shorts!
    The lace up shoes are beautiful! Yay for the shoe repair man!

  33. stry February 23, 2011

    I LOVE the skirt!

  34. Anna S February 28, 2011

    Great shorts! ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Aoife August 9, 2011

    This happens every time I buy any vintage shoes – op-shop, etsy.. But having a good cobbler is so handy, and happy for your shoes too!

    I'm loving sifting through your blog and all your adorable finds!


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