Sunday, March 1, 2015

These Boots Are NOT Matronly!

So, I had one of those moments that all vintage loving girls dream of this weekend. I found, despite allll the odds, one item that has been on my vintage wish list for such a long time: fur trimmed overshoes.

First off, I pretty much never see them. They are not a common item. If I do find them, they are usually a very tiny size. I don't have especially big feet, but a lot more women wear an 8.5 than a 6 (I believe) which means that size is going to get snapped up a lot quicker. And when I do happen to see a pair, they are usually listed at a price far above my humble means as a college student.

 (please excuse photo was getting dark and also my Dad took these lol).

(a pose I have seen in other blogs and almost necessary for this weather!)

So when I purchased these from a small antique shop of course I bought them you know why? Because they were in my size, the ideal look I was going for, and...they were $12!!!!!! 

Along with these I bought a pretty vintage book by Myrtle Reed (which reminds me, I should really do a post on her she lead a very interesting life), two silk scarves, and 2 vintage patterns. The patterns are very, very small so I am using them as more of inspiration if I get too scared of grading them.

You may be wondering about the post title. Well, when I was checking out the lady at the counter (who appeared to be in her early 50's) said that the boots looked matronly! Matronly! Can you believe that?! I just smiled and thought it was too bad she couldn't see me being all cute in them. Perhaps next time I go back, I shall wear them and she will see!

They are a tad worse for wear, as the rubber is cracked but perhaps a cobbler can fix that. We have one in town and I should really patronize him.

Oh!!! And I have some really exciting news! So I hopped on my Etsy yesterday and was looking at shop stats and saw that I had a record high number of views. I was highly confused and then saw that I had been linked to. I followed the link and it lead me to Swedish Elle! One of their bloggers, Elsa Billgren, linked to one of my dresses in a post titled "Svar på era kommentarer, del 10" which translates to something like "Replies to your comments, Part 10". Of course it's in Swedish but her blog is full of pretty pictures, and lots of fancy dress so I suggest you check her adorableness out :). The post is here

My shop here.
And the specific dress here

Hat ~ Vintage, thrifted
Red Sweater ~ Holly & Whyte for Lindex purchased in Norway
Skirt ~ (It's actually my felt poodle skirt worn backwards for this post!) 
Tights ~ Ummmmmm probably Macy's?
Overshoes ~ Antique shop

Hope all the northern hemishperers on the east coast are staying warm!! And I am oh so jealous of the Aussies right at this moment :)


1 comment:

  1. You was off her rocker! :) Those boots are flat AMAZING!!! Like yourself, I've pined for a vintage pair of fur trimmed winter boots for ages. Zero luck when it comes to nailing my size and budget, but I remain hopeful - especially when I hear stories like yours of it happening for those with 21st century sized feet (I'm usually a size 8 or 8 wide).

    This is a really pretty outfit. The striped tights had such a cool degree of visual interest to it and compliment the black skirt and boats marvelously.

    Congratulations on the record number of Etsy views and for being featured on that blog. You go, girl!!!

    Tons of hugs & happy start of spring wishes,
    ♥ Jessica