Monday, August 18, 2008

Guilty


I dressed like a total fancy-pants in Toronto on the weekend. Never underestimate how much fun it is to the ‘overdressed one’ in a crowd of people! I got the dress at the recent St. Vincent’s bag sale, and it was a crepe monstrosity before I hacked at least ½ of the fabric off. I removed the sleeves, hemmed it into a mini and cut out the massive shoulder pads - only to find a second set of tiny shoulder pads underneath! (I left the tiny shoulder pads in.)

While shopping, I practiced the art of restraint but could not resist these two pairs of shoes. At liquidation price, both pairs only cost me $40! The wooden platforms are so Chloe, no?

28 comments:

Caileigh said...

isabel!!!
you look soooooo cute!!
i loooooooooooooooovvveeeee it!
p.s
new glasses?
tres chic

WendyB said...

Those wedges are awesome.

beccajanie said...

Love those shoes! I am with you on the wooden platforms! Great find!

Catbert said...

The wedges of my dreams. Amazing find. Also love the glasses.

Hannah Cheeto said...

Those shoes are great. I so want both... the t-straps are so girly and amazing, plus the dress looks great.

Pretty Pirate said...

You look great all dressed up, I think you should do it more often. Maybe with some red lipstick! Nice find on the shoes too.

Anonymous said...

woopie....so great you took off the shoulder pads- you would look like a foot baller - fo' sho' ho'

LEESH said...

girl!!! that dress is gorgeous and the shoes are equally as exquisite. lovely lovely

xx

Ashlee said...

those colors work so well together. love the outfit. and your blog.

Tru said...

love those shoes and that outfit you look wonderful!!!

Annie said...

yes the dress is cute nice work!
and omg u have the aldO SHOES(first ones) oops that i was afterrr and then gave up on. im so jealzzzz.

mary said...

Uh hi.
I want to be you.
I wish we could shop together.
That dress is beyond divine, and the shoes mae me drool.

Farren said...

yes! VERRRY CHLOE! love it! ahh. i've been looking for some nice sensible, but towering, platformed and wedged brown leather sandals. and i just noticed how sensible and towering kind of contradicted themselves. haha.

Anonymous said...

amazing outfit! love your glasses too :)

Anonymous said...

Those frames look good!

~*♥Kristen said...

ooooh I love the white shoes you got. I've been looking for a pair like them for AGES. can't wait to see you wear them!

DeSmitten said...

love the dress! great transformation, i can only imagine what it looked like before!

Wendy said...

Gosh that dress is so frofrou, I love love LOVE it!

Dot said...

That dress is beyond beautiful. And I've got a major crush on your glasses. A+!

elizabeth said...

i'm always overdressed, it's more fun that way!
that dress is great and the WEDGES ARE PERFECT. jelz !

fritha louise said...

Gorgeous dress, and the shoes are adorable too!

josh y lola said...

Isabel, lovely white shoes
(preciosos zapatos blancos, me encantan)

Geek Mom said...

LOVE. the first pair!
Oh.so.cute!

amy kathryn said...

oh my goodness. i want to steal your platforms. and at such a great price!!

monica! said...

where did you get those wedges??
aldo?
i think i have the same pair and they make me realllly tall.

BellaRose said...

hey I saw your blog on teen vogue and thought it was really cool. I love this white dress

ryoko said...

i love those shoes in the picture with your remaked dress. what brand is the shoe or where can you get them? im trying to find nice flat shoes that look like those but for a reasonable price.

JamieShea said...

i'm LOVING this dress!!!