Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Panic on the Streets of London


I've been bringing it all back to my thrifty roots these days. I found this epic pair of black brogues (which I have been on the lookout for AGES and I plan to wear them every day until there are holes in the sole because they are PERFECT) and Ferragamo flats at Value Village the other day. The Ferragamos aren't my usual style, but can we get a close-up on the price tag?

YES. $7.99. If you see designer shoes that are in good condition and in your size, do not stop to think - proceed directly to the cash register and BUY THEM.

In other news, I'm very much attached to this creepy black dress I bought over at Shop It Right Now. All of the buttons make me feel like I'm trapped in some prim Victorian schoolmarm/90s goth child* fantasy.

My is finally long enough to pin back, which is really adding to the schoolmarm vibe.

All of this prim-and-properness is freaking me out! Must compensate with silly faces!


*It is my goal to exhaust every single 90s subculture before I turn 30. Next up: Candy Raver.

28 comments:

Annie said...

I love the dress, and those brogues are amazing!

Kayla said...

I found a pair of brogues exactly like that at VV last month - only brown. Are they 'Nickel' brand? You didn't clarify the brand C:

hannah elizabeth said...

holy crap if i'd seen those i probably would have just assumed the price was wrong - don't you love naive thrift shop owners?

x

Izzy said...

Great finds. Amen, amen, the 90's rock! You're looking lovely, btw.

Rhiannon said...

Wow, '90s goth/Victorian is my favorite '90s subculture you've done so far!! What a great outfit.

Chip said...

caaaauuuteeeee

Toni said...

Completly understand about wearing your shoes out. When you find the perfect pair, you just do what you gotta do.

Laura. said...

really ferragamos for 7.99! awesome who can't pass up a good deal. ebay!

Coatlicue Fatale said...

the black dress is awesome and the heels!! well thats amazing! i hope that I get my hands on a pair like that someday!

by the way Happy Holidays

Xu Box said...

You are too precious and those shoes are divine! The 90's rule so much!!! By the way, would you like me to mail you the Grunge photo book? Seeing how you are so into it and I am finished marveling at its glory. Anyway, send me an email about that soon if you'd like. Happy Christmas!

Eline said...

Oh my god, that dress looks divine! The row of buttons is amazing, sigh. Also, you look incredibly much like a friend of mine with your glasses and it's constantly confusing me.

fayeee said...

I love gothic stuff, it makes me more interigued to look at them even though they are usually covered in black or black lace ;)
ah yes you found a bargain! That's right, NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A BARGAIN XD
hope you have a good christmas, and that dress reminds me of wednesday out the addams family haha
x

grace said...

i second your goal.

emily said...

haha can't wait. ;)

Peacock's Hat said...

That dress is beautiful, I am currently occassionally working a Victorian gothic look with a very long black cord skirt, however unfortunately that dress would look appalling on me because I have far too much chest. However, on you Isabel with your willowiness, it looks amazing.
Also, I am very jealous of the Ferragamo flats, and am on the lookout for some brogues myself. Those look fabulous.

Grace said...

7.99 is outrageous! Way to shop lady.

Love Grace.

la nouvelle said...

i love that dressssss. i've been looking for something like that forever!

Faux Naif said...

i LOVE that dress. and boy do i know the joy of thrifted ferragamos. mmm... delicious. happy christmas!

WendyB said...

I'm going to hold you to that candy raver promise.

Mark said...

4th pic: Pretty & sophisticated. Very nice. Perfect lipstick for you.
5th pic: Extra, extra, extra cute. :)

hannah said...

cute brogues! and cute you too :) happy holidays!

The Stylish Wanderer said...

Girl. Merry christmas!!!!


Love the victorian-esque dress. Just bought a jacket that looks victorian and Im in love!

Amelia said...

Those brogues are fantastic! And you do the schoolmarm very well, haha.

Miss Woo said...

So jealous! The brogue looks perfect and I like the Ferragamos too, I think they have the potential for that uber cool libarian look.

And happy holidays! x

Robyn said...

aw you look adorable!

Maybe you could find a long plaid dress with puffy sleaves, and pretend you just stepped out of a time machine from the fronteir land of the 1860's? haha

Merry Christmas yesterday!

-Robyn

Papillon Vintage said...

I am very much so loving those shoes that you got! Adore, in fact.

http://papillonvintage.blogspot.com/

rainbowtexture said...

hahahaa I LOVEEE the gothic child shirt. VV is an amazing place, isnt it?

Kimberly Feliciano said...

I love those shoes!