Have you ever gone last-minute shoe shopping for a special event like a wedding, a date or a vacation because you felt that you simply did not own a pair of shoes that would be suitable for the occasion? I have, and over a hundred pairs of shoes later, I realized that I really didn’t need that many shoes – no one on earth does. But what was making me feel that I did?
A little “sole”-searching (I’m sorry for going there) led to an understanding of my behavior patterns and a solution that seems to be working for me. The main problem was that my mental inventory of what kinds of shoes I already owned was very foggy because many of my shoes were stored away in boxes and I just couldn’t recall that I even had them. The issue is very similar to the one that we tackled with the fridge triage box – if you can readily see what you have, you can use it to its fullest potential. But unlike with food, it’s not like I could just pile all of my shoes in one giant box; well, I could, that would drive an organization freak like myself bonkers. So I decided on the next best thing – a Pinterest shoe board collection showing all of my shoes right at my toetips! This simple idea is saving me a ton of time getting ready because there’s no need to rifle through all of your shoeboxes searching for a pair that will match your outfit, and it also saves you from needlessly buying yet another pair of silver, strappy sandals because you forgot that you already own 3 of them. If you are an avid Pinner, you probably already know how to create such a board, but just in case you’re not, read on to see how you can create your own money-saving, time-saving, waste-saving Pinterest shoe collection.
Perfect pearly beige Prada mary jane style pumps. If you’ve ever wanted something Prada for your shoe collection here’s your chance! Comes with the original box and extra heel lifts. In beautiful, almost new condition. You can tell that they were worn just a few times. The only thing wrong with these is that even though the box says 38.5 one of the shoes is marked 39. However they both still appear to be the same size.
The Bahamas – check, the beach – check, the beautiful bachelorette – check. My girlfriends had all of the ingredients to make our friend Christina’s final hurrah nothing short of LEGEND-ary, but the question remained – what should we wear?! After frantically asking one another for outfit advice, we were finally able to stuff our suitcases full of 24 bright and bold beach vacation looks for sitting by the pool, walking around the Cove and taking Christina out for a simply cray cray time. Click through the pages all the way at the bottom of the post to see each one and get some fashion ideas for your own resort wardrobe!
Outfit details from left to right: On Yuka: black and white sequined dress by Parker (borrowed from my very generous friend Diana) + black sandals by Prada, on Amy: flowy white dress with flower print by Halston Heritage + wedges by Charlotte Ronson, on Ruth: chartreuse Herve Leger dress purchased from Paula Abdul, black heels (still waiting on the other deets so stay tuned).
Happy Saturday everyone! If you’re doing a little online shopping today, don’t forget to take advantage of the special sale that’s going on over at Copious, one of my new favorite sites for secondhand designer and vintage goodies. Copious is hooking it up with a limited number of $10 off coupons through Sunday (tomorrow), and they can be used on all Clossette items as well as a few other sellers I know you’ll enjoy. To use the coupon: just click this link (very important that you do this) —> http://copious.com/offers/4f564b896058f14a84000182, shop to your heart’s content and then remember to enter the special coupon at checkout. That’s it!
Remember, the coupon is limited so don’t miss your chance to use it. Happy shopping!