I know in yesterday's post I said Oregon wasn't going to get bare-leg weather anytime soon, but the day after we took yesterday's photos it hit 52 degrees, and that was just warm enough for me to want to bust out my cropped pants and a pair of open-toed shoes.
These shoes are fun, but they're definitely not for everyone. When I got them in the mail (last year) and opened the box I gasped, more out of horror than anything else. They were huge. (Heel-wise, not size-wise.) And I put them on my feet and felt like I could topple over at any moment. I spent a few hours that day wondering if I should send them back, but then I decided that I should allow myself to own at least one pair of fun, impractical shoes. (That was before I started my current shoe collection. Now I have about a dozen pairs of fun, impractical shoes.) So I kept them, and the more I wore them, the more I got used to the 6-inch heels and 2-inch platforms. I've heard people online scoff at bloggers who wear shoes like this; they think we just put them on for photos and then take them right off. Well, I don't know about any of you other 6-inch-platform-owners out there, but I actually wear these a lot (mostly during warm weather) - to parties, dinner dates, church, and even just around the house if I want to feel fancy. And sure, I can't wear them for more than about three hours at a time, but I wasn't planning on wearing them for an eight-hour workday anyway :) What about you guys? Are you into crazy, impractical shoes, or do you go for the more sensible ones?
Blue sweater: Anthropologie
Cropped leopard print pants: thrifted from Salvation Army
Platform heels: Jessica Simpson Dany heels from Macy's
Sunglasses: Oscar de la Renta from TJ Maxx
Gold necklace: free from my aunt
Gold bracelets: In Pink