Old School.

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Burgundy Dress: Modcloth.
Camel Beret: AA.
Tapestry Heels: Thrifted.

Hello everyone & Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's typically not a holiday I'm fond of because in college it just means a bunch of drunk people keeping you up at night and no more promises of chocolate coins anymore like in elementary school. Growing up can be the pits, man. But since having traveled to Ireland this past November while living in Europe, my heart has grown a little softer for the holiday. Today reminded me of my love for the country and the wonderful time I had there-- it was my favorite of all the places I visited. I am so eager and looking forward to going back some day. I WILL. I didn't get to explore near enough as I wanted, and am already dreaming again of those beautiful rolling green hills, charming accents, and friendly folks again...My grandparents are taking a trip to Ireland in a few weeks and I am BEYOND jealous of them! 

Funny story about these shoes. When I first started blogging five years ago, Jeffery Campbell Litas and Foxys were all the rage. They were the shoes the biggest bloggers wore, and you couldn't go one scroll down the lookbook.nu page without seeing a gal sporting one of the two styles. I was young and impressionable, and I felt like if I could just have a pair of those shoes...it would mean I was an established, successful blogger like those I admired. I was only in high school though without a job and couldn't ever afford like, what, a pair of $150 shoes? So I never got a pair.

Five years later, Litas and Foxys are nowhere to be found on anyone in the blogosphere (probably collecting dust at some Plato's Closet somewhere). I went thrifting this past weekend and kind of gasped when I saw these Foxy knock offs. I remember I loved the tapestry ones back then, and the fact that these look alikes were in my size, my fabric choice, and only $3...I grabbed them up so darn fast. There was no way I wasn't coming home with them. I think it's funny to finally 'get a pair' after all these years...having the shoes when I first started blogging would have never made me cooler or a better blogger and that's something thankfully I can realize now. But I love that when things are meant to happen, they'll come around in their good time. Like most fashion choices in my life, I usually get my hands on things years after they've gone out of style but it doesn't make it any less special to me. x

With much love, Lauren.
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7 lovely little notes:

Katie Burry said...

Omgsh you did not just call Litas out of style, Lauren! I have two pairs and I still wear them with pride. Awesome things never go out of style. Trends come and go but style is forever. <3

Emerald Dove said...

This outfit is gorgeous! Love that dress and those shoes are so cute. :)
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Sian Thomas said...

Ah I remember the obsession with Jeffrey Campbell Lita and Foxy! I never went for either of them, but did save up once to buy the Splendid ones and loved them so much! Weirdly, I spent a weekend in London with my sister recently and stumbled across a shop selling what appeared to be genuine Lita and Foxy shoes, for like £25-30!! There were some styles that were more expensive, but the not so popular ones were super cheap. I was really tempted, but stepped away since they're kind of heavy for shoes and I'd only taken a small bag for the weekend!
These look amazing though, love the tapestry style. And your dress is gorgeous too :)
Sian xx Rebel Angel

Sammi said...

Such a pretty color scheme on you, and those shoes are awesome! I can't walk in anything higher than 3" (plus, at 5'7", I'm not exactly eager to add much to my height)! I love the tapestry style, too.

xox Sammi

Natasha Atkerson said...

Oh my! I love when something I've contemplated purchasing ends up being cheap at some point.
Your shoes ARE cute, but I instantly thought "I'd kill myself in those!"
Cute outfit, as always.
Natasha
A modest fashion blog:
www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

S. said...

That's so funny, I'm a long time reader of your blog and I'm from Cork in Ireland! Such a small world :)

Jamie Rose D. said...

I remember when shoes like this were on almost every blogger too. I never had a pair but I actually still like them! If I came across some at the thrift store I'd snatch them up. I actually think heels like yours here are really perfect for the 70s revival going on this year. They'd be perfect with some bell bottoms!

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