angels wanna wear my red shoes

converse: thrifted // jeans: Gap // chambray: American Eagle // blazer: stolen from brother // lipstick: Revlon Super Lustrous in Black Cherry
Never in my life have I embodied so much swagger. I thrifted these beautiful red high top cons at Savers on Tuesday for $7.50. Am I the princess of poppin' tags or what? Many of you don't know this because they've never appeared on the blog, but I also thrifted a pair of red TOMS from the same Savers for like $16 around this time last year. I'm not sure what it is about red shoes and Savers, but I'm a lucky girl. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that Contessa loves these shoes as much as I do.

I wear the rest of this outfit, minus the blazer, at least once a week. I know it's pretty simple--denim on denim--but it always looks more put together than norts or jeans and a t-shirt. I haven't worn it on the blog because I feel like I can only wear the most special of outfits here. I've come to terms with the fact that being stylish has more to do with knowing how to look good on an off day than looking great on an on day.

Since I had a coffee date with my new friend and big-time wedding blogger this morning, I threw on my trusty navy blazer for good measure. Oh, and I've been rocking this partially-braided side pony for the last couple of days. I like it because it keeps the back of my hair from entering full-on rat's nest territory when I wear collared shirts, and because the braid gives me just a little volume on top (which I always desperately need). 

PS. If you're not sure where the title of this post is from, it's one of Dago's favorite songs.
PPS. Yesterday is the first weekday of 2013 that I haven't posted. I'm feeling really guilty, but sometimes you have to take a day off in order to get ahead. My friend Chris calls that a trade off. He said it has something to do with economics. Either way, I appreciate the support.


  1. I love love love this. It's cute. It's simple. and I have all the supplies (except my converse's are black and from a TJMaxx. And your little side braid works so well on you! I feel like mine always make me look like a child.
    With Luck Blog

  2. I didn't notice you didn't post yesterday! Content was a little light this week for me too. Love the double denim, Texas tuxedo!!! So fab.

  3. i used to have those shoes. i love them.
    you are adorable.


  4. You look so gorgeous! :)
    I just gave my red chucks to my best friend (she's been hinting about it for like 2 years now). I seriously need to just take a day and look through Savers.. I've only been once, but that place was AMAZING!! Take me sometime?

    kristina in retroworter

  5. Yeah, girl, ROCK the 'verse! My husband and I wore Chucks in our wedding (his: black, mine: sparkly silver), and our wedding party wore red ones. I have a special place in my heart for the red Converse :)

  6. You're not the only one having an off week! Posting wise. WE NEED TO GO THRIFTING TOGETHER. Like seriously.

  7. This outfit is so cute, and love the red shoes!

    Life of Ally

  8. I love this outfit and those red shoes! I love the denim-on-denim look but I've never had the nerve to try it myself. (Also, I don't own a chambray shirt, so there's that in the way, too.)

  9. love the shoes. i always go for low-top chucks, but you're making me think i need a pair of high-tops. i saw a mint pair recently...hmm! :)


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