dressed up like a lady: Heat rises, which is why I'm wearing platforms.

Jun 23, 2011

Heat rises, which is why I'm wearing platforms.

Forgive the overblown nature of these pics. The settings on my camera can only compensate for so much, and besides, I know better than to complain about getting too much sun in Michigan.

Striped tank: Random no-name from TJ Maxx
Skirt: Thrifted
Bag, sunglasses: Thrifted
Shoes: Irregular Choice via sweet, random present from MC 

It's safe to say that I have a serious thing for '40s-meets-'70s style platform heels with ankle straps. And lucky for me, MC has a thing for them too -- so much so, that he bought me these ones as a present on a whim. They are probably my tallest pair, though he was hardly aware of that when he bestowed them upon me. Certainly having the best boyfriend in the world is enough of a present to keep me satisfied, but much like warm weather in Great Lakes states, I know better than to complain. ;)

Bonus round: Let's see that with flats!


I do try to be prepared for situations where sky-high heels aren't going to cut it, though usually that just means toting along my black Chucks. But I figured that when I actually make a modest attempt to match an alternate pair of walkable shoes to an outfit, that's worth including in a post, right? 

Well these old '70s Enzo Angiolinis must make the cut, because when I put them on, MC said very happily that this outfit reminded him of how his grandmother dressed in the late '70s, when he was little. If this ensemble brings to mind the beloved matriarch of the Collar clan, it's more than stylish enough for me. :)


  1. Yowza. I'm currently obsessing over anything that shade of teal/aqua so it goes without saying that I'm madly in love with your skirt, and a bit jealous that you thrifted it. I always find pencil skirts and the like in the most gorgeous shades at the thrift but of course they never suit my overly-voluptuous curves. Maybe I should buy them anyways and send them your way.
    MC never ceases to impress me with his incredible style- both personally and in gift-giving form. Nail on the head, those shoes. You look fabulous. Also loving the bonus-round with the killer flats.


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