Mar 2, 2011

if you can't beat 'em, join 'em





This summer, I'm looking forward to bohemian prints, sheer skirts, chunky leather sandals, straw hats; the works! Though I've been thrift hunting for a maxi skirt for what seems like forever now, I've had trouble finding anything worth buying.

On the other hand, my many hours of internet browsing have led me to great discoveries in 70s style sandals! The key features I looked for were thicker, more stable straps, real leather and preferably a little heel to add height to my 5' frame



The best pair I found were these Matiko wedge sandals. They are 100% leather and have a 2 inch heel. Their sleek enough to build a great frame but have two cons:
  • They are "online only", which adds $20.oo to the
  • $148.00 price tag
Regardless, I am in love with the shoe, and if I can scrape together enough birthday money, these babies might just win me over; I'll put the raybans off for a bit.

What do you think?



33 comments:

  1. Aahhh, la vie boheme!
    I think you should keep looking for something cheaper, you'll definitely find it. I don't know how long you've been saving money for the Raybans.. Mmm, tough decision though.

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  2. great pictures!they are so inspining!!xxx

    www.zscloset.blogspot.com

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  3. @nikki, totally agree it is a tough decision, but I do hope I'll find something cheaper, I'm going to hold out hope :)

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  4. I love sheer skirts.. especially the black one

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  5. i love those long skirts!

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  6. i love the first maxi skirt !! where is it from?


    xoxo
    http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

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  7. @anna Katrina: I don't know! I randomly collected inspirational photos from tumblr! Try American Apparel!

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  8. I think those shoes are gorgeous, but I've seen a lot of similar looking sandals for much less. Keep looking, there are wallet friendly options!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  9. Love those sandals, but you could definately find something in a similiar style for much less, although they may not be all leather.

    I'm publicly following your blog and I would love it if you could check out mine and follow it.

    ox Jaci.

    :)

    www.jaciwalker.blogspot.com

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  10. Love the pictures, especially the one on the top right! I've always wanted a maxi skirt, just not sure if I can pull it off... and cute sandals!

    <3 Alison
    alisonscampusfashion.blogspot.com

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  11. LOVE the shoes
    :)

    XOXO
    www.alexandra-clements.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm really loving the whole 70s trend. The sandals look so much better than those with thin straps! Love the shoes!

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  13. great pictures great clothes! I love the sheer black skirt! Lovely blog you have, please come visit izzymelhuish.blogspot.com :)
    lovelove x

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  14. Sheer pleated skirts are one of my favourite trends. And those sandals are so gorgeous.

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  15. Love the sheer skirt and chunky sandal look

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  16. oh wow-- if they're 100% leather, i say go for it! it will be a life-long investment and the raybans will always be there :-)

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  17. Oh my I love bohemian style!!! Those wedges are amazing if you think you'll wear them for a good long time, would def get them!!!

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  18. sheeeeeet gurl you speakin ma languageeeee

    mucho kudos to yaa <3

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  19. Love sheer skirts for the spring & those shoes are so worth it
    Cool blog, now following :)
    Hope you follow back

    www.bobbieaustinscloset.blogspot.com

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  20. love the look of the second photo!! am hoping to wear lots of sheer this summer too!!!

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  21. love the sandals! kind of pricey though indeed... i usually save my money for the really big heels and spend less on my flats, which is kinda crazy cause its the second that i use the most :P

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  22. Well looking for a maxi skirt myself as well! Let's see if we find anything!
    <3
    katerina

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  23. Love the picks! The first photo is really cute! And that sandals is very nice too! Love the leather straps! :)

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  24. That maxi skirt is amazing!..Following you!

    http://thebasicss.blogspot.com

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  25. good shoes, but honey there is always something cheaper out there! Not sure where you are at but in California (at Target) Mossimo sandals which are very similar looking are only $30. The shoes actualy look at little like Dolce Vita knock offs. anyways keep me posted with what you decide to do!

    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.com

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  26. :) yeah we don't have target (yet, but soon) in Canada...
    any good leather shoes cost 70+, I've also been searching around asos, but thanks for the great ideas, will def keep you posted! :)

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  27. omggg<33333 amazing photos xx

    http://www.inablondeworld.net/

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  28. I adore lengthly skirts but NYC streets can be pretty grosse for me to be rocking them often. I think if you don't find a better pair within the upcoming weeks before summer go for the splurge. You can mispalce your raybans but not these wedges.

    dearest,
    http://fashionnostalgia.blogspot.com/

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  29. your whole blog is great!!! :)

    J.

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