Friday, January 15, 2010

Business Time

Luxe oxfords, WM blazer and tie, Amazon shades, Kohl's tank

So, I'm wearing my business socks today since I found this clip-on tie in my closet, and because I had to rap a poem about the Day of the Dead in Spanish class! I wanted to look super rap-ola-like. Everyone thought my two-minute rap was epic, and I'm glad it went well. I was both anticipating it and a little nervous. I had to take a break in the middle because I rapped too fast and ran out of breath!

Wearing this made me feel so superior; I love how an outfit can define and change your personality a bit for a day. Plus, I got a chance to wear my new shoes! At school there were lots of teachers who were pointing at them and saying, "Look at her shoes!" I assume because that's the time period when they're from, hah. I've been looking for a pair of oxfords like this forever and I'm so happy I finally found them. My dad called them "Gatsby dancing shoes." I agree entirely.

Speaking of shoes, a second ago I finished estimating how much the all of the shoes I have are worth.. let's just say I need to stop buying shoes. I will not state the amount (since my mom watches this blog, everyone say hay), but I will say that I should hold out on buying shoes.. well, at least until I can find these..

  • cage heels (which I've found for $30! and may buy if I stop by that store anytime soon)
  • black flats (my old patent ones started smelling funny and ripped)
  • pointed red flats (again, the ones I have now are scuffed and torn)
  • a shoe that is entirely white
  • black wedge ankle boots
  • red lace up boots with a fringe patch (specifics are so hard to find!)
  • brown tall boots (it's sad that I don't have basic things like this)

Seriously though, I need to stop! I should be buying things like pants and shirts.. but stuff like that is so hard to find for me, so I usually end up looking at shoes. I'm just so awkward shaped and strange, and I know that shoes are something that is guaranteed to fit me! That and I tend to not realize how much I've grown out of my clothes.. I still have stuff that's from middle school and my freshman year of high school in there. It's too small for me, but I don't want to part with it because I feel I'll never be able to find anything else that will fit me well again. Even though it doesn't fit anymore. It makes no sense, I know. Ah, well.


Jen said...

i absolutely love this outfit. you look sharp (and like the female version of james bond haha) :)
and your shoes are so killer! shoes get addicting once you start buying more, don't they?
i wrote a rap for a project back in high school too! i'm sure yours was much better though haha. glad it went well :)

Ali said...

Jen-- awww, thanks! I felt totally James Bond-ish. ;D & I know, right? Shoes are just.. amazing and addicting. There's a love-hate relationship that comes along with them.

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

LOVE the black and white. I'm such a fail at pulling that kind of mixture off - but you look great, especially THOSE SHOES.

And you're so right about how outfits can change your attitude for a day! (in a good way, of course.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lydia said...

Love love love those shoes!
I like the cute poses too, very fun :)

Thanks for the comment!