Saturday, December 5, 2015

OUTFIT: New shoes

Tee: Uniqlo (exact)
Pants: Gap Factory Outlet (similar)
Shoes: Vans (exact)
Scarf: Target (exact in currently available colors - my color seems to be sold out online)
Bag: vintage Coach via ebay (similar)
Earrings: Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago (similar)

These shoes.  We were shopping for replacement school shoes in November for Gavin at the Vans store (how he not only wrecked his brand new pair from August, but also turned out to have almost outgrown, I'll never understand...), and I saw these shoes in pink for little girls.  I was smitten immediately (I'll have to someday dedicate a whole post to my newfound obsession with adorable little girls clothing that I want in my size).  Not having cute, petite feet, I couldn't fit in a little girl's size, but when I looked online, they had these in adult sizes, in cognac, pink or cream (with black just added recently - check out Vans website to see all color options available, you can even check what's available in nearby stores).  Hallelujah.  I debated about color, since the pink is so freaking adorable, but decided that this cognac color is the perfect mix of street(ish) and classic style.  Plus a bit more practical than the quintessential moccasin boot, which I admire on others, but don't think I'll ever get, having short, non-birdlike legs not flattered by above-the-ankle boots, as well as an old-lady craving for arch support....

This post is so not sponsored (I only wish!), I'm just sharing something new I've been enjoying.  Being from the Midwest, I only thought of Vans as a skateboarding teenager brand, but they've actually got some really cute options for those of us who are all grown-up (including a new collaboration with Pendleton), so I've enjoyed actually checking out the more plentiful Vans stores here in California.

Here's two of the color options available, the Vans website has pink and black also, as well as options for kid sizes (and the cutest toddler version you've ever seen):

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