new shoes: suddenly everything is right


Funny story behind these shoes. Not ha-ha-funny, more ha-ha-sucks-to-be-you kind of funny. I bought them because one of the sandals I was wearing at the time broke. We're talking the kind of break where the leather straps come clean off the sole and you're wondering why you're walking around barefoot all of a sudden. Cue embarrassment and shame (this happened in a very busy shopping centre). All was not lost though. Luckily this occurred outside of a Witchery store. And there was a pair of shoes on sale that I'd been eyeing off and was intending to buy anyway. Unfortunately, this particular store had no sale stock and I get twitchy about paying full price for Witchery things (same goes for Sportsgirl). Apparently all their sale shoes were at David Jones which, quite fortunately for me, was only a short shuffle next door. So I found the shoes, grabbed my size, headed to the counter, stood around barefoot for a bit feeling like a bogan, and then walked out wearing new shoes. Problem solved!

57 comments:

  1. OoOo I do love a great ballet shoe, these are lovely hun xx

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  2. that happened to me last year, i had to buy at the nearest shoestore. that is one classy shoes.

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  3. Nice shoes, lucky you were close enough to David Jones! I'm always afraid the shoes I'm wearing will break.

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  4. you werent happenening to be wearing Rubi shoes were you? those shoes tend to break easily :(

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  5. A very cute pair of shoes especially considering they were a forced purchase.

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  6. @Jes: Right now, these are my ideal every day shoes!

    @Ching: I hope it's not an epidemic!

    @Jane: I know, the location made me think that it was the universe doing its bit to make me buy the shoes. Although, if I was right next to Big W I would have been quite as happy to pick up a $1 pair of pluggers haha

    @misstea: no, not rubi shoes. They were Italian leather handmade sandals, would you believe!

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  7. Ohh I love me a pair of Witchery flats! They are sweet as pie.

    The same thing has happened to me twice! Both with pairs of shoes I'd worn to absolute death, its so funny how they just fall off as you are walking and its like 'eh?'

    x

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  8. That's like me last year, I ran for the train and when I looked down, one of my flowers were gone :( They were walkable but I got new ones anyway, haha!

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  9. I bought the most lovely wooden soled clogs at Sportsgirl, marked down to $35 from almost $200~ I'm like you, I love Sportsgirl and Witchery but only when they are having sales!

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  10. Ooo, I bet they're buttery soft too...
    I pretty much buy little that isn't on sale!

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  11. They are super pretty - I love flats! How much are they on sale (if you don't mind me asking)? x Sushi

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  12. Great find at a great time!

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  13. Oh dear! That does not sound fun!

    But, on the other hand you got some really, really beautiful shoes out of it!

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  14. @Abby: I know! I mean, it could have at least happened at home or as I was getting out of my car, or somewhere where I could make a hasty exit. I guess it's just Murphy's Law.

    @Lyndall: what a bargain!

    @Hannah: indeed! I didn't even experience new shoe blisters. So happy!

    @Sushi: No problems! They were $90.

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  15. Awwww he he he how convenient for you!! :p
    What a perfect moment for your shoes to break, right outside these lovelies! Gawjuss!! XX

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  16. It was obviously meant to be! They're so lovely x

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  17. Haha oh dear, sounds rather embarrassing but how lucky to be near the shop- those shoes are lovely! x

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  18. what lovely shoes and lucky you for finding them on sale :)
    x

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  19. good shoes have that effect. is it bad of me to dream of my old shoes dieing so i might buy new ones

    Bright Green Laces

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  20. in summer walking in shopping centers with no shoes on is a nice feeling, the flooring is SO cold and cools down ya feet. Not to say I do this all the time back home though! Just a couple of times.

    anyways nice shoes! Have Sportsgirl and Witchery gotten expensive recently? How much were these on sale?

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  21. I have SO many Witchery ballet flats. You can never have too many I say. These are gorgeous, great buy lady!

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  22. Haha, good story! The shoes are very lovely and you are very lucky! :)

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  23. That's a brilliant story, I hope my shoes break next time I'm in the mall!

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  24. Got to love shoes on sale and a perfect excuse to buy!

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  25. haha what a good excuse to buy new shoes you wanted! i love when things happen and then i know i'm meant to buy that thing i had my eye on

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  26. no i think this is so funny how your sandals broke and you accidentally bought this pair.
    they are cute though. i am in love with the color.
    you'd better pay the full price than go barefoot. haha.

    http://eclecticraccoon.blogspot.com/

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  27. what a nightmare! lucky you found a lovely pair to replace them with x

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  28. That happened to me once although with a pair of boots oddly enough. I love your replacement pair!

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  29. How brilliant, you actually HAD to buy some new shoes... and aren't they pretty! x

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  30. Funny story. Your new shoes are cute.

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  31. I've bought new shoes at the mall because the ones I was wearing were too awful to walk in. D:
    Great find, they look adorable. :D

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  32. cute flats..im definitely in the need of some summer time flats!
    xoxo

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  33. Love your blog <3
    Following you!
    Follow me too?
    http://cutenerdglasses.blogspot.com/
    xox

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  34. Public shoe breaks suck so bad. Great excuse to buy cute shoes thoughx

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  35. I've gone through so many pairs of shoes! It's really embarrassing when they just fall apart in public like that. I love those ballet flats. Great go-to shoe for almost anything. I've looked through so many of your posts, love the photography and the style. Can't wait to read more. X

    http://blogfemmebot.blogspot.com/

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  36. haha, cute shoes! and I love paulo nuttini!

    xx raez

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  37. Oh, dear - that has happened to me before: a pair of sandals were overworn and simply decided to give way in the middle of the street!
    These are absolutely lovely, though - I adore that colour!
    (And I know what you mean about full-priced Witchery and Sportsgirl items, it displeases me for some reason).
    xxxx

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  38. ooh nice :)
    I love them -- my mom used to have a pair similar to these when I was growing up...
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  39. Lovely shoes! So cute. :)

    originalnumber.blogspot.com

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  40. great shoes !!! we love them !

    xx, wiu

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  41. next door, that's some good luck isn't it. not too far to shuffle i'll bet! nice that you liked them before hand too.

    the mug, i actually don't know. my gf's mum bought it me, i will try find out for you

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  42. lucky you that your makeshift shoes are witchery ones! that happened to me once and I bought cotton on shoes -_-
    didn't last me.

    anyway, those shoes are win-win xx

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  43. Haha great story, but they are really cute!

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  44. i will take a pair in every color, please :)

    xo Alison

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  45. Ooh I love those, perfect flats!

    Sonia // Dozen Dresses xo

    ps. can't believe I wasn't following you before! well i am now, i absolutely LOVE your blog :)

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  46. Ballet shoes never go out of style. Love this pair, they have such a pretty little twist than the usual ones! panda xo

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  47. I think, this results in a definite cloud with a silver lining scenario! Had you not have endured the humiliation, your feet would not look quite so pretty today jazzy ♥

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  48. You would be the most stylish, ten second bogan out. A very cute story and very cute shoes xx

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  49. Good luck on your side!

    One of my husband's classmates spilled an entire coffee on herself yesterday. Lucky for her H&M was across the street - she went and bought a new outfit.

    I'm following you on bloglovin now - a great platform for finding like minded blogs isn't it!

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  50. hehe, totally worth it though! They look super cute. I'm not a big fan of paying full price either ;)

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  51. http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/colloco/product/scrabble-mug

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  52. I glad I'm not the only that feels funny about paying full price for Witchery or Sportsgirl. I'm not sure what it is, but I rather full price for a more unique piece of clothing or accessory. The shoes are cute too. :)

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  53. witchery have the best classic flats! haha how annoying that one store had them on sale and the other didn't. funny story though!

    F. (opinionslave.blogspot.com) x

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  54. Totally feel you re: paying full price at sportgirl.

    One day: full price.

    Next day: 40% off.

    Ouch!

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