Monday, March 11, 2013

third time's a charm


Top: American Apparel (similar style here); Skirt: Tibi (same style, different color here); Shoes: Charlotte Olympia; Sunglasses: Karen Walker

These shoes had a funny way of working their way into my life. I remember spotting them at an end of season Neiman Marcus sale last year in Vegas, only to walk away from them because the sticker price was still too high. Flash forward to a few weeks ago, when I stopped by Jeremy's with a few girlfriends, only to see them sitting by themselves on a shelf (looking awfully lonely!). And you know what? I passed. Again. Price was still too high and the size wasn't quite right (you can tell from the photos, they're about a half size too big). Finally, the third try came through -- price was lowered yet again thanks to a great sale and I decided to pull the trigger (and promptly got these shoe inserts to prevent my foot from slipping). Sometimes, you just have to let shoe fate (read: stubbornness) work its magic.  
   
Photos by Dan Johnson

67 comments:

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    Many kiss from Spain!!!

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  2. AMAZING shoes!

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  3. OMG those shoes are amazing, great outfit.


    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  4. Those shoes are a work of art! Beautiful heel! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  5. wow those shoes are a piece of art! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  6. Outstanding shoes!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous - three statement pieces in one outfit and yet it doesn't look overdone at all...so chic!

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  8. you look adorable!!! love the heels as well!!
    xoxo Meagan
    CaseofCouture

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  9. I have a big full skirt just like that and never thought about pairing it with a crop top...great idea! LOVE those shoes too!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

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  10. If it is meant to be, it's meant to be. Can't fight that... Still totally love that skirt!
    -Alexandra
    www.rhymeswithfashion.com

    P.S. Better a little big than a little too small!

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  11. Love that shoe story. I had a similar experience with a certain Chanel bag that just forced itself right into my life ;)

    Lauren
    thepearshape.com

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  12. Love this Tibi skirt, great outfit!

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  13. Gorgeous!
    www.notasinfashion.blogspot.com

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  14. Def worth the wait! Love them on you
    xo Krystin
    suburbanfauxpas.com

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  15. Love those shoes !! they were right to stalk you...

    http://hidinginheaven.blogspot.fr/2013/03/the-one-with-watch.html

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  16. I have a similar skirt which i wore to a launch! Have a look:-)

    www.stitchedtheblog.blogspot.com

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  17. Having worked in shoes back in college, getting a little insert makes ALL the difference in how a show fits. Love these and that skirt is AMAZING.

    xo Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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  18. Love the skirt and the fabulous heels <3

    xx

    glamdevils

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  19. Oh my gosh - those shoes are incredible!

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  20. Amazing shoes!!! xolili

    www.satinandscotch.com

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  21. Love the crop top! It looks awesome on you! The shoes are pretty fab too. I'm glad you held out... they were definitely meant to be!

    Kristen
    Radiating Splendor

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  22. Im in love with those shoes, it was destiny (and stubbornness :P) indeed.

    Xx,
    www.casualuxe.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow! These shoes are a work of art! I love how you styled them!

    Blessings!
    Star
    www.beautyandbows.com

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  24. Haha I love it! You are a lady who loves her shoes and I cannot argue... YOU GO GIRL!
    xo, Meg
    www.sealed-with-style.com
    ps. the rest of the look is amazing too!

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  25. those shoes are SO fun and totally meant to be on your feet! =)

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  26. just gorgeous!! i love your shoes!!!
    kisses
    Dear Inès

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  27. I have been so obsessed with this skirt for such a long time. Each time you wear it I think I cave a little bit more. You look amazing!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  28. Lovely outfit, I love every piece!

    XoXo
    Venoma
    Venoma's fashion diary

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  29. What a great buy!! Hope you can still walk fine with them being 1/2 size too large!

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  30. Shoe Fate!

    A new outfit post is up on Local & Opulent - spring comes to Canada!

    http://localandopulent.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/430/

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  31. Those shoes are so cool - talk about statement pieces! I can't believe no one had bought them after the rounds of discounts... means it was meant to be!

    xo, alison*elle

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  32. Love the fullness of your skirt. It really is amazing.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Casual Meets Chic'. I would love to hear what you think of my new tweed skirt and how I styled it.

    Hope you had a great weekend.
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  33. The shoes are so unique and beautiful - worth it with the shoe inserts. And we would've never noticed if you hadn't said anything! Love the way you're wearing this midi!

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  34. Those shoes !! Amazing !


    XX Luba

    Urban chic looks , every day on
    http://www.well-living-blog.com

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  35. Those shoes are beyond! I have never envied anyone as much as I envy you and your amazing shoe collection! I would love to just see it in person and drool! Enjoy them to the fullest!

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  36. those shoes are crazy! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  37. I love your blog! Those shoes are amazing - it's not obvious at all that they're a half size big. The cropped shirt and full skirt look fantastic together, too.

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  38. eek this outfit is amazing, that skirt + top combo is perfect.

    Don't even get me started on the shoes, Charlotte Olympia is a genius.

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

    p.s win some Rayban sunglasses on my blog! x

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  39. This entire outfit is damn near close to perfection!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  40. So funny that you & Blair are posting the same AMAZING skirt today albeit in different colours.
    Have a wonderful week Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  41. Those shoes are pretty magical!!! Shoe fate indeed!!!

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

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  42. Those shoes are right out of a fairytale! They remind me of Cinderella's magical carriage taking her to the ball. :) Beautiful!

    Melanie
    Style to Stage

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  43. The shoes, the full skirt, the love I have for it all! Oh its just amazing~

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  44. OMG, I died and went to heaven! Those shoes are AMAZING!

    Mamalina

    http://dresssidestory.blogspot.ro/

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  45. :-O my goooosh, shoes from paradise !!!
    kisses

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

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  46. Those shoes & skirt are amazing, speechless !!!
    Xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  47. I adore this outfit!

    xx Marissa
    www.onceuponatimeihadathought.blogpspot.com

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  48. Love the skirt! LOVE THE SHOES!!! This look is so lovely!!!

    7eventh Letter
    www.whatsmoreimportantthanfashion.com

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  49. I am so excited that these are too big for you. When you post them on thread flip I'll at least have a chance of getting them! All your pretty shoes are just barely too small for me to buy!

    This is stunning Krystal.

    With Love From Hollywood,
    Kier
    Fashion Addict LA
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  50. Krystal I totally dig these shoes on you! You wear them well with that black and white skirt combo. Now I am thinking I need one of those crop tops from AA in my life because I have so many high waisted skirts. Always love seeing what you put together!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  51. The heels on those are just FANTASTIC! They remind me of Cinderella's carriage!

    http://www.xjole.com

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  52. Amazing beautiful shoes !! And that skirt too.

    xo,
    Cindi

    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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  53. amazing skirt !!


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  54. Stunning shoes!

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    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  56. Absolutely adore this whole ensemble. The shoes look so whimsical ;)

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  57. holy crap those are amazing!! it was definitely a sign from the shoe gods! haha

    xoxo,
    kasia
    www.idabsolutelyloveto.com

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  58. Hey Krystal! I was the one who recognized you & rung you up at Jeremys :) Not to be creepy, haha. Love the way you styled the shoes! I love that print and was considering getting the other style that had it since the other shoes were cheaper, but I think they're all gone now. Anyway, glad you snagged that pair, and it was good to meet you!
    -Noe

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