18 November 2008

Shoe Switcheroo

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I’ve been on the lookout for a pair of brown stacked heel oxfords for quite a while. I love the idea of pairing them with black tights and dresses but I’ve never been able to find a pair. That is until a couple of weeks ago. When I was in Alabama collecting vintage goodies to bring home to sell I ran across the pair on the left. Perfect! They were everything I was looking for; a rich brown leather with lots of perforated detailing and sturdy stacked heels. The problem? They’re a bit too big! I took photos of them to sell but hadn’t actually convinced myself to put them in the store. I figured I could try all the old tricks like putting in insoles and wearing thick tights so I could keep them for myself. That is until I went to the flea market on Saturday. Luckily I found the pair on the right in just my size. So… I’ll be putting the first pair I found in the store on Thursday. I’m sure they’ll find a good new home.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pair on the right is cuter, too!

Pretty Pirate said...

lucky lady, always finding what you want. It's magic!

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I may bid on these. ;D They look gorgeous!

dearilou said...

Those are gorgeous.
Really.
I like the heals on the ones you are keeping better. More narrow at the bottom, while still being substantial.

Lisa said...

i love them both!
what size are the bigger ones? i have big feet. i'm always so disappointed when thrifting for shoes.

Blair said...

Those are gorgeous! Just what i've been searching for...

:)

Sally Jane said...

Thanks so much for your comments!

I love both of these shoes and I"m so happy that one of them fits me. The ones on the left are about a size 8. I'll have to double check that though. It'll be in the listing on Thursday of course.

Annie said...

Are they vintage (the ones for sale)? Is there a significant difference between vintage and modern shoe sizes?

Annie said...

Are they vintage (the ones for sale)? Is there a significant difference between vintage and modern shoe sizes?

Sylvie said...

Oh, these on the right are tre perfect shoes!! I am so jealous. Nice find!
Have a good day.

Melly said...

Oh i cannot wait for thursday, if they fit, i have to make them mine!

Lady Melbourne said...

Keep looking, I have no doubt you will find a pair!
I love your cape from the previous post, I wore a cape all winter long here!
Lm
x

Ace said...

Oh they are both lovely! I've been hunting for a pair as well, but 6.5 is not an easy size to find it seems.

Always In Style said...

Terrific find - it's hard to find a good quality pair - congrats!

Sally Jane said...

Thanks again everyone!

annie: Yes, they are vintage. Vintage shoe sizes do tend to run a bit smaller than modern shoe sizes. When I post the auction I will list the measurements of the shoe in inches.

Kvestelser said...

Both of the shoes are really interesting in their own ways; the left pair because of it's glowing colour and the right pair because of the heels. Your blog is great inspiration :D!

tessa said...

Wow, beautiful, both of them!

┼×eNaY said...

your blog is one the reasons why i wanted to become a blogger :]
its really beautiful and your style has sth unique.i just love to stare at your blog :]
lots of love
┼×enay

beccajanie said...

I love those shoes = amazingness!

Sunset said...

How exactly do you measure shoe sizes? And I am in love with the first pair, hopefully I can bid!

Sally Jane said...

sunset: All measurements are taken with a flexible measuring tape along the outside sole of the shoe and are listed in inches. Thanks!

teenvoguette said...

where in Alabama did you find these?

Sally Jane said...

teenvoguette: I'm from Birmingham so whenever I'm home I hit up all of the local thrift stores.