Lover millie lace dress (worn as a skirt), Country Rd peplum top (similar), Celine buckle sandals, Proenza Schouler PS11 bag

Some things tend to go on forgotten, usually as we move on to new things in our life, or turn our focus elsewhere. Sometimes, the cause is just that there is too much to think about that a few slip between the cracks, with ideas or thoughts only reinforced when we take a moment to take it down, on a small scrap of paper or on a notebook.

While more of a frivolous fancy than an idea which has failed to see the light of day, two things almost forgotten in my wardrobe are this Lover lace dress and these Celine sandals I dragged Luke around half of Paris to buy. The former, I’ve had little inspiration to wear, until it occurred to me that this silky blouse had sleeves cropped at just the perfect length to wear loosely over top. The latter, while I am quite loathe to admit this, have unfortunately not been quite so comfortable as I had anticipated upon buying them; often overlooking them in favour of a shoe I am not dying to take off within the first four hours of wear (one can only imagine the state of my feet following a full day in these). A disappointment which I have not seen echoed around the inter-webs, which has me thinking that perhaps these shoes are just too narrow for me.

It has me wondering about the things that are oft forgotten or sidelined, no matter how much value – sentimental or otherwise – that we place on them, is there any true value in holding on to them? Hidden in a closet amongst a number of other garments, or packed away neatly in a box at the back of a cupboard, there are some things that I just don’t derive pleasure from owning, and sometimes it just becomes something you own; stuff not otherwise acknowledged. I’ve moved away from the concept of saving things for a special occasion, instead choosing to wear or use the things that I treasure on a regular, if not daily basis, a constant reminder of why I purchased it in the first place. I suppose, the question that I’m posing to myself then, based on this knowledge, and the knowledge I apply to all my other possessions, is, should the shoes stay or go? Thoughts?


  1. Maria February 28, 2013 / 2:18 am

    I love how you have layered these pieces up, the blouse is fab! I don;t know what to do about the shoes but if they are that uncomfortable you will never wear them so maybe they would be better going to a new loving home?

    Maria xxx

  2. Closet Fashionista February 28, 2013 / 3:04 am

    Ooh, those heels are soo gorgeous, it’s too bad they hurt your feet…I HATE THAT! It’s always with a pair that I really love too, haha. And very smart to wear the top over the dress, I need to start doing that more often with my dresses.
    I know what you mean, its sad when things we love sit and rot just because we want to wait for a special time to wear them. I have quite a few non-clothing (and clothing) items that I keep for sentimental value and I always love looking back at them and remembering all the fun times. So you cooould do that with the shoes, but they are quite expensive so it might be better to sell them… I dunno :/

  3. Theresa February 28, 2013 / 6:58 am

    That dress works so lovely as a skirt. Awesome way to make it versatile. This is such a pretty look babe! Those heels are such a beautiful pair, but if they are incredibly uncomfortable and you’re not getting much use out of them, maybe you should part with them unless maybe there are some tricks you could use to help with the comfort like heel pads or something depending on where the discomfort is. It’s a tough decision, I’m sure.


  4. mili February 28, 2013 / 8:59 am

    Those shoes are so so so pretty! It sucks that they’re uncomfortable 🙁 I would say that you should give rid of them… but I know if I were in your position, I just wouldn’t be able to.

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  5. Sarandipity February 28, 2013 / 9:13 am

    This look is really sophisticated, love it. Too bad the shoes hurt, I really hate that myself!
    But they do look really fabulous! Personally I never wear shoes again when they hurt my feet haha, maybe you could sell them or only wear them on special occasions where you don’t have to walk a lot?


  6. Fashionista Era (@Fashionistaera) February 28, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    totally love your style and the skirt is adorable. thanks for ur visit…followed u on instagram girl! do come back

  7. Anna February 28, 2013 / 8:05 pm

    I understand your pain when a pair of shoes, that you love, don’t fit correctly. It’s such pretty outfit. I love the details of the lover lace dress peeking out.

  8. steph February 28, 2013 / 7:04 pm

    love the textures in this outfit! and oh my you have the bambam sandals.. <3 i know what you mean about them and i have a few pairs in my own closet that i find really uncomfy but haven't thought about parting with them yet. i can't stand in my army green wangs for more than ten mins, so frustrating! would totally make sense i think, making room for future new loves, so if these sandals are my size and you decide to part with them i'll gladly give them a new home x

  9. rachel February 28, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    if they hurt and you don’t wear them – get rid of them! if you don’t ever reach for them now you’ll hardly notice they’re gone, and you can use the money to buy other, more comfortable shoes that you love just as much.

    this outfit is just perfect, the polka dots and mauve lace look absolutely amazing together. it always blows me away how you pair items together so effortlessly. I’ve been coveting the CR top for a while, I think you may have pushed me over the edge x

  10. Kristin March 2, 2013 / 11:58 am

    I love how you have styled this dress in a different way. The shoes… Look amazing, but I can never be bothered to break shoes in if they are painful. I would sell them and try to get some of your $$$ back.

  11. findmeamuse March 2, 2013 / 6:43 pm

    You always look flawless. I really love how you mix pretty and edgy pieces together. Love the shoes! I’ve been trying to find a black pair for ages. I’ve been told they aren’t the most comfortable as well. Maybe they will wear in with a bit of luck for you or could a boot guy stretch them?

    xx Mandi

  12. federica March 3, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    nice Outfit! SANDAL AMAZING!!
    Nice this Pics!
    I wait for you for A DETOX POST!!

    See you soon Darling!

    Kisses from Rome


  13. ila yaseen March 4, 2013 / 7:24 am

    Oh is that polka dots ???? Love it somuch dear…
    Adore the simplicity and that lace skirt. Beautifu


  14. withoutthebitterbaby March 5, 2013 / 11:28 am

    They are such gorgeous shoes but if you’re never going to wear them, might as well sell them and buy something more suitable. No point in them wasting away. That said, if you decide to sell them, send me the ebay link 😉

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