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2011 January 23

I got an upsetting email Saturday morning from Piperlime, telling me that the boots I have been so patiently waiting for since I ordered them 3 weeks ago (after waiting and waiting and searching and agonizing over for months!) were not actually in stock and they regret the error and are going to give me 10% off my next purchase. While a discount is nice and everything, I was still very disappointed!

Joe and I braved the cold and took a walk to the fancy shoe store in our neighborhood, but the only boots that were somewhat what I was looking for were $285. No. We went to another store where I tried on a pair that looked really cute, but were uncomfortable (and that’s a really bad sign when you’ve only been wearing the shoes for 30 seconds). I felt defeated and discouraged. Was I going to be able to find a pair of boots I liked that were comfortable, cute, and within my budget?

Luckily, on the way home from Doughnut Plant this morning (side note–SO GOOD), I remembered the Steve Madden store just a few blocks away. We stopped, I found wonderful boots that were exactly in my budget, and I left a happy girl. Now, if only it would stop snowing so I could wear them out instead of my snow boots!

Also, here’s an outfit I wore last week to the office, featuring my favorite skirt, blue tights, and one of my favorite sweaters, that I’ve had for more than five years now. When does it count as vintage?

Sweater: Banana Republic

Skirt: Anthropologie

Tights: We Love Colors

Boots: Born

Night vision!

Joe tells me a “boon-doggle” is a scheme that costs a lot of time and money. I’ve never heard that phrase before, but it made for a good post title.

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  1. January 25, 2011

    i can’t tell you how much i LOVE that skirt! super cute. i can’t wait until i can someday afford anthro. *sigh*

    thank you so much for your comment on my blog! i’d never actually worn the belted scarf look before, and i’m surprised how well it turned out. thanks for the compliments! i can’t wait to see your version. :)

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