9.08.2011

the right answer.

being that i'm only 5'-2" (5'-3" on my driver's license),
i will wear heels wherever and whenever possible.
and, if the world were a sex and the city movie set, i'd happily run around in shorts and high heels as carrie did.
unfortunately, it's not, and certain occasions call for something a bit more casual. when oxfords hit the blogosphere, i thought they would be my answer to a casually chic shoe. i set out to find a pair only to find them too pointy, too rounded, too manly, too...too...flat.
it was casual, it was chic, and most importantly, it had height.
they didn't have my size, of course, so i scoured the internet for the next best option and found these on ebay.

this weekend, i also lucked out at this cute little
vintage-thrift shop called, sugarcane.
i found this amazing ring and a vintage horse-print dress!
the ring is missing many stones,
but it was my size and i couldn't pass it up.
the dress wasn't my size, but i couldn't pass it up either.

vintage & thrift finds
(blazer, mossimo (similar); shoes, ebay (similar);
vintage dress, giveaway win (similar))

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51 comments:

  1. i have that problem too, i am 5' only and flats makes me super small. i don't mind the height but i look like a teenager but you can't wear heels all the time, specially the place where i live. your shoes are so unique and cool. the dress is classic.

    cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com

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  2. What a wonderful pair of shoes. How do they feel when you walk in them?

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  3. Ohhh I love the red dress with this blazer such a perfect combination!! And that necklace is great. I'm only 5'2 as well, I wish I wore heels more often but it feels weird sometimes especially running around campus
    xJennaD

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  4. Oh my word, those are pefeccccct!!!! THey look awesome on you, and I love that dress!

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  5. omg, this shoes are freakin' awesome!! and i love the red dress paired with the camel blazer. perfection!

    cute & little
    TJMaxx Satchel Giveaway

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  6. yay! you finally got them! :)

    join my ongoing giveaway!!!

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  7. holy crap. I had no idea you're 5'-2"!! You always look so tall :) I'm dying over your red dress. You look gorgeous and feminine.

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  8. oh my goodness! now *those* are some shoes. they go really well with your dress- you look great!!

    xo

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  9. those shoes are seriously SERIOUSLY amazing. i love them and they go perfectly with that gorgeous red dress. you have the best style. i'm glad you found those shoes and i'm so tempted to get them too!!!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  10. Love the platform oxfords! Visiting back from the Super Stalker Hop! -Christine @ Why We Love Green

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  11. i went to nordstrom and i saw that kind of shoes.

    http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

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  12. absolutely in love with your outfit!!! xxx

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  13. wow!! very very chic baby! those shoes are really cool!! I want! xoxo

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  14. Amazing shoes! You look great. Congrats!
    Love from armarioenduddas :)

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  15. He! I love all, I love red+camel and I love the shoes, are from ebay? where?
    besos
    AJS

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  16. I am not really tall as well and love wearing heels but also ballerinas as well :) You look stunning! I love the dress and the gorgeous blazer and the statement necklace!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hun, you are rockin' those JC's like no otha'! I LOVE it on you. The juxtaposition of the masculine shoe and feminine dress is always a fave combo of mine!!! hot hot hot.

    xx Love & Aloha
    Swing by to enter my $100 Shopbop Giftcard Giveaway!

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  18. I always thought you were tall! You seem more than 5'2" in your pics..hehe
    I'm 165cm and I love wearing heels. Thay are so feminine and sexy.
    Love your dress and your necklace!

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  19. I really like this ebay version almost more than the JC ones!!

    C:

    http://moneygonefor.blogspot.com/

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  20. Wow! So lovely blog! It's really stylish!! loveeeeeeeee that shoes! I'm following! Hope you can also visit and follow my blog! Mary
    VENUS AT HER MIRROR
    VENUS ON FACEBOOK

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  21. Love it, except shoes, dress, blazer, necklase an your hair gorgeous. Kiss!

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  22. Hey! thanks for stoping by at my bog and leaving a comment. I LOVE the dress you are wearing in this post. love it!! :)

    xoxoxo
    Melanie

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  23. Love red and khaki together! Your necklace is fantastic. Can't wait to see your horse dress, we know you will definitely rock it!

    Heather & Kayla

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  24. Thank you for your comment on my blog.
    Your look is fantasic. Love, love, love your shoes. ;)

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  25. LOVE this outfit! That dress is stunning with that necklace and the shoes are so fun!! xo

    http://www.stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

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  26. You look amazing!! So chic and stylish! Love those shoes - I am also short and sometimes feel that wearing heels isn't fashionably appropriates (Like dropping my kids off at preschool...) These would be great - thanks for sharing!!

    I just became your newest follower! I would love for you to visit our blog & follow us back if you'd like.

    Also, enter our giveaway for a TIffany & Co. necklace!! :)

    Blessings,

    Kat
    www.maryanddyer.blogspot.com
    twitter: @maryanddyer

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  27. wow i mean you pulled this off so well and in a totally different way than i would, and i love that!! i love the juxtaposition of the sportier or more casual shoe with the feminine dress and crisp blazer! you look rad!

    xx

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  28. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Awesome awesome shoes!!! come follow me hun & I'll follow you right back xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  29. That necklace is incredible and great mixing of the styles...

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  30. you always seem so tall in your photos. i guess that's what happens when you wear the right things, which i find really inspiring since i'm only 5 ft.

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  31. no freaking way are you that short! You look super TALLLLL! ENVY, lady, ENVY! I'm 5'0 (sometimes I'm 5'3" in my driver's license hahaha) hand over those JCs! They are so fab!
    ♥ laura

    the blog of worldly delights

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  32. Jeffrey Campbell to the rescue! I'm 5'4" myself and I'd love the ability to run around in high heels all the time... sadly life (and my feet) won't allow it. Love the outfit, is has a sort of upper-class school girl/funky corporate thing going on. I probably make no sense. But it's awesome.

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  33. thanks god i´m not the only one wearing her heels for every occasion;) at work they often couldn´t understand me, but i don´t care how comfortable other shoes might be i love my heels;)
    well if i would have this great pair of shoes this would be an exception, absoltely love them!! and so the red dress you look gorgous in red did i mentioned that yet?
    love and kiss,mary

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  34. You look FAB! Great finds!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  35. I LOVE your dress and blazer!!!! Honestly I've never been a fan of those shoes but you make them look cute!

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  36. This look is great :-)
    I always found Oxfords too manly for me, too, but these look really cute!
    The necklace & ring are perfect to wear with this dress - which I adore BTW!
    I wish we had better thrift stores here...but alas, we don't.

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  37. those looks like they are hard to walk in!

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  38. Cute finds! I adore those shoes but I'm 5 10 so I'm hardly in platforms or heels :( Love the red dress, fantastic!

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  39. No way! I just died over this outfit. This is one I could never pull off as you .... you look great!!

    http://styleidnet.blogspot.com/
    http://styleidcloset.blogspot.com/

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  40. i feel you! there are times when the dress isn't my size but if i like it too much, i end up buying it. but when it comes to the shoes, if it doesn't fit, it really won't fit.

    no work-around for that one.

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  41. Oh my gosh, this outfit is gorgeous - love the red/taupe combo and the shoes make it fun! Love the vitage finds too, interested in seeing what the horse print dress looks like ;o)

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  42. Really love your dress and necklace!
    x

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  43. Thank you for your sweet comments! Wow, this combo is stunning and that red dress is an AMAZING thrift find! www.casualglamorous.com

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  44. YOUR SHOES ARE AMAZING.
    I know I just said that about your boots in the other post, but still ... You have the best shoes.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  45. oooh! I love this red and khaki combo! Beautiful!
    <3 Kastles

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  46. Love this outfit! The blazer with that dress looks amazing! I need to find myself a blazer in that color...

    Lauren
    bangbylo.com

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  47. So glad you found the shoes in your size. They look FAB on you. Love the horse print too. What a find!
    xx
    maya

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  48. this is really sublime!! Ilove this bright red and the necklace is wow!

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