I put these shoes on and asked B what he thought and he responded with his usual “they’re reaaal nice, sweetheart,” laced with the usual hint of mockery that makes me want to pop him, even though he and I both know his input has precious little to no effect upon my shoe decisions. Yes, these are the games that we play.
B bought this antique bracelet from the 1940s for me when we were in New Mexico. It’s supposed to be a Christmas present, but I’m not very good at waiting for the respective holiday when the gift is already in my hot little hands. B’s mom is an avid collector of Native American jewelry, so she researched the artist’s stamp on the bracelet and was able to identify it as a Bell Trading Post piece. Click the link to read a bit of history, but I recommend searching for more Bell’s pieces online, because they’re all quite beautiful.
Hanako66 of Through the Looking Glass had the greatest idea to ask me and a few other DC bloggers some questions about how we would introduce a newcomer to DC. Here are my answers and I encourage you to check out the other bloggers she featured, as well, because they all recommended great places to eat and unique things to do in DC.
And thank you so much Nearly Stylish for the award!
H&M faux leather jacket
Jonathan Saunders for Target pants
1940s antique turquoise bracelet
Those shoes are fantastic! Or should I say, reeeeal nice, haha! Great outfit too, love the cowl neck!
I am so so so in love with those shoes! I want I want I want! Kind of remind me of the Alexander Wang ones, but even better!
Don't worry about what men think… they don't know what's fabulous. I totally love this shoes, I love the details.
The teal in those shoes are gorgeous. Such a great accent.
Gorgeous shoes, E!
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they look great on you! you sure can rock anything! 🙂
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Love the shoes!!
Well, I think your shoes are real nice. For real! Joe does the same thing when I ask him about fashion-y things, and then I promptly disregard everything he has said.
Fantastic shoes !!
omg!! i love your shoes.
i want this uhuhu ;]
I love that bracelet — what a sweet gift! And those boots are realll nice, and I say that without any sense of mockery. 🙂 My husband does that tone thing too. I just tell him he doesn't know style when he sees it! – JoAnn
mom & son
i like B's response on you about the shoe.
wow, a 1940 bracelet? it's gonna be one of your
treasured accessories collections from now on.
i love it's turquoise color!
Chicago City Girl
you certainly know how to rock those shoes – they look great with the outfit you put together!
You look really really cool in those shoes! So rock and roll!
Cool shoes and I adore the bracelet. I also like the sweater together with that faux leather jacket. Great outfit!
What Would a Nerd Wear
this cracked me up because i have the same kind of conversation with C. all the time.
the shoes are fabulous.
wow, those shoes demand attention! definitely a keeper! 😀
What a fantastic find! And I love the way you've styled them with the slim pants and slouchy cowlneck.
Rebekah @ Shell Blog
girl…you give me serious shoe envy!!! 😉
nice shoes, darling E! and thanks for mentioning me :))
have a gorgeous day, xoxo
The bracelet is everything I love about Native American jewelry–bold and delicate by turns. And the shoes, well, you know they're freaking sweet. It's so funny, when I show my husband things I want, he sort of looks at me funny and makes a smart remark, but when I actually GET said item and am wearing it, he'll compliment me. Then I'll say, "But dear, you hated it last week," and he'll say, "I don't remember that," or "Nah, I just have to see it on you."
I'm excited to read your Beginners Guide to DC–we're spending New Years there and I've never been (beyond driving through).
Anyway, awesome little cowboy boots. 🙂
It's so funny, initially I didn't know what I thought about those shoes, but the minute I saw them on you it was love at first sight! They are stunning! 🙂
Those shoes are so cute!! I am so glad you got them and they look adorable with this outfit. Oh and I sooo know the feeling, every time I ask my bf his opinion on something like that, he gives me the same kind of answer, with the same tone and I want to kill him. He is lucky he is cute! LOL
I love a great piece of jewelry with history behind it and that bracelet looks fabulous! I also love the shoes, even if B doesn't. lol 😉
I adore turq jewelry. And that piece is stunning… and it's even better since it has history!
the shoes are amazing!
And that bracelet is gorgeous, the color is so beautifull.
Thanks for your comment!
the conversation between you and your husband sounds like it was taken from me and my boyfriend… he never asks questions, but whenever i walk out he's like, "hhmmm… well THATS interesting." … oh well, i say all of this to say that at least *i* love those shoes. its rare to see such an intricate design on shoes these days.
glad you got my smashing pumpkins reference! i was like 6 but i remember SINGING AT THE TOP of my lungs to this song… gosh the 90s were great.
Breshna & Rona
i'm in love with your shoes!
I truly can't explain how much I envy your shoes. I want some. NOW. 🙂
amazing shoes! love em so much <3
Amazing look and shoes, so classic! <3
Thank you so much for stopping by!
i love the cowl neck on your sweater! and i can never wait for a gift if i already have it in my hands either haha. gotta learn to appreciate delayed gratification 🙂
I love reading your blog 🙂
Sarah Clarke Gaudet
really great shoes!!
these shoes are fab! and you always become my favourite person E! <3333333333
La Historiadora de Moda
Those shoes are spectacular!
Boys don't always get it but that ok… Those shoes remind me of the desert boots (that's what we called them ) I wanted so badly in the early 90's. Myabe I can get them this time around…
I have those same sorts of conversations with my other half!
The bracelet is lovely, lucky you!
lol, all about what men think? they'll always say nice, lovely, great, almost like a script they've memorize.
anyway, the shoes are great and the outfit is really stylish. lovely bracelet too 😉
i adooore shoes like that, those ones are perfect!
i'm always secretly flattered when a boy mocks my fashion choices haha.
WOWWW,those shoes are surely a keeper!! I love love it so much and the different texture on it is really lovely:)
love love antique jewelry that has such a history,so beautiful!
Gorgeous sweater with the jacket ohhhh,I love chunky collars!
Always so chic girl. Yeaaa,we should really learn how to knit. I bet is so much fun.
Ohhh and yea,I love love words in french. And I'm soooo excited on my tattoo now.
Will surely show photos on it and a video if possible too <3
Hi darling, thanks for your words, je t'adooorrrre!
The Bible of fashion,
The shoes at first are a bit ugly but the good kind? You know what I mean? Like they're ugly but so fucking fabulous at the same time. That you must haz? You must need?! Haha. <3
Chic 'n Cheap Living
Hi, found you through Hanako and hope to read more soon! Love that bracelet and how cool that you know its history!
I lived in VA for a few months and had some great food. Mmmm.
cute shoes and braceletls. xoxo
btw, i have a ladies watch giveaway. : )
WOW! Those shoes are pure perfection…the detailing is amazing!
Pierrot le Fou
😮 those shoes are spectacular!
i love your outfit. grey and black are my favorite right now. 🙂
those shoes are fab.
So luv ur shoes hun!! Luved ur story too, my boy and I are the same way too : ) xx
The Owl's Closet
great shoes! the first paragraph made me LOL:D boys will be boys:) wow, that's a gorgeous vintage bracelet, E! i'll definitely check out the link. love ur cozy outfit. i think i might do an inspired look:D
p.s. i agree, the compact flats would be perfect for any girl:D they're just so cute AND practical!:D
Walk The Sand
LOVE the shoes, awesome.
I don´t understand, how you can make so nice indoor pictures…I tried it few times and the result was always so bad..
I Love those shoes!
i want your oxfords!!!!!!
I love your shoes !
The buckle is so cute! love it!