Tuesday, September 7, 2010

my new shoes

well i finally did it. i bought those yellow shoes i've been eyeballing for over three months.
best part about it...they were on sale for $8.99. yeah i know how could i not right? (oops i guess they are now up to 12.99 again. sorry)
edited: to answer the questions in the comments: they fit like a glove perfect to my size. the size i bought are size 6 1/2 and after 4 pregnancies that's my size i buy in all shoes. even flip flops. i have really skinny feet (kind of boney so if you have a little more of a thicker foot i would go 1/2 size higher?)

the reason why it took me so long to buy them was because:
A. they are yellow...i'm so a black, brown, sometimes red kind of shoe girl. but recently i bought my first pair of turquoise wedge shoes and well...i.love.them.
and....
B. they are flats.
i hardly ever EVER wear flats. i'm 5 foot 1 and well i think my legs look better in heels. sooooooo i ALWAYS wear some kind of heel. even my flip flops have a wedge on em. yup hang up 556 right there with hair issues and the color purple. or people that walk around with their arms over each other, or couples walking with their hands in each other's back pockets. i dunno why...just bugs.
okay well...
i bought the shoes they were a steal.
and well because i'm obsessed with gray and yellow. together. mmmmm it just speaks FALL to me.
so in true vanessa form i've been obsessively looking for the perfect gray dress to go with my yellow shoes.
i want to wear it for our family pictures. because we've not had them done in more than two years. sad.
here are some dresses i've come across:
link to this dress mmm, yes lovely but i'm short i don't know if it will go well especially with my flat shoes.

i love the neck on this dress...but if i need to wear a cardi with it...bleh?
LOVE this dress, neckline needs to be a little higher for me but i absolutely adore the full skirt. i am soooo loving the 1950's feel to it as well.
and then theres this dress...that i think i'm basically coveting. because i think it's perfect. especially with a cute cardi and my shoes, or with a big heel black peep toe shoes. which i also have.
i want it and i want a mustard yellow cardigan to go with it.

sigh...
should i try to make it?
it gives me hives thinking of trying...i'm so not a pattern follower...but i think i may have found a pattern.
*itching hives*
i know it's simple...but i don't know. what if i royally screw up?
i guess i could always wear something else.

45 comments:

emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet said...

Go for it! With a mustard cardi and your new shoes the dress will be perfect!

Shannon said...

You could so do that! Even if it's not that simple. And then when your hubby says, "I like your sleeves, they're real big," oh wait, there aren't any...when he says he likes your dress, you can say, "Thanks I made it myself!"

StrawberryBlond said...

To be honest, the first dress is my favorite, but I'm six feet tall, so that's probably why!

I think you should go for it. I've recently gone back to sewing clothes for my daughter and just stocked up on some suiting for a pencil skirt and some knit for a gathered peasant skirt that I hope to make in the near future. Plus there are great tutorials and advice to be found on the web right now that make it so much easier. I found help on youtube when I couldn't remember the proper way to put in a zipper!

Lindsay Thomas said...

I LOVE that dress and you should absolutely make it-then make me one! :) haha! You can do it!

Ruth B said...

You can do it!! Are you kidding me? I've seen your work and you can so do this. Get started. Love the shoes.

ceci said...

I totally think you should do it! I love that dress... in fact, what pattern is it? Maybe do a sew-along and I'll do it too! Although, from the looks of your work, you are more advanced than I am. I'd still sew it with you though!

Ceci

Sarah M. said...

I'd say if you can find the right fabric, DO IT. It is the perfect one and would look super cute with a cardi.

Jennwith4 said...

Love that first dress and those shoes are cute!

roxanne said...

Can we talk about where these dresses come from? I need that first one (and I am tall).

Megs said...

Did you buy true to size? I think I want to order the red ones but don't know how the run. I LOVE the yellow ones!!

Emily said...

Those shoes are so fun! I love your list of hang ups! Ha I totally agree. I think you should definitely try making a dress. What pattern did you pick? Maybe you could make a practice version out of cheap fabric/bedsheets until you get the fit right for the real thing?

Anna said...

oooo, love it, you have to try and make it!!!

Candace said...

oooh make the last one! Sooo cute! Where did you find them?

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

Oh, I LOVE that first and last one, especially! Great dresses. Where did you find them? I'd love to see if they have patterns!

Katherine said...

holy moly i need the dress with the super-cool collar!! where did you find it? can you imagine all of the ladies that will be walking around in fancy gray dresses after this post???

Sparks Family said...

WHERE DID YOU FIND THE IMAGE FOR THE FIRST DRESS? And where did you find the shoes, and to repeat another comment how do they run? true to size? wide? I'm 5'4" and rarely wear flats... that and my feet are ridiculously narrow.

Cheryl said...

v,
what a funky color combo. Love the very last dress and i think it would look great with a yellow cardi and your new shoes.

Kendra said...

Seriously V, just buy it. Just the fabric alone is going to cost you a pretty penny. And tailoring a top to fit perfectly is super hard (not saying you can't do it.). Sometimes it's worth it to just buy it new, and I'm not a shopaholic, I save tin foil!

homespun1 said...

I love love love the butter-scotch candy hued shoes...they are just adorable!! Its fun sometimes to stray off the beaten path cause you just never know what waits round the corner...

Cary said...

You can do it! The pattern looks pretty basic. I can't wait to see the picture with yellow cardi and shoes.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's so cute...come on over and I'll help you with it if you get stuck.

Jesslyn said...

Tackle the sewing project! It'll give the rest of us hope.

V and Co. said...

okay links to most of the dresses are up and yes the shoes fit perfectly. kind of like glove.

Annie said...

I have seen no indication that you are capable of screwing anything up. Everything you make is fabulous! It will be great!

Mindy said...

I would just buy the dress, but that's because it would kill me to work and stress for hours and hours and then have something that didn't even fit right. BUT you're a much much better seamstress than I am. ;) I can't wait to see your new outfit with shoes... and do you have your photographer lined up already? ;)

bethanndodd said...

i LOVE the last 2 dresses. don't think you could go wrong with either one. if anyone could make a dress like that last one, it's you! not sure if you want to go through all of the itching though ;o). good luck!!!

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

You should definitely get the first dress. They second dress is not so lovely.

Maggie said...

ooh super pretty!!! You must attempt it!!!! and i too love that color combo!!!

Delia said...

How I wish we had a Target! I LOVE your shoes! Oh my. I have mustard yellow on my mind too for Fall. I have a couple crafts coming up that are all mustard yellow.

I love the last grey dress too. It would be perfect with sleeves that come just above the elbow. Would that be called a half sleeve???

Kaye Prince said...

I adore the second dress, do you know where it's from? And yes, I think you should buy the fourth dress; it is really pretty and classic, I think you could wear it for quite awhile, and I think it would look awesome on you (remember I have seen you in real life...so I know)!

Larissa said...

Hey I just bought yellow flats too! Not those, but still...I guess it means we are both 0h-so-stylish!

PS I know have stalked those dress sites and really wish I had more money to buy some awesome clothes!

Big and Little with Odd Socks said...

Coming from another shorter person,I always thought you sounded tall.

Jolie said...

funny - I always pictured you tall - Jackie O tall, not basketball tall :)
Buy the dress, hunt down the cardi and get all dolled up and be in photos so we can see....I love the colour combo, and the dress just seems perfect for you (you know, what I know about you from reading your blog...then again, having just admitted I thought you were a different height, maybe you should take my advice with a pinch of salt!)

randi---i have to say said...

super cute shoes! i love having colorful shoes to perk up outfits!

Gayle Wood said...

I'm 5 foot two and have the first dress. I love it! I can dress it down with a cardigan and flats and matching belt or with a long sleeved t-shirt underneath. I can dress it up with boots or heels with some funky tights. Everybody compliments me when I wear it and are impressed that it is so versatile. Go for it! Plus the flower looks cute on on a purse or hairband if you don't want to have it on the dress!

Sewing Princess said...

I love them all... grey is one of my favorite colors. Great finds. I would go with any of the last two. Then you could make a top out of the second one (it seems so short to me to wear as a dress). I am also short... 5.3

Maggie said...

I LOVE GREY AND YELLOW! I just made my 5 year old a grey/yellow dress. So cute! I love that last dress and it would be perfect with a yellow cardi...or if you found a cute cardi with yellow flowers on it(sounds stupid, but it would be cute!) I love the flats...I am short so I have been steering clear of flats, but I just bought a pair of red flats and really like them. SEW THE DRESS! You have nothing to lose...if you screw up no one will even know...except for the thousands of followers on your blog:)

Chelsea said...

there's a super cute dress by mikarose that comes in gray. And from what I hear they now have a store in University Mall. Worth a looksie!

Chelsea said...

I mean Provo Towne

http://mikarose.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=52

I have this one and it's so so cute.

Tracey Bower- Bower Studio said...

I love the last one! We had our family pics done back in April and did yellow and grey as well!!
http://www.jenhuntphotography.com/the-bowers/

ashley said...

If you found a similar pattern for the last one, please let us know what it is!! I've been looking for the Vogue 2396 Breakfast at Tiffany's pattern and can't find it! I would die for something similar!

amandajean said...

I love the grey and mustard combo, too! But I think I'm going to make a quilt instead of a dress. ;)

Sew Much Ado said...

I love them all! Have you heard of the coffee date dress pattern? It's a free pattern from Burda Style (via the Selfish Seamstress), and would be SO cute in grey!

Katie said...

looks pretty decent and goes well with that dress.

Katie said...

Nice outfit specially those shoes i like them!

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