Tuesday, December 18, 2012

put a bow on it

earlier in the fall, i made a "can't buy list" and it included black shoes. they are kryptonite because they will always be work appropriate, thus "safe" buys and justifiable. when i became a mom, i discovered how quickly i can talk myself out of things that i want. i can justify anything for the kids, my husband or the household, but when it comes to myself, i am no longer the big priority. this is why multiple markdowns make purchases more palatable to me (plus, i'm frugal).

i quickly posted on instagram when they arrived. the bow t d'orcet is an older style (circa 2009) and K knew i loved it (she has it in a fantastic barbie pink). i could not justify it because it is a special occasion shoe, and even on sale if my size was still around, too pricey. she found them on ebay, and alerted me: brand new and about 75% below retail. how could you say no? these will be perfect for a christmas (check out amy's blog for other christmas eve outfits) or new year's party, among others. black shoes are classy and elegant but if you add bows, it elevates them... kind of like putting a finishing touch on something pretty, no?





outfit - top: zara, old, wore it here; pants: club monaco, old; shoes: christian louboutin bow t d'orcet; clutch: chanel; bracelet: j. crew, from ebay.


more bows - left to right: ann taylor here in satin. louboutin's vampanodo pump

  
left to right: mango bow pump, on sale for 45$ here; kate spade sarah pump, here.


the epitome of a bow and an amazing shoe, valentino couture bow pumps, here, here, and here






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  1. Such a pretty and feminine outfit.

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    1. thank you so much Tabitha! and thank you for being here - it means so much to me. xox

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  2. Pretty shoes, and what a score! :) And yes, I agree with you on bows, a pretty finishing touch. Of all the heels you posted, no one makes a bow like Valentino, that's for sure.

    Btw, love that E/W flap. Is that the 2005 red that's highly sought after?

    fauxionista.com

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    1. thank you so much!! the valentino bows are the king, the king!!

      yes!! it's the infamous '05P e/w red! xox

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  3. I love the bow shoes, they are gorgeous!

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    1. thank you Dani!! i'm so happy i found them! xox

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  4. Just gorgeous! You NEEDED to buy those shoes...they are way too fabulous too pass up. This outfit is just so chic!!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. thank you Jenny - i know right? i just could NOT pass them up. i couldn't! thank you for coming by and posting!! xox

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  5. SOOOO loving the red lace, and the SUPER cute bow shoes!

    I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

    xo,
    Terry

    http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

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    1. oh yay!! thanks so much Terry - it is an honour!! xox

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  6. Those shoes are amazing! So festive for the holidays when combined with that gorgeous lace top :)

    xx Ellie
    www.ellalogy.com 

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    1. thank you so much Ellie!! i'm in love! :)

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  7. I love this outfit - perfect for holiday parties. And the heel on your Bow shoes are SO moderate for Louboutins! I am quite jalouse!

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    1. thank you W!!! i think Louboutin styles between 2007-2009 were the best. after that, he started with 140 then 160 mm heels and lost me!

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  8. I love this outfit!!!! That top is ADORABLE on you!

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    1. thank you so much R! i wear this top so often - it is very versatile! thank you for visiting! xox

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  9. P, I meant to comment when I saw your IG photo, but I LOVE your new shoes! The bows are so unique and make such a statement. Plus like you said, black goes with everything ;)

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    1. it sure does go with everything!! :) thank you Cee! i'm just so thrilled to have them. xox

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  10. Sigh...perfection! Your outfit is so pretty & perfect for a holiday fete. :)

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  11. Need your top and shoes like now haha. Lovely!

    xo,
    Lela - http://www.LelaLONDON.com

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  12. I love the bow details and I adore the asymmetrical bow on your shoes. So pretty and unexpected. I'm glad you got them P!! They look so lovely on you! xoxo, Phoebe

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    1. thank you so much Phoebe! i appreciate you visiting here too!! :)

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  13. WOW I love your red lace top. You look adorable!

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  14. Whew, those are stunning. I'd give I for those at 75% off too. I expect to see more of them then!! ;)

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    1. i promise you will! resistance was futile here.. :) xox

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  15. Gorgeous outfit and shoes! You can't go wrong with satin bows. Congrats on getting them for an amazing price.

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    1. thank you Katie!! i was so happy with the price point!! xox

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  16. I love your Loubies! So pretty & girly~

    xoxo
    EV
    eviiarty.blogspot.com
    Holiday Giveaway

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    1. thank you so much EV!! i appreciate you being here!! xox

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  17. I need these shoes. You are too much of an enabler my dear!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    1. yay!! i love enabling! :) (you need these shoes)

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  18. The cut of the shoe and the placement of the bow definitely updates a classic black pump! Can't wait to see more of these.

    http://www.xjole.com

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    1. thank you Joanna! i will definitely be wearing them a lot!! xox

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  19. Hello red lace! So pretty! Black bow pumps are actually on my TO BUY list. If only those Valentinos were in my budget. Maybe it's time for me to start trolling ebay!

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    1. yes!! i'll look for you too (let me know what size)!

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  20. Red....lace...amazing!
    This j.crew bracelet is not leaving my wrist this month:)

    CHIC SICILY

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    1. thank you Jana! agreed - this bracelet is amazing! xox

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  21. I am so obsessed with this look!! It's STUNNING!

    Those heels are perfection.

    xoxo
    Kerry

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    1. thank you so much Kerry!! i'm so happy i was able to find them!

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  22. I can't believe what a good deal you got on those Loubs! That pair has always been on my wish list!! A couple of years ago, I got rid of my jolie noeud dorcets (I didn't think I wore them enough) and I've been regretting it ever since!
    :)
    Allison

    A's Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy!

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    1. oh i hope you can find the joli noeud again - they are simply amazing and you'd wear them so beautifully!! xox

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