oxfords (!!): steve madden
brown tank: target
green tank: old navy
sweater: philene's basement
brooch/pin: vintage (found at antique store in maine this summer)
If you're wondering why I look dementedly gleeful in the second photo, it can only be explained by the arrival of these new shoes. Which I love. I'm sure my grandmother has a pair (or three) in her closet, and yet that only adds to their charm. I love that they are slightly nerdy, the most perfect brown color, and the softest leather. Although I wish I had the patience to search for a perfect pair of these at a thrift store, patience is certainly not one of my virtues.
The outfit was organized around the shoe (clearly) and brooch, which I found at a giant antique store this summer in Maine, called the Antique Chicken Barn (strange, huh? all their wares were in a giant abandoned chicken coop). I played off the colors in the brooch with the green and darker brown tanks. The brooch helps liven up an otherwise plain ensemble (plain from the ankles up, of course).
Do you guys love new shoes as much as I do? I really try to restrain my shoe purchases (this one only happened because I took on some freelance work to alleviate my guilt), but when I find something I love, I have very little impulse control.