Not Your Usual Birthday Shoes

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
How do you like my new birthday shoes?? I LOVE them. I still need to break them in so I'm trying to wear them every day. I have wide feet and can only dream of wearing vintage skinny ones! So right when I saw them I knew they were coming home with me. The socks look a little funny though.
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Wearing Tulle coat ($44), Steve & Barry sweater ($10, last year), DownEast Basics tee (gift from my MIL), thrifted belt ($2), secondhand BDG jeans from ebay ($17), MIA brogues ($43).

My friend asked for pictures of my birthday presents....gladly, Linda! ;) In order, my thrifted vintage shoes ($2!!!!!!), Michael Kors bag from my mama, slippers from my SIL, The Sartorialist from hubs, and a SEWING MACHINE from my in-laws. Funny story about The Sartorialist book...I had casually mentioned to my husband that I wanted this book a while ago and he remembered!!!! Except I had seen the receipt and knew it was coming... :D As for the sewing machine, OHMYGOODNESS! I seriously have the BEST in-laws ever. I thought it was a prank when I first saw the box!!! I could hardly believe it. I may or may not have used my MIL's sewing machine a little too many times that they probably got tired of me! ;) So yes...I love all my presents!!
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57 comments :

  1. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY :)

    I especially love the new gold shoes! Excellent birthday loot.

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  2. what awesome presents!! Happy belated.

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  3. Lucky girl - they are fantastic presents!
    Can't wait to see what you do with that sewing machine.

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  4. the shoes look amazing! I love that you wear them with socks too - I'll have to try that with mine!

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  5. Yay a sewing machine! They are so much fun!

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  6. Happy birthday!! I love both of those shoes!!

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  7. GREAT presents! My boyfriends parent always get me wine, they must know me all too well!

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  8. I'm so glad you did this post- super fun! I'm so jealous of your sewing machine, I asked for one for Christmas but I can hardly wait till then!! Your presents are great!!

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  9. i was super spoiled with birthday presents too! i should make a post!

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  10. aw happy belated birthday! love the way you belted this cardigan. those slippers are darling too!

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  11. I'm loving the belted sweater and shoes, the bday gifts are awesome, i need to get a sewing machine so i can start making my own things. glad you enjoyed your bday!

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  12. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY ELAINEEE :)

    you hit the jackpot with your presents, especially that sewing machine! and i'm loving your sweater here, comfy looking.

    - jen

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  13. awesome presents!:D i'm loving those shoes, too. i've been debating whether or not to get a pair of oxford inspired shoes:) oh wow, a sewing machine! how sweet of ur in-laws! glad u had a wonderful bday, elaine!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  14. MICHAEL KORS BAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    jealous.

    ps that sweater rocks, i think i need one.

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  15. Happy belated bday!! love the layering here, you look fab!

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  16. Happy belated birthday!! Oh and I love this cold weather outfit. I feel so jealous of you bloggers that live in places with real seasons!

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  17. yay presents!

    I love your sweater, especially belted.

    and of course I love the shoes. =)

    -Megan

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  18. cool presents, and I love the shoes too!! And the sweater. love love.

    So now that you have your own sewing machine are you going to start wowing us with your awesome creations??

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  19. Happy Belated! Great presents. :) I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with that sewing machine. I have seen those brogues at Nordstrom Rack and I haven't tried them on--if I see them next time I surely will now that I've seen them looking so cute on you!

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  20. I love this outfit so much! Such wonderful layering and color combo! One of your best outfits!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  21. Love how you layer the sweater and the coat..

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  22. Love that sweater! The color is great. Excellent presents too. Woo hoo for your own sewing machine! That's something I want to learn to do one day.

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  23. nice presents and great outfit!

    http://mikasfashion.blogspot.com

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  24. off to check out the blog- great stuff here
    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  25. Happy belated birthday!!

    I too love those shoes :)

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  26. Now THOSE are some amazing in-laws! And I just love the understated chic of this outfit, lady.

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  27. Elaine! Thank you so much for your well-wishes on the SA contest! YOU. ARE. STUNNING btw ;) superb fashion sense! fyi - if I don't win this contest I may have my tailor in Manhattan make me one of my dresses anyway so let me know if you want in! Hahahahahaha :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    xo

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  28. wow that's great, now you can start making ur own clothes (or changing them)

    xxx

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  29. Awwwwww I got a special little shoutout!! ;P So JEALOUS of your new MK bag!!!

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  30. amazing coat,adorable cardigan ,fab shoes and lovely ur bag <333

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  31. Great gifts- Happy bday again! The slippers look warm and cozy :)

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  32. LOOOOOOVE the coat!
    Happy late birthday xxx

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  33. sounds like a great birthday! I have the Sartorialist book on my C-mas list and a sewing machine on my "some-day" list...

    Love the belted sweater, btw!

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  34. awesome shoes! my SIL just gifted me with the sartorialist book too, it's excellent! And the sewing machine!!! Amazing!!!!

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  35. Those shoes are wonderful. Wow: you got amazing presents! I've want the Sartorialist book for a while now as well. Let us know how you like it.

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  36. You look fab! Loving the shoes! And loving the Michael Kors bag!

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  37. I love the layering in this look. And the shoes are adorable.
    -L

    http://unsystematicstyle.blogspot.com/

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  38. Elaine, you look adorable all bundled up :)
    Love the long wrap sweater - you can never have enough of those in your closet!
    xx

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    In Christ,
    Natasha

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  40. Awwww - You have such a thoughtful family!

    And I love your sweater in the picture above.... :)

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  41. You look especially beautiful today! Great birthday loot, can't wait to see how you put your sewing machine to use!

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  42. Lovely bag. I saw the same thing in blue and red. It's so gorgeous.

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  43. cute- i love this outfit; the sweater and the jacket and the high waisted belt.
    i love it

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  44. Nice gifts. I know how you feel about vintage shoes. Seems very few women wore size 9.5 back then :)

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  45. Happy, Happy Birthday, Elaine! I hope you can find some sweet boots just for you.

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  46. Belated happy birthday, Elaine! Love the color of your shoes and those socks looks so comfy! My MIL handed me down her sewing machine but I still haven't used it. Maybe now. ;)

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  47. Happy Birthday!! I got a sewing machine as a surprise for Christmas from my parents a few years ago and about died I was so excited. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  48. ELAINE! Happy birthday! :) I'm glad you got some amazing things for your birthday! I want a Hello Kitty sewing machine hahaha.

    We're having a blogger meet up this Sunday in SF! I wish you were visiting!!

    -xtina

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  49. what great gifts. happy birthday! i would like the sart book too- is it worth it?

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  50. waaahhh i want my own sewing machine too! i'll ask my parents. LOL

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  51. darling what delish gifts! love them all honey!
    hope you are having a good weekend
    xx
    marian

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  52. awesome look elaine! i love the way you belted the sweater:)

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  53. great presents! what great in-laws you have, I'm lucky if mine remember to call me on my birthday, they didn't this year, lol

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  54. I have wide feet toooo :) Those shoes are lovely!

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