Dark Romance

Thursday, December 03, 2009

These are one of my new boots. Except they're being returned tomorrow. I have wide feet and sometimes regular shoe widths will fit me and sometimes not. These were definitely a NO. It was so narrow for me, my feet became numb after walking a few minutes!! And there was no arch support. So for a person with wide feet and high arches, it didn't work out. It's too bad... I really liked how they looked considering I don't like side-zip boots.
modest lds fashion blog clothed much salt lake city utah mormon modesty style
Wearing Tommy Hilfiger coat ($100), secondhand Ann Taylor shirt ($8), sweater from Korea ($10, three years ago), J Brand jeans ($158), Nine West boots ($125).

 I love this new shirt I got! I love the Peter Pan collar and there are slight ruffles down the front. They actually go right down my boobs and with a sweater over it, it looks rather ruffley.... Hm. Now I'm going to get pervs on my blog who google "boobs."

Thank you Jen for the award!!

I was also tagged by the lovely Rebekah of Shell for this fun little quiz! Psst...she was also the one who sponsored the Stella & Dot Jewelry giveaway here!
  1. Your hair? I used to have wavy hair when I was little, which is weird for Asians. Now it's straight sometimes and crazy the other times.
  2. Your favorite food? I love all foods! I'm willing to try anything at least once. As long as it's not alive. Noooo thank you.
  3. Your favorite drink? It should be water...but I like Coke Zero.
  4. Your dream/goal? To be truly happy and successful in anything and everything I do.
  5. Your hobby? Unfortunately, I don't remember the last time I've "hobbied"...
  6. Your fear? Right now? Falling down the stairs face first. I fall a lot....
  7. Where were you last night? At my first aerobics class with a friend. It was SO hard! When I tried to stand up this morning, I kept collapsing on the bed!
  8. Something you say all the time? I say a lot of things!
  9. Something that you're not? Chinese.
  10. Wishlist Item? A pair of NICE, COMFORTABLE boots. Why are they so hard to find?? :(
  11. Last thing you did? Picked up the phone.
  12. What are you wearing? You'll find out tomorrow! :)
  13. Your pets? I want a dog!!!!
  14. Friends? YES.
  15. Missing someone? My husband. I know...cheesy!
  16. Something you're not wearing? A scarf! (Gasp!)
  17. Your favorite store? Uptown Cheapskate...and thrift stores.
  18. Your favorite color? I like all colors! Except purple..
  19. The last time you cried? This past weekend.
  20. When's the last time you laughed? This morning. I have some fun coworkers!
  21. One place that I go to over and over? School...and work. Yeah, I'm boring!
  22. Where do you eat? Everywhere. I'm always eating... :X


  1. aww that shirt is adorable!

    i'm sorry you're having so much trouble finding boots! :( :( shoe shopping is frustrating!

  2. the shirt is so cute! but also nostalgic.

    I'm sad for you that those boots didn't work out. They look good... but comfort is so important!! I know they're often more expensive, but have you ever just gone to Nordstrom to try on boots? Then you could memorize the brand and look for them online for cheap... Good luck with your search!


  3. I love your shirt. So cute! It's too bad about the boots...the quest continues!

    Have you been out to the Overstock.com warehouse store? I went last Saturday and I think you'd like it. You have to dig through stuff but you can find some good deals.


  4. The sweater and blouse look so cute together! Now I am tempted to dig out my iron and wear one of my blouses (but t-shirts are so comfortable, and it's the end of the semester..).
    Sad news about the boots. I hate it when that sort of thing happens.

  5. You should take some of my boot shopping luck... I need to stop spending!


  6. I have wide feet so I know what you mean with the widths! Is there anyway you can get them stretched? It really makes a difference. In terms of arch support, I always wear Dr. Scholls insoles in my flat shoes and boots (well, I'm supposed to wear my custom orthotics, but they don't fit in all my shoes) and it helps a lot.

  7. PS: Also: leather stretches, so if the boots are leather they will!

  8. Aww that shirt is just too cute!

  9. Such a cute blouse- it does have a Peter Pan feel :)

  10. yay! thanks so much for doing this, elaine! it was so fun to learn more about you! xo

  11. bummer the boots did not work out. that happens to me all the time.... Love the questionare :)

  12. love the little peter pan collar :) and i'm sorry about the boots, they look great (and at least you sneaked a picture of them before returning them).

  13. Beautiful! I love how chic this is. Great look!


  14. aww to you missing your hubby.you are gorgeous.great boots hun

  15. You'll find your boots someday!! And I love your post title!

  16. Elaine, you look so good in dark neutrals. This is such a gorgeous look!

  17. I STEAL THAT BLOUSE! Oh my gosh. The collar is fantastic on you. And I know what you mean about the boots..I have a lot of them, but some are not warm enough, some hurt, some aren't waterproof...etc etc etc. Good luck!

  18. haha I like your "Something that you are not"!

    and I like your shirt!

  19. i love the white, green, and black together--it's smashing on you!
    i sympathize with the boot thing, as i also have wide feet AND high arches and it is somehow impossible to accomodate both. why is it so difficult to find a nice-fitting, nice-looking, comfortable pair of boots at a reasonable price?
    thanks for adding me to your blogroll, by the way. i'm honored.
    and i would talk berkeley with you anytime--what program is your husband applying to?

  20. Love your jacket!


  21. ur shirt is cute:D loving the peter pan collar, too!


  22. You look amazing! I love this shot! :) Follow me, please? :D

  23. too bad about the boots! i hate it when something i really like doesn't fit me.

    elaine, follow me please? :)


  24. Good luck on the boot quest! And I love the shirt :) I need a new, cute white button down...

  25. Your look great!


    come check me out and follow if you like :)

  26. love this outfit very much !
    i love the white shirt peeking out there :D
    and it was interesting to read those facts from you dear ;D

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  27. ooohh and im following you too !
    hope you follow me back :D

  28. I just love that blouse with the sweater over it! SO cute!

  29. you look so gorgeous. and the outfit is so chic!

    lovely blog. following you!


  30. great blog ;) too bad those cute boots don't fit!

  31. the overall look is so classy. i love everything that you wore. my fave is the hilfiger coat. that's real classy!


  32. I luv the overall look of your outfiy hun! Pity about the boots, but I can relate, I also have wide feet : )

    Have a stunning weekend, chat soon


  33. great as always!
    i want your white shirt, it's so lovely ^^!

  34. No, it is not cheesy that you miss your husband :)
    This outfit is adorable. Love the rounded collar on the white shirt, very cute & romantic.
    Have a great weekend!

  35. My hair used to be poker straight and now its crazy curly. Haha ;)

    PS - I have a great giveaway on my blog. Don't forget to sign up! :)

  36. Sorry about your boots! They are cool.Nice to know a little more about you!
    B* a la Moda

  37. Wow i love your bangs!
    I can never get mine that perfect which is why I am growing them out :(

  38. It's a shame those boots weren't comfortable, they look really nice.
    Lovely outfit

  39. I love this look. Too bad about the boots.

  40. hey girl !
    u look soo cute on dat one ,
    really i like ur blog , its genuine , sincere...
    and your lil presentation is great !!