Saturday, February 2, 2013

How to Wear Crocs

I had quite the thrifting haul this week, I can't wait to show you all of my finds! This coat pair of shoes were two of my best treasures. I have been looking for a pair of t-strap heels for SO LONG. Currently I am borrowing my sister's pair while she is away on her adventures. Alas I knew I had to give them back to her when she returned so I've been keeping my eye out. The other day while I was thrifting with one of my good friends I spotted these and my heat leaped a bit in my chest! They are probably the highest quality shoes I own. They are all leather in kind of a dark brown/burgundy shade and feel like a dream. Oh ya, and they are CROCS! What?! I was shocked as I joke about how ugly crocs are all the time (come on, who doesn't?). Apparently they are a high fashion branch of the shoe company-who knew? At any rate they are fantastic and I have been walking around in them like a giddy idiot parading my feet in front of the mirror because they are just that pretty. Come on, all of us girls do that, right? Gee, I sure hope so or this just got awkward...



The coat was my second find. It has the most darling shape to it, with a collar and ruffles around the sleeves and closure. It also kind of looks like a dress on it's own so it is such a pretty pairing with skinny jeans, dresses or whatever! I can't wait to get some use out of it the remainder of winter and into spring, as it is quite lightweight. I'm becoming somewhat of a coat hoarder, and our coat closet seems to be bursting at the seams at the moment. I just can't get enough of vintage/vintage inspired outerwear!





I bought this dress months ago but have neglected to wear it because it is quite a summery dress. It was just beginning winter weather when I purchased it. I decided it was time to bring it out though because I couldn't stand it sitting in my closet any longer! I was really drawn to the color and of course the darling bike print. I can't wait to wear it on my bike this spring! I'm planning all of these fun outfits for when the weather warms up, I just can't help it :)







The scarf is my grandmother's. I found it in the pocket of one of her old coats just waiting to be shown to the world, in all of it's silky floral glory! It is one of my most treasured items.


Also, funny story- when my husband saw me in these tights he exclaimed, "Oh, honey I told you not to use the spray tanning stuff!" hahaha, oh that Sean can be such a sassypants sometimes!



I had the opportunity to go running while it snowed pretty hard this afternoon. I said a prayer that I wouldn't slip and break an ankle and God must have heard me because I was able to stay on my feet! It was quite icy on the sidewalks and I almost went down a couple of times. At any rate, it was quite lovely to run during a snowfall. There were flakes in my hair and I had my music on and I just felt very free and lovely. I've always hated running but I think I'm warming up to it now that I'm trying interval training. In previous times I would just run until I couldn't breathe anymore and then I felt like a failure because I couldn't go very far. Now, however I feel more strong and powerful when I can keep up with my 5k program. Huzzah for that!

Hope you had a lovely Saturday :) 
God Bless!
KJA

1 Corinthians 2:9
However, as it is written:“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him"



Wearing:
Earrings, Bag- Vintage, thrifted
Ring- Charlotte Russe
Dress- Kohl's
Cardigan, Tights- Target
Shoes- You by Crocs, thrifted
Belt- Thrifted
Scarf- Grandmother's

20 comments:

Ali Hval said...

Whaaat? Those cute shoes are Crocs? No way! I thought they only made those hideous flip flop things that people love wearing with gym socks, but I guess not. ;) Heheh, you look precious, Katie! Your outfit is so bright, and I do adore the ruffles on your jacket. I also want your bike dress, because I am obsessed with bikes and biking, and so yeah. It's really cuuuute eep.

Also, that's so good that you got to go running! Yay you! And yay for no slipping... we don't want that! :)

I hope your Sunday will be lovely tomorrow! <3 <3

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

I can't believe those are Crocs! They are adorable & perfect with this outfit. And so is that coat; great finds!

I had a pretty good thrifting weekend myself so far. A much needed button-down & an awesome vintage sweater.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Gracey

irene wibowo said...

that's a great crocs shoes! i like it.. i never found shoes like that before! :) Irene Wibowo

Laura said...

Katie, those shoes are so amazing! I can't believe that they are Crocs! Also, that scarf is so great - how special that it was your grandmother's

Have a great day tomorrow!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Adriana said...

Love your fun & colorful outfit! You look cute!

-Adriana
My blog :)

Well... said...

Whoa, those are crocs!? Unreal...who knew they actually made pretty shoes? Ha, these are really quite the lovely pair - the t-strap heel design fits you so perfectly :)
Also, the colors in your outfit - I love it! Haha, although I'm laughing about what Sean said xD
Running in the snow? Wow, it sounds peaceful and definitely freeing from the way you described it. Glad you didn't slip!

Trendy Teal

My Thrifty Chic said...

I have to admit, when I saw the word crocs I was like, "how am I going to be nice about this.." LOL but then I saw they were actually cute mary janes and not those horrid slip ons :D

www.mythriftychic.com

Keit said...

WOW, I am so jealous right now!!!! Your finds look like they're from a boutique! And the shoes, oh the shoes are so beautiful, may I have them O_O :D

Anne said...

Great post girl, your blog is amazing!
Love, Anna

www.fashionanna.com

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

those tights are so lovely! and i was a bit confused when i saw the title of the post... then i saw that they were heels and extremely wearable! haha.

lindsey louise

hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

champagne said...

oh, you look so cute! amazing outfit (:

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The Braided Bandit said...

I cannot believe those are Crocs, they are GORGEOUS! I definitely always make fun of crocs but my boyfriend's sister also has a really cute pair of flats that are Crocs so I may now be proven wrong! The coat is also gorgeous, can't wait to see what other goodies you found!
xo Hannah

Midwest Muse said...

I have a coat just like yours! Just a different pattern. It's the perfect shape and it looks great on you. When I saw your title...I was scared to scroll down and see you wearing the typical crocs. But jeez, these are beautiful shoes. As always, love your color scheme.

Juliet said...

adorable outfit! I especially love the coat and ring, too cute! :)
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AnnaBananaCupcake said...

I've got to agree, it's hard to believe that those pretty t-strap heels are made by Crocs! Who knew? You surely hit the jackpot of thrifting with those and the lovely coat. The collar is just darling! And let's not forget the cuteness that is your bike print dress. So lovely!
XOXO

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

I am crazy in love with your dress! So beautiful!

Jessi said...

Yay for you for training to run a 5K! I've been trying to get back in shape lately.
I love these heels! The color and the t-strap = perfect. Can't believe they're crocs!! Seriously. Oh and don't worry I totally do the prancing in front of the mirror thing :) love this coat too! Especially the collar. And that bike print on your dress is darling. Ok im done. Haha!
-Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Kristian said...

Those tights make that coat just thaaat much more adorable! And the color with the blue dress is also great.

It is funny that those are croc brand.

Cait Val said...

love the progression of the layers coming off & the colors popping right off the page!!! adorable look.

xo. c & v
cake & valley

Sarah Mae said...

Have you looked at the croc's website? They have quite a few cute pairs of shoes. There are some heels in the sale section that are 70% off, 82% off, etc.