Monday, 23 March 2015

Don't step on my pointy shoes

WHO ARE THEY?!! 
And what are they doing
on my blog?


Hee hee, it's Sheila of Ephemera and her partner L making SERIOUS decisions.
And that's moi, intrepid reporter who captured the action at the Fluevog shoe store - where else? - on Friday during out meetup. My friend, talented artist Nalidsa Sukprasent, took that photo of me last month and I'm using it here because: a) I didn't think to get any shots on my camera that included me, and; b) that's the same outfit I wore for our meetup: gold spangled top, stovepipe houndstooth ankle-zip pants and sexay Naturalizer granny shoes.

Sheila, L, and I kicked off our afternoon with a delicious lunch at Acme Cafe, hopped over to Community Thrift for a wee poke around, and then went on a shoe-shopping safari. Blue shoes, silver shoes, bronze shoes, pickle shoes, champagne and yacht shoes. Sheila and L came to town to celebrate their anniversay and they do. it. right. This was our third get-together and it was a blast! Someday I hope to make it over to Vancouver Island.

Edit: Sheila has written up a far more entertaining post on her trip and our meetup, HERE, with dorky fun photos. GO! Go now! 

And below is what I wore today (Sunday): my thrifted reversible maxi kimono-robe-type dealie, thrifted tie-dye, ravaged cotton long-sleeve top, thrifted Perry Ellis furry high-waisted vintage cougar pants, thrifted DIY scribbled-on Converse runners, gifted vintage neck pieces, and magic loupe, not shown here. I photographed this on the floor - I had too much work waiting to haul out my tripod, blah, blah, blah - you know what I mean? - but better than nothing...I hope. The robe billowed extravagantly and the runners made me feel bouncy.


Those are my new shoes above, $25 from my fave local thrift shop, leather, made in Italy, superb quality. I found them in the men's shoe section, but men's, women's, who cares? I wore my blue silky polka-dot head scarf with the outfit, which you can see in that tiny second photo - click to enlarge it if you feel the need. And you might be able to see my wool fringed vest as well. The scarf felt weird, especially when it started slipping down over my eyes and I didn't want to tug it back up because it would puff up my hair! One more block and I would have been in trouble. Heh. Vanity, thy name is Mel. 

I'll take this blog romp over to Patti's for Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style. Now back to work!
Sheila - Lost in Fluevogs

33 comments:

  1. Fabulous! The shoes and that stunning shot of you. Mind you, you never look anything less.
    I wouldn't mind getting lost in Fluevogs myself.
    xx

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  2. And perhaps you use the picture because it is just as cool as a album artwork

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  3. I'm drooling over your shoes and your rock star outfit. People must have been stopping you in the street wanting your autograph.

    I had you in a post last week. : )

    Keep rockin' lady!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. Oh man - you got to hang out with cool kids! All three of you are schtarz, I tell you. Thanks for sharing the brilliance with Visible Monday, xo.

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  5. sounds like a fab weekend! i´m always green with envy about blogger meet ups - nobody stumbles in my little corner of the world and i´m a bit housebound this days... meeh!
    great looks as ever!!!! xxxx

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  6. Looking fabulous against that red backdrop, Mel, and it's always fun to meet up with blogging pals, isn't it? Sheila and L are obviously considering their purchases VERY seriously! Don't suppose there was anything costing a mere £25 in the Fluevog shop, but you did well at the thrift shop instead! xxx

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  7. HA...I have this vision of you blindly make your way down Hastings with a polka dot scarf over your eyes. But looking good, my friend, looking good!

    What better way to spend a rainy afternoon than Acme Cafe and Fluevogs...Sheila and L's candy store!

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  8. Sheila has the most impressive shoe collection - ShoeShine is just a perfect platform for her, and she is the perfect host. So glad you guys meet, one can say, regularly already. I made a couple of good friendships over the years, thanks to my other blogs.

    You create amazing combinations of prints, colors and textures. And shapes. Look at those new shoes - gorgeous. If they fit you, then really who cares, men's or women's. Always enjoy seeing your long shaggy coat!

    You helped me to realize something important, it was something you said about feeling the outfit. I'm still a learning artist (I wonder if one can ever become a "learned" artist), and am so excited to connect some disconnected dots. You helped me a lot. Thank you! xxx

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  9. Ooh! I love your pointy shoes ♥

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  10. Ah, such well shod people and yes to extravagant billowing.
    A growing percentage of my footwear was sourced in the men's section of charity shops or vintage markets. Combination of big feet, plus men's shoes and boots being much more robust for the hammering they get when worn by me. As a result, I think I have a tendency to stomp.

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  11. I love those shoes ! Your coat is beautiful, your clothes are art, like you !! Kisses from Spain !
    www.clubmujeresreales.blogspot.com

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  12. Ah! Two of my fav people on another of my fav blogger's blog!!!

    Fingers crossed Sheila and L manage their trip to the states sometime soon. ;D Can't wait to meet them in person.

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  13. G*dang, you look awesome! Those Italian shoes are friggin wonderful.
    And there is something about that Fluevog heel that makes me drool. One of these days....

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  14. You are such a rock star, you look amazing and your company was pretty darned fine, too. I hope you got asked for autographs - that nearly rhymes.
    I touched a Fluevog once, Krista wore some when she visited us in the UK! xxxx

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  15. You are brilliant! I love the whole lot but a reversible kimono maxi sounds my kind of thing. And yes, men's shoes- brilliant! I keep looking out for some lovely Loake brogues in ours! xx

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  16. hey, yo' shoes are plenty pointy too..

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  17. though Sheila's look like they could do some serious damage...

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  18. You are outtasite in your superfuzzy coats and stupendous shoes, I have such a longing to be with y'all and AH MAH GAH did Sheila get the Odettes???

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  19. I love men's shoes! More room for my Fred Flintstone feet!

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  20. Sheila and L take their shoe-shopping VERY seriously! So cool you got to hang out with them on their annual pilgrimage to the Fluevog store. I love the shot of you against the red wall in your marvelous muppet coat.

    OOOOO, I am digging your new shoes - cool colour and shape!!!

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  21. Wah!! So great to see you again, Mel! I love your kimono coat and your fabulous pointy pointy shoes! Men's, women's, who cares? Thank you for the awesome pictures!

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  22. Fluevog heaven! I would know those feet anywhere. I have some serious granny shoe envy now too. And your new to you men's shoes-wow they are cool. I am impressed that they look narrow too. I have bought men's shoes in the past but they usually are a bit too wide for comfort. One of our local stores has begun to carry a few Fluevogs. Try saying that fast over and over-few Fluevogs. I fell for some boots I saw on Pinterest but the local shop isn't carrying those ones. My wallet thanks them. xoxo

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  23. Fluevogs are such artistic shoes,fashion statements on their own.You look sophisticated on your pointy shoes( if it's stylish ,wear it) and fur coat!Oh! and I'm jealous you met up with Sheila.

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  24. The energy of the Sheila and L meet-up radiates from your site! As does the photo captured by your artist friend. I always adore your outfit compositions and have learned so much from you. Love the mix of kimono, tie-dye and leopard print!

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  25. NICE score on the Italian shoes. I'm so jealous. And I'm going to start shopping in the men's section.

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  26. wouu, doubled fabulousness (tripled with Mr. L.!), fluevoging and having fun!, and looking gorgeous! You rock!!!!
    and your coats are a dream!
    besos

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  27. Just fab. No words.
    Always thought I would trip over in the pointy men's shoes but maybe will revisit.
    xo Jazzy Jack

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  28. So great to have so much hang time with the lovely Sheila ... lucky you guys! You're looking pretty spiffy, and your shoes are grand. Hate to tell ya' Mel, you're looking pretty fashionable and totally chic.
    Go. Enjoy!
    Happy Springtime.

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  29. I agree with Jan, you are looking very good and very fashionable. Great shoes you acquired. Would have loved to visit that shoe shop. Looks fabulous. I don't think I would have come out of that store without any new shoes.
    Greetje

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  30. God damn, that coat is amazing. So amazing. The bronze pointed shoes, though! Like what dreams are made of. I could only dream to wear shoes like those, but I know I can't and never will. My feet are too big. Story of my life. Haha. I love pointy shoes, too! *sigh*

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  31. That coat. Those shoes (granny's and men's). Perfect intrepid wear. x

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  32. Melanie, you and Sheila have the coolest shoes! Love those pointy ones, and the coat! Like someone above said, your photo could be on the cover of a record, reminding me of Annie Lennox :-)

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