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Forever 21 Boucle Coat- (Similar) // H&M Blouse & Necklace // Urban Outfitters Jeans // Jimmy Choo Anouk Suede Pumps
Okay ya’ll. I’m finally spilling the beans. Because I have a blog, and it’s only right I be completely honest with you about my shoe collection. I’m convinced some of you think I’m Daddy Warbuck’s adopted daughter, sister of Annie. I’m not. I’m broke, living in one of the most expensive cities in the world. So here it goes:
I BUY MOST OF MY DESIGNER SHOES & CLOTHES FROM CONSIGNMENT SHOPS!
There you have it! So all the relatives in Ghana clicking on links trying to understand how I can pay $700 for a pair of shoes, and only send you $100 a month- there’s your answer.
Some fashion bloggers like to portray a lifestyle they’re not really living. Not me. The only reason I kept the secret so long is because I was afraid an influx amount of people will start shopping at my consignment shops taking all my shoes! (Keep in mind its one of everything!) If you’re thinking, “eww I’m not buying something someone already wore,” get over yourself. Actually, don’t get over yourself. More options for me; less for you!
I’ve gotten some gems from these shops guys! Think: my Monolo Blahniks, Louboutin Astro Girl, Lanvin Pumps, these Jimmy Choos above, my Gucci Bag, and so much more you haven’t seen yet. Like thse Christian Dior flats- (God Bless Raf Simmons!!)
These Jimmy Choo’s aren’t comfortable AT ALL!
consigment shops in NYC:
INA NYC- (best high end designer shoes)
Second Time Around
Buffalo Exchange- (I sold 1/4 of my closet here when I moved from Philly)
Below is what I was going to say, until I realized that I owe you the truth:
If you’ve been following my blog for some time now, you know at least one thingabout me : I’m always in heels. Now this isn’t some weird joke or front for Just Missed the Runway. I typically can walk for long periods of time in pumps; very uncomfortable ones, at that.
BUT THESE SHOES HERE!
I’m not sure what demonic possession I was under when I purchased these, knowing in the actual store that I couldn’t bare. But if you knew how long I wanted Anouks, you would understand my irrational and very stupid decision to go ahead with the purchase anyway.
Originally, the Jimmy Choo Anouk was my safe option. I’ve always wanted Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps, but I heard they were ridiculously uncomfortable. Knowing the reputation of Jimmy Choo, I thought the Anouk pump (looks just like the So Kate’s) would be a cheaper and more convenient option. Plus, I’m so not here for the CL hype. Its slowly becoming a very basic brand to me.
These pumps were my birthday gift to myself. I’m furiated by the pain it causes me. I even took it to my shoe cobbler to add a grip on the bottom. Pain hasn’t subsided! Therefore this might just have to be a blog shoe.
…Lets admit it, though. These are some bad shoes!