Daily Archives: January 20, 2015

OOTD :: of playing it down and center stage

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It is not about the dress (which is black and basic and only distinguishes itself by being an unwrinkable jersey). Nor is it about the cardi (which is brilliantly TARDIS blue and was an extra Christmas prezzie from my mum who finally figured out that this is my fave color). It’s not even about the infinity scarf (which is huge and furry and two-toned and seems to want to command your undivided by being the obvious statement piece).

No, my friends, it’s all about the shoes.

I had these flats commissioned from a student last year who, at the time, was doing all kinds of fun art projects on her own and turning them in to me for extra credit (Can we say wooden tablets hand-burned to look like the 10 Commandments, only these were the 10 commandments of satire? Yeah, it’s like that!)

Anyhoozle, my thoughts turned immediately mercenary when I noticed her skill, and I half-jokingly asked if she painted shoes. When she responded with the affirmative, I showed her a pic from Etsy and a bespoke pair of flats was born!

Sadly, the paint she used has a tendency to chip off, so I can’t wear these as regularly as I want, which is why it has taken them so long to be featured here. But they had been calling to me for quite some time, and now that TARDIS Tuesday has become an official “thing”, I felt they deserved a day in the sun.

Kept it simple up top to showcase these babies. Would’ve saved the blue cardi for another Tuesday but the black dress was just too basic for my now-spoiled-from-pattern-mixing eye. And my neck was cold. But still playing it down – for me, anyway – so the shoes can take center stage.

Have you got an item you’d like to show off today?



:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – ASOS
Cardi – Christmas gift from Mom
Flats – Etsied by former student (see how I made a verb out of a noun there?)
Scarf – Claire’s

:: Grooveshark it ::
Somewhere I Belong by Linkin Park