Wednesday, April 6, 2011

2 Shoe Disappointments + New Vineyard Vines Skirt

I spoke too soon! I got my Sperry rain boots in the mail today...

Lookin' good....but then....

Aargh! Huge calf space!

The boots are ridiculously comfy and the foot-part fits SO WELL...but the calves are enormous! What person with size 5 feet has calves/ankles that wide? So disappointing.The comfort and good foot-fit though are too good to beat, however, so I've decided to keep them.
I also got my neutral Fitzwell pumps in the mail a week ago (sorry for the delay), and took a less-than-great mirror shot:

So cute, right? Unfortunately these are a return ...not because I don't like the way they look or fit, but because the heel height is too high. Lesson learned: I cannot walk in 4-inch heels. I look ridiculous when I do. :)
If only these heels were an inch shorter! At least they're not a total disappointment.
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There is good news, though. I had to drive my boyfriend an hour south to pick up his car from a repair shop, and decided to make a stop at the Vineyard Vines outlet at Woodbury Common, which was on the way. Most of the stock hadn't changed since my last visit, but I did manage to snag this adorable white skirt (in a girl's 14, no less!) for the bargain price of $12.99 (as opposed to the original $59.50):

hmm...why does my hair look so dark?
: Ann Taylor, sz. XS
Skirt: Vineyard Vines, girls sz. 14
Belt: J.Crew, sz. S
Shoes: Rockport, sz. 5

The skirt's a tad on the short side, but the thick material and fitted style will keep it from exposing too much. I also tried on a sz. 0 dress, but with less luck:

Nothing tragic, but just a bit too wide and long. I guess their dresses don't fit as well as their bottoms! However, most companies' shift/sheath style dresses tend to be on the larger side, so I'm not too discouraged.

Spring is finally starting to peak through here in NY!
Hoping there's sunny, warm days ahead,


cRk said...

I am sorry about your shoe fiasco, but the rainboots are still super cute!

b_ra said...'s too bad about the Fitzwell pumps..they're soo nice and classy!

hurricanekerrie said...

Wow sorry about the pumps... they looks so nice on you, though. :) I find the same problem with other wellies... maybe they're just made that way? I, too, have to keep looking for something cute and functional.

Michelle said...

Bummer about the boots. :(

I love those pumps on you!! Perhaps you could do four inch heels, just not pumps. Pumps are a little weird for heels slip out, so I just stay away from them.

Laurie said...

Sorry you are talking the pumps back.....they look so pretty on you. They don't LOOK like 4 inches.

ShortBlonde said...

You ladies convinced me!! I'm keeping the heels and I'm determined to learn how to walk in them.

ShortieK said...

Ah! so I saw these kids boots on Amazon:
They're different from the Targt ones but they come in a kid's 3 (women's 5) and they have WHALES so I thought I'd give you a heads up!
Though a bit wide, the plaid ones are really cute! :D

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