Hey, guys! Sorry for the long wait since my last post. I had been stressing over my most recent exam in Corporate Compliance and Regulation in Health Care – which is probably the driest course I’ve ever taken in my entire college career, as far as material goes. Anyway, with Spring approaching soon, I figured that I needed new flats. My old ones all got destroyed in the span of a year from wearing them too much. :P But that’s to be expected, I guess. I never really count on a pair of flats to last me longer than a few seasons.
Since my last shoe haul was filled with crazy patterns, styles, and colors.. I decided on ordering something that was a little more demure. ;) Not only can black flats can be worn all year round, but it can be dressed up or down according to your outfit and accessories. They’re not difficult to match at all, either. When I found these flats on the ASOS website (
$39.39 $31.51), there was no way that I wasn’t ordering them. I have such a soft spot for black lace. <3
Unfortunately, ASOS messed up the order the first time – sending me a pair of two right feet. Thankfully, customer service was very professional about it and immediately sent me a replacement pair. I’ve yet to send the faulty ones back, because of my busy week, but I should probably get on that before they double charge me. >.<; As for the shoes themselves, a size 5 fits me just fine and the lace upper is actually much sturdier than the photos made them out to be, which relieved some of my concerns. The downside to this is that I still need to break them in, and I keep forgetting how painful this process can be. I give it about one more week until the material won’t be so stiff anymore. Until then, I’ll just be wearing Hello Kitty band-aids on the back of my heels. :P
I also couldn’t help myself when I saw these Chinese Laundry ballet flats (
$59.00 $29.50) on sale while browsing Endless. The sheer sides and cute flower detail were too irresistible! I ordered them in a size 5.5, and there’s no breaking-in process necessary because they’re already so comfortable. Knowing that I got them for such a great price and free two-day shipping almost fed my shoe addiction even more to order another pair by the same brand, but thankfully I had enough self-control. XD
Next on my list of things to buy soon are a new pair of Converse. My current black Chuck Taylors are almost three years old and are so beaten up, worn, and faded – but I love them to death. Unfortunately, I know they can’t last me forever. The ones pictured above are from their new Chinese New Year collection, but personally I’m not willing to shell out the full $75 for them.
And speaking of shoes, I was so flattered when my friend Wade asked me to be his fashion consultant of sorts. Some of the things I helped him pick out were shoes (namely the Circa ones pictured above), skinny jeans, graphic t-shirts, and a sweatshirt. By far, his favorite is this hoodie from American Apparel. Apparently, it’s super soft and warm. ;)
It’s such a lovely color, too! Despite being called Ultra Blue, it strikes me more as a deep aqua green. The photo below is a screenshot of him wearing it while we were on Skype several days ago. :D I’m glad that he trusted my sense of style to go with my recommendations. :) Anyway, that’s all I have for now. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog yet, there’s a nifty little button on the right-hand side of the page. I would greatly appreciate it if you did. :P Until next time! ^.^