Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Girl Versus Shoes

Urban Outfitters top, H&M shorts, Francesco Biasia bag, CO-OP Barneys heels, J Crew hat, Gap Belt, Ray-Ban aviators





I snagged these black heels a few weeks ago at the Barneys Warehouse sale for 75% off! I wore them out with Gabe to celebrate his birthday last week and was actually able to walk a mile and not have any blisters to show for it. I'm not sure if that's ever happened to me before and it made my entire evening even more enjoyable. We celebrated Gabe's birthday (and my shoe victory) with Italian food, wine, and blueberry pie (Gabe's favorite). It was the perfect summer evening.

62 comments:

Lovely B. said...

Congrats on the great find! You look very LA chic here with the cool vibe of your hat and shirt yet adding a bit of glamour with the heels. Love it!

Take Care,
LB

Destined For Now said...

Fun shoes! And with such a deep discount plus walkability...I think they were probably a steal.

Krystal said...

you look so cute, i can't handle it!

annelise said...

Valerie, if I had legs like yours, I would never wear pants. Ever.

Diana Mieczan said...

That is sch a cute outfit...I love your style so much:)
Hugs,sweetie
Happy last day of August

Diana Mieczan said...

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Sweet Southern Prep said...

How fun! LOVE your outfit. You hit the Cali laid-back style on the head. Very Mary Kate, but more put together, not as disheveled as MK. :)

Also, I haven't had blueberry pie in ages, I may have to try some soon! :)

Cara said...

You look adorable!
<3Cara
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hiyaluv said...

and you look gorgeous:)
smiles,
gina

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!!! Those shoes are so cute and I love that plaid shirt!! I got one like it and I can't wait to wear it when it gets a bit cooler. :)

Lynzy said...

Your hat is so adorable with your plaid shirt ;)

xo Lynzy
http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

I hope you had a fun trip!! Those heels are so HOT!! Great outfit! Looking at your shorts confirms the fact that I really need mine tailored. The ones I am wearing in todays post actually, are too big and they really don't flatter me as much as these flatter you!
Oh and Bren and I decided we MUST schedule a Nutella martini blogger date as soon as I get back from Boston!

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Whitney Molder said...

Oh my goodness! So cute!! I love this. Hope you've been well!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

rawr! you look hot! I love the black heels! I can't believe you got em for 75% off

Torrie said...

very cute- the whole outfit:).

I'm glad you guys had a nice 'birthday dinner!'

I'm going to be in Santa Monica next week to listen to a lecture at the Civic Auditorium with a couple friends, but I can't tell which I'm more excited about- the lecture or the dinner!!

PursuitOfLLT said...

75% off? Very nice!!

btw, Congrats! You won the giveaway!! email me at pursuitofllt@gmail.com with your address and they'll be on their way to you!

Nikki said...

Those shoes are hot!!
I love your whole outfit Valerie, the hat looks great on you.
Glad you guys had a great night!

xx
Nikki

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

LOVING this look- fab top, fedora, and booties!

Gabriel said...

New shoes, no blisters, and no piggy-back home...worth every penny! You look wonderful, as always!

Josie said...

Um, hello cutest person alive. I'm absolutely in love with those stunning heels and love that you paired them with shorts. The plaid shirt and adorable hat give the whole look an image of stylish, easy summer glamour.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

Oh, that's really cute!! Well done ;)

style'n said...

Valerie-what an amazing pair of shoes and 75% off? They are absolutely stunning as are you in that fabulous outfit. I love it all. And you can rub it in more by emailing me and telling me how much you got those shoes for :)
Naina

georgia~gigi said...

Hey Valerie Girl! I just love your hat! You sure know how to put a great outfit! Good job on the shoe find, they are so pretty!
Glad to hear you had a great time celebrating Gabe's B-day!
Smoochies
gi gi

Lindsay said...

Gabe is one lucky guy. You are gorgeous. LOVE the outfit. Where is Barney's outlet? Those shoes are AMAZING! :)

Alicia said...

so hot! love the heels valerie! :)

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

Sounds like a fun birthday out....

Love the whole outfit. Hats are super cute on you.

Andrea said...

OMG, you rock girl! I love yuor style!!

jayme said...

too flippin cute! from head to toe, i love it! xo

Annie said...

75% off?!?! Amazing! You look so cute here. Sounds like a perfect night :)

Join the Gossip said...

You look adorable! From the hat to the shoes, and I adore that shirt!

Katie said...

You look amazing! 75% off AND no blisters? Deal of the century!

SabinePsynopsis said...

The topping of this great outfit is the hat. Love it!

Tasha said...

I love those shoes! And how awesome that you got them for 75% off and that they were so comfortable! Usually stylish does not equal comfy! lol You look gorgeous!

Kristin said...

Ummmmmmm, yeah. Head to toe perfection. Those shoes are incredible!

Anna Walker said...

I love this and your whole outfit immensely!!! So amazingly perfect! :) and those shoes were a great find!

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Chas said...

Those platforms are to die for! You look great as always!

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Marie said...

Those shoes are killer and you look great!:D

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

Jess said...

You look all-around fabulous!! Those shoes are gorgeous, and the fedora is super cute too. Great look.

Melanie said...

That does sound perfect! And everything about your outfit is so lovely!

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Too adorable! I love it!

5 twenty said...

love love love the whole outfit! simple yet stunning :)
i found your blog through IFB, will definitely follow yours :)

xx

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Fifth Sparrow said...

love this look, so beachy chic! you look awesome, but not pretentious (if that makes sense...lol). The shoes were an awesome find, 75% off!? eesh! that's a steal! xx

Bionica said...

I love the look
the shoes are just soo nice
and the fact that they were comfortable is def a plus =)
glad that the evening was great

-Bionica

MT Days & Nights said...

Barneys warehouse sale is amazing for unique finds like that. You look great in this outfit!

Tara said...

looooooveeee those shoes!!!!

Mandy said...

A-ma-zing shoes :)

Elle said...

I am obsessed with this look girl! Especially the shoes - they're amazing!

Becca said...

I like that you managed to really dress up your casual plaid shirt. And those heels were such a score!

20 York Street said...

Oh Lord look at those heels! You look absolutely fantastic V! You are definitely the classic cool 'n chic California Gurl hun!

xoxo,

http://twentyyork.blogspot.com

Erica said...

You look super cute, Val! Love those shoes!

Melissa said...

Before I even learned they were an awesome bargain, I was gonna say: love the shoes!

Nicole Marie said...

super super super cute outfit!! love the shirt and hat!

RedPoppy said...

Hi, what an absolutely cute LA outfit, and love you straw hat :) I'm a new follower, and would love if you'd check out my fashion site, and we also feature hats! Have a lovely night,
RedPoppy

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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Those shoes (with that outfit) are HOT!!! I love them! You are hot hot hot in that outfit. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed celebrating your sweetie's birthday! I'm sure you made it extra special for him.

this free bird said...

Oh Val you hit the big one with this outfit. Love it!! So great on you my dear. Those shoes were a must...what a snag at a superb price!!

xoxo,
Carrie

ari said...

wow! those shoes are amazing, and no blisters!!! even better, love you in the fedora :)
xo
ari

Lyndsy said...

So cute! Love the boots and love the top! So cute!

Mara said...

you look AMAZING11 I love this outfit and how you pull it off so well. And how great that the shoes were on a discount. That's always the best!

sharonlei said...

Those shoes are insane.. and at 75% off what a deal!! I'm totally diggin' this outfit... cool and laid back, but the shoes totally make it amazing!

xx Love & Aloha

Roxy Te Owens said...

You look so stylish! Effortless!

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Kristin W said...

Adore this outfit! So cute! I have the most difficult time with heels...no matter what they always kill me. Now I'm just scared to wear them :-/

I'm obsessed with the hat!!