13 March 2012

Modern Dorothy

Forever 21 earrings, thrifted blouse from Goodwill, thrifted pants and shoes from Savers
I didn't actually wear these red heels with this outfit. Instead, I was wearing a pair of red leather flats that I bought on Saturday during the Texas Style Council thrifting session at Savers. I've been wearing them for the last two days because they're so comfortable and hello, they're RED! Here's an Instagram of what they look like...followed by the reason why they aren't in my outfit photos.
I was at work when I realized the bottom part of the heel was breaking off. It didn't affect my walking that much, but I was very aware that one of my legs was about a half-inch shorter than the other. I'm really in love with these flats, so I decided to take them to the Austin Shoe Hospital. I had a pair of vintage boots from Ebay fixed up there about a year ago and they came back looking brand-spanking-new. In the end, I'll be paying $30 to improve these flats that only cost me $4. It might sound silly, but I think it's going to be worth it. Once the whole bottom part of the show is reinforced, they'll be as good as new.

By the way, I've been getting really into Instagram lately. Follow me @nataliebgarza to stay up-to-date on the not-so-exciting things that happen in my life. You never know when another one of my shoes might break down on me.


  1. Cuuuuute!!! 

    Don't you hate when vintage shoes fall apart like that?  I totally know the feeling of walking without the sole and feeling lopsided, haha!  



  2. I definitely think it's worth having shoes fixed if you really love them! Especially considering how little they cost you originally. Love your blouse too!

  3. Hey Natalie!! Loved seeing you at TxSC! It was so great to connect with people and make new friends offline then find them again back online! :-)

  4. Love the pairing of leopard and red!  Those shoes were such a score, surely worthy he investment of getting them reinforced!!

  5. I finally got them back from the shoe hospital and they are good as new!