Probably the Worst Pictures I’ve Ever Taken

The birthday spoils, two weeks after the fact.

(By the way, whenever I post something like this, I’m always convinced that this is the day that one of my former professors will Google me and think to themselves “hmm, she wrote some really lovely papers on the Communist Revolution in my class; must have been a fluke, since she now seems really into shoes and not much else.”).

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes:

This is the birthday of metallic shoes, apparently. I totally love these, but HELP! What do you wear gold shoes with?

Yay, a skirt! What’s not to like?

And another black skirt. So similar. But so different.

A skirt that looks much better ironed, but I’m afraid I’m one of those people who doesn’t iron anything until I’m actually planning to wear it. So right now it’s a wrinkly, straight-from-the-dryer mess.

This is the skirt my mom made me. It isn’t so bright in real life – once again, my poor picture taking is ruining everything.

Check out the awesome tags my mom puts in the things she sews.

From Bart’s parents – I can’t wait to read it!

Nice color, excellent price.
My new favorite shirt.

I could really go for a cupcake right now. Especially if I got eat a dog’s head off in the process.

Merrick drew this for my birthday. Someday when I get on the ball, it’ll hang in my bathroom. Today it sits in my living room.

Close-up. Awesome, yes? Who doesn’t love the original Winnie-the-Pooh drawings?

I also got two sweaters. This one (in black) from my mom, and another one that looks excellent on, but on a hanger it looks like a Mr. Rogers sweater, so I didn’t post any pictures for fear that you’d all think I’d lost my mind.

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  • Reply TheMoncurs September 29, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    You get WAY better birthday presents than I do!

  • Reply Elizabeth September 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    My birthday is coming up and now I feel depressed because I know it’s not going to be anywhere near as shoe centered as yours was 🙂
    I love those gold shoes but I have no idea what to wear them with – maybe brown wool pants?

  • Reply Sara September 29, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    So I’d say you made out like a bandit this year! I loved the outfit you wore to church yesterday- I think a few of the pieces were b-day presents? It helps that you have the absolute best figure for a pencil skirt. I’d give you some direction on the metallic shoe, but have no fashion sence myseif. I know they’ll look fab on you whatever you wear them with…

  • Reply Packrat September 29, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Gorgeous – all. My personal favorites are the pictures that Merrick drew and the ballerina slipper looking shoes and the skirts – especially the one your mom made because that is special. And, I am sure I would love the “Mr. Rogers” sweater. Oh, the books, too.

    Sorry, but can’t help with the metallic items. To me, they are for evening/festive occasions only.

  • Reply Lara September 29, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    LOVE your new fav shirt, LOVE the Ann Taylor Sweater!

  • Reply Rhiannon September 29, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday! What brand is that first skirt? I love it!

  • Reply Chelsea September 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Adorable!!! I need a birthday like that!!

  • Reply RA September 29, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    What is on the “save us” t-shirt? Bears…?

    I have a pair of silver slingback flats, and I wear them with pretty much any outfit made of all solids. So, my entire wardrobe. Just think of the shoes as a piece of gold jewelry!

  • Reply Marie September 29, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Wear gold with anything! All black with gold shoes is great, anything with a bit of gold trim or threading. Get something green (sage) or brown even and stick on the gold! Be brave, be daring, walk like you think it looks good and no one will question you – they may even start to copy you! 🙂

  • Reply Bethany September 29, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Love the skirt with the two buttons. I want one too!

    Happy Birthday!!

  • Reply La Petite Chic September 29, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Oooh, what beautiful things you received! I really love the gold shoes 🙂

  • Reply Angella September 29, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Holy spoiled, Batman! Good for you!

    I love the drawing. Um, and everything else 🙂

  • Reply Lizzy September 30, 2008 at 3:33 am

    mmm…my favorite pair of shoes are gold metallic heels. You can wear them with anything, I promise. Incidentally, they have now become Rebecca’s favorite shoes.

  • Reply Landen September 30, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Lucky girl! How fun to see all your new clothes! So, in regards to the gold shoes, I would recommend a black pencil skirt, a cream blouse or sweater of some kind, and some amazing gold jewelry! Or brown and gold in some form would be pretty awesome too!

  • Reply Corbett Family September 30, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    I noticed the silver shoes on Sat. Very cute!

  • Reply MEGAN September 30, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Wonderful birthday haul! Aren’t shoes on birthdays great? As a September birthday myself, I am patiently waiting for my back-ordered gift of Clarks everyday boots from J.Jill. Due to be shipped October 17 and I am counting the days!

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