farewell voyage

Thursday, September 6

Have you ever loved a pair of shoes so much, you've used a glue stick to try and fix them? Multiple times? That's how I feel about these babies.
 earrings- flea market, tank top- Old Navy, blazer- F21, skirt- Urban Outfitters, shoes- Vintage
   I originally purchased them for my "Sophomore Banquet", my sophomore year in high school. And proceeded to win a "Best Shoes" Oscar (old Hollywood theme) for them. 
I had to put this picture in here. There I am with my Oscar, looking like a baby teenager. Note my best friend Jenae in the background. 
Since then, these shoes have become the coolest and most fragile pair I own.
They are quite literally falling apart. I was pretty embarrassed to even wear these today, but I had to wear them one more time before I threw them out. Farewell, shoes that I love, shoes that have won me awards and jealous glances, you have done well.
Also notable is that these pictures are taken on campus, where everyone could see me! I was confident! Does this make me a respectable fashion blogger?
Oh my gosh, wait. Didn't I wear like this exact same outfit last week? Uhh, yeah, awkward. At least I'm not pretending at the things I like to wear. 

Hunter was not very torn up about the shoes. He said "They look like they've served you and several others very well." Today I tried to explain to him why vintage was so cool. Boys!

11 comments :

Elana said...

Aww, this is so sad! There is nothing worse than having a favorite, irreplaceable item fall apart. This happened with my favorite pair of flats once and I don't think I've ever recovered. May these (gorgeous) heels rest in peace! Now, I think you've earned yourself a new pair of shoes to console yourself.

Jenny said...

I hear ya, I had a pair of flats that I wore down so much that I slipped and fell in the middle of the street in them! Those I was glad to see go, ha! Your shoes are so cute though, I can definitely see why it is difficult to part with them, plus the memory of that award make them a tough item to part with. I always try to tell myself that for every pair of shoes that sees the end of its wonderful life there is another pair out there waiting to be obsessed over :) Thanks for your gracious comment on my blog!

xo Jenny

Miss Doyle said...

Fab shoes, fab outfit. Glad you had one last hoorah with the shoes, plus some great photos with which to remember them!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I know the feeling! I have several pairs of shoes that I have glued back together several times... hehe. These are particularly gorgeous, what a shame that you have to through them away. Anywhoo, you look very pretty as usual! And congrats for taking pictures on campus where everyone could see you, you are very brave!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Alexa said...

awww <3 such a cute post! love the pic of you from sophomore year :) too cute! you look great! love these shoes! they are soo pretty and soo cute. I could see why you would want to keep them forever! you definitely rocked them one last time with this cute outfit! gorgeous pics as always

Alexa <3
http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

Priya said...

Finally, someone who really understands my pain. Thank you Elana, I took your advice x3!

Priya said...

What a great theory Jenny, you are right on! I appreciate your consolations.

Priya said...

Thanks Miss Doyle! They don't make Soph banquets like they used to!

Priya said...

Ha thank you Marie! Glad I'm not the only one, it's worth it for a few more wears, right?!

Priya said...

Thank you Alexa! I can't believe how young I look! Yes, those dear shoes will be missed.

JenaeM said...

Thanks for noticing me. :) I am so sad for THE shoes. Can we have a funeral for them? We should bury them alongside Herbert the egg.