When you hang on to the things you love…


Just found these while tossing out old clothes and shoes in the basement.  I kept them for over 4 years because they were too pretty to let go.  
It’s a good thing that I did…


Shoes: Ninewest

You cannot click anywhere online or flick past a magazine contents page without seeing pastels.  It is EVERYWHERE. Retro 50’s or sports luxe (see below blog post).  Nothing is off limits. It’s (or rather we) are all fair game.

Since unearthing this pair and feeling really chuffed with myself,  I now have a bone to pick.

You know that style ‘expert’ that says chuck anything that you’ve not used beyond 1 year (or 2 or 3) well I would’ve given her a right slap. I wouldn’t have these!  Don’t get me wrong – for fear of death by clothes drowning,  I don’t keep everything.

But do not tell me you’ve not had the ‘look-what-I-found’ moment.   You’re randomly cleaning and accidentally find (insert forgotten item) and think Thank GOD I KEPT THIS

The feeling is identical to just buying something from a shop brand new. Except you didn’t.  Course I would love to own the latest must have (must we?) and yea I sighed looking at this mint update – but until Yoox get’s em for 70% off in 18 months –  I’m sticking to these new/old pastel finds.

Depending on who you ask: This is recycling.  It’s shopping in your closet or it’s just owning too much stuff.

I know I am not the only closet shopper….. (excuse the pun).

ps.  I have these shoes in black and white too.


  1. chris koo says:

    love the green ~

  2. Sharla says:

    adorable shoes! such perfect timing for finding these.
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  3. MerelyMarie says:

    Good thing you held on to those shoes. They look like they’re from Anthropologie. Adorable!

  4. Think Twice Style says:

    I totally agree! I hang on to certain items just because I can’t part with them. I always end up digging through my closet for that one item one day!


    Those are really cute! I love that feeling of finding something that you forgot about!

  6. Shayne Renee says:

    I always get rid of thing I haven’t worn in awhile. I’ve only regretted it a few time but those few times have made me question my closet purging instincts…

    • Karen says:

      I know what you mean. It’s a fine line really between throwing stuff and having a hunch almost on what to keep.

  7. Kara says:

    the detailed cut out of these shoes are marvelous..brilliant retro colors 🙂

  8. C.A.R. says:

    Really cool shoes 🙂


  9. Lady M. says:

    Perfect ♥

    • Karen says:

      LOL ‘I never listen to that expert’

  10. Afro meets Euro says:

    wow!! what a lovely pair…..i wouldnt want to part ways with such beauties even after years of not wearing them 🙂 It was a great decision to hang on to them……


    • Karen says:

      Thx – I’ll see how I feel in a few more years though LOL! Def glad I kept em for now although it DID cross my mind to toss em once last year.