Friday, March 5, 2010
Brown: Bakers, from Brown Elephant
Gold: Made by Elves, from Brown Elephant
Maroon: Trotters, Thrifted
I have a very strong desire to find THE perfect oxfords. The maroon pair I've had for a while and I recently found the brown and gold pair at Brown Elephant during two separate trips. I find that it's really difficult to turn down a pair of shoes that are exactly what you're looking for, but may not actually fit. First, I'll just say that I only paid $5 or less for each pair. How can you turn that down? The brown pair are EXACTLY what I've been wanting, in a size 7, and show little to no wear (I'll also mention that these are still selling at Bakers for $50) but they're just too narrow. The gold pair was originally sold at Urban Outfitters sometime around 2007. I remember when we got these and how I never understood how someone could pull them off. These do actually fit at a size 8 but I just don't think I can pull them off. And lastly, the maroon oxfords SHOULD fit - they're a 7W. As many times as I've tried to work them into different outfits, my feet just say NO.
So here I am, with 3 gorgeous pair of oxfords, and still somehow oxford-less. I will be patiently waiting for some company (Evans, are you reading this?!) to make an oxford that isn't painfully narrow, cheap looking, or super expensive.
Or maybe some of you readers out there already know of a brand that I don't know about? Please let me know!