Monday, December 3, 2012

In Which I Reveal Embarrassing Shoe Tips

I want to be good at photography.
I am an impatient person, and the learning process seems to be really slow going. Of course, I haven't actually read up on it or anything, so I guess I'm impatient and lazy. I really am going to try harder, though. I think the biggest lesson I learned from these pictures is that if your camera is far away from you, and you try to crop the picture so it looks more close-up, it will be low quality. On the bright side, my dress has KITTIES on it! 
I got this sucker at the modcloth black friday sale, and I mean really. You know if you put kitties on something and make it under $30 Imma buy it. I love that fashion bloggers understand me in that respect. The non-internet world doesn't get it, do they?
I took these in front of a cute little grafitti in town, that says "hate is not an option." My camera was across the street from me so I have a few shots with cars in them. And the people in the cars have their heads turned towards me like "Girl, what the hell are you doing?"
 I seriously love these shoes. But in the past whenever I tried to wear them, I ended up with blisters on my toes quicker than you could say "But they're so darn cute, it's worth it!" (Which I did say, several times.) But this time I discovered a secret.
Are you ready? It's a little weird, so don't you judge me!
I thought if I had something to cushion my toes it would act as a buffer of sorts. And I didn't have any cotton balls, so I cut up a tampon and taped it to my toes. Oh yeah. And it totally worked! I don't even care if you're judging me right now, actually, because I am blister-free and I can still wear my cute shoes.
 Anyway, I hope you dudes have a freakin wonderful Monday!

sweater, hat, tie around my waist-Forever 21
cat dress-Modcloth
necklace-Hobby Lobby


  1. amazing shoes! crazy ingenious idea :D so lovin it and that cat print = serious win. im on route to making my dog pants inspired by your cat pants :D

    1. Oh my gosh, I'd love to see them when you're done!

  2. I want a dress with kitties on it so badly! Sadly none exist in my closet...yet. You look so cute! People always look at me weird while I'm taking photos too- a blogger's plight for sure! Also, I just saw your last post, and I have that same flower necklace!! I was excited when I saw that since I thrifted mine about 10 years ago...craziness.
    And I adore you shoes, glad you found a creative way to wear them! haha, tampons are so versatile...who knew?

    1. Wow! That's crazy! I love that that happens, such a cool coincidence!

  3. Haha the non-internet world really don't understand- I feel your pain on that one. And a dress with kitties is the best type of dresses! I'm really kicking myself for not checking out ModCloth on Black Friday. And I really like your pictures next to the grafitti here, they're so cute! You'll get the hang of it sooner or later- I've been blogging almost a year and finally figured out a way I like to edit..kind of. Haha it takes patience!

  4. haha, that is actually an extremely clever idea for shoes! i might try that for a few of my pairs now.

    i really do like your photographs next to the brick wall, the first one is my favorite! you'll discover your "eye" for photography, but it does take awhile! i was lucky to grow up around it, my mom is a photographer!

    lindsey louise

  5. Ha! I love the tampon suggestion, that's brilliant. And lady, I will buy ANYTHING with cats on it.


    PS: Stop by my blog if you like cats, flowers, and thrift store adventures. I just did a "What's in my Bag" post, and started my holiday gift guide!

  6. Oh Rachel, and here I thought I couldn't love you anymore. Cats and tampons in one post? This is the best.

  7. I hate when shoes are uncomfortable like that - I usually just suck it up! And this dress is cute on you - the sweater really works with it!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

    1. Haha I am a total baby. Can't handle pain or anything scary at all!


  8. hi rachel! i came across your blog and i absolutely love it! i also have a DIY/art blog and i love vintage things/thrift store clothing as well! you have a great style =D i'm following you now!


  9. HAHA had to laugh at youre shoe tip. But this dress, ahhh! I ALMOST bought it on the modcloth sale and didn't! Now I regret it! I also love the dress you made in your most recent post, the embroidered top is so cool!
    xo Hannah

  10. Photography- especially self-portraiture- is tricky. You'll improve and learn all the time! (though, I've gotten lazy and make someone else take my photos now, I actually think self-portraiture is really fun.)

    The slouchy sweater over this dress is also fun.