2012-04-23

Strong Ankles, Weak Shoes

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Dress? Thrifted Blazer? Braemar, thrifted Clutch? Thrifted Bracelet? Thrifted (similar silver and neon)
Shoes? Calvin Klein, hand-me down (similar here)
I'm wearing heels. Nothing unusual about that. But there was a tiny moment this weekend when I thought that heels were going to be out of the question for a while..
You see, I was out with some ladies (or ladiezzzzzz as we like to say on a Friday night) and it started to rain, so we ran to take cover. When these grip less shoes met a wet grate, I hurtled to the ground. I say 'hurtled' because that is the best description I can think of. I was running and then I made contact with the grate. I went down and flew across the the huge grate like it was a slip and slide. In the second as I was crashing down, I had time to worry about my ankles, because I need them to be sturdy for landscaping, and about the fact that I was wearing a shorter dress so I needed to clamp my legs together for modesty. My falling action pretty much burst into a big crowd of smokers and security standing outside. People came to my rescue immediately and once they saw that only my shoe and my pride were damaged, we could all have a big laugh... at my expense. For the rest of the night, I was the girl who fell.
On the positive side, my ankles are fine, I got a good story and... free drinks. Pity beverages, really...



33 comments :

kendall said...

HAHAHAHAHA.

I am glad you're ok though - lets pledge not to fall when meeting one another.

Jessica Gitler said...

this look is amazing, and way to go on having a good spirit about the whole thing, nothing like public embarrassment!
jess
JESS CAUSE BLOG

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Wow- bet you are a little sore, nothing like a good fall. And I never say no to a pity beverage myself (or cute shoes)

Cynthia @ Go Chic or Go Home said...

Really pretty color combo, and nice dress/door hinge coordination.

Are these pink shoes damaged? That would be even more infortunate than the fact that today is Monday.

Cynthia @ Go Chic or Go Home said...

I like to ignore that bright red line under misspelled words.

**unfortunate

Patty Doscher said...

I love everything about this outfit!!!

Laura said...

Glad that you are okay! Sometimes it hurts (literally) to look awesome.

Hey, at least you got free drinks out of it. :)

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

LOVE this! The colors in your outfit are beautiful and those doors....WOW!
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Please may I? said...

Oh bless you! At least you were ok, but it is horrid when you feel so silly even though you did nothing wrong. i blame the rain!

X x

Natasha Fatah said...

Ouch. That sounds painful.
Glad it wasn't too much more than just a slightly bruised ego. ;) You look great and the shoes are awesome.

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~

Left on Main said...

Hahaha love a well told fall story :) fantastic outfit, love the colors!


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Lindsey A. Turner said...

Love this look! How do you find such perfect places to take your photos?

Lindsey Turner
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Christine said...

Love the story! do pity beverages taste better than regular ones? I'm sad your shoe was injured!
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Tori said...

wowzer!! You look amazing and I love the colors!

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Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

oh, girl! sorry to hear about your little downfall. But I'm glad to hear you didn't hurt yourself :) I am loving your teal dress. It's SO pretty and that colour really flatters you! x

Brianne O'Neil said...

Glad you are ok! It sounds like that fall could have been dangerous.

Love that color green on you and the shoes really make the outfit pop.

CessOviedo said...

Oh my! Glad you are ok! ... Love the pink heels with teal dress, the contrast is really fun and chic!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

NĂ¼ra-Fashionstyl said...

you are so beautiful

newpetite said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous dress!

Blush said...

hahahahaha funny girl! You look Fab, including ankles

xoxo
Paula
Blush-paula.blogspot.com

Sal said...

Oh, I've so been there. Glad you're relatively unharmed!

LIz said...

AAAAHHHHHHGGGGGHHHHHH, Not the red shoes! I obsessed over finding those after reading your post last year. Alas, it was too late to find any online or in stores, but I loved them.

Terri said...

I'm glad you were unharmed. This dress is gorgeous against this amazing background.

Heichal Salomon said...

Love the clutch!

Vang said...

I love everything about this outfit! What incredible thrifted finds! And hey, I'll take pity beverages anytime, my wallet agrees with that. Glad to hear your ankles are ok!

Vang :)

Life etc... said...

This sounds like quite the terrifying ordeal. But hey, at least you looked stylish (I'm guessing) while almost breaking both ankles! And I love this chunky heel trend. I need to find myself some to stop similar disasters happening to me... ;)

Monique said...

LOL - Loved that story, sounds like one out of my book of life. Definitely glad you're ok, and that you can laugh about it - rock on!

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Mrs Bossa said...

stunning colour combo - really chic. I feel for you though - both my heels fell off one night in London - fell headlong down the tube station stairs and hobbled with my toes in the air for the rest of the night...

Caitlin Rodriguez said...

Amazing combo-amazing story. So glad you are okay! I am going to have to steal this outfit, and maybe the story.

Sweet Laundry said...

LOL. I would be so embarassed if that happened to me...and would not hesitate to tell everyone the story afterward. At least there is no photographic evidence!

Jennifer said...

Stuff like that happens to me far too often so I feel your pain haha

xo Jennifer

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Rebecca Jane said...

Oh no, that's the worst! Glad you are okay though!

IN other news - the colour combination in this outfit is perfect. Love this look!

Ruby Girl said...

love the colors in this look! xoxo linds {{www.rubygirlblog.com}}