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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Rockstuds




Necklace: Stella and Dot | Dress: Francesca's (option, option) | Shoes: Valentino (Love this budget option, even cheaper budget option here)

These shoes are all over the blogosphere lately. The style has been around for as long as I can remember, but it's just been over the last year or two that I've noticed they've really blown up and other brands are emulating them with cheaper options. I admit that I do like designer pieces, but I like them because *I* know that they're special - not because I want everyone else to know they're designer. I've always loved the Rockstuds, but since they're everywhere, real or duped, to be honest, it kind of turned me off from them.

But I just couldn't stop thinking about them.

If you remember, last year at this time, I posted about my Nordies Triple Points/ Work Bonus purchases. Well, a couple weeks ago, that time of year came around again! I always treat myself to something fun (read: shoes) (in addition to paying off bills and saving - I can be responsible, too, I promise!) There really wasn't any pair of shoes I was lusting after other than these. So. I pulled the trigger and finally got them.

Bitter sweet because my Nordstrom SA relocated to Chicago, so I didn't get the big, fun shoe-trying experience like I normally do, but let me tell you - opening that lovely red box and seeing these babies made it all worth it! Frankly, it made my year of work travel, dealing with crazy people, late nights, and a million emails worth it!

Did you all score anything good for triple points weekend?


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Linking up for: Tres Chic, Three-fer Thursday with Bethany and Meghan, What I Wore to Work, Working Girl with Style, Spotlight Weekly Linkup with Elle and Jacqueline, Look What I Got

34 comments :

  1. Good for you! Nothing wrong with treating yourself and it sounds like you planned it just right. I love the simplicity of the cut of this dress with the bold floral pattern and of course, the shoes!!!!

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    1. There are some bad 90s florals out there right now - I love that this is bolder and more modern - plus the colors are just so happy!
      Thanks for the nice comment!

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  2. I have been noticing them everywhere to, but the price point has me leery of getting them. I'm such a shoes person, so I'm proud of myself for not jump on them YET...the keyword is yet lol. I love how you pair those shoes with the whole outfit. Very lovely!

    http://www.kreyolasjourneys.com/

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    1. Thanks so much! And that's how I was feeling - so torn for so long! Finally, just had to jump in already!

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  3. Congrats on the shoes. I know what you mean that I like something unique. However I typically can't afford Valentino so the knock offs are what I would go for. But then I have seen these so much I am kinda turned off by them. You dress on the other hand is so cute.
    xo, Lee

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    1. Yes I agree they are everywhere! But alas, I could not resist!
      And thank you! I almost forgot I had it! It's so nice to find treasures in your own closet!

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  4. Definitely a well-deserved treat! There are not many designer shoes that really call to me but I do love these. Yeah, they're on a lot of blogs but in real life I've never seen a single person wearing them or even a knockoff version, so keep that perspective and enjoy wearing them. A LOT!!! :)
    Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. That's actually a really good point! It's so funny because I felt like that when the Phillip Lim collabo came out at Target! I was worried to wear what I bought because everything was so saturated in blogland! But I have yet to see any of this collection - or any other Target collabo - in real life on other people! I do really love these shoes though. They make my collection feel complete…. for now.

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  5. that dress is gorg! and i want those shoes!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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    1. Thanks so much! And the shoes are even more perfect than I hoped they would be!

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  6. That dress is so pretty and of course, I love the shoes!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Thanks, Katherine! The dress is very fun!

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  7. great dress and I love your shoes!

    http://ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Thank you very much! Was so happy with how these paired together!

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    1. Thank you so so much! They're everything I hoped they would be and more!

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  9. Oh no you didn't! I have to say, they look gorge! Those have been on my wish list as well and there it probably shall remain, way out of my budget. My girlfriend and I joke about it sometimes, we talk about getting a pair and sharing them between the two of us since we're the same size. Pretty sad, huh?

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    1. I don't think that sounds sad at all - that sounds like a GENIUS plan!!! If I had someone to share shoes with, I would so do it! So get on that already, will ya! ;)

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  10. Yay, Rockstuds! Too cute, babe! Love 'em on you!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. I always enjoy your light hearted comments! Thanks, girlie!

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  11. this dress is gorgeous! the shoes look fabulous, but not for me or my wallet. love this look, lady!

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    1. Thank you so much! I certainly understand that these shoes are either a love or meh kind of thing! Lucky or unlucky for me - they still stole my heart!

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  12. I love this! You look great! Also, dream shoes.
    xo,
    Al
    www.sparklesandstilettos.com

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    1. Thank you! They're really great if you can ever get your hands on them!

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  13. Welcome to the rockstud club! So happy you got them!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. I love them so much! I'm happy I finally pulled the trigger! And I'm definitely in good company with you!

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  14. Such a cute dress and those shoes are amazing - I'm sure very much deserved :)
    ~Ellen
    www.everydayfancy.com

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    1. <3 Thank you! Last year was a hard year at work and this year is proving to be much of the same! I do enjoy what I do, so I cannot complain!

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  15. You look so lovely and chic in this outfit, I adore your shoes, they're masterpieces <3

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. What a nice way to put it - thank you!!

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  16. Those shoes are gorgeous! Thanks for linking up for Look What I Got last week.  Hope to see you back tomorrow!
    Penniless Socialite
    $30 J. Crew Giveaway!

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  17. Been loving your classic acquisitions - first the Chanel flap bag and now these shoes...so gorgeous and SO worth it - and the perfect treat for all your hard work ;-)

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    1. Oh yes, makes the crazy work life worth it! Thank you for the support!!

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