Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Barney's Legendary Warehouse Sale

Playing: How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep-Bombay Bicycle Club
Reading: Harper's Bazaar March 2012
Last weekend, I ran off to the Los Angeles Convention Center for a wonderful day of shopping and hopefully bargains. I love the Los Angeles Convention Center's inside with all the glass walls and I like how the poles interlace to create a web. However, I couldn't get the whole ceiling that I wanted and I was already crouched on the ground almost to the point, where I was lying on it, so I wasn't willing to bend down any closer to the floor.
This was my first year actually finding something that fit and was within my price range. Since, I'm an extra small/size 2, I can usually find great pieces still, but Barney's Wearhouse Sale is an exception to the rule. The clothes are either still very expensive or have damaged parts, so I find it hard to get what I want at a price I want.
I actually found these shoes by accident, since someone else had hid them under my chair, while I was trying to convince my mum that the Barney's Co-Op glitter boots were totally reasonable for school wear. My mum told me that no way was I going to wear glittery boots to school, so I sat around trying on shoes that were all over $700 figuring never again would I have the chance to try on a Prada's two toned boots. Then just by luck a lady asked me if I was planning on trying on "those gorgeous Chloe's beneath [my] seat." I took one look at the size and saw that it was my size and told the lady that, "Yes, I am going to try them on. If they don't work, I'll let you know."
They're a tad clunkier that what I normally wear, but I decided these didn't make my feet look too big. A major winner for this pair was the fact that it was fairly comfortable for heels and that the leather didn't cut into my skin like I was expecting it too. These were actually less expensive than the Barney's Co-Op glitter heels and were my size unlike the boots, which were one size too big. The heels measure at 4.5 inches with a 1.5 inch platform, so they wear like a three inch pair. I really like the chocolate, almost black color of these because I can wear them like black or brown shoes. Overall, they're just different from what I usually wear and I like expanding my look as much as I can.
And here is my shoe collection minus my sandals, sneakers, and the ones that I no longer wear. The only thing is, I wanted my rows to be equal so my mum's pastel pink heeled sandals made it into the photo. The coral heels, cream flats, and black boots in the second row also belong to my mum, but she no longer wears them, so I kindly adopted them for her. How sweet am I? My favorite pair are probably my Alexander Wang's in the middle of the front row or my Marc by Marc Jacobs in the upper left corner, but I love all of my shoes tons and tons. I didn't even know I had collected this many shoes over the past five years. Yes, it's true my feet have not grown much within the last five years, so from now on, I'm just adding to my collection, but this is nothing compared to my purse collection, which I'll hopefully photograph soon.
How many pairs of shoes do you own?


  1. i like those beigeish boots in the back ^ p ^

  2. loved looking through your shoe collection!!

  3. Omg, what a lovely shoe collection! I'm so jealous.. xo

  4. Chunky heels are in :3
    You have nice collection of shoes! Love the middle row, the second left!

    I own alot of shoes...
    I can't wait to see your purse collection!


  5. love the black sandals and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  6. riysse-The very last row in the back next to the tall cream colored ones? You're welcome to try them on next time we meet up! :D

    Lisa-Thank you! I want to see your's now! :3

    Vickita-No don't be! I bet you have awesome clothing too! (:

    Ice Pandora-I would love to see your shoe collection! You have such cute clothing, so I bet everything you have is lovely. c:

    Francesca Giusti-You have a beautiful name! I used to have a friend named Francesca too! Thanks for the follow and I'll check out your blog soon! ♥


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