This is a fun post because the “goodies” I speak of all came from chictopia and the many wonderful, different things they have to offer!
First, The purse I redeemed through chic swap! Basically I listed an item worth x amount of chic tokens to redeem, and after someone redeemed the shoes I had listed, and i had shipped them off, I had that amount of chic tokens to redeem something for myself from another chictopia user! It’s a great way of “trading” that doesn’t directly involve any money transfer. (not exactly, anyhow..) and so I had been looking for a purse exactly like this on all my thrifting excursions but to no avail. Then the lovely Liz, “playingwithfire” had this one listed and I knew that I instantly wanted it! and it was everything I hoped it would be… =)
Next, I’ve had a stock pile of “chic points” for awhile now but I’ve been waiting for the perfect thing to pop up on chic rewards! I had recently been loving Scarpasa’s additions to the chic rewards, and was waiting for a pair that I knew would suit me perfectly! So when I saw these pop up, it must’ve been fate because I was there right when they were available to be redeemed and I swooped them up! And needless to say, I am in looooove. I’ve been really attracted to the nude/beige color for my feetsies and these are so comfortable and chic! They aren’t that tall of a heel (although everyone said I looked so tall when I was wearing them – because I am already tall!) and they have elastic straps with little studded adornments on the edges – not too simple! The espadrille part is my favorite – very classic and original. I love.
Whew, ok. You can read more about all of this on my BLOG!
as always, recycle and shop Vintage!