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Friday, July 11, 2014

I have PTSD from these wedges


Dress - c/o C.C. Lake (buy here) | Wedges - Macy's (old. buy similar here, here - if you dare) | Necklace - ILY Couture (similar) | Leopard Purse - Tory Burch (buy here) | Watch - Burberry (buy here; save here)


I have such a love/hate relationship with these wedges.  It probably has something to do with the fact that I broke my ankle while wearing them...6 weeks before my sisters wedding...And then got a blood clot in my leg...That traveled to my lungs...And I had to give myself shots of Lovenox IN THE STOMACH.  Man, I almost forgot how fun that was.  But to be fair it was less of a "these shoes are unstable" issue and more of a "I had one ten too many cocktails and shouldn't be running across the road in attempts to get to Kelly's Roast Beef before they close in 1 minute" issue.  Sure that was like 4 years ago (insert obscure "people don't forget" Superbad reference here...anyone? anyone?) but I have serious PTSD when it comes to these shoes!  I only wear them on very rare occasions when I know I'm not going to be doing a lot of walking (or drinking) and I always have major anxiety and flashbacks of collapsing in the middle of the street and having to be carried off by my then boyfriend, now husband.  That's how I knew he was a keeper, by the way.  The couple that runs for roast beef sandwiches - and then one of them falls and breaks her ankle before they even get in the door -together stays together.  Or something like that.  Anyhow - that's the story of how I broke my ankle and why I should probably throw these wedges away but I can't because I'm a hoarder and because then you wouldn't have heard this super fun and interesting story about me.  At any rate, you won't be seeing these wedges again anytime soon.  Happy Friday!

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15 comments:

  1. OMG! That's quite a story, girl! Glad you're okay now and able to find the humor in it (and the courage to wear those shoes again!). I fell face first, iPhone in hand, down a flight of stairs at my 20th birthday party in a bodycon dress. Needless to say, I gave everyone quite a view. Neither I nor my phone were injured in the fall (a miracle, really) but that was enough for me to say bye-bye to those sparkly 5-inch heels.

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    1. Hahah omg!!!! Glad I'm not the only one with an embarrassing story ;) Glad you survived!

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  2. You are too too funny! Those wedges are cute but I would get rid of those bad boys (and of course never run for roast beef after a night of drinking again!) There are plenty of cute wedges out there that don't harbor such terrible memories. Esp. Now, everything is on sale! Let go girl let go!!! You look fab by the way! I love that dress! Xo
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    1. Haha, Marianne - you are so right!!! And what a perfect excuse to buy another pair of shoes (as if I ever need an excuse!) xoxo

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  3. Omgsh this post is cracking me up--its OK to laugh because your fine now right?! ha Well girl in these heels at least your look fabulous even if you bit the dust! Love how you paired them with the dress and orange accents!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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    1. Totally ok to laugh about it now!!! I'm such a klutz it's really a surprise something like this hasn't happened again!!!

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  4. My mom has had similar stuff happen to her while drunk. About 30+ years ago she came home drunk and broke her pinky toe on a huge dresser. She was so wasted she didn't know it was broke and let it heal. Well now she can only wear kitten heels. She has only been drunk about 5 times in her 63 years and something always happens to her when she drinks. During a fam reunion she stumbled into a shelf in the laundry room and circular saw fell on her head- no joke

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    1. Haha omg that's insane - your poor Mom!!!!!!!

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  5. After seeing your comment on IG I just had to hear about the story! That is quite traumatic! I would probably toss them but they are just so kick ass I'd have to think twice! Those are seriously awesome shoes.

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    1. They are awesome shoes - just not sure if they are worth another broken ankle, haha.

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  6. It's funny how clothes are so linked to memories. You look great in those shoes though!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  7. I adore those wedges and would hoard them too. Plus you always have a funny story to tell while still keeping them. I almost purchased a very similar Zara dress last week but it was a size too small and fit like a tunic. No thanks. LOL

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  8. you're a brave woman to wear those again; such a rough night for you in those! At least its always an interesting story to tell!

    Maddy
    http://cassidylou.com

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