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Working Backwards

Have you ever spotted a pair of shoes that you HAD TO HAVE so badly that you can hear them whispering … no …  scratch that … SCREAMING your name

but you have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what you would EVER wear them with

And bought them anyway?

I have.

Too many times to count – and my closet is witness to this!

But I’m turning over a new leaf. TODAY.

I’m going to recycle (at Stuff) all of my lovelies that I bought thinking I’d wear with something …. and it just never happened.

Usually, most people find the perfect “outfit” and go in search of the shoes.

I think its time to work the process backwards, but the right way.

I’m starting with the shoes!

… ANY of these would do …

Then I’ll find the perfect thing to wear.

I think the best way to go is with a sweet pair of jeans that fit like no other and a gray, black or white v-neck tee and voila!

Let the shoes BE the outfit!

Right now, all of our Stuff Etc locations are BURSTING with amazing summer shoe options!  I encourage you to get out to any or all of them and pick up a few (dozen) pairs for yourself!

Before I get to them! 🙂

 “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” 

~ Marilyn Monroe


Obsessed With Doilies

WHAT the?

When do you ever hear “obsessed” and “doilies” in the same sentence?

I know!  Right?!

But check out these ways others have recycled doilies:

{ above / below }

( unconventional but gorgeous, i think )

below  I’ve shared this one before, but it’s too awesome not share twice }

{ stunning!  above / below  someone’s dedicated doily pins }

Are you feeling the obsession yet?

Ok … maybe not obsession, but how about inspiration?

Doilies NEVER looked so good!

And we can help you get your doily on at all of our Stuff Etc locations!

We get them often and they turn over quickly so check back regularly.

{ p.s.  I’d LOVE to see your recycled doily creations }

A Bit of a Shoe Crush

Since my daughter was 2 years old, anytime she’d meet a new person, the first thing she would do is look at their shoes…The FIRST. THING.  Now, this is not something I taught her to do, it’s just part of her nature.  It’s true!  Her love of shoes is part of her nature, and that, my friends, she inherited from me.  Of course, this inheritance can be seen as a curse, but you can learn to live with it and not go completely broke! And you don’t even have to suffer with “shoe envy” as long as you  shop consignment!!

Check out these name brand beauties I found at our Coralville location…

Brands such as Jessica Simpson,  Steve Madden, BCBG, Seychelles, and Breckelles. Not pictured here, but waiting for you,  are several pairs of Coach, Donald Pliner, Michael Kors, Gianni Bini, Kenneth Cole and so many more must haves!  Slide your pedicured tootsies into any pair of these, a quick glance at the price tag, and the rest is a no brainer…they’re going home with you!!

Louboutins…Every Girl’s Dream

Christian Louboutin (pronounced IPA: [lubutɔ̃]) is a footwear designer who launched his line of high-end women’s shoes in France in 1991. Since 1992, his designs have incorporated the shiny, red-lacquered soles that have become his signature.

AND our Waterloo location has TWO pairs of authentic Louboutin shoes that will be featured in their silent auction next week.  Starting Monday, February 21, you can place your bid and have a chance to take one or both pairs of these coveted beauties home with you.  The black pumps are a size 8 and the tan peep toes are size 7.   Stop by 1210 Flammang Dr, Waterloo, to touch them and try them on!  And if you’re the winner of this bid, I want to see a picture of you wearing my dream! {jealous}

Here’s a few celebrities spotted in Louboutins…AND they’re on the top of Oprah’s most favorite things list!