Saturday, 12 May 2012

Carpe Calciamenti


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H&M via Red Cross shop blazer & jeans, Chris's tee, ASOS sandals, vintage (can we call ten years old vintage?) New Look pleather jacket

"Have you got any hi-tops?" asked Chris as I got dressed this morning. "Because you look very 80s, very John Hughes."

We decided today's bleached jeans and white tee was totally Winona Ryder in Heathers, but forget the hi-tops - I'd already been convinced to wear sandals by Bottega's Sam.

"I'm embracing summer, I'm just dealing with it" she tweeted. Well, I already tried that yesterday wearing shorts and bare legs, and ended up freezing; but today the sun tried its very best to come out, hence my ancient ASOS Surface To Air knockoffs took a turn around Manchester.

I don't own any sandals in-between Havaianas and heeled (or wedged) sandals, so I'm now on the lookout for a chunky pair of flat ones. I'm rather keen on the Acne Ambrosia (though the name makes me hungry - darned diet) but I'm not so keen on the price tag. I hit Zara today after hearing a rumour of something similar but no such luck. Any ideas, Team Shopaholic..? (that's you guys!)





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PS. Google tells me "carpe calciamenti" means "seize the sandal", but I have a sneaking suspicion there isn't really a latin word for "sandal"...

12 comments:

  1. Hmm, I'd say 'calciamenti' is the world in Latin for shoes (in Spanish it's 'calzado', so it certainly sounds similar), but as the only shoes Romans wore were sandals, I think it's an appropriate translation :P .

    Anyway, just like you, I was lacking of flat sandals. I only had a couple of wedged sandals, but no flats whatsoever (not even flip-flops, I hate them, they're just for the beach or swimming pool, nothing else!). But I just bought a couple of pairs of cute flat sandals, and I'm so happy with them! I bought a pair in Asos, they're nice and comfortable: http://www.asos.com/es/Sandalias-de-cuero-con-detalle-en-forma-de-T-FLOSSY-de-ASOS/xcem/?iid=1839221&mporgp=L0FTT1MvQVNPUy1GTE9TU1ktTGVhdGhlci1TYW5kYWxzLXdpdGgtVC1CYXItRGV0YWlsL1Byb2Qv

    Sara from A Modern-Day Lady

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  2. You look cute! Hope you found some nice sandals :)

    Xox Soph

    Glamorous Life

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  3. You look cute! Hope you found some nice sandals :)

    Xox Soph

    Glamorous Life

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  4. awesome look, love the backdrop.

    J x

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  5. You could soooo be Molly Ringwald!I'd be that dude who plays Bender in the breakfast club.
    The weather looks banging in Manchester!!
    Very cute look Dottty!

    Don't forget to enter my £500 comp. It's a big one. xx

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  6. The polka dots jacket is super cute. xx Bella

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  7. I absolutely adore your blazer <3

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  8. Love the shoes! Thank you for you comment ;) x

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  9. Lovely outfit, Sarah. I love those sandals you're wearing! Topshop have a few different flat sandals, none as lovely as the ones you've pictured though. Good luck with your hunt! :) xx

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  10. Your polka dot blazer is adorable and I love the shoes :)

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  11. Love it, the whole combination is perfect and those colors look great on you, you have a lovely blog dear :) I'm following you now

    Love!
    www.sabrilettsarmoire.blogspot.com

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