Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's Over (an OOTD and a breakup)

Shirt: Old Navy Button-Down (similar here)
Skirt: H&M (it includes the belt! similar-ish here)
Necklace: Bedecked Brooch Necklace (2010, similar here)
Shoes That I Am Breaking Up With: Rensselaer T-Straps (Fall 2010)

Greetings, Readers.

I wanted to announce that I am officially separating from my Rensselaer T-Straps.

I tried. I really tried. But sometimes things just aren't meant to be.

I really wanted to make it work, too. The pretty chocolate brown color. The little flowers. The top-stitching. The not-too-high heel. The pink lining! Everything about them said, "Yes Kathryn, YES!", Kathryn. No. The suckers hurt me. And abusive relationships are bad. And I've finally decided enough was enough.

I don't know if I'll ever really be able to get over them. Should I give these a call? Or is it too soon? How about these? Or *gulp* these?

So, this is it. It's time to let go, my friends. You know what they say...if you love someone, let them go. And it's time to let go.

No regrets, RenT. Maybe one day I'll be strong enough to move on. In the meantime, I'm going to get another Hello Kitty bandage to put over the blister you gave me today. Rude.

Before I go, a gentle reminder to say there's still time to enter our Wish Design Shop giveaway here. Please do enter. I'm fairly certain I can promise their jewelry won't hurt your feet like SOME things have been known to.


T-Strap-less in Orange County


  1. Love the necklace you are wearing in the first photo - very unique, delicate and "pretty". Such great colors for fall!

  2. That happens to me all the time with heels!  I'll give then a couple chances and then end up getting rid of them anyway.  There's no point in being super uncomfortable, especially when your standing or walking.  I do love your skirt though!

  3. I have the same problem! I love wearing heels (most of mine aren't even that high) but after a few hours they start hurting and I start walking weirdly :p
    But I still keep wearing them. I think the best thing you can do, is keep wearing them, 'till THEY adapt to YOUR feet :))

  4. Hilarious!!  My relationship with these heels has also been scarred by neglect and my questionable love for them.  Thanks for showing me that it's okay to leave them!

  5. So sorry for your poor feet.  But it made for one good post!  Funny funny!

  6. When I saw the picture I swooned over the shoes. Then I read your description and was all "how dare you look so good and be so bad!"... Poor little feet!!

  7. Oh no!! They are gorgeous, but you're right, if they hurt enough it's not worth it :( I love the outfit though, perfect one to go out with a bang!

  8. awwww! so annoying! have you tried padding the areas that hurt with moleskin? i love my ren-t's but i do agree, after a long day my little pinky toe hurts!

  9. That sucks cuz they are cute, but you're right.  It's not good to stay in an abusive relationship!  LOL This post is so funny and I'm loving the comments!!!! "make them adapt to your fee" NICE!   BTW  on the other shoes you're thinking about, maybe try walking around in the Anthro ones for a bit just to be sure... but your Frye boots have lasted you a long time and are super cute and comfy so maybe those Frye pumps would be a good investment too!  

  10. Oh shoes..looks can be so deceiving! just curious, does it normally give you blisters because of the leather? + not enough padding in general? I'm quite surprised since Miss Albright's shoes are typically so comfortable and every single pair of shoes i have *except for that one* from that brand have been so good to me (and my feet!)

  11.  I always get blisters from heels and ballet flats and ever since I read from musing from jacqueline about friction blocks I'm blister free! have u ever try band-aid friction block or dr. scholls for her rub relief stick? they are miracle workers for me.

  12. oops i meant musings by jacquelyn!

  13. Yay! It's tough to break up with a cute but uncomfortable pair.
    Latest disappointment was a pair of Cole Haan slides that gave me a cut on the top of my foot. ...
    I threw them in the donation bag, but my mom couldn't bear to see them go! She claimed them for herself, but I haven't heard yet how they worked for her.

  14. OMG this post is too cute! I literally LOLed during the entire thing. Oh so sad to part with them but if they make you cry, tell them buh-bye.

    So funny, since I thought I'd hunt for a pair myself. They aren't 38s are they? LOL

    Personally I'd go for the Bowed Lacerta Mary Janes -- I think they'd be more versatile in your wardrobe :)

  15. I just stumbled across this pair from Miz Mooz! Do want!

  16. Mindofmr Blogspot ComSeptember 21, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Are you selling them?  what size do you wear??  :-)

  17. Oh no! Sad to hear about your Rensselaer T-Straps! Mine are so comfortable for me, which is rare for me to find in a heel, so I'm so sad to hear yours wasn't! At least you got to wear them one last time and with such a cute outfit! i hope you find a new pair of comfy and cute shoes to replace them though!=]

  18. I second that about Band Aid Friction Stick, ever since I started using that I never get blisters anymore! It literally saved me after my foot surgery last year, when my foot was super swollen yet I had to force myself to wear shoes, per doctors orders. I now never put on a pair of shoes without liberally rubbing all over!