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my black friday purchases finally arrived!

When my twin sister and I found out that over Black Friday weekend Solestruck was having a huge sale on the Sunday (50% off sale items) we lost our minds. Julia got 2 pairs, and I got 3. They are SWEET and were certainly worth the headache....I got up at 5 that morning to feed the cats and started trying to order my shoes but the site kept crashing and after almost 2.5 hours my sister finally managed to place our order, which ended up printing out a receipt showing the 5 pairs of shoes at initial sale price, which means although we ended up being charged the right amount, customs thought we paid a helluva lot more. Which now means we have to appeal the ridiculous customs charges we got, even though it was the company's fault. Hopefully that works out in the end. 

So here they are...

These are Jeffrey Campbell Dino booties in beige. LOOOOOVE these. Wore them out for breakfast at the pub this morning. Found out the really flat sole is very slippery so here is yet another pair of shoes I need to take in to get some grip put on the sole. These were regular $170 and I paid about $58.

Then I got a pair of black suede Senso Ginneva booties. These are ridiculously comfortable. Love all the buckles and spikes. These were regular $240 and I paid $100.

Last but not least, the Jeffrey Campbell Razzo boot in black suede. They say it's thigh-high but that's not exactly true. They just barely cover my knees. Also super comfortable given the cute little heel. These were regular $335 and I paid $100.


one of my favourite bands

In case you missed my post back at the beginning of October about my new neighbours who happen to include a member of incredible local Ottawa band Sound of Lions, there is a video on byward of mouth from a gig of theirs a few weeks ago at Babylon. They rocked it. (Go to 4:00)



another Black Friday sale purchase

Early this week I received in the mail one of my Black Friday purchases but since I am never home during the week in the daylight (gawd I hate winter) I only had a chance to take photos this morning.
There are a few local Ottawa fashion blogs that I like to visit regularly, one of them being Pop Champagne. Julie has a great sense of humour and style so this is one of my favs. She has mentioned an Ottawa company several times on her blog, called Demu Label, and they make the COOLEST clutches. I had been tossing around the idea of getting one but when I spotted them on sale, I decided to take the plunge. I chose the black and blue mushroom pouch which includes a bright blue zipper, fur tail, and is embellished with black and blue beading, Swarovski crystals and spikes! It's GORGEOUS. I totally love it and am really pissed off I am stuck at home studying until right before the holidays because I am dying to go out and get some use out of this clutch. (Note: Must keep this out of reach of the cat herd as the other night one of them was caught attacking the fur tail).


never in a million years...

...did I think I'd ever see a video where Ice Cube pays hommage to the Eames. I almost teared up. (Thanks for the link Dave!)


somebody. stop. me. 

I really need to stop checking out online shops. During spare moments between blogging, cooking, laundry, avoiding studying French etc. etc. I find myself on these BAAAAAD sites...and within about 2 minutes I stumble upon these super cool Cassette Society studded booties....