Concrete Catwalk // Brogues

June 6, 2011
i have been in the mood to wear these vintage bally brogues for a long time,
but i wanted to pair them with just the right outfit.
they are quite possibly one of my favorite pairs that i own,
but because of their strong menswear influence,
i like wearing them with more ladylike pieces.
(ok, so the miniskirt probably doesn’t count as ladylike, but you know what i mean.)
also, i’m thinking about switching out the laces to a fun bright color for summer.
any ideas on what color would look best?  maybe neon?
top – vintage, thrifted
belt – j. crew
necklace – vintage, garage sale
watches – nana’s and my own
skirt – target
handbag – j. crew
brogues – vintage, thrifted

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15 Comments

  • Reply Faith J. June 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Love your outfit and the brogues! You look great in bright colors!

  • Reply Sara B June 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    That skirt is adorable!! Love this outfit!!

  • Reply Elissa June 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Neon laces would look great with those brogues. Such a great idea! And just so you know, whenever I go thrifting my new obsession is finding watches I can double or triple up on. I love how you pull them off.

  • Reply modest typewriter vintage June 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Yes to the laces! I think they would look great with a sheer neon pink or orange ribbon… or you could go with a light pink for something more demure. Anything would work with that gray/taupe color!

  • Reply Jaclyn June 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    you are rockin’ it out today ;) I am a Brogue maniac… so I love seeing these in your outfit.

    Lovely!

  • Reply Four Flights June 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the colors in that pretty top :)

  • Reply thedirtyknitter June 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Yellow laces of course!!

  • Reply the classy turtle ♥ June 6, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    gah! I love love love this outfit lady. Broques are my favorite..I think a hot pink or green would be super cute.

  • Reply Morgan and Lua June 6, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I’m going to go with a neon/hot pink. I think it would look good with the muted brogues (not to mention it would look fancy with this outfit).
    Now I’m thinking maybe magenta.

    I have faith in you! :)

  • Reply Katie June 6, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    oooo yeah. I love the idea of neon pink!

  • Reply Lacee Swan June 6, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    beautiful printed blouse!! and love the lace skirt!

  • Reply CC June 7, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Perfect!
    That is my fave way to wear brogues/oxfords – with the girliest look possible. I changed my laces out for chiffon ribbon in a neutral but a neon would look great too!

  • Reply Divina Joy June 7, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Lovely floral top!

  • Reply Leah June 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I love this combination! It’s genius.

    xo L.

  • Reply jessie @ the concrete catwalk June 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    to be honest, i wasn’t sure how i felt about the top when i had it on, but sounds like the general consensus is a positive one! :) thanks for the love, gals!

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