October 10, 2011

VINTAGE HERE, VINTAGE THERE: PLAID & PEEP TOES

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plaid and open toes
Last week we had nice cool sweater weather, but now the temperatures are going back up and it is expected to be 98 degrees on Wednesday. Me oh my! I can't wait for the cool to come back and stay. Didn't California get the memo that it is now Fall?!! So what do we do? We wear plaid and peep toes in a California Autumn!
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True actually calls her outfit a "farmer's outfit", kids come up with the funniest ideas, and she is the one who dressed herself completely and it is just coincidence we both picked plaid. I guess, like mother, like daughter. Though most of the country has already traded in their sandals for boots, we still get to wear ours here. Come to think of it, some southern Californians still wear flip flops throughout the winter.
plaid and open toes
plaid and open toes
plaid and open toes
I think I mentioned a couple months ago that I had been obsessed with wooden soled shoes, particularly clogs. Ask my BFF, I was constantly emailing her about clogs and which ones I loved and wanted. It was bad. Then came along Lotta from Stockholm and I fell hard in love with all their clogs. Stocked with loads of cute options, which are quite reminiscent of the famed Swedish Hasbeens, but more realistic for budget conscious folks.

When it came time to pick one, if took me forever, cause like I said, all the options were so adorable. If I were able, I would pick one from every style, but what I wanted most was something red and the peep toe style was perfect! The great thing about Lotta's clogs, besides already being affordable, they have a sale section where you can get things at an even more discounted rate.
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plaid and open toes
on me: dress, anthropologie. belt, vintage. shoes, c/o lotta from stockholm.
on true: tank, target. overalls, misha lulu. shoes, salt-waters c/o tea collection.

For those wondering how they fit and feel, I say they are very comfy and the leather super soft and walking on wood does not bother me at all. I did have to go one size up from my normal size 36 (US 6), but that is no biggie. The shoes are also very well made and I love that they are handcrafted. Lotta from Stockholm is run by a husband and wife team, Jonny and Lotta, so if you have questions just shoot them an email and they are happy to help clog lovers out!

Don't forget to head "over there" and see Rachel's clogs and how she styled them! I so have missed our collaboration and I am excited to get it underway again. Anyone else a clog lover like us?!!

Thank you super-duperly much to Lotta and Jonny from Lotta from Stockholm! Obviously, Rachel and I love our clogs very much!!!

p.s. love misha lulu? purchase something at the surplus store and they will be throwing in an extra treat with your order!

27 comments:

  1. you look great! Especially after just having a kid. I hope i look as gorgeous as you after I give birth!

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  2. ruby! you look awesome and you were the one the got me obsessing over clog shoes! lol!

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  3. You two look adorable.
    And I definitely wear my sandals all year round. It's the biggest benefit to living in SoCal.

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  4. No really!! You did NOT just have your fourth child!!!!! You look fantastic!!!

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  5. as a mother of four.. i just have to say that you are amazing. not only do you have you and your kids in cute outfits... you look sweet and happy and dare i say, rested. :) love it!

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  6. you both look utterly gorgeous.

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  7. Love your dress! And I have a pair of wooden clogs that I LOVE and found for $6 at the goodwill!! Crazy, right?!?

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  8. dude you look good!
    I love clogs too but I can't afford them! they are so comfy !
    Congrats on your new shoes!
    True looks great!

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  9. Red is my fave and salt waters are my fave so basically both you and your daughter are rockin' my stylie world today.

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  10. Aww so cute & Rubyellen, you look great!

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  11. So basically you are already back to your pre-baby body ? .... Go you! you look amazing!
    and Those overalls on your daughter are Ah-mazing!

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  12. ruby i saw the photo of you and i muttered, "how is this POSSIBLE?" my husband said, "what?" and I said, "She just had a baby and she looks amazing!" he saw ur pic and said, "wow!" then I said "i really love her, she is a Christian and she is proud of it and shares her testimony and she is really cool... from what I know from lurking her blog!" ;-) <3

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  13. Love the look! I have the same red clogs from Lotta from Stockholm too!! I discovered them this year and realised the couple beind the website live around the corner from me in London, UK. Small world hey?

    I'm already tempted by their clog boots!

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  14. You look so happy and content! Cute pictures!

    I have been a clog girl since high school. Red clogs are preferable! Love what you picked out!

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  15. Hello! I am new to your blog--found it via Smile and Wave, which I am new to also.
    I found like I just found my long lost sisters!
    I love your style and all that vintage!
    Can't wait to look around some more.
    Love from,
    Greta

    Oh, and I am totally getting those shoes. Exact same ones. I have red saltwater sandals and those would be a perfect addition to my red shoe collection. LOVE.

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  16. Hi Ruby,
    You guys look adorable as always.
    I love the red clogs so much. You mention size up. What size do you normally wear? I'm a US 7 or 37, do I need to size up to 38?

    Thank you.
    Khanh

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  17. khahn or for anyone else interested in sizing: I normally wear a us6/36, but for the clogs I got a size 7/37 based on the recommendation of jonny & lotta and it worked out wonderfully for me.

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  18. Wow! How do you look like that after having that baby?? You look awesome. Love the plaid.

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  19. seriously, you all are too kind about my post-partum figure, but i must say... spanx helps a whole lot!!! ;)

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  20. I've been dying for some clogs but the hasbeens are just out of my budget. Thank you for the Lotta link! And I am dying over your dress. Precious.

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  21. Awwww, you and your sweet daughter look so Beautiful!!!!!!!!

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  22. Just found your blog via skunkboy, and I am oh so happy about it... but oh so sad I can't have those shoes in my hands for tonight for event I am attending ;/

    You are your family are gorgeous :)

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