it's been pouring rain all day and i've had zilch to do. being forced inside turns me into a wriggler of the worst caliber and i've walked anxiously around the flat. what could be better than to think about clothes, then, right?
like so many of my fellow bloggers, i've secondhand hunted a pair of levi 501's, and finally found the time to cut them into shorts. i preferred a longish inseam to maximize wearability, just like anna. i also think the length is the most flattering to my legs, which aren't exactly on the shapely side.
during my hunt i witnessed vanity sizing in action. my normal jeans size is 26"-28" depending on brand, but i barely squeezed myself into a 29" 501. these ones i bought slightly baggy and come with a 31" waist – and are not exactly huge. sizing has definitely changed lately...
shape matters are also behind my love for shoes with ankle straps. while they supposedly shorten the legs i prefer the illusion of an ankle they create. since i was born with cankles instead of slim and shapely ankles my attempt to fool the eye overrides the desire to retain the semblance of a long pair of limbs.
the rain and my corporeal proportions gave incentive to dig out these beauties: canary yellow versace sandals with studs. i love studs in all forms and these softies are a perennial favorite. they perk up a casual outfit instantly and on days like these, they bring in the sun.
meta-issue: the sandals are in need of help, though. the heel broke off a while ago and i took them to the cobbler only to realize that stockmann does not offer helpful or skilled work when it comes to quality shoes. steer clear of them. i also lost a stud while dancing away some night and need a new one. where to go, where to go... recommendations? the place in viiskulma is really not all that although it's the only spot i'd use in helsinki. i need somewhere they'd rip the heel off and position it again and i'm sure you can relate to my hesitation in asking for that. damnit, i miss cobblers with skill and pride that london and nyc are full of.