U. City Loop, Ziezo, was closing its doors after over 30 years. The funky, vintage-inspired, sometimes weird but always colorful merchandise was very welcome in my closet. But, my uber-tight clothing budget usually forced me to put my picks back on the rack (insert sad face). I perked up when I saw that the store was having a crazy-huge, everything-must-go sale. A few hours later, a bundled-up Ruby looked on as I sifted through the scarce garments. (For the record, Ruby has quickly become my favorite shopping partner. She lets me pick the stores, appears to approve of what I try on, and doesn't mind that I'm an almost annoyingly slow, meticulous shopper. And no, I refuse to believe that this is only because she can sleep through the trips.) As I walked towards the dressing room with an armload of possibilities, I saw them: a pair of amazing, ode-to-punk-rock wedges. Um, yes. I styled a punk-chic look to go with the shoes:
P.S. For a bittersweet tribute to Ziezo, check out local blogger The Wicked Wallflower's post here. I'm proud to own a few pieces of St. Louis fashion history!
|This was the last pair in the store. Before I even tried them on, I decided that I was going to squeeze my feet into them no matter what I had to do. Miraculously, the shoes were in my size.|
|Sweatshirt: Material Girl; Pencil Skirt (maxidress): H&M; Belt: Hot Topic; Tights: Hue; Shoes: Ziezo; Necklace: Vintage|
|Anyone who likes alternative music probably owns this studded "punk" belt. Who cares? I still love it. :)|
|The shoes are such standouts, I kept the rest of my outfit relatively simple. A few studded accents and funky tights keep the look cool and not overdone.|
|Don't punk with me. I like crossword puzzles.|