This week I feel sexy in…

My new purple Mary Janes!

Although “new” isn’t entirely true. New-to-me is more accurate. I spotted these violet cuties during a recent outing to Rikochet Resale, a nearby consignment store.

They come from Aldo originally and I instantly infuated with the colour, the strap detail and the sexy, but sturdy stacked heel. When I saw the price tag of $20.oo I began crushing hard-core. I tried them on.  The fit was perfect. I was in love!

I’ve had them a little over a week and my new shoes have made their way into my regular outfit rotation. They work beautiful with many of my skirts and dresses. They even fit the bill on those rare occasions I wear pants!

Beret: via eBay. Sweater: Jacob. Top and Jeans: Old Navy.

I’ve got lots of purple clothes, so I knew these shoes would have many partners waiting when they came home. But I wanted to see how they played with some of the other colours in my closet.  This outfit was kind of nerdy, but I felt like the vibrant hues and shorter skirt gave it a bit of  geek-alicious flair.

Sweater: Old Navy. Skirt: Land's End

I’m trying to develop my thrifting skills. I’ve lucked into a second-hand piece here or there, but ideally I’d love to have a skillfully curated wardrobe of new and new-to-me items. I definitely dig how far my thrifting dollars can go. I found a cute sweater super-inexpensive sweater dress, also in purple.  My shoes have a friend!

Beret and Necklace: eBay. Dress: Rena (thrifted)

(N.B. Someone cut the tag out of the collar. There is a possibility that this is not a sweater-dress, but a larger-sized tunic).

The turquoise argyle sweater in the earlier photo does have purple pinstripes, but I didn’t think they’d show up in the photo. In lieu of an accessory, I grabbed this purple book to tie in with the shoes. It is The Ultimate Guide To Anal Sex For Women by Tristan Taormino.


  1. syrens says:

    They are fantastic and gorgeous. 😀

  2. nadinethornhill says:

    That’s an extra-special compliment coming from a shoe-goddess such as yourself. Thanks!


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