Last night when I was waiting to meet a friend, I popped into H&M. It just so happens he works next door, I swear! Anyway, after a very disappointing blue shoe search at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I found these gems at H&M, for …wait for it….$10. There were ton of these left at my local H&M, as well as a few other pairs of heels, so definitely go check out your local shop, if you are in the market for blue heels.
They were originally $30, marked down to $10 and in the exact shade I had been looking for the past few weeks.
I paired these fortuitously found blue shoes with my oldie but goodie Vena Cava for Gap dress from 2009. This dress is a wee bit snug these days, but I just cannot bear to part with it because I love it so. I also added my ever faithful black leggings with zippers at the ankles.
I kept my jewelry simple given the busy design of the dress. I wore my long necklace and Coach ring from many years back, as well.
Because I am still breaking the blue shoes in, I had my black kitten heels on hand, as well.
I actually liked the dress with the black heels too, though I preferred the blue while I could tolerate to break them in…what we won’t do for fashion, right?
Dress: Vena Cava for Gap ($20 marked down from $88)
Blue shoes: H&M ($10 marked down from $30)
Leggings: Blue from Filene’s Basement ($4 marked down from approx $20)
*Black shoes: Aubrey Brooke from DSW ($12 marked down from $99)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I searched high and low for a pair of brightly colored blue heels on sale before finding them unexpectedly at H&M. The quality seemed pretty good to me, given that they are reinforced with a thick rubber sole. Thus, the blue shoes seemed like a reasonable heel to me.
If I’m buying a pair of shoes that may not be super high quality, I look to see whether the sole is sturdy or whether it will wear down after walking in them for a bit. Thin rubber, especially in flats, can wear down really quickly. In heels, however, as long as the sole is sturdy, the shoe should hold up just fine, especially with a thick heel. Even with high end flats, I’ve had problems with soles wearing right out (i.e. my Ugg ballet flats), so just look thoroughly at the sole before you purchase them.
2) This dress is a bit on the short side for work. You guys know what I do in those instances, just add leggings or tights! This dress without tights, but with the blue shoes, would definitely not be okay for work. However, I can easily transition the look from day to night by just ditching the tights.
While safari looks have “gone in” and “gone out” and maybe come back in again (?), I have kept this dress through the years. I love it, and end up wearing it every season, regardless of where the safari trend is sitting (in or out). If you love something, keep it! Wear it! And, always, enjoy it!
Thank you for stopping by readers!
31 replies to “fortuitous find”
Good advice for shoe buyers! Thanks for your visit to my fun, too, and for LIKING the post. I hope you’ll visit often – I post from my closet almost every day.
Yes! You’ve got a great blog, I’m glad I came across it! Thank you for visiting mine 🙂
I love your dress ❤ What a great find from H&M!
Thank you! I really got lucky at H&M when I found the blue shoes by chance! I’m glad I didn’t give up the search 🙂
I can’t believe you found those for $10 and that dress looks great on you, no need to get rid of it.
Nice find, you look amazing!
Thank you! I’m glad it looks okay, because I just do not want to part with it!! Thank you for visiting and commenting! xo from Chicago
Fantastic blue shoes at a steal! 🙂
Yes! Fabulous at a good price = my favorite shopping outcome!!
Love the brightness of the blue!! And I always love the intricacies of the Vena Cava designs 🙂
Me too! I always want the real couture deal, but I will happily take designer/chain collaborations…my wallet thanks me!
Those are gorgeous! I love H&M and the amazing sales, everything can be found at reasonable prices.
Me too! When they have their sales, there are a ton of great pieces for $5-$10. You just cannot beat that!
Thanks for visiting!
Love the dress and the shoes! Specially the shoes! 🙂 Definitely a lovely outfit! 🙂
I love the Miss Uschi stamp of approval!! 🙂
Thank you! And thanks for visiting!!
I love your comment! Made me laugh! 😀 “Miss Uschi stamp of approval” Thanks! 🙂
Haha it’s true!! I’m glad it made you smile :)!!
wow $10 what a great find and the shoes are perfect. love the entire outfit. you look great.
Thank you! Yes, the price was right with these shoes!! They are so fun and bright!
Thank you, Sarah!! I appreciate your comments and visits!! 🙂 xo from Chicago
You are amazing, Fashion Huntress!!
Thank you, TH! YOU are amazing!!! ❤
This is definitely one of my favorite outfits. I love the way you paired a neutral tone (with a cool print) with jazzy blue heels.
Thank you, acorn!! I thought you might like the jazzy blue heels 🙂
Thanks for your support <3!!
Major score on the blue shoes!! 🙂
Yes! I totally agree, what a lucky find!! 🙂
Thank you for commenting and visiting!
Love the shoes, such a cool colour
Thank you! I really like the bright color too! Thank you for visiting!!
Is there a way to double like a post?
I’d love to see that dress layered for Fall!
Haha! I wish there was! This dress is such an oldie but goodie! I love pairing it with boots, sweaters and scarves in fall 🙂
Thank you for visiting! xo from Chicago
it’s cute! and ahhh i adore your dress!!
Thank you! I can’t believe I found the shoes when I wasn’t looking…but isn’t that the way it goes? 🙂 thanks for visiting and commenting! xo