Friday, November 2, 2012

Skullery-Maid


I had to do one more skull post before the weekend. This was Halloween wear via Target boys' section (XL, cuz it's 100% cotton so I'm sure it'll shrinky-dink up a bit).


I had more compliments on this than anything I've worn in a while. Totally fun, and I can't wait to wear it wif my plaid skinnies.


Oh, and those shoes? Best. Thrift store score. EVER. Bass suede oxfords. But guess what happened before I even got a chance to wear them?


I threw them in my room on the floor, just underneath an electrical outlet where I keep a Wallflower Plug-in from Bath & Body Works. Apparently SOMEONE knocked the plug-in out, so they helpfully plugged it back in. Upside down. So that allllll of the oil in it dripped out all over one of my shoes.


Did I mention they were suede shoes? After a quick tantrum, I googled oil on suede, sifted through the "you're shit outta luck" replies, and tried covering the oil stain with baking soda. Left it over night, brushing it out a few times and repeating. Nothing. Switched to corn starch, same process. In the end, it did a pretty good job soaking up the oil, and the suede is not too different in color from the rest of the shoe. The upshot? My right foot (take THAT, Daniel Day Lewis), smells heavenly, and suspiciously like White Winter Wallflower. Every time I take a step, I get a little whiff of it. Eh, it could be worse, I suppose. It could be their horrible Thanksgiving wallflower (redolent of cinnamon, pumpkin, mashed potatoes, turkey and corn - seriously, Bath & Body - WHAT WERE YOU THINKING WITH THAT ONE????)...

Sweater: Target, boys' dept
Jeans: F21
Shoes: Thrift
Belt: So old my grandma fell off her dinosaur

Merci!
Shan

6 comments:

Sheree said...

This does look cute on you and I am mad I didn't get the skull cardi..next time!
****In response to your question..Just another clothing company that contacted me to collaborate with them..hopefully getting the clothes soon!
The perks ;)
sheree xxxx

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

This is so fun. I love it.

Amazing you got most of the oil out of the shoes.

Bisous
Suzanne

MerciBlahBlah said...

Sheree - ooooh, so excited for you!! I can't wait to hear more!!

Suzanne - Tanks, mama! I know. I was kind of amazed myself. I should've taken before and after photos but was too busy tantruming.

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

I need that sweater in my life! I will scope out the boys dept in my Target to see if they have it :o)

Courtnee said...

Yep, I'm gonna need that entire outfit! Girl, you have been hittin outta the park!

Peggy said...

shout out to you on my blog today for the inspiration!