Banana Boat

These shoes almost take it a step too far. They're almost too ugly (Yeah right, I gravitate toward them... I'm sure they were too ugly for a lot of y'all a long time ago!) Mike + I happened to pop into Urban Outfitters a handful of days ago and on the clearance table was a Jeffrey Campbell box (yeah, that's the only reason I even went). Inside the pretty little box was these Banana Boat shoes. Mike said they looked like McDonald's Play Place shoes, and I can also agree. Anyway, they were marked half off, and they were my size, and they were the only JCs in the store. It sort of felt like fate... even if they were atrocious. I was determined to make them work, so I bought them. (Along with 2 dresses for $10!) I thought I could try a simple white dress, a coordinating cardigan and a pop color for the belt... you know... my uniform.  I'm still not sure if it was a success for not, but I think they might be growing on me some.

Last night Mike + I went on our little daily coffee date, then I met up with Bryan and Elle at the Sportsplex here in Nashville for some ice skating. (Mike joined us after a little while.) Okay, so I've never ice skated before. Ever. I wasn't expecting to like it so much or even be able to stand up, but it wasn't that bad. I only fell once (alright... twice. Once after an hour and a half of skating + I also ran smack into Mike after he fell once. I wasn't paying attention! Doh!) Anywhoo, it was a lot of fun and I definitely hope we go back. I never knew how many people made it out on the rink during the week! Afterwards we all headed over to Las Palmas down the street from our house for some late night Mexican food and drinks. Mike + I snuck in a couple episodes of Breaking Bad before hitting the hay. It was a fun night. 

Now I'm writing down my reflections of 2011 and goals for 2012. I'll be sharing those tomorrow! (Along with the iPad 2 winner!) Hope y'all have a lovely Friday! I have to go see what silly Enid is up to... she's climbing through my shoe shelves and knocking things over! xo

What are your plans for New Years weekend? (I'm working. Womp womp womp!)

Dress via Ross
Forever 21 belt
Target cardigan
Target tights
Jeffrey Campbell Colorblock Litas

42 comments:

  1. Those shoes are so out that they're "in!" Love the bright colors of them, and you totally rock it!

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  2. those shes are crazy, but i kind of like them!

    for NYE my brothers and boyfriend are having a LAN party at my parents' house, so i'm going over and watching netflix and drinking with the girls. super-exciting, i know.

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  3. those shoes are definitely ridiculous....ly awesome!! you can pull them off so why not? i am SO envious of your JC collection. wowza, you must have over 20 pairs now!

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  4. OMG I love your boots! They remind me of the pattern on some stilettos my sister brought back from America last year. No idea where they were from but they are so different and I love them. I wish I could find 2 dresses for $10 in New Zealand! love your outfits xo

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  5. Those shoes are simply EPIC.I love the bright colours so much :) x

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  6. I absolutely love those Litas, I've never seen ones like them before. Gorgeous!

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  7. I love them!! Not even remotely in the realm of ugly in my opinion! Blue, aqua and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations.. I used to have a dress in those colors years ago and wore it until it was practically threadbare :)

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  8. I will be honest, I love these shoes! I love all kinds of crazy beautiful shoes. I also find it fun that every shoe that I love Nate thinks id ugly :) like these pretty babies ->http://www.famousfootwear.com/Shopping/productdetails.aspx?catalog_name=web&pg=1025656&p=92331&CMP=OTC-GoogleBase&partnerid=GoogleBase&cpc=GoogleBase&campaign=Madden+Girl&CAWELAID=1056170601&gclid=CPCKi-6xqq0CFUIa6wodK2lwnA


    Always were unique shoes they make life more fun! <3

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  9. Wow,those shoes are bright! Whatever floats your boat though. I can see the McDonald's Play Place reference. I went to the Sportsplex when I was 9,and haven't went back (except to go swimming). I tried ice skating. It didn't work. I think it might have been because I had broken my ankle the year before,though. I'd love to go back sometime.

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  10. Funky shoes! Your outfit is so cute though!

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  11. This is a weird comment but it's great to see your teeth in your smile! :)

    And before I even read your post those shoes screamed "McDonald's" to me, but hey, to each their own! We're celebrating NYE at my brother- and sister-in-law's. Catching up on Dexter, drinking, and eating.

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  12. HAhaha, those shoes are CRAZY! I would never have the gall to wear them.

    Can't wait to hear the iPad 2 winner!

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  13. The shoes remind of roller blades from the 90s. :)

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  14. how in the world do you make those shoes look good? you are so cool. hahah

    happy new year, girl!
    love, rach.
    www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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  15. Those shoes are awesome! hahaha where do you get all your bargains from? I search high an low for bargains and cant find them...might have to come over for a few lessons from the prow :P xx

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  16. The shoes make me think of like, electricity! Haha. And I bought a bought a belt almost exactly like yours a few days ago. Thanks for the outfit inspiration! :)

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  17. You really pull those shoes off! I honestly think you can pull anything off! I havent been ice skating in so long, I really think Rob and I should go!
    I'm sure the bar will be full of exciting stories to tell everyone on New Years!
    I just plan on staying in with a couple friends, have some drinks and watch the ball drop......super exciting!!!

    Marja <3

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  18. Yay I can comment!! :)
    You can seriously rock a pair of shoes!!! Yeah, I'm a little jealous.

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  19. An Art Nerd's Night In :)
    http://afroartnerd.blogspot.com/2011/12/art-nerds-night-in-on-new-years-eve-no.htmlight

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  20. So fun and cheerful! Those shoes look adorable on you. Happy New Year!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  21. I'd love to wear some shoes like those, but no heels. I'm a total clown. They're lovely.

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  22. Wow those shoes are bright!!! But you balance it very well with a simple white dress and cardi!

    ~Sara

    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  23. Those shoes make me happy just by looking at them, love the colours :)

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  24. i love your love of ugly shoes. haha. you always find a way to make them look so cute!

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  25. Loving those shoes, and gorgeous ringlets!

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  26. I've always wanted to go ice skating! My mom was always terrified we'd hurt ourselves, so she never let my brother and I go as kids. I should try it now that I can go on my own, haha!

    Those shoes are crazy, but in a so-crazy-they're-great kind of way!

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  27. Whoa! Those are insane...I like over-the-top shoes as well!

    --Jaclyn T
    TrickArt Jewellery: Nature Chic
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/trickartjewellery
    Giveaway for gift certs to the shop:
    http://positiveponderings.blogspot.com/2011/12/happy-new-year-giveaway-well-five-in.html

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  28. Those shoes are awesome! You always have the best shoes. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  29. You are totally rocking those Litas! I love it! Ice skating is so much fun! I am glad you enjoyed it! =)

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  30. Kaelah, you can pull off absoloutely anything, and those Jeffrey Campbells are adorable so don't even worry about it.

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  31. love the cute cardigan and stunning litas

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  32. i SO want to ice skate, but I can't because of the risk of falling and my back problem (spondylolisthesis!) so I shall live vicariously through you! ice skate on! HAHA

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  33. Those are some crazy funky shoes! Wish i could wear heels so i could wear these!

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  34. Those shoes are so incredibly fun! You definitely can pull them off. I love how you kept the rest of your outfit fairly simple to let the shoes stand out.

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  35. I love those shoes! they work so well with that outfit, tired of seeing everyone in the black litas, these shoes are refreshing!

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