from the kentucky coal mines to the california sun

there's nothing worse than browsing a sale, either online or in-store, and realizing, "wow! they took [insert significant amount of money] off the original price!.. anddd i still can't afford it." i suppose i'm getting what i deserve for lusting after items with ridiculous price points, but still, it's nice to snag something on sale guilt-free every now and then.

last week i accompanied sara into the square to celebrate finishing her paper (even though i hadn't started mine), and she suggested stopping in to urban outfitters while we waited for adventureland to start. i told her it was a dangerous idea, as i really couldn't be spending money, and at urban i'm very likely to do just the opposite, but she couldn't be convinced.

i dove into the bargain basement, fearing too much temptation on the upper floors, and immediately spied these beauties. a rugged mix of coarse canvas and buttery leather, set atop a four inch heel - the type of thing i'd wear to road trip across the states with shredded cutoffs and a well-worn tee, but will happily repurpose to pound the concrete of the urban desert this summer. and when marked down from one hundred fifty dollars to twenty, the price is so, so right.

oh, and speaking of summer, the songs below remind me of summer, and are therefore on very heavy rotation:
your love::the outfield ; bette davis eyes::kim carnes ; you get what you give::new radicals ; alright::supergrass ; 1901::phoenix ; more than a feeling::boston ; (don't fear) the reaper::blue oyster cult ; the sunshine state wins!::jeremy elijah ; i want you::bob dylan ; try a little tenderness :: otis redding

[image credit: urbanoutfitters]


Savvy Mode SG said...

i adore a sale but not you are right, even sale prices are little high for some products.

Kay said...

That is an insane reduction! Great find.

Cas Ruffin said...

The boots look very equestrian. Veddy nice. How was Adventureland btw?

Young Damsel said...

mmm love these!
and love 1901 by phoenix, i'll definitely check out the other songs as well!!

and of course i want to exchange links! consider me your latest follower<33


Austere said...

Ridiculous sale! That first paragraph is like the story of my life. haha

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, these are scrumptious.

La Couturier said...

I love those boots! The juxtaposition of the materials are genius =]

La C.

Carolina Botelho said...

uau.. love the boots!