When the Shopping Gods Answer your Prayers

This is probably a funny/weird story, but I’m sure many of you can relate or just understand my psycho at this point. It had to be about three years ago when I first came across Monika Chiang’s metal, wrapped in leather, lace up sandals. I HAD to have them. But at the time, I was working two jobs, going to college/dealing with all those fun college related expenses (still am VOM) and I just didn’t have $500 or $600 dollars to lay out (I forget the exact price). I swear I looked at them like, every day (is that normal?). Finally eventually, I couldn’t find them for sale anymore, cue panic. They were no longer available.

I don’t think I ever let anything go, so per usual, every-so-often I searched for them. Recently, having a steady income from my three jobs (is this real life? LOL), like any normal person, I stalked Monika on Instagram. She’s a style queen btw. At which point I also came to realize she was relaunching her shoe collection (THANK THE SHOPPING GODS), and now I’m here, styling my FAB new Imena II sandals. Check them out ladies!


Dress: Milly | Jacket: All Saints | Shoes: Monika Chiang | Bag: Celine

So this post isn’t solely about my personality quirks (i.e. shoe stalking/obsessing), I’ll talk a little about how I went about styling this look. Because it’s getting increasingly colder as the season progresses, I knew I wanted to show these with a dress. To compliment the shoes natural edge, I knew I had to pair them with an all leather look. The biker jacket and the leather panel dress gave all the right fall vibes. I love that you can make these shoes super girly or edgy!

Tell me about an item you stalked that you were finally able to purchase!



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  1. October 22, 2015 / 11:55 am

    I’m so glad I just stumbled across your blog. I love the story of these shoes. It almost makes them even better because you had to wait for them for so long. Are they comfy?

    Beth x

    • October 22, 2015 / 3:44 pm

      Haha yes very true, but I hate waiting! They’re super comfy and I have a high instep and a more wide than narrow foot. They’re so worth it!

  2. October 23, 2015 / 9:36 am

    How much is that bag? I love Celine but thats what i want most<3