Outfits, Style Inspiration

Helena, Queen of Mismatching

October 20, 2011

I like thrifted things and it’s literally written all over my blog. When it comes to shoes, however, I rather stick to new. New and on sale, that is. My options are very limited and I’m a bit picky, so that’s why it’s happened before that I’ve ended up buying the same pair in different colors during 2 for 1 sales.

Mismatched shoes

Mostly because I can, I decided to mix it up a bit and do like the fabulous Helena Bonham Carter at the Golden Globes.

Helen Bonham Carter Golden Globes image via: VogueUK

The original plan was to pay homage to Helena and her “catastrophic” style with an outfit inspired by her own, but Vivienne Westwood gowns were nowhere to be found in my closet. Darn. I had to play it up with what I do have: vintage blouses and high-waist shorts.

Mismatched shoes trend outfitTop: Vintage, found in thrift store. Shorts: H&M, Necklace: Primark (both purchases from the London trip)

Mismatched shoes outfit idea When I was leaving my house in this outfit, I ran into my mother at the front door. Unexpectedly, her reaction was not one of surprise: “that’s how Mirna, my friend from college, wore her shoes”. Not that I should be shocked that mismatched shoes were an 80s trend, but that someone dared to in Honduras?  Hats off to Mirna, wherever she may be.

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  • Ausra October 20, 2011 at 10:08 am

    oh i allways wanna do that, but i never have the same shoes! but i absolutely love this idea! and that Helena was so higly criticised for that makes me love it even more – it just shows how short sighted and uncreative masses are 🙂

  • jiglycious October 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    i love the red one!!
    and its very match with the mustard!!

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  • Anonymous October 28, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Mire mama, usted hace un excelente trabajo. No le pare bola a los comentarios negativos, que de esos Dios se encarga. Usted es un orgullo catracho y aun para los de afuera. Siga asi. 🙂

  • Mustika Hayati October 30, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    unusual, but, “hey !i think its COOL !”

  • Belinda October 31, 2011 at 7:08 am

    me encanta! acabo de encontrar tu blog y es reconfortante saber que no estoy sola 😀 hace poco inicie un blog.

    PD: I was also Born and raised in a place where fashion is only about matching.


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  • Anonymous November 14, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Nice outfit, sophisticated yet fun at the same time!

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  • June December 8, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I’ve always wanted to do the same thing but in India ( its waaaaay more third world than Honduras ) people will laugh at me for sure! Need to move to Europe I think!!!

  • Belchoc in Honduras July 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Just love it. I used to be more adventurous…