Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Hey darlings! In case some of you missed the big news and have been wondering why it's been so quiet over here, you can still follow my shoe challenge posts (and my new hair!) over at the new website. It's still under construction, but it's already a lot "cleaner" and you can follow me on Facebook as well for the first updates! So hurry up and join us, it's way more fun over there!
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
These are exactly the kind of shoes that I love. Elegant, in a totally-in-your-face kind of way. Without the neon, these would just be pretty (very pretty even), but with it, these are amazeballs. I implemented my usual tactics: if the shoes are too much, pile on more on top!
Obviously I also love the attention they get from people on the street. And I'm pretty sure these could save lives (well, mine at least) in traffic, seeing as they're so bright, it's impossible for drivers to miss me on my bicycle!
dress Folter (seen before) / cardigan Mango / watch Kipling / shoes Not Rated
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Monday, 1 October 2012
Right after my Carvela Grass wedges arrived, these Dorothy Perkins wedges went on sale. They're pretty much the same shoe, in an equally vibrant suede, real leather and marked down to £17. Let's just be honest here, I couldn't not buy them, now could I?
I bought the dress in last year's sales, but I hadn't worn it until now. I thought it complemented the shoes perfectly, it was comfortable, and I got lots of compliments in the pub. And just like that, the weekend has come and gone again.
dress Closet / shoes Dorothy Perkins
Sunday, 30 September 2012
Words cannot describe how awesome these shoes are. I'll tell you that they are so awesome, that I really needed a second pair of Lorissas. Oops. I especially adore the element of surprise: all business in front, party in the back.
I'm still denying Fall with bare legs and peeptoes, and so far I haven't had any trouble doing so. We're even supposed to get a sunny day tomorrow, so who knows what I'll pull out of my hat next?
Friday was the first time I ever wore these shoes to work, or even in the daytime for that matter. I'm happy I did though, because I'm sure I'll wear them even more now. I've worn them lots for nights in the pub, and my friends are always asking me about them whenever I'm not wearing them. They're a real hit with most people.
And why would they not? Like I said, they're awesome sauce!
Skirt and jacket Zara / sweater H&M / shoes Sam Edelman
Saturday, 29 September 2012
I don't have to tell you that these photos are from a couple of weeks ago, do I? I think the spot of sunshine gives the game away... As you can also tell, I really do love my Dorothy Perkins dresses. You may remember I was on the hunt for the perfect pair of navy pumps a while ago, and these are what I eventually ended up with after a little browsing the eBay. These peep toes are from River Island and had never been worn (that's how I like my eBay purchases), and I just love the cutouts and the ribbon bow on the toe. They have kind of a ladylike, brogue-ish feel to them. Close-up here.
Surprisingly, you can even glimpse some sunshine in these photos. At work (in Brussels) that day, I saw nothing out my window but grey clouds and oncoming rain. A bit more up north (20 minutes outside Brussels, the centre of Belgium), and I was greeted by the sun when I came home.
As much as I do love this dress, this particular day was kind of windy (as most days have been since then) and, well, let's say a couple of people caught a glimpse of my underwear. I ran into some friends on the way home, and when I saw them later that evening, they even commented on my skirt flaring up, oh the horror! Who knows who saw?! And I wasn't even wearing my nice underwear damnit.
Anyway, I'll still be pretending to be enjoying Summer for a little while, since, well, I have no choice. I think I've gotten through the last of the peep toes, and I'm now working on the suede ones. I have a lot of work cut out for me before Winter is allowed in!
dress and belt Dorothy Perkins (seen here) / cardigan Mango
shoes River Island
Friday, 28 September 2012
A friend posted these on my Facebook wall, and I couldn't keep them all to myself, now could I? They must be the perfect start to the weekend! Sadly, there's not much known about these awesome T-Rex shoes, but if you know where to get them, please leave me a comment because I would rock the hell out of them!
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Not a lot to say here. I got rained out on my way to the train station this morning and again on the way home, which made me very pleased that I didn't make too much of an effort getting dressed today. In fact, I just recycled this dress from the weekend, threw on a blush cardigan and grabbed some neutral shoes on my way out the door. Luckily I grabbed patent ones though, as the current weather would've been disastrous to the suede shoes I originally wanted to wear.
I think that blush patent might be one of my favourite uppers though, after red suede of course. I prefer a pinkish blush to the usual nude beige. I especially love the ladylike feel of these courts, I always feel that way with brogue details. Last year these got saved fairly late in the game, mainly because I don't wear them all that much. They're that kind of shoes that only fit whenever it's rather cold and my feet are little bit smaller (I'm not the only one who has this, right?), so I figured that after I fit into these yesterday, I had to take advantage of the situation.
Sadly, the colours in these pics are horrible, but well, it's quite late and honestly I can't be bothered.
dress Mango / cardigan H&M / shoes Miss Selfridge (last year's challenge)
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
I don't wear these half-wedges nearly enough, but to be brutally honest, they don't always fit. Luckily today was a good day, and the squeezing was limited to a minimum. Like last year, I paired them with turquoise. These shoes have quite an effect and they do get lots of looks on the street. I love how you can't see all the differently coloured layers from the front. I love sneeky little touches like that.
It was the first time that I wore this skirt, since it's quite a thick fabric and therefore not very suited for hot weather. But now the weather has taken a turn for the worst and this skirt has the loveliest movement to it (perfect for twirling!), so I'm guessing it will become a staple piece this Winter.
skirt Red Label / cardigan New Look / belt came with this dress
shoes Office (last year's challenge)
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Finally I can call these babies mine! I've been on the hunt for a pair of Minnies for a while now, and like a couple of other scores this month I'm pretty happy to be checking these off my wishlist. They're not quite as comfortable as I expected them to be (I'm usually pretty chuffed with the fit of Kurt Geiger shoes), but that's mainly because the inner sides are still quite stiff and rigid. It'll probably get better with more wear. That said, I'm a bit surprised by how big these look on my feet. Oh well, still pretty! I especially adore the oversized bow and the angular shaped heel.
On other exciting news: my dad and my uncle are installing new furniture in my "shoe room" tonight, so you better be ready for a photo overload soon! The thought of displaying all my shoes and neatly colour coding my dresses is already making me giddy! I've got butterflies in my tummy just fantasizing about it. (my god, I am a freak)
dress 3Suisses (seen here) / belt New Look / shoes Miss KG
shoes New Look (last year's challenge)
Monday, 24 September 2012
Stripes, floral and bows, oh my! We had a nice sunny (yet rather chilly) day on Saturday, and I took advantage of it to save my new Rocket Dog slingbacks. I'm pretty excited that the blue sequins on my skirt photographed so well, so you can clearly see why I chose electric blue shoes with an all black and white outfit. I have thought this through, you know.
I really adore the big ass bow on my tshirt, but I also think it might be a bit much with the wide black belt. But that belt was a necessary, lastminute addition, as the outfit just didn't work without one. Since I'm spending the weekend away from home though, I had to rummage my mum's closet and this was the best I could dig up.
Of course, a little twirling was in order.
I spent my Sunday in a swimming pool (indoors, of course), so no outfit posts there, but I'm saving another pair today. Reaching the seventies in my shoe challenge, and especially passing the halfway point, has really got me motivated.
skirt WE / top New Look / belt my mum's / shoes Rocket Dog
Sunday, 23 September 2012
You guys, I've been feeling kind of down. My personal life is a bit upside down right now, and I'm not sure how much of it I'm willing to share on this blog. Let's just say I went out with some friends on Friday night to get my mind off things, and well, it helped. Lots. I've gotten pretty good at handling the punches life throws my way, and I've pretty much got the "carry on and live life, because things still need to get done" attitude down to a tee. If life hands you lemons etc etc...
Anyway, the shoes. These are one of those pairs that I finally got to cross off my wishlist, and I knew I wanted to make them the focal point of the outfit, so I paired them with a little black dress. I love this Mango dress to bits, because of its simple, slightly 50s shape, and I figured it was due a night out on the town anyway.
dress Mango / shoes Carvela / doggy mine
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Here's the outfit I wore to the office on Friday. I've decided to revamp some stuff that's been in my wardrobe for ages, but never gets out. This little jacket is such an item that I've kept over the years, but have only ever worn once or twice. I've already come up with a few more ways to wear it, and I'm pretty sure it would look great with a little belt.
It was also a first outing for my nude Lornas, which is kind of scandalous. I got them back in November and although their metallic sisters have already been worn a couple of times, these have been neglected. Which is a shame, as they really are stunning. I'm just so glad that I still got to wear them with bare legs.
skirt Mango / shirt H&M / jacket Only / shoes Sam Edelman