December 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
Every now and then I take lots of pictures of my shoes. It just happens. I’ll be choosing which pair to wear and then suddenly I’ll realise just how much I adore my collection. Sadly, most have to be hidden away in my three double wardrobes and even THE LOFT but a few are proudly displayed under and over my desk where I do my thinking and writing and stuff.
As my desk is in my dressing room, these shoes tend to be rotated an awful lot, and I do love to document how they look in different places on the shelves and how they look with the changing seasons. LAME I KNOW, but at least it’s not stamps or railway timetables. Although Boyfriend would probably prefer that.
Anyway, here’s a winter version of The Shoe Shelves – sandals away, sparkles out in force.
December 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
Bought some little boy shoes. Put some gold on them. Yuh.
These lovely brogues (originally plain black, though they do come in black and cream, also) are from H&M Boys and they’re SEVEN POUNDS right now. They go up to a UK 5.5 so go buy some!
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November 26, 2012 § Leave a comment
So…I bought some stuff. I hadn’t spent anything on myself all month and I was feeling good. Staying away from eBay and all blogs in general is very important when I’m trying not to spend money, and as long as I keep away from my netbook in the evenings I’m generally OK…
But then I had to do loads of writing for GKBC so I was powerless to resist the call of online shopping during my mini breaks. Wah! Anyway, swiftly sweeping all guilt under the highly patterned carpet, here’s what I got. EEEEE!
Platform plimsolls: these are for spiking, which is the art of adding spikes to things you want spikes on. I have 12 gold screw spikes that I liberated from a hideous white pleather collar, and I’m very eager to put them on some shoes. I may spray the soles of these black because the grey looks a little naff, but for £12 you can’t argue!
Double creepers: I wear my creepers so often that I felt another pair were needed. I also love chunky shoes in black because I wear black tights 99% of the time and these two things together conspire to give the illusion of slightly longer legs: ain’t no bad thing. Especially if you’re five foot nothing (joking – I’m five foot ONE, that’s a big difference).
Gold spiky jewellery: A gold spiky ring and two gold spiky bracelets. Mmmm, GOLD. And SPIKES. TOGETHER. No explanation needed there.
Sparkly socks: I wear sparkly or lacy socks with creepers a lot, so now I have three new colours in preparation for probably doubling my creepy time with my new pair.
Cable knit leg warmers: Don’t know why. Well maybe I do actually. I used to wear black leg warmers over black baseball boots all the time because I loved the chunky, gothy effect. I reckon these will look PHAT with my gold-spiked black platform plimsolls.
I’ll be styling these up as soon as I get them, so look out (seriously, LOOK OUT OR YOU’LL BE DAMAGED) for some very spiky outfits…
November 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
I’ve written about Zalando before, for HOWL. Revisiting them a year later, I can only say that their GINORMOUS clothing and accessories range has grown. I mean, we’re talking THOUSANDS of pairs of shoes here.
Lovely Zalando gave me a lovely voucher, and I set to work (yup, shopping is work if you have to write about it) trawling through about a zillion items to find the one I really REALLY wanted. I actually did so quite quickly, but unfortunately what I really REALLY wanted was a pair of Jeffrey Campbell wedge trainers…
Now y’all know I don’t even LIKE Jeffrey Campbell but I have to say, these are something else. Zalando have a huge range of Jeffrey Campbell, including designs I’ve not seen elsewhere. Such as the lush pair THAT I WANT DESPERATELY and sat looking at for longer than necessary. And set as my desktop background. And had a dream about.
Anyway – brushing away my tears, I finally settled on a ‘sexy’ little black dress with minimal detailing but great shape. Sexy is in inverted commas here because I would not suppose to present the idea of me wearing a dress as a sexy thing – that is both subjective and debatable. I also found a ring I had a sneaking suspicion would be absolutely crazy lush at the last minute and impulse bought that too (you can see it on HOWL).
The Little Black Dress
I wore it to a posh party with my favey diamanté-sprinkled blazer, sparkly black wedge smoking slippers, and my new black faux fur stole. I felt very svelte in it (not an experience I’m used to by any means) so that was definitely a huge tick in the satisfaction box!
This dress feels like it will be a good ol’ faithful for years to come, because it’s so easy to dress up and it’s very stretchy (not clingy) and forgiving. I’d give it a 10 for wearability, an 8 for style and a 9 for quality.