So here is what I wore today.
Dress from the charity shop and opaque tights.
A touch of the 90's non?
Do you ever get weeks where you just feel completely 'meh'? A bit like you're fading into blandness. I'm definitely having one of those weeks. Even my freshly dyed hair just didn't do the trick today. My hair is rapidly developing a two-tone look thanks to my ever growing roots and the frizziness of the bottom half. Not tousled or sexy messy just frizzy.
Maybe it's the first week settling back into routine. I am the type of person who takes forever to adjust to new situations and becomes rather fretful in the process
Anyhoo, I sucked it up, put a whole face of make up one and just knuckled down. One thing that certainly helped me cheer me up are my new shoes. Do you like them? I found them here.
They were kindly sent to me by the good folk at French Connection a brand, I must admit, that I have not traditionally bought but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by their Autumn/Winter collection. They have some great knitwear. I especially love the 'Atticus' jumper.
I opted for the shoes as I wasn't entirely convinced that the jumper or any of the pretty dresses would accommodate my curves! However, I don't have curvy feet, more like Sideshow Bob feet, but these shoes accommodate them perfectly and should give me many hours of wearing pleasure!
Yup, I'm pretty pleased with them. They're sturdy, they're comfy. In fact, I'd so far as to say I fcuking love them! (you saw that coming right?)
I'm got such a thing for school style shoes lately. One of the reasons I was drawn to these is that they remind me of the first pair of shoes my mum bought me for secondary school. My 11 year old self desperately wanted a pair of sturdy air cushioned soled boots more than anything in the world but my my mum was dead set against buying me them. No matter how much I tried to persuade her that they were good value for money and would last me ages and I would wear them to death and love her forever, her response was always along the lines of (imagine faux posh scouse accent):-
"You're not 'avin those big 'orrible bovver boots".
However she did compromise by buying me a pair of sturdy looking lace up shoes from the Army & Navy Stores (remember them?) which bear more than a passing resemblance to my new beauties. I got a few snide comments about them from girls at school but now I feel totally vindicated! I'm actually in fashion, several years late but I'll take it.
I have absolutely no idea why these photos came out blue tinged, spooky eh. But I realised that it actually fitted the whole 90's theme. I seem to recall a lot of bands going for the moody violet tinged publicity shot.
So although uninspired and glum, my lovely new shoes and 90's nostalgia made my 'back to reality' blues that bit more bearable.