WHAT: Ted Baker ‘Keanah’ peep toes
WHEN: June 2011
WHERE: On holiday in Los Angeles, California
WITH: River Island dress
Only a few more holiday Shoe Challenges to go, so you’ll only have to endure a few more photos of me gazing wistfully out over the valley, I promise!
Nah, I’m joking. There are loads of them still to come. Well, you know, I took a LOT of shoes with me. “Save shoes while the sun shines,” that’s my motto. Or it is now, anyway. Now, before we go any further with this particular challenge I have to point out that I had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction on this particular day in that I was wearing a strapless slip under my dress and it was a slip by nature as well as by name, because it kept dropping down to my waist, leaving that odd bulgy effect you can see in some of the photos. I took it off as soon as I realised, but that’s why I look like I have a couple of spare tyres in some of these photos…
These are my Ted Baker ‘Keanah’ pumps, and they’re one of my favourite pairs of shoes: I just love the gold soles on them!
Just to prove that we DID actually leave the house occasionally on holiday, here’s an “out and about” shot. This was taken on the street Marilyn Monroe lived on: that wasn’t the gate to her house (it was surrounded by a high wall), but I thought it was really pretty, anyway.
After seeing where she lived, we stopped at Marilyn’s last resting place to pay our respects.
(That’s actually Dean Martin’s grave I’m standing in front of. There are lots of famous people in this cemetery, and lots of very moving inscriptions: I found it all a bit emotional, which I guess isn’t surprising. I was also rather overdressed, but I like to think Marilyn at least would’ve approved…)
This is the cream version of this dress, and I must admit, I bought it with these shoes in mind. I should really stop doing that.