WHAT: Faith Lecloud black slingbacks
WHEN: Saturday, July 30th, 2011
WHERE: Family dinner
WITH: Vintage Allure ‘Jailhouse’ dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita satchel (c/0 Shopbop), Gucci sunglasses
Hi! Today I’m wearing sunglasses indoors, just to see how many of you are paying attention.
OK, I’m not: I only wore them when I went out, but I thought I’d show you what the outfit looked like “in the wild” too. I know, too much time on my hands. Anyway!
These shoes were the last thing I purchased from Faith before it went bust. They are shamelessly drawing “inspiration” from both YSL and Christian Louboutin, but they don’t care, because they are high and lethal (although actual quite comfortable, considering).
This dress is by Vintage Allure, and it’s one of those dresses of mine which has A Story behind it. It’s a sad story. Tissues at the ready….
I ordered the dress last December, right before I went on holiday to Tenerife. I was planning to wear it out there, on one of the two anniversaries Shoeperman and I celebrated while we were away, but then the snow came. And the mail… didn’t. The Royal Fail, as I like to call them, took all of my packages hostage, and refused to hand them over to me, no matter how much I begged and pleaded, so I was forced to head off without the dress. It was finally delivered the day after we got back, and of course, by then it was no use to me whatsoever, because we were knee-deep in snow, and it’s not exactly a winter-weight dress.
I loved it, though, so I decided to keep it anyway, and it finally got its chance to be worn this weekend, a mere seven months after I bought it.
Of course, you’d think I’d have learned by now that me and light-coloured dresses DO. NOT. MIX.
I haven’t, though, so I sat down to dinner, and before I’d eaten so much as a single bite, I’d splashed the sauce from my meal all over the front of my dress. Whoops.
Luckily, the marks came out in the wash, so the day – and the dress – was saved. So it wasn’t actually a sad story at all, really, was it? Now you know why I normally tie a tea-towel around my neck when I eat, though…