OK, it’s not really. If I’m completely honest, it was just a little too cold for this outfit today (luckily I did have a trench coat with me for when the wind got too much), but you know what? Screw it. It’s officially Spring, so from this point on, I’m just going to dress as if the weather is keeping pace with the calendar, even although the weather itself seems to have missed the memo. Well, it’s the only way I’m going to get any use at all out of my vast summer wardrobe, after all!
These shoes are from Matalan, and the last time you saw them, they had a Mary Jane strap across the front. I’d never really liked that strap, and when I was sorting out my shoes ahead of the start of the Challenge this year, I’d originally consigned these to the “donate” pile because of it. They’re such a versatile colour, though, that I took pity on them, pulled them out, and snipped off the strap. As you can see, it doesn’t look great close up, but it has allowed me to wear them more often, and that’s the name of the Shoe Challenge game, so it’s all good. (Er, it’s not the actual name of the game, obviously. It’s just called “The Shoeper Shoe Challenge”. Because I’m imaginative like that.) I was pleased I’d kept them when I got this dress, too, because they’re the perfect colour for it!
About the dress: can you believe this is from River Island? I know a lot of people look down on RI and it has a bit of a reputation as a clubber’s paradise, but it’s been my guilty little not-so-secret for a while now, and as well as loving their shoes, the current collection is full of gorgeous little 50s-inspired dresses. I may have bought a couple. OK, three. And some swimwear. And a hat. Moving on…
It was a little bit windy:
But at least another pair of shoes was saved. Can I make it a perfect 10 by the end of the weekend? Er, probably not, to be honest, but I will at least try!