WHAT: Dorothy Perkins red booties
WHEN: Saturday, November 12,2011
WITH: Topshop dress
When I was writing the title of this post, my main thought (other than a Beavis & Butthead-style chuckle at the “bootie call” pun, obviously) was, “Pair number 56? Seriously? I’m still only in the FIFTIES?” Yes, folks, we’ve reached that stage of the Shoe Challenge: the stage where I feel like I’ve been doing this FOREVER, but there’s still a long, long way to go. In retrospect, I probably should have had a slightly longer breaker between Shoe Challenge One and Shoe Challenge Two, but what can I say, I’ve always been a glutton for punishment…
These shoes were from the Dorothy Perkins sale a couple of years ago, and because I still haven’t found
what I’m looking for a pair of red knee boots, I wear these instead, to allow me to continue with my red shoe obsession all the way through winter. The dress, meanwhile, was actually from the Topshop Tall range this summer, which makes the shortness of it even more suprising. (I’m just under 5’4″ and bought this thinking that as it’s designed for much taller women, it would probably hit just above the knee: no such luck!) This was actually the first time I’d worn it since I bought it, because it was just too short for bare legs: one of the few times I was actually glad to be able to wear tights!
Hmm, I’ve just realised that the last time I saved these boots I also wore a navy dress with them: I’ll have to see if I can put together some different looks for these!