Ruby Shoesday # 16: Cheaty McCheaterston


(Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragons, red ASOS pencil skirt, black bardot sweater, Primark bow belt)

OK, OK, I’m totally cheating with this Ruby Shoesday, because these shoes are only a little bit red rather than totally red. This morning, though, while I was pondering whether or not I could get away with using them for a Ruby Shoesday challenge, I happened to look at Shoegal, and saw that Fi had done exactly that. Well, that made up my mind for me, and the Lady Dragons were duly inducted into the Ruby Shoesday rotation. Now I just wish I’d thought of doing it sooner…

As you might have guessed from the lack of Shoe Challenge/Ruby Shoesday posts lately, I’ve hit that Between-Season-Slump I hate so much. It feels too late in the year for summer clothes, but the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having this month makes it too hot for boots and tights, so while I’m thoroughly bored with my wardrobe right now, I’m reluctant to change it for the winter one and end up sweltering in the sun. I’m also reluctant to complain too much about it, because I am loving the unexpectedly warmer weather, and I know that two weeks into winter I’ll be willing to sell my soul for one week of mid-September so I’m just trying to make the most of it while I can. I can’t believe I’m still getting away with peep toes and bare legs!

I love these ASOS pencil skirts. I haveย a red one and an navy one, and I have my eye on two more…

The belt was an impulse buy in Primark a couple of weeks ago. When I see red belts with bows on them, I just have to buy one.

I’ve earmarked the last Sunday in September for the Great Wardrobe Switchover. Nowย I just have to hope the warm weather lasts until then!



  • Oooh, the skirt is gorgeous! What about the shoe challenge? Have you managed to save all the summer shoes worth saving, or should we expect some last minute posts before autumn sets in?

    • Thanks – it’s one of my favourites at the moment: looking forward to wearing it with boots in the Autumn/Winter too!

      I think I’ve saved all of the summer shoes worth saving at the moment, although I’m not discounting a few last minute ones! I think my biggest challenge will be to stop myself buying more summery styles on eBay etc once the winter gets underway – I have a bad habit of buying things out of season, and if I buy summer shoes in winter I’ll have no chance of saving them by the end of January!

      • I’m sure new ones wouldn’t count though. It would be like investing in a new shoe challenge for next year. You see, it’s not that you can’t resist buying all those peep toes, but you DO need something to write about. It’s like investing in your business ๐Ÿ™‚

  • You look lovely in that outfit, and I adore the curls in your hair.

    I’m also jealous of the warm weather. Where I am we have unseasonably freezing cold weather! Ok maybe not freezing, more like 8C but still…

  • The skirt and the belt inspired me to try a similar look! I adore this shade of red on you. And the length is just perfect!

    Oh, and the Lady Dragon shoes are a dream..

  • Your hair looks gorgeous in these pics ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love the skirt and belt! And well, the Lady Dragons are my favorites.
    I wonder if my mum would buy me a pair… ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Thanks! I really love the Lady Dragons – I wasn’t sure how much wear I’d actually get out of them, but I’ve worn these and the cherry shoes all summer: they go with everything ๐Ÿ™‚

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