Bettie Page dress? Peep toe shoes? The colour GREEN? It’s Shoeperwoman by numbers, folks! If anyone ever wants to dress as me for Halloween (and I can’t for a second imagine why you would…) this would be the way to do it. It would also be a good excuse to buy a lot of shoes: just a thought…
This weekend I managed to save two more pairs of shoes (Don’t worry, one of the outfits doesn’t contain anything green at all: Shoeperwoman in “wearing other colours” shocker!): these are the first, and they’re just a plain old pair of black New Look peep toes, which are shamelessly “inspired” by Christian Louboutin’s “Greissimo” pumps, but obviously aren’t fooling anyone:
I bought these shoes at the same time as the tan slingbacks I saved last month, and I remember thinking it was super-extravagant to be buying two pairs of shoes at the same time, even although I still only spent about £40 in total (and have worn both pairs so often that the cost-per-wear must be tiny by now!). Oh, how the times have changed! And oh, how Shoeperman must wish we could go back to the days when I’d think twice before buying two pairs of shoes at once!
(To be fair, I’d still think twice before doing that: the Shoe Challenge has made sure of that!)
(Actually, a couple of weeks ago, I noticed a strange thing: the Shoe Challenge has really started to make me think twice – or even three or four times – before buying ANY shoes at all. And I know, I know – I DID just buy those ‘Pollys’ on eBay, but, in fairness, I’d been after those for a whole year, and other than that, there aren’t really too many pairs of shoes on my Wish List right now, and nothing that I couldn’t live without. It’s not that I haven’t seen anything I like – far from it – it’s just that doing the Shoe Challenge is making me think much harder about whether I really need them, where I’ll wear them, what I’ll wear them with, whether I already have another eleventy one pairs exactly like them: that kind of thing. And nine times out of ten, I decide that, no, I actually don’t need the shoes, so I put them back and walk away. Either I’m making progress, or there’s something wrong with me, I’m not sure which. I’m sure normal, shoe-buying service will resume soon.)
This is one of my favourite dresses, but it was really hard to get the colour to photograph properly, because these shots were taken in the early evening, and the light had already started to fade. I would tell you how much this depresses me, but… you already know, right?
(It depresses me A LOT, for the record. But at least I have pretty shoes to make me feel a little better…)