What: Gold wedge sandals
When: Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011
Where: Day out to Glamis Castle
With: Green dress (George, via eBay), cardigan (H&M), belt (no idea)
I’ve always wanted to live in a castle. Especially a big old haunted one, with secret rooms and stuff. Glamis Castle definitely fits the bill on that score: as well as being the childhood home of the Queen Mother (and the fictional setting of MacBeth), it’s also crammed full of myths and legends, and has a couple of friendly ghosts, too. Shoeperman and I have visited before, but we liked it so much that on Easter Sunday, we decided to take a trip back, this time with my parents in tow.
Naturally, I wore a green dress:
This dress originally came from George at Asda, but I picked up mine on eBay, having seen it in store and waited weeks for it to be available in my size, only for it never to happen. I loved the colour, though, and when Caroline of Second Hand Shopper managed to snag one, and started occasionally posting photos of it, I decided to embark on an eBay hunt. The dress finally popped up in my size last winter, and after a few alterations, courtesy of ShoeperMum, here it is!
(I hadn’t actually intended to wear the cardigan: I just threw it in the car in case it got chilly, but ended up wearing it all day because… well, it was chilly.)
Oh, I also wore wedges. Again.
I got these at TK Maxx a few years ago, and the label inside says “Atticus”, if that means anything to anyone. I decided to wear them purely because the grounds at Glamis are extensive, and I knew stilettos would sink into the grass. I didn’t want to wear flats, but I took an emergency pair just in case, which ShoeperDad volunteered to carry for me:
And yes, he walked around most of the day like that. Sometimes I wonder why my parents haven’t disowned me yet. The worst of it is, my wedges are comfortable enough that I didn’t even need the emergency flats. Sorry, Shoeperdad!
Isn’t it the most beautiful setting?
This was taken in the Italian Garden. I don’t know anything about gardening, as some of you may know, but I do know this one is gorgeous.
I took this one myself: I liked the way the flowers looked like little hearts.
“Could you maybe just stand up on top of that branch?” asked Shoeperman.
Er, no. My powers don’t quite extend to that, I’m afraid…
(Funnily enough, the last time I wore these shoes it was with another George-via-eBay dress. I do like my little traditions…)