WHAT: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon heart shoes
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th, 2011
WHERE: Out and about
WITH: Green dress (Closet); black belt (came free with an ASOS dress)
Did any of you ever see the movie version of Great Expectations starring Gwyneth Paltrow as Estella? One of the things I loved about that movie was the fact that Gwyneth’s character wore green in every single scene of it. Different outfits, of course, and different shades, but always green. Now, I’m not for a second advocating wearing the same colour your whole life long, because that would just be silly, but… I think I’m in danger of it happening to me, because I may as well just hold my hands up and admit that this is one of two green dresses I bought recently. And I have my eye on a third. It’s an addiction, I’m telling you: I see them, and I can’t seem to resist them. I don’t know: there was a time a few years back when I just NEVER seemed to find green clothes at all – maybe now that there’s such an abundance of them, my brain has just decided that I must buy them all now, before it’s too late? Hmmm.
Anyway, this blog is supposed to be about shoes, not dresses (although you wouldn’t always know it), so here are the latest pair of saved shoes: my Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon heart shoes:
I’m so glad I bought these shoes. I remember prevaricating over them when ages when I found them, and eventually leaving the store and making it all the way back to the car before realising that if I left them behind, I’d regret it. I went back, bought them, and put them on right away, and as soon as I did, I knew I’d made the right decision – especially considering they were on sale!
Having a proper “photo spot” is making it much easier for me to take regular photos for the Shoe Challenge, although it doesn’t make for very interesting shots, I’m afraid. You’re not missing much, though: I wore this dress purely because it was new, and when I get a new dress, I always want to wear it right away. I didn’t do anything particularly exciting in this outfit, though (and I dressed it down a bit with a cardigan over the top when I went out), but at least I did manage to save another pair of shoes in it!
I love how swishy this dress is: it was my first purchase from Closet, which is a brand I’ve been stalking for over a year now, and I suspect it won’t be the last. I’m planning to wear it in the winter, too, with tights, although I’m trying my best not to think about that dreaded time. Or about tights, come to think of it. (I hate wearing tights.)
I’m really pleased to have made it into the “thirties” with my Shoe Challenge this week. Now, if I could just stop ADDING to the collection…
Maybe next year I’ll do a green dress challenge? A green dress every day? Anyone? No? Ah.