What: New Look tan slingbacks
When: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Where: Around town
With: The Cursed Green Dress (George via eBay), my dad’s belt, an ancient black cardigan bought in Florida many years ago, and a tan handbag from a boutique in Greece, also many years ago.
I had pretty much resigned myself to the idea of letting my toes freeze this week in order to get some of my more summery shoes through the challenge, but much to my amazement, the sun made a very welcome return today, so of course we grabbed the opportunity to get out and enjoy it while we still can!
If you’re thinking these shoes are almost exactly the same as these ones (and bear more than a passing resemblance to these ones, too), well, you’re absolutely right, they do. This is a perfect example of how, when I find a shoe style I like, I will think, “OMG, what if they stop making shoes like this, and then when these ones die, I can never find any more of them? WHAT IF?” and then I buy more shoes in exactly the same style, just to prevent that happening. In my defence the Jasper Conran shoes were actually a gift (and hey, I’m wearing exactly the same bag and belt in that post, too!), but I still own way too many pairs of tan peep toes. I DO actually wear them all, though, so maybe it’s not such a bad thing after all.
This dress is cursed. The first one I bought got lost… (It’s a long story)
I finally found a replacement on eBay, but the first time I wore it…
… the wind blew it up over my head, and I flashed a group of people outside a local restaurant.
And this time?
This time I decided to give it a quick iron before putting it on, and…
… ironed a scorch mark onto the skirt. D’oh. Luckily the skirt is big and the mark is pretty small, so you can’t really see it. Even so, though, I’m forced to come to the conclusion that the dress is cursed. It doesn’t want to be worn.
I guess it’s probably just as well that it’ll be getting packed away for the winter soon. Maybe I’ll have better luck with it next year?
Still, at least it helped me strike another pair of shoes off my Shoe Challenge list. On to the next pair!
(Out-takes and extras will up soon on Facebook!)