WHAT: Carvela ‘Astroid’ platforms
WHEN: Saturday, March 12th
WHERE: Friend’s 30th birthday party
WITH: Green dress (eBay), clutch bag (TK Maxx)
Apologies for the quality of these photos, folks: indoors-at-nighttime is never the best combination for me, but, well, it was an evening outfit and I’m far too lazy to get dressed any earlier than I absolutely have to, in order to take advantage of the daylight!
These are from Saturday night, when we went to a friend’s birthday party: unfortunately a huge quantity of snow was dumped upon us all the night before, though, and as I just don’t own any shoes that are suitable for snow AND parties, I was forced to wear my trusty old boots there, and get changed into these when I arrived: not exactly something I generally expect to have to do in March, but oh well, at least I didn’t ruin my shoes.
Considering the epic eBay battle I so bravely fought (a.k.a. “That Time I Totally Lost My Mind on eBay“) in order to “win” these shoes, I figured they should be one of the first pairs I saved in this challenge: I mean, can you even imagine how stupid I’d feel if I’d done all that obsessing over them, only to lose them? So I figured “Snow be dammed!” and ventured forth in suede shoes.
I actually ended up buying a set of gel insoles for these shoes to make them fit a little better. I’d noticed they had a bit of a tendency to slip at the heel, and after a couple of glasses of wine I always think I can dance like Beyonce, so I had to take steps to make sure I didn’t dance right out of them, or break my leg or something. (I didn’t. Although if I had, I guess that would’ve made a slightly more interesting post…)
The dress, meanwhile, was also an eBay purchase, so I’m totally eBay’d up here. It’s a few years old now, and is a copy of one of Roland Mouret’s Galaxy dresses, which I was absolutely obsessed with at the time. Naturally, I didn’t rest until I’d tracked down a green version…
Because I always seem to end up getting ready at the last possible minute, and taking my photos while Terry sits outside in the car, revving the engine, I totally neglected to get any close-ups of these shoes, but I did just buy them last month, so I’m sure most of you remember what they look like: if not, and you have a burning desire to see more photos, you can click here to see the original post, complete with Terry’s video!
Fantastic color! I love green (well… I know I love many things… red, pink, green too!) The dress is fabulous, the shoes are amaaaaaazing and you look fantastic! I’m sure you were the highlight of the night! By the way, your hair style looks gorgeous, so… I guess the hairdresser – as you said – was worth!
Wow, you look gorgeous! Great shoes, fantastic dress (You just made me search for ‘Galaxy dress’ on ebay :)) and your hair looks very nice!
That is a gorgeous dress. It looks great! And your hair looks very nice!
You look gorgious in that dress! Love the shoes too
Oh my goodness! The whole outfit is just amazing. And the dress is to die for 🙂
That’s such a beautiful dress. I love the fact that pale skin makes jewel colours stand out so much, I try and wear that colour green as much as possible in summer just to show the tanned united that pale can be just as interesting.
I love your new hair 😀 Green is my favorite color, so I’m really loving the outfit as well 🙂
It’s a good thing those shoes aren’t mine; I’d ruin the suede by drooling on them. They’re gorgeous.
PS: I think your haircut looks really good!
I think I’ll soon buy a pair of green shoes… 🙂
Wow you look amazing. This post is very helpful for me too as I also own a pair of Carvela Astroid. Now I have an idea of what they could be worn with. Thanks for the post. 🙂
Yay, your new fringe is great! And the outfit is also lovely, as usual.
Beautiful! And I love the hair!
Those shoes look great, and I would love to see you dance in them ;o)
That color looks really good on you! and your hair looks great.
What they all said – you look phenomenal in this outfit! x
You look stunning.
You look beautiful, and this dress is amazing – it fits you perfectly! I actually have sone d&g shoes that would match well with a dress like this, & I can never find anything to wear them with! Did you change your hairstyle? It looks nice, anyway!
Gorgeous dress and shoes 🙂
i love the dress and shoes…you look so fabulous!!
…the term ‘ cute as a pixie ‘ comes to mind aswell !!
I’m just trying to imagine you dancing like Beyonce (whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)!
You look gorgeous Amber, that deep green is an amazing colour.
Do you have a dress wishlist alongside your shoe wishlist just out of interest?
Yes, I think I have wishlists for everything (although in reality just one giant list)!
Wonderful shoes and great (GREAT) green dress. You always look fantastic!
Wow! Everything works together so well and the colour is great for your skin tone.
Plus your hair looks stunning!
I like your fringe! You’re being too dramatic saying they were bad. You look good!
The whole ensemble is magnificent. The dress fits you perfectly and what a steal from ebay. I love your ‘shoe wall’ too BTW!!
Love the dress. And your hair looks fantastic, really suits you!
I love green too and the dress and the shoes look fab on you. Not jealous at all, me. Nope. Might admit to being a bit green with envy though!
HI, may I ask what shoesize do you wear?
Amazing dress! How did I miss it? And great shoes!!