I was having a discussion with my friends from work today about buying the appropriate clothes/shoes for where you live (well, it was more me talking to them rather than an actual 'discussion'), and it's something that has been bothering me lately. I have a lot of peep-toe shoes, because it's hot here where I live in Australia most of the time. I have a lot of satin/velvet/other fabric-covered shoes because it hardly ever rained here. (If I suddenly moved to the UK, I would have no appropriate shoes). But in the past year or so, it has started raining here, nearly every day. We had a drought for at least 7 years, and now we don't anymore. And if this weather doesn't clear up I'm going to have a hard time getting through my whole shoe collection this year! I wish I didn't always look like I was squinting and smirking in photos. That is not a good combination. Anyway, I absolutely love this dress, and I would probably wear it every day if I could. This photo doesn't do it justice at all, but it's a lovely pale, semi-shiny gold. I feel very dressed-up and girly wearing this, but I love it, so I don't care.