Monday, April 11, 2011

#40 - Dressing for your shape

I feel like I'm starting to lose track of which shoes I've actually worn, so I'm just wondering, how are you all managing your shoe collection for the shoe challenge? Maybe I need to rearrange my shoes so that the ones I've yet to wear are stored on top. I've actually taken photos of most of my shoes, so I should probably just put them all in 'worn' and 'not worn' folders on my computer...Anyway, today I wanted to talk about dressing for your body shape. There are a lot of books out there about this (most of them probably by Trinny & Susannah), and when I was at Borders today looking at shoe books, there was a lady standing next to me looking at these types of books. I don't worry about this sort of thing too much myself, because I want to wear whatever clothes I like, regardless of whether they look any good on me or not. I guess I try to take a more positive view of these things, too - we're all different, but maybe that's not such a bad thing. Maybe we shouldn't necessarily try to hide all of the so-called flaws that make us different. The outfit I'm wearing today is, I believe, the type of oufit I 'should' be wearing according to some of these books (outfit with ruffled top, enhanced waist, flared skirt). I like it, but I wouldn't want to wear it every day - I much prefer knit tops to blouses.

I have very few pairs of black shoes, and I often feel like I should have more. Today's shoes weren't quite as matching as I would've liked! I did once order a pair of shoes online in the same colour as my blouse, but somehow I got sent the wrong size, and it didn't work out.
Anyway, I got a few things in the mail today - 2 dresses (yay!) and these shoes, which I ordered on impulse. I don't actually know if I like them or not. I love anything to do with wings and angels, so when I saw these shoes, I had to buy them. But they are actually very casual, and they remind me of sneakers (well, they are made by adidas, I suppose!).
I went back to work today, and I still feel pretty weak and tired from my illness, so I was struggling to walk in heels. Still, I might attempt to wear some of my D&G shoes tomorrow, if I feel brave enough to take on the cobblestones in 4.5 inch heels...


  1. This outfit looks really nice on you! And I like all your shoes ;)

  2. I'm loving these adidas flats.They are so cute and those wings are just so cool on them :)

  3. I wrote them all down on paper and numbered them, that's why mine sem sporadic.

  4. Beautiful outfit! I'd never have thought you have cobblestones as well! I always wish they'd replace them with big stones or just pour cement over it! To count my shoes I mark the ones I wore on my complete collection picture, otherwise I'd forget it too.

  5. Thanks for the suggestions! I am keeping a list of the shoes I've worn, but sometimes when I'm in a hurry to get ready, I don't have time to look at it. I think I'll definitely have to start keeping track of my shoes properly, as I'm mostly relying on my memory at the moment!

  6. oooh my sister has those same shoes, wrote a post about it (

    I want my own pair too - they are too cute!