Sunday, May 1, 2011

#49, 50 & 51 - Long weekend

It's been getting cooler lately, but I hope this weather isn't here to stay as I'm having trouble with my Winter outfits already! I've realised that almost all of my heels are open-toe, so that's going to be a problem! I'm grateful to Prada for making it okay to wear sandals with tights, but I'm not sure if I could really pull it off... Anyway, I do have lots of flats I can wear in Winter, but as I discovered last week, wearing dark tights with light/bright coloured shoes can look a little strange. Maybe I just have to get used to it. I can't help but feel a bit like a clown though!
I wasn't really happy with this outfit, but at least I got to wear these cute red shoes that I hadn't worn in a long time. There's something extra-special about red shoes...
I hadn't planned my outfit for Friday, so I was expecting to be digging through piles of clothes trying to find something suitable. But when I got up on Friday morning and checked my email, I got an email from Irregular Choice suggesting their 'Patty' shoes (which I happen to have a pair of) as appropriate to wear on the day of the royal wedding. So I took them up on their suggestion, and luckily managed to find a pink outfit to match. I was really looking forward to the royal wedding, and I wasn't disappointed - it was beautiful.
I bought this skirt from Alannah Hill recently, thinking that it was red (and I 'needed' a red skirt, as I don't appear to have one). I have since discovered that it is actually pink. Still, I love it, and it may even be a contender for my 'favourite skirt'. Super cute Irregular Choice shoes above, with the Union Jack on the front (although it isn't particularly noticeable in this colour variation). Well, today I went to brunch with my sister and her boyfriend, and we had lovely cupcakes.
We have another long weekend for Labor Day. My birthday sometimes falls on the holiday, but not this year, unfortunately. Anyway, this was my brunch outfit (which may look similar to a dress I've worn before, but I haven't worn this as part of the shoe challenge yet. I think I am going to have to start repeating some outfits soon, though!)
That's a bag or something hanging on the door behind me. I really should try to go outside for photos, but it's difficult as it's always raining lately, and I have nothing out there to rest my camera on. I actually like photography and have an SLR camera, but it's too difficult trying to use it for self-portraits, so I don't use it very often.
Here is one pair of my adorable Marc Jacobs mouse flats :) I just love these shoes. I know they're not for everyone, but they're so cute and quirky, and I'd happily buy them in every colour available if I could (including the slippers with sleepy mouse eyes, aww!).


  1. Too cute! I have a question; how well do IC shoes fit? I'm a UK size 8 but I was wondering if they are pretty true to size or if I would fit down a size? c: xxx

  2. I do think that dark tights work. If not you can try pattern tights or colored tights

  3. Rai, I find that IC shoes run wide, but aside from that, they're generally true to size. I usually wear a UK 6, and I have 3 pairs of IC shoes in size 6 that fit fine, and 1 pair that are way too big, despite being the same size! If you can buy or try them on in store, that's probably a good idea! Otherwise, reading reviews on sites like Schuh is really helpful :)

    Emma, I think you might be right, and I'm sure it's just that I'm not used to wearing tights. I find it harder to put outfits together in Winter, as there are so many more items to coordinate! I've just bought a couple of pairs of patterned tights, so I'll hopefully be able to incorporate them into outfits soon :)