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Monday, 22 February 2010

Today's outfit was mainly inspired by watching the Winter Olympics last night. I love watching sport. And despite never having strapped on a pair of skis or ice skates in my life, I can't get enough of watching people hurl themselves down mountains or leaping about on the ice. The skicross last night was amazing - I was bouncing around all over the place cheering people on and gasping at the high speed crashes!

Ahem. Where was I? Oh yes, outfit inspiration. Well these rather fantastic shoes made their way into my life a few weeks ago and winter is really the only time I can wear them so I thought it was time to give them an outing.

I know they might be a bit bold and in your face for everyone's taste but I love them. Knitted shoes, can't go wrong! And the colours are so happy and make me feel cheerful. Plus, it's got to be a good sign when you get to work and the first thing anyone says to you is "Amazing shoes!"

The rest of the outfit followed from there really. Both the dress and cardi have been blogged before (separately) I think. I'm not so sure it would have occured to me to put them together before now, but I like the way it looks.

Tunic dress - Dorothy Perkins
Cardi - Matalan
Tights - M&S
Shoes - Irregular Choice via my trusty supplier ;-)
Beads - car boot sale
Hair - somewhat larger and curlier than usual!

And the photo is my best attempt at a smile - it just doesn't come naturally to me when taking my own pic!

Oh and as I completely forgot to reply to it at the time, Lou - my cocktail ring is some type of quartz, I think possibly rutilated quartz? The photo doesn't really do it justice, it's so beautiful.


  1. I loooove this outfit it looks great on you! And the shoes are fab!

    Yay to seeing more of your pretty face in this pic!

  2. Superb outfit. I love the way you've matched your dress and cardi to the shoes, which are *immense*, by the way... I really must, must, must acquire some ICs...

    And hurrah for not hiding behind your hair, pretty girl! ^_~

  3. Much better!
    I love your outfit today, the colours are really cheerful and that dress is so floaty and flattering.
    If it helps I pretend that the camera is a good friend who I've just noticed - Is that a bit odd?

  4. Oh your outfit, hair and pretty smiley face are just picture perfect!
    Thanks for the tip off on the book, I'm off to search Amazon.
    How did you get your hair so big and bouncy, please share!

  5. I love those shoes! they are amaxing, perfect height and everything! You look wonderful! x

  6. Great shoes! You rock them! You know I love a nautical look - this is just wonderful. :)

  7. wow those shoes are fabulous, I'm starting to think I need to get on the IC band wagon.

    This outfit looks stunning on you :)

    queenie x

  8. Whoa, those shoes are awesome!!! Who said we couldn't be patriotic?? ;)

  9. yay for the shoes alex :D
    they look fab!! xxx

  10. Amazing shoes, so different! Loving the nautical colours!

  11. Loving those shoes... I actually have a craving to own some!!


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