Skip to main content

Day 217: Vote One For Heels With Socks

I have to get a little defensive rant off my shoulders before I start anything else. Yes. I am someone who wears socks with my sandals. And my heels. There is something I love about the look. There is lots I like about the feel. It gives you something in your shoe to keep you warm and comfy without the restrictedness of tights. I also think (with the heels) that it looks feminine and girly and I like it. I have the utmost trouble finding suitable socks would be my only concern with the whole trend. I jumped on the Jelly Bean train this week with the arrival of my pair. I was super-tempted to go with the sparkles, but decided to be 'adult' about the whole thing. My personality, based on my colour choice, apparently is that of the starer into space, the owner of a sieve-like memory, the kind of person who has a shower when they notice their feet are dirty. Mmm? Sparkles would have meant I have a pet unicorn. Socks mean I don't have to wait until summer to wear these surprisingly comfy shoes.

Quick progress report on the diet. It is moving in the right direction despite not always feeling like it. I am slightly better on my off days this week, but there is still too many biscuits. From Pinterest again, I am following somebody's well-put mantra and 'eating whatever I like and hoping for a dieting miracle'—except for the fasting days. Fasting was okay this week. I was super tired and slightly daft though. Not a good combination when working. Please don't get yourself into a sticky situation within my geographical precinct of emergency care on a Monday or Tuesday. But on the positive side: four kilos down and twenty-one to go. It's the best I have been all year in this mad dieting endeavour.

List_Addict               Irene

Now let's get rid of the last book review for the foreseable future (the pile is replete with chunky books like War and Peace at the moment so may be a while before I finish one again)—Diamond in the Rough: A Memoir by Shawn Colvin. It was the book of the month for the Literary Junkies Book Club: a club of which I am a very bad, non-participating member (because I am terrible at Twitter and also at finishing the book on time) and which I use mainly as a suggestion list for books to read (except September, because I don't think I can read a book about a horse and November because, for some reason, I get a funny feeling about Jodi Picoult—hush down people, I know you all think she is brilliant). Anyway. Colvin's memoir took us from her South Dakota and Illinois childhood to the present through her music as positive, and her mental illness, substance addiction and disasterous record with men as not so. Let me just come out and say it: I am not a fan of the memoir, the biography or the autobiography. Is that bad? Is that a sign that I am not really interested in other people? That I would rather read what becomes a reflection of my own imagination through the structure of plot and character than what someone did? I hate to admit it, but I think there is some truth to that. I do find people interesting in small doses. I like to find out little idiosynchrasies and plot points over time. But when it's layed down birthy end to deathy end, or somewhere in-between, I blah out. Give me fictional characters anyday. But it does explain why I am finding David Copperfield hard going. It's really a fictional memoir. I'm giving Diamond in the Rough a three. But I am being generous.


The Outfit
T-shirt: Gifted from PooBee
Cardigan: Op-shopped
Skirt: Retail, had for ages
Earrings and Ring: Lovisa
Socks: Bonds
Shoes: Jelly Beans


Photographer de Jour: Moi


Who wore it better?

Sharing the Friday love with:





Comments

  1. Love those donuts on your chest?! Laugh.
    I'm a wearer of socks with sandals too, not just because I like the look but I like the comfort of an extra layer, like a giant bandaid.
    Not a huge fan of those books either, they're all ME ME ME (hm, maybe I should write one?). I like the meandering of OTHER characters in my stories too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your donut top is so cute and hilarious! Thanks for linking up for Favorite Fashion Friday last week. Hope to see you back tomorrow.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    $25 Simply Just Lovely Giveaway!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your feedback and comments. I read them all lovingly and try to respond to as many as I can. At the very least I go over and see where you have come from. Love it!

Popular posts from this blog

Day 279: Entertainment and Wishes

I have brain-freeze from a three hours/three hours/ten hours-during-the-day sleeping pattern over the last three days twenty-four hour periods (that ole chestnut, again) and so even though it is not Sunday, I am getting in early and loosening the clenched up brain cells by cheating on topic ideas with Sunday Social. Their link actually goes up tommorrow so be sure to check back and see what everyone else had to say when Sunday eventually does roll around.

Q: What is currently on your wish list?

A: I need nothing. Nothing. So let's talk about want. I want to be able to find some amazing thrifted pieces on my upcoming (eight sleeps) trip to the States. Luck and fate will have a lot to do with it, but I would be very happy to find some, or all, of the following as well: a chambray shirt, a real bomber jacket (just got one that I had different ideas about when I bought it from SheInside—it's really just a fleece jacket), belts, a vintage leather jacket, more tutus, sumptuous f…

Wear 1: Dropped My Shopping.

Day One of three hundred and sixty-five pictures of Irene (left) and I (right) on the internet. We're using it as a way to develop or realise a fashion style, and as a friendly competition as to who wore it better? Like every journey or quest, this year's project will teach me a little, make me think a bit and lend me some laughs and enjoyment. I hope also to slowly make sure everything in my clothes closet and my shoe closet is utilised: even perhaps the bags and boxes of outrageous, or not, op-shopped (thrifted) items secreted in cupboards and under beds. Other hopes: fewer words (believe it or not), more pictures and time to catch up on unfinished blogs from the last three years!



I had my outfit planned, but as I dressed this morning for work, I, well, chickened out. I lost the cape and replaced it with a black cardigan. I thought my work colleagues would think I looked strange and slightly overdressed. Lesson One: I am not brave in person (posting a silly picture on the in…

Day 348: My Favourite Colour

Who: Melanie at Bag and Beret

What: The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show

When: A while ago (have I told you trying to buy a house keeps getting in my way!)

Where: At, around and in the vicinity of ACCA

Why: Do you even have to ask?

Who Else: B—— for the photos, Melbourne Bike Share for the props (although I did pay for that, and we spent so long riding around getting moving pictures that they charged me again so I am not really sure why I am telling you about them: this isn't a plug, except that they are quite cool!)

What the ?: Sunshine incarnate in the form of a yellow skirt travels the world searching for women, bold and beautiful, who make it their own for a day, or a week and share their own take on its joyous light with everyone out there who thinks that being an exceptional individual with the daring and bravado to walk your own way, strut your own stuff and be your own you is a good thing! That's my take on it, but you can read the full story on the link to the skir…