I've managed to lose a pair of shoes. Actually that's not exactly correct, I've lost a shoe. I have also written this blog once and lost The Entire Thing..... So it's going well then.
How do you lose just one shoe? Well exactly. Irritating isn't the word. Especially as they were The Perfect Shoes to go with my Christmas dress - The Boden Eliza Dress in blue. This has been sitting in my wardrobe since I bought it a few weeks ago and shoes that I had would have been perfect with it.
The shoe that I lost was the perfect pink stiletto. Vintage Zara 2003. I feel a teensy tiny bit sick thinking about it and yes, it is totally gone. I fear in my moving everything about a gazillion times in the house, it made it's way into a bin bag as opposed to a keep bag. What an utter tool.
I could wear black with the dress I guess, but I'd got my head around pink being The Colour I should go for.
However never one to let a tiny thing like this get me down, I have put my thinking hat on and there is only one thing for it. New Shoes. And if I'm getting new shoes, I should also probably look at a new clutch bag too.
Yes I could buy another pink pair but I feel vaguely violent every time I look at the darn colour (I am so so so peed off with myself) and to be honest, when I look at the rest of my wardrobe, as dull as it sounds, I think a navy pair should be my top priority.
Having recently done a blog on some great navy Dotty P ones, I thought right, sod it, I'll get them.
Navy Lizard High Pointed Shoes were £25 now £20 from Dorothy Perkins.
or maybe not. Seeing as they're sold out in my size.
However, fear not.
Errr actually I say this but this time.... have fear. Navy has yet again proven to be like the proverbial rocking horse poo. Diddly squat out there compared to the mounds of black that is available.
These are what I've found and top of the list are these from Next. To be honest, these are a left winger. I like them. I think I love them. However I'm slightly (code for very) hungover and so I'm probably not in the best mood to make a definitive decision.
Point Mules from Next £55 I think these could be fabulous come the Spring so there is method in my feeling rough madness. With jeans as well..... ooooh..... I am slightly concerned that I would keep walking out of them with tights though... slippery foot syndrome?
Ok so we have midnight blue at Wallis..... Midnight Pointed Court Shoe from Wallis were £35 now £24.50 These, the heels, I don't think I'm 100% sold on. But I love the colour (although I don't think they go with the dress... REJECT. Although with jeans they might be lovely... hmmmm... I shouldn't do this hungover, should I?!)
Another super bargainous pair from Dorothy Perkins. Navy high pointed court shoes were £25 now £17.50
Gemini Patent Court Shoe from Topshop £46 These are pure pure pure class. They're also very high. Eek.
Orrrr also from Topshop the metal toe Court Shoe was £42 now £35 Hmm gold bag anyone as opposed to trying to find a navy bag?
I didn't want to spend a fortune and I'm not sure these are the best with the dress but they are a thing of beauty. Party classics.
Jigsaw Fran Suede Sparkly Shoes £149
Satin at ASOS. These are ok but..... Not sure I want satin. I'm not sure I can look at them without them screaming "BRIDESMAID'S SHOES" at me. Gits. Nope, I've looked at them again and I do like these. It's the heel and the cut away side. But again they're high... Oh this is a disaster.
ASOS Proposition Pointed High Heels £40
However it seems to work in a shoe boot. These are perfect. And a bargain to boot (sorry sorry sorry)
Dorothy Perkins Pointed Shoe Boot was £39 now £27.30
I love these. Do I love them nearly £80 though?! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous though and a style that I've always loved.
KG Bea mid heel court shoe was £120 now £79.20
A slightly different shade of blue - it's not exactly navy but it would work with the dress.
Steve Madden Gayle Semi D'Orsay Court Shoe were £69 now £38
Navy navy patent for a bargain reduction from Aldo.
Aldo Ocaria pointed toe court shoe was £69 now £31.98
And finishing with a pair from left field. I love these for twee court shoe perfection.
John Lewis Marquis Leather Court Shoe £80
Shoe wise, I haven't really got a clue. Which is excellent. Any thoughts? I have got to the point where I can't see the wood for the trees.....
Therefore let's change the subject and have a quick look at navy bags. Of the clutch variety the choice is frankly dire. What's super irritating is that I'm sure I've seen loads that would be great. Can I think where? Hell no, this whole outfit is turning into the cursed outfit of the season so obviously I can't think of where I saw them all.
If you're going for patent - I love this leather one from Jack Wills. It would also work perfectly during the day as a cross body bag.
Jack Wills Clutch bag with detachable chain £49
Or this patent clutch from John Lewis £25
And if anyone did manage to get the DP Lizard shoes then this would be perfect for them. Just to make it a bit worse for me.
Collection by John Lewis Navy lizard clutch bag £32
Also, if anyone managed to get the navy and black shoe boots from M&S (and yes, I have tried to get hold of them as they would be PERFECT but they've obviously sold out. Obviously.)
Pieces Meira Suede Clutch from Atterley Road £37
And.......... that's about it. I've given up on trying to match the two and think I need to go back to the drawing board. There were quite a few navy bags I saw with a random gold bar on them which didn't float my boat at all so I was left with Hobson's choice. A rubbish one at that.
One option could be to look at a different shade of blue....
So it's not navy but these do still go with my dress AND they also go with the other tops I have in mind which are navy, black and blue.....
Point Shoes in Blue £28 from Next
Zip top Clutch Bag - £12 (yes I'm clutching at straws.)
Ringer here as these would look utterly vile with the dress but I think they are the most gorgeous shoes.
Leather Snake Effect Point Shoes £50 Again from Next.
Ditto these ones.
Patchwork Court Shoes £36 (leather - which really isn't bad at all)
And these would work with a black dress as well. So double bubble.
Dune Analise Vamp Court Shoe were £79 now £49 A black clutch would be perfect with these. A definite option.
The other option of course is to send the dress back and start again. You can see where this is going, can't you? Watch this space. What would you do? And do you have a Christmas/New Year dress yet? Or do you not don a frock for the occasion. I aim to be frocked all week. We've got parties on the 21, the 23 and Boxing day so I am going to be on a dress frenzy.
I should have apologised earlier for not being around this week. The 10yr old got worse and had two days off school so no lunch for me in London on Tuesday. However we did get to spend a lovely day together snuggled on the sofa (I didn't get dressed either!) And then it was Wednesday which went in a blur...I can't even remember what I did but it involved jobs and chores. Yesterday, my autistic course in the morning and then it was London baby for the afternoon and evening. Amazing amazing day - I will do a full report for you tomorrow.
Couple of outfits from this week though.