Some Glitter Loss May Occur
It’s been pretty much impossible to take outfit photos this week. In fact, it ALWAYS is at this time of year, because once Daylight Savings kicks in, as well as the non-stop wind and rain, we also have a complete lack of daylight to deal with. By the middle of December, it’ll be dark here by around 3:30pm, and if it’s raining before then,or even just really overcast (which makes it feel like the middle of the night, even at noon), that small window of opportunity for semi-decent photography shrinks to nothing. And so does the window of opportunity for not feeling like crap, because you haven’t seen daylight in a week, actually. But enough of this misery!
I may not have been able to take photos of me WEARING my clothes, then, so here are some photos of my clothes WITHOUT me in them, instead. That sounded awkward, didn’t it? Not QUITE as awkward as it would’ve sounded if that sentence had been the other way around, though, so let’s just be grateful for small mercies.Let’s also look at photos of shoes, shall we? Because that HAS to be better than listening to me whine about autumn, right?
So, yeah, I had a bit of a splurge in the Dorothy Perkins sale, and ended up with two new pairs of shoe boots. Shoots. Booties. Whatever.
In my defense…
1. I didn’t actually buy them at the same time: I bought the gold pair first, with a discount code, then the NEXT day the sale started, and by then I’d spotted the green ones, and who am I to resist the lure of green boots on sale? Also, buying them on two different days is TOTALLY different from buying two pairs of boots in one go. The fact that they ARRIVED “in one go” (But I paid for shipping twice) DID make it feel a bit like that, though…
2. I realised last winter that shoe boots – or even close-fitting ankle boots, which the green pair are – are the key to “dressing down” my fancier outfits, so it would be sensible to stock up on them. And never let it be said that I’m not sensible when it comes to shopping. Ahem.
As I mentioned in this post, I firmly believe that almost any outfit can be instantly dressed down, just by adding boots and/or tights. As a matter of fact, I’d actually planned to wear a different dress that night, but I didn’t have the right shoes to go with it. The black boots and tights I ended up wearing would’ve been too dark, and would’ve made me feel like I was going to a funeral, rather than a comedy show. All of the many pairs of shoes which would’ve worked, meanwhile, would’ve immediately taken the look straight into “cocktail party” territory, and that wasn’t what I was going for either.
“If only I had a pair of glittery gold shoe boots!” I told my reflection in the mirror, Evil Queen-style. “I’d be both dressy AND casual! All of my troubles would be over! And who IS the fairest of them all, anyway?!”
The mirror didn’t answer. The Dorothy Perkins website DID, however, because the very next day, I remembered the existence of the gold shoe boots, at exactly the same time they launched a “20% off on shoes” offer. So I bought them. Then the day AFTER that, they launched a site-wide sale. And yes, the boots were in it. It was OK, though: they were only a couple of pounds less than I’d paid with my code, and by then I’d spotted the green ones. Which, naturally, go with so many of my clothes I’ll be in danger of looking like an elf if I wear them all at once. Not that that’s a BAD thing, obviously. I mean, “elf” definitely wouldn’t be the WORST thing I’d ever been called…
When they arrived, though, I discovered a label on the sole of the gold boots, with the following disclaimer:
“Due to the nature of this material, some glitter loss may occur.”
Isn’t that just the saddest thing? Also: isn’t that just the story of my life? No, seriously: ‘Some Glitter Loss May Occur’ is going to be the title of my autobiography. Or the title of this blog post, at the very least…[separator type=”thin”]