Location, location, location

red pencil skirt and high heels

polka dot t-bar shoes

House of Harlow Chelsea sunglasses

Go and stand over there,” said Terry, pointing to a patch of daisies in the middle of a strip of grass.

“I can’t stand THERE,” I said, aghast. “That’s GRASS. And I’m wearing HEELS. I can’t wear HEELS on GRASS, are you crazy?”

“The ground’s dry,” Terry pointed out. “And it’s hard. It won’t hurt your shoes.”

“But people won’t KNOW that,” I argued. “They’ll just see an over-dressed blogger standing in a field in a pair of stilettos. And they’ll be all, ‘Lookit this idiot, wearing high heels to walk on grass, when there’s a perfectly good footpath right next to it!’  So I’ll have to write one of those awkward disclaimers, saying that I didn’t actually wear stilettos in order to stand on grass, it was more that I just so happened to be wearing stilettos, and there just so happened to be grass, and it just so happened to make a better photo than the path would have done. But it won’t matter, because no one will believe me, so I’ll always be That Blogger Who Wears Heels to Walk on Grass”.

“Or, said Terry, “You could be that blogger whose husband got so bored waiting for her to stop talking that he didn’t actually take her photo: up to you!”

OK, he didn’t ACTUALLY say that, but I knew he was thinking it, and that’s how I came to be standing in a patch of daisies, wearing a pencil skirt and stilettos. Which, I’m sure I don’t need to tell you, is TOTALLY not a “frolicking in a field” kind of outfit. “If I’d known I’d be standing in daisies I’d have worn florals,” I grumbled, as we made our way back to the car.

“The photos will be fine,” said Terry confidently. “Trust me. I’m right.”

And you know, I think he was right. And also modest, obviously. I will definitely go back to that location in something floral one of these days, though…

[Wearing: ASOS skirt (old) ; Hell Bunny cardigan; River Island cherry pin; Schuh shoes (old); House of Harlow sunglasses]

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  • Those shoes are just amazing – so pretty!

    Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin

    May 27, 2014
  • I love your skirt and those glasses are perfect. I must add, Terry is a really good photographer. And he has a good eye, that backdrop is perfect for your outfit. The green of the grass makes you really stand out.

    May 27, 2014
  • Is this at the Gyle? Looks familiar x

    May 27, 2014
  • He was right. He has a good eye for contrast, does Terry.

    May 27, 2014
  • You know what, Terry WAS right. What gorgeous photos! I’m not a heels girl myself (gasp!), but love seeing them on other people’s feet. Yours are absolutely stunning! Amazing outfit, and damn girl – you have a hot bod!

    May 27, 2014
  • So you are a Daisy girl lol

    May 27, 2014
  • Liz in Paris


    I agree with Véronique – Terry is a really good photographer. The lines of the skirt / T on the shoes and trees is a bit of a masterstroke, as is the contrast in colours. Well done Terry! And Amber obvs!

    May 27, 2014
  • Oh the lengths one will go to for a good photo!

    May 27, 2014
  • This post made me laugh – and I think will probably pop into my head if I ever go anywhere near grass when I try to take outfit photos (as if that isn’t paranoia-inducing enough on its own!). But for the record, the daisies and your heels – perfect match 😉

    And those sunglasses are amazing!

    CC x

    May 27, 2014
  • I wear heels on grass! I rather not wear heels on grass, but I won’t say no to it if it is indeed the best path (around here is often is). Am I a terrible person? The dirt usually brushes off easily.
    And I always wonder what will people who see the little wholes on the ground instead of footsteps will think.

    May 27, 2014
  • Love this outfit!!

    May 28, 2014
  • You look amazing Amber. I love your skirt.

    May 28, 2014
  • Hi Amber!
    I adore this whole outfit. I love red! Your red pencil skirt is so pretty and shoes to die for ! I would love your feedback on my 50s inspired look today in my red circle skirt. Love this style

    please stop by, jess


    May 29, 2014
  • You’ll always be the blogger who gives me shoe and wardrobe and prettiness envy 🙂
    I love these shoes!

    May 30, 2014
  • You look absolutely wonderful in this outfit and at this location. Terry was right. The photos turned out great. But I’d love to see you in a floral outfit with the same or similar backdrop as well, so you should definitely try it! 🙂 Love the contrast though.

    May 30, 2014
  • And what beautiful shoes they are!

    May 30, 2014
  • Nice post. I love the colour of your hair 🙂

    May 30, 2014
  • Oh those shoes…

    October 5, 2017