Thursday, March 31, 2011

Outfit: Thursday






Vivienne Westwood-Melissa Lady Dragon Grey

Today dawned rainy, which wasn’t forecast yesterday, but it looks to be brightening up a bit now. I hope so as I hate doing the Tesco shop in the rain.


This shirt was a little snug on me last summer but I kept it anyway as I love the shape and colour of it. I’m glad I did because it fits again now (just about – I may have applied a little fashion tape between some of the buttons to prevent gaping) and I hope to get some more wear out of it this summer. It has little puffy short sleeves and is very fitted.


A reader asked me for tips on how I wear heels all day. Well the secret is that I have an office job so I don’t do a lot of walking around in my heels. I keep a pair of flats under my desk in case I decide to walk to the shop at lunchtime. On days when I know I will be walking around a lot you will notice that I am either in flat boots (those tan ones from Barratts are particularly comfortable), flat shoes or my wedge boots which are comfy enough for a shopping trip to the city. The only time I will wear heels when I know I will be on my feet a lot is for a party or wedding reception. On Saturday night last week I was dancing and standing around in my very high black boots (which are reasonably comfy considering the heel height) for about 7 hours. By the time I got home I was ready to take my boots off (my feet were aching from being in heels all night), but because I had chosen them wisely I had no burning in the balls of my feet. So in summary, I sit down most of the day at work and wear flats if I know I’ll be walking a lot. Heels can be comfy so try to find a pair that work for you and then stick with them.

Navy cardi – Next Tall
Blue shirt – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Denim skirt – J Jasper Conran (Debenhams)
Grey and blue shoes – Vivienne Westwood for Melissa (eBay)
Blue necklace – Dorothy Perkins
Silver hoops – gifted

Total Est. Cost £92


  1. Thanks shoegal! I admire all your shoes (and your ability to wear them, hehe). I have several heels that languish in the wardrobe because I can't wear them without copious bandaids!

    Have you tried the Party Feet range?
    Think it might be time for me to give them a try for my next heel-wearing occasion.

  2. I have tried party feet and they are a great invention.

    Also invest in some Compeed anti-blister stick for the summer, to stop your shoes rubbing.

  3. Hi Shoegal!
    OMG I love those Viv Westwood for Melissa heels...I want the peach pair which have a big gold ball on the foot, they're amazing, as are those you have there!
    I'm a new follower, I found your blog through another I follow. I would love it if you could check out my blog too :)

    xoxo Amie xoxo

  4. I love these shoes of yours. They look great with your flirty skirt.