Friday, January 04, 2013

Outfit: Shoeper Challenge 2012 #80 and a (Belated) Christmas Party



Priceless Purple Flats

The church choir always holds its Christmas party in early January and last night was the time for this year’s bash. We played some quiz-type games at someone’s house, had some supper (everyone brings something to eat) and then the silliness started. We were all given modelling balloons from which to fashion a hat, and then there was a contest to see who could knock each other’s hat off their heads without using their hands. After that we played Musical Hats – like Musical Chairs but you pass hats round and if you don’t have one when the music stops you’re out. It was a fun evening but I had to leave by about 10.30pm as I had to be up for work this morning – everyone else there is either retired or still on holidays as they work in a school.



When I started naming the current shoe challenge as Shoper Challenge 2012, I hadn’t really thought about what I’d do when the calendar clicked round to 2013. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram though you’ll know that this was my ante-penultimate (hi Dad – I know you like that word!) shoe save and so it will only be a problem for a maximum of 3 more posts. Technically the challenge is supposed to run until a year after you started, but I’m going to follow Shoeper Woman’s lead and finish when I get through all the shoes I currently own. That way I’ll be ready to start whatever the new challenge for 2013 is when it is announced. All this is really a long way of saying that yes, I am aware it is 2013 but here’s why it says 2012 in the title of this post!


On to the shoes (at last, I hear you cry!). This pair was bought around the same time as their blue twins for just £9 from Priceless Shoes. I’m wondering whether I should keep them though, as it’s taken me this long to get around to wearing them. That might have something to do with the wet summer mind you – fabric shoes and heavy rain do not mix and I tend to wear flat shoes more often in the spring and summer, sticking to boots when it’s cold and/or wet.

Black sweater – New Look Tall
Jeans – Topshop Tall (Manly op shop)
Purple flats – Priceless Shoes
Snakeskin belt – local boutique
Silver hoops – gifted

Total Est. Cost £36


  1. Happy new year Fi! Following you on IG now, funnily enough I too just started messing around with it this week after almost a year. I'd forgotten I even created an account, kept trying to make one and it said it already had a user with my details. Doh!

  2. I just got an iPad and a new phone that let me install Instagram for the first time ever. I love it, will look for you and follow back.

  3. It is quite addictive! I'm princessdave, it's not named after the blog but my old uni email address!

  4. I am with you on fabric shoes - they often collect dust in my closet due to rain and snow, but gosh are they cute. And these you have are fabulous!

    Happy new year!