And we are off... day one of the shoe challenge is upon us. Having resisted the urge to wear something red and girlie in the shoe department today in honour of Valentine's Day (bleurrgh) I plumped for the relative safety of my black Steve Madden Robin Hood boots.
Well. I didn't want to scare my office colleagues, who are more used to me in jeans and a hoody, too much on the first day, rather I wanted to ease them (really me!) into this process gently.
Photos - urrrgh - the trauma. I prefer to be behind the camera generally! First up I had to master the self timer on my new camera and find somewhere with enough light to get a decent photo.
So here we are... clothes Black Oasis wool dress, black leggings and black Steve Madden boots (spotting a trend here... well it is Monday after all) with a red flower headband (also Oasis) to brighten things up a tad (and a nod to the day that's in it). Messy hair: model's own (couldn't be bothered taking it again - don't want to set the bar too high for myself to have to live up to over the next 364 days).
I saw these boots online a few years ago while doing some advance shopping research for a trip to the US and decided they would be perfect all-rounders and seemed good value at $169. When I arrived in Chicago I was gutted to find that Macys had sold out of them. Boo! Anyway, the next day I found myself in the discount store Marshalls (off Michigan Avenue) and lo and behold... there they were and for only $50! That, my friends, was a result. Here's a close-up pic.