Monday, February 14, 2011

Day one

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.


  1. Love the boots, they look beautiful but still comfortable!

  2. I'm doing the shoe challenge too, and I totally agree with you about the photography thing. I love taking photos, but hate being in them, so it's going to be hard to get over that! Anyway, those are some really nice boots! It's summer where I live, so it's going to be a while before I'll be able to wear any of my boots, unfortunately.

  3. Thanks Ladies - Sara you'll just have to get your toes out! Enjoy the warmth, it's cold and windy here in Dublin today.

  4. I stuck to basic black clothes yesterday too, but I succumbed to the lure of my shiny red shoes (& tights, which are red, but not shiny). You look great, so I bet taking pics of yourself will get easier as you go, too. :)

  5. Thanks Karen - I checked out your shoes - they are fab!

  6. I was called Imelda a couple of times too))

    I think you have great boots here - comfortable and pretty.
    Good luck with the challenge!