21 June 2011

Longest day of the year, my arse.

It's little after 3pm and I have the lamp on cause it's so dull in my living room. Which is on the top floor of a tenement and usually flooded with light. (Did I ever tell you I love my house? It's awesome). Welcome to Summer Solstice in Scotland! Jeeeeeezuz!

So, to cheer myself up, I thought I'd whack up an outfit post from a night at the pub a coupla weeks ago. I say the pub: we did actually go for dinner rather than just boozes. Cos one is most posh, y'know? As you can probably tell from my too short, too tight get up:

Shoes: Schuh, Leggings and 'dress': Uniqlo, shirt: Primark, necklace: Lady Luck Rules ok, Skank attitude: The 80s.

Fuck yeah! In your face! At times like this, I'm glad of my ample thighs and behind. It just gives everything a bit more shape and interest, I think. The look I was going for here was slight 80's skank (short, tight, high heels), but grunged up and casualled down a bit with messy hair and a checked shirt. And no skank would be complete without a slash of red lippie. Am I right? Speaking of which, I treated myself (at Duty Free) to MACs Morange lipstick. It's bright orange! I've been coveting it for ages but didn't buy it, first because of fear of the colour, then because I became convinced I could find a cheaper alternative. I couldn't. It's a-may-zing. With a 'y'.

And so to the shoes. Embarrassingly, I haven't mentioned the shoe wearing challenge since my post of the 8th of May! For shame! And, in that, I was likening my weekend wear to that of a bag lady. For those who haven't heard me bang on about it (hello those!), the shoe wearing challenge is a bit of a use it or lose it approach to my massimo shoe closet. I have a year (ending in August) to wear all my shoes (not including all my Havaianas and rubber flip flops because a) who wants to see that over and over and b) did you not READ the first paragraph? I'm in S-C-O-T-L-A-N-D  and all the weather cliches are TRUE!). Those that aren't worn get sold, donated or chucked. I introduced you to this pair from Schuh a coupla posts back but they were just on the floor. Now they're on the floor and being worn! I give you, pair of shoes # 60!


Looooooook! The heel is so sparkly! Looooooooook! The suede is so soft and purple! The platform is so glorious, the heel is so deliciously chunky, they're GORGEOUS! And I'll let you into a secret. I can barely walk in them! Seriously - my 80's skank was verging on 80s bad tranny. Oh dear...


12 comments:

Faff said...

Pretty! Yup I'm over on the west coast and today I woke up to rain, came to work via gym in rain, and its now...cloudy! Kinda feel ok about being indoors now! :)

sacramento said...

Hahahahha, You are so funny. I have been to Scotland many times, and I had to have the heating on in August, so I believe you about today. Still better than 40ºc in the shade that we are having here. I happen to live in one of the the hottest spots of Spain. We will emigrate to England in July when it gets close to the 50ºc.
Love your shoes so much, no good to run, but they make the outfit look ever hotter, Llara.
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Please may I? said...

I so want those heels! Please tell me they are still available?

X x

Sophie - Country girl said...

those shoes are proper awesome!

Alex said...

Put them in the restaurant shoes pile (ie the ones that you can only walk 50 yards in but are too pretty not to keep). They are GLORIOUS.

Misfits Vintage said...

Those shoes are totally frickin AMAZING.

Love your whole 80s skank look - a bit more eyeliner and some track marks and you could be Courtney Love!

Sarah xxx

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

That's exactly where they live Alex!

Jen said...

I <3 these shoes! I've been admiring them for sometime.

They are definitely sitting down and looking pretty in shoes =)

sallyannie☆ said...

I was going to say that your shoes were awesome...then I saw the sequins...!!!! Amazing!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Jeysus!!! What amazing shoes - I'm salivating all over the keyboard here! I love your outfit, you look gorgeous - sorry, but no trace of skank apparent love, you'll have to try harder;)))). The skirt and leggings combo shows off your fabulous figure and love the lippy!!!! xo

Pearl Westwood said...

Manchester is pretty much the same! Love the sparky heels x

Vix said...

LOVE those shoes! since when has being able to walk in a pair of shoes been the be all and end all anyway? x