Sunday, 30 September 2018

Day 1137 - Dust Yourself Off And Try Again

feet side by side wearing odd shoes, one with palm tree other with Miss Piggy
Shoes: Original Diva - Muppets (right foot) and Miami (left foot) both Irregular Choice 

I felt like sneaking in an extra (outfit) post for you this week. This look was from the beginning of July, one of those really hot days we had during summer, which all seems like a distant memory now huh? I was meeting my three Uni flatmates in Edinburgh for a little reunion as it'll soon be 20 years since we first met. I honestly can't believe that. I do feel like a long time has passed since I was school, maybe not 20 years though, but since meeting the girls? It really doesn't feel that long. I have to remember I've been ill for 16 years since then though, so I suppose it does add up. 

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Day 1136 - Shoesday Tuesday

legs wearing mustard tights and blue flower shoes with fairy toadstool heel
Shoes: Irregular Choice blue Ember Starwand 

Ugh, I was so over these photos last week! I photographed them last Monday, didn't have time to edit them until the Tuesday, thought I had nothing more to do than crop, resize etc and it was going great until I ran into some issues when resizing. I don't know if there's a technical term for what was happening, there probably is, but my tights were coming out swirly. Like they had a knots of wood or a psychedelic swirl pattern to them. Sometimes, it was super, super strong and really distracting.  Cropping further only intensified the issue. The only way around it was to either edit it out (I'm not a whizz at these things) or not crop the image at all, just resize. That wasn't an option for me as the photos stopped being about the shoes and instead became about the legs and the room. Like I say, I'm not very good at photo editing and it got to the point I was ready to lash the laptop out the window y'know? My head quite literally hurt and it was just picture after picture with swirls and more swirls.  I considered leaving it like that and explaining to you what was going on, but honestly, I couldn't concentrate on the shoes for the busy tights, it was really distracting. So, I've left it a week in the hope I'm not quite as P'd off when looking at the photos now!  I was just angry I spent so much time on something that shouldn't have taken as long.  If the tights look a bit dodgy, it's my lack of prowess at editing (and tiredness trying to complete it at midnight) rather than the tights themselves. They are fleece lined, so really thick and completely opaque, so if anything I figured these would be less likely to perform the way they did, but I guess the weave has just been manipulated in the photos.  It's safe to say I'll never wear these for blog photos again!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Day 1135 - Shoesday Tuesday

wearing irregular choice glitter fairy boots
Shoes: Irregular Choice turquoise Angelica Pearson

Hello! I suspected you might want to see the boots from the fairy toadstool launch first, as the style is a little different. Help me out on this Instagram post though with which tights you'd like to see next week for the shoes. I'm really going back and forth between the two and can't make a decision on which I like best. Thank you to everyone who voted so far, I didn't expect so many comments. If you haven't guessed, I am keeping both the shoes and boots. I decided this pretty early on and thanks to my family for not letting me starve whilst I pay them back!

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Day 1134 - Did I Let Go Of Your Hand For A Castle Made Of Sand

close up of foot wearing glitter heel less tropical marble printed shoes with black fluffy pom poms
Shoes: Blue Carni Val Irregular Choice 

Hello gang, how are you all today?  No Shoesday post yesterday as I was busy photographing the new fairy toadstool shoes (see initial snaps here) and I collapsed in a heap afterwards and slept all afternoon.  As much as I'd have liked to get the fit reviews up for those styles and for you to see (especially the boots) on my feet, there's no way I would've been able to stand for photos.  My legs were unresponsive!  So instead I have an outfit post today of a pair of shoes you've seen before.  I've decided to go back to doing outfit posts outside of my Shoesday ones and reserving Tuesday for never before seen here shoes.  I have enough of both to keep me going for some time!