thrifty finds # 17

I have been thinking about brown boots for a while.  Well tan really.  But I found these at the op shop and I am happy.


 They  are Gantone Lucioni ankle boots made in Italy with very impressive pointy toes and a lovely skin pattern.  $20 well spent I think.

And every time I wear them I’ll think of that great movie from my childhood with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas and Danny De Vito … Romancing The Stone?  Or was it the sequel that featured the croc skin boots … 

Anyway, they’re FUN huh?

Thanks MS Op Shop Malvern.

secondhand salties

The latest addition to the family secondhand wardrobe.  Two great pairs of Saltwater sandals.  

You might recall Mezzy found me a purple pair at Rosebud last year.  

And then I found India a pair at a fete. 

And then, on Wednesday, my friend Rebecca gave me two pairs for Scarlett to grow in to. They’re a bit big right now but I reckon they will be PERFECT next summer.  

And I suspect that by next summer India’s feet might be big enough that she will be wearing mine … (so grown up – but it just seems like yesterday that she was a baby).

Thanks Rebecca.

driving shoes

imageI have this thing. What happens is that when I am sitting down, and my feet dangle because I can’t touch the ground (like ALWAYS on an aeroplane) I get this ache in my knee. Or, if I sit with my knees in a slightly awkward outstretched position for too long.  Like when I am driving …

And Elise gets it. And Dad gets it in the same place. So it’s a family thing.

But I have found a solution. When I am driving at least.  High heel shoes.

I often feel a bit OVERDRESSED rocking up to Merryn’s farm, or the beach, or a camping site in high heels. But it works. So I go there.

These are my latest driving heels. Corkies. They are super comfy. I bought them at the op shop.

The gold is a bit dressed up. The cork is a bit dressed down. Tan is a bit more casual than black?

These are my ‘driving shoes’ for summer 2014/15.