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.

sometimes I buy new stuff (elk sale)

The Elk sale is on. Til Sunday. 296 Plenty Road, Preston (just north of Bell Street on the right hand side heading outbound). How super. I love a bargain.

I went yesterday. I was at Savers at 2pm on Sydney Road, Brunswick waiting to go into the change room when I suddenly remembered it was on. I just put all my stuff straight down and left. I felt like someone in a TV ad.  The girl at the change room door was a little miffed I think.

But I knew it was going to be good (even better than Savers) and I wanted to get there before school pick up.

And it was. I am going back today to buy some Christmas presents. Because with less than an hour to shop yesterday it was (pretty much) all about me!

Rings $2. Brooches $5. Necklaces $15. Shoes from $30. Handbags (you’ll be pleased to know I didn’t buy one – I’ve now got enough bags to sink a ship) and clothes.

Love. Love. Love.

Here’s what I got …

two pairs of shoes, 3 necklackes, a hat and two brooches ...

two pairs of shoes, 3 necklackes, a hat and two brooches … I’d just been thinking I needed a new hat

And out the front another shop, Notebook. All about stationery.  And other bits and bobs that I want to look at better.

I reckon Clive’s mum and four sisters would love some Elk jewellery for Christmas … don’t you?

A nice necklace would be the perfect accompaniment to a home made knitted dish cloth …. Well maybe not …

Maybe I’ll see you there today?

playground fashion

Yesterday in the playground after school I was talking to Trish, and Fleur came along, looking gorgeous as usual.  She’s had 4 kids and I don’t know how she does it.  Well she did give me a clue.   I recall our conversation once where she expounded on how much she loves the gym.  I think this might be the key to bouncing back … hmm … not really rocket science … but very good for me to note … again.  Yes, I should go to the gym.

Anyway,  we started discussing shoes.  I admired hers.  And she explained that she ‘organises’ a Mother’s Day present that takes the form of shoes from the shop Cinori in Clifton Hill every year.  And as I have a bit of a shoe fetish, and this fetish used to centre around the Wonders brand that Cinori imports from Portugal, the conversation carried on.

We then moved on to her jeans, I liked the zips, and she told us that she bought them on Ebay for $5, and then couldn’t resist mentioning that her jacket came from the op shop in preparation for going to the snow (last weekend).  What a great find.  $5 again.  It is from lululemon (originally).  It  has a micro-polar fleece lining.  Perfect for the snow.   As Trish noted, it would have cost a couple of hundred bucks new.  Good work Fleur!

Anyway, as I hadn’t done a post for today, I whipped out my phone and took a few snaps.

Nice shoes huh?  Great jeans – I really want some with zips!  Excellent jacket.  An outfit for $10 – if you don’t count the Mother’s Day spend … but you don’t have to, because that’s a present.  Pretty good!