/ 26 June 2015 / 8 Comments
10 x 10 LOOK 2: HAPPY SHOES
This is another outfit I'm really excited about. And it's so simple, I love love love it!
I'm wearing a dress I got in Venice last year, in what was probably the only cheap clothing shop there. It was the one-size-fits-all kind of shop that I don't normally go for, but I'm glad I did because I ended up wearing this dress more than anything else I'd brought with me in my suitcase. I wore it with birks and a handbag, or as a swimsuit cover up to the beach and I thought I'd try and style it a little more city chic in this 10 x 10.
However, the success of this outfit totally lies in the shoes. Those red sandals make the outfit, don't you agree? I didn't really believe that shoes can completely transform an outfit, until I wore these. They certainly pack a punch! Without them, the outfit would be nice enough, sure, but the pop of red is what really gives it personality. They are my happy shoes.
I kind of wish I'd had them for the first look, too - they'd go great with that denim skirt and, more importantly, the red striped top. But I only picked them up yesterday, in my local Tesco, of all places. I had a clubcard voucher for their womenswear department and these sandals caught my eye. F&F footwear wouldn't normally be my first choice, but that just goes to show that sometimes you find the best pieces in the most unlikely of places :) The sandals were already on sale, and with my voucher, they ended up costing me £2 - yay! Yes, they could be a little more comfortable (the sole is a bit hard), but they put a smile on my face every time I look at them. And how often does that happen?
I almost always reach for a more neutral colour for my footwear, just so it goes with most of my wardrobe, but I now firmly believe that everyone should own a pair of red shoes. Whether that's red sandals, red trainers, red ballet flats or red heels, I can almost guarantee that they will be what your nice but slightly boring outfit needs. That's not to say your outfit is boring, I'm pretty sure it's not. Mine definitely would have been.
Now I just have to fight the urge to wear these sandals with all the rest of the 10 x 10 outfits, not an easy tasks, it seems. Do you feel the same about red shoes? Or is there any other colour shoe you think everyone should own? And most importantly, do you have happy shoes?
Hope you all had a good week and I'll see you with the third outfit in a few days. Happy almost weekend!
Dress - unbranded - very similar
Jean jacket - h&m - similar
Tights - Nordstrom
Shoes - f&f - similar
Bag - vintage - similarish