The Final Hurdle… Days 25-30

Well out here in Beavercity the Accessories Olympics are drawing to a close. 30 days of wearing different accessories has covered all medals: gold, silver, bronze – in the style of my jewellery of course!

I did cheat a couple of times (Yes the IOC are onto me) and wore the same shoes twice, but trying to do a shoe related challenge when you have an ankle injury and cannot wear most of your favourite heels requires a little bending of the rules.

I think I will keep going past the 30 day mark with wearing different accessories, but will relax on the shoe wearing. I’m sure I still have over 140 pairs of earrings that didn’t get worn!

But to finish off,  here are some pictures of what has been worn in the last 5 days.

And I’m off to the shops!

Shoesapalooza Week 5

Saturday – Boots from ‘The Strand’       Another London purchase, end of season boots for only 10 pounds!  Bargain!  Probably the tallest boots I have.

Sunday – Gladiator Sandals     A ‘Personal Admin’ day of shopping etc, comfy jeans and sandals please!  These are great for summer dresses when thongs are too casual and heels are too dressy.

DAY 30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Monday – Summer Sandals     Well I made it!  30 pairs of shoes in 30 days. Incredible. But back to today’s pair. I would wear these about 3 times a week in summer to work, the classic black, flat sandals. Still a bit cool at the moment so these go great with wide black pants.

The challenge is over, but what didn’t make the grade?

The following shoes were not worn during the 30 days, mostly heels. I realised that I must love buying heels, but wear flats a lot. So I promise to wear these heels in the next few weeks, nights out only.

Another pair didn’t get worn because they are too lose, so need to see the cobbler to tighten the straps, as I do love them.

Still more didn’t get worn as they only go with one or two items of clothing in my wardrobe (ok, ok, poor purchases I agree). Or I just am not that keen on them (yes yes, time to recycle) Or they’re more summer shoes and it’s just a bit cool right now.


And the sparkly Dorothy number?  They are so special they are more like display items than wearables!  A few weddings coming up, maybe I’ll wear them  then !   🙂

Shoesapalooza Week 4

Saturday  –  Cork Wedges      A day out and about called for these comfy heels, shame that the bottoms are wearing a bit. Re mixing the paisley top from dinner last night with a denim skirt and leggings, staying in the city means re mixing a few core items!

Sunday   –    More Red heels     Clearly I am just a little obsessed with red shoes, Dorothy obsession aside. Just heading out for a BBQ so put on these little heels, perfect for days of not much walking…  I love heels, but they are not the comfiest shoes to wear.


Monday   –  Skater Slides       Off to camp today, so rocking super comfy flats for bus trip, high ropes course and bushwalking. These little delights were from Shelley’s in London, and are usually found in my soccer bag to put on when the boots come off!

Tuesday   –   Channelling  Giselle      I bought these Ipanema flip flops / sandals in a dodgy shoe shop in London’s East Ham back in 07. Way before Gieselle was the face of Ipanema, I think they were a bootleg pair, found in a plain box and only 10 quid!  For 6 weeks trekking around Eastern Europe they were perfect for night to day backpacker elegance.  Today, they are going kayaking!

Wednesday   Sneakers today, last day of camp.  Back to Shoesapalooza tomorrow!  Day 26!

Thursday  –   Sensible flats      Sometimes I feel like these are like those sensible shoes you buy at chemists. My mum has several pairs. Despite their comfy appearance, they seem to drag and stick a bit, and I have been spotted almost tripping a few times whilst wearing them.

Friday – Pink Cowgirl Boots    I bought these in Amsterdam in 2005 for 100 euros, and love them! They always get good feedback too!

Shoesapalooza Week 1

Saturday – Leopard Print Heels.  I bought these for about 30 dollars. I took off the hideous red bows across the toes, but I like the hint of red on the sole. Forgot that they are actually quite comfy – for heels that is! Discovered them last week while talking about leopard print…Wore them out to dinner, The Artist approves.

Sunday – Red  Kitten Heels. One of last weeks’ purchases. From Target – reduced to $20! Very 80s, and very comfy, received 2 comments about them, which of course spurred me to discuss shoesapalooza… and I discovered 2 other friends with over 30 pairs of shoes each! Will be wearing these more often – successful purchase!

Monday – Black Boots from Vietnam. I had these boots made in Hoi An, Vietnam in 2009. I love them but they are now showing the signs of aging. Also, they are not waterproof. But they were made to fit my calves – boot bliss! There will be a lot of black this week, I have to perform on stage for 3 days, in stage blacks.

Tuesday – Favourite Black flats. I wear these $20 flats at least 3 times a week through winter/spring. I’m already onto my second pair as the first fell apart. It is going to be hard not wearing them so often! My blouse is patterned, with a blue/green swirl and lace detail on the arms.

Wednesday – Comfy flower flats. These are so comfy, perfect for days like this, at work all day then concerting all night. I feel a bit Spanish in them and with the velcro strap they are perfect for dancing!

Thursday – London Sparkles. These were bought in 2007 for $20 pounds from Shelleys, London shoe shop bonanza. They are a bit tight across the top bands and the sides are gaping, needless to say I haven’t worn them in a while. My scarf is black with sparkly glitter stripes.  I’m already structuring my whole outfit around my shoes, and trying to not wear all my faves in the first week!

Friday – Charcoal Wedges. I recently bought these and am enjoying the height, although I have had a few wobbly break my ankle moments! They were great on Friday in the rain as I was miles above the puddles! My blouse is semi-see-through so I wore it with a black singlet. It’s a sort of paisley print, with yellows, oranges, blacks and reds.