Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Work Outfit Challenge - Day 31.

Good morning all on this slightly cool hump day.

My attempt at middle eastern attire ... EPIC FAIL. I quickly googled middle eastern fashion yesterday and was displayed images of ladies in saris, belly dancing costumes and birkas. Considering I don't own any of those items, this challenge has therefore been delayed. Maybe I could try and channel the gorgeous ladies in SATC 2 - I actually quite like Carrie's harem pants and peasant looking blouse in this photo. 

So anyway, I opted for a super casual look today with a pair of cargos as kind of a salute to all our bros and sistas fighting for our country over in the middle east. I usually wear this shirt with a singlet underneath as it is a bit thin ... silly mistake not to wear one today ... hello rolls!

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Wearing: top - Jag (obviously), pants - Rusty via op shop, sandals - Pulp via op shop, bangle - Diva courtesy of Mum, earrings - op shop.

The other day I saw a chick wearing a pair of lace up wedge booties which looked awesome. If not for the fact that she was on the phone I may have just approached her to ask where she got them from. She had teamed them with a long shirt and ankle length black leggings. Have you ever approached someone to ask where they bought something? And are you ever convinced to buy something cos it looks so damn good on someone else even though you know it won't look half as good on you.

Case in point ... these wedges by RMK bought from Brands Exclusive. I wish I could find a photo from the campaign - the model totally SOLD them to me. So, I have these now - they are ridiculously high and naturally do not look the best as they have an ankle strap and we all know ankle straps accentuate fat ankles but hopefully I will get to wear them - to dinner, or somewhere which involves LOTS of sitting down. To add more fuel to the fire I accidently ordered 2 when buying them online so gave another pair to my sister as it was easier to give them away than return them.

From memory the totally cute wedge booties looked something like these except they were camel in colour:

$89.99 at Betts

$70.00 at

$169.95 at Tony Bianco

Anyway, if I see any of the wedge booties around I might try them on to see if I can do any sort of justice to how cute they looked on the stylish stranger (in Toowoomba of all places!) Kudos to her fashion sense.

Over and Out


1 comment:

Kate said...

Pssssst....try some online shopping from the UK. Dorothy Perkins, for example, has these sorts of boots on clearance sales due to different seasons. Just check the size charts, as UK sizes are different to Aus....


Just an example, they have lots more!! :)