And that’s what I did the other day, with my newly acquired Jika – Tabi shoes I got from Ebay! Have you ever heard of tabi shoes before? They look bizarre don’t they? Some people commented they look like hooves, others were just perplexed and looked at me like I am crazy and it didn’t matter explaining that they are actually quite common in Japan. That’s right, they’re actually common work shoes in the land of the Rising Sun! They were invented in the 20th Century but were modeled after the traditional tabi socks, that divide and separate the big toe from the rest of its toe brothers. In case you are wondering, they are quite comfortable but would be best worn with tabi socks underneath, not tights like I did.
I was so happy to finally receive the shoes that I wanted to wear them the next day so quite unusually, I planned my outfit the previous night and drew it on the computer:
That was fun, I should do it more often! And this is what it looked like in real life:
And the details are…. *drumroll* : Bauble hat – Neiman Marcus collection for Target (on sale), Peplum Skirt – Ebay, Navy Top – Joules, thrifted on my trip to Stamford, Tights – Primark, Tabi Shoes – Ebay
I’m linking this up to Patty’s Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style as there’s nothing more inconspicuous than a strange pair of footwear.
Sunday Sunday, I love a lazy Sunday. I mean who doesn’t? Having a lie in, time to do your own projects, nap and snack when you want… The perfect day of the week if you ask me!
Last weekend I traveled to Lincoln to go to the movies. It was a nice trip out.
I wore a big flower on my hair and my uber cool DIY project.
Tabi shoes from Japan, Silver jeans and Dr Martens high heeled loafers.
More inappropriate wear for the Office- rainbow platforms from the Office outlet on Ebay and the Ahcahcum Muchacha cat bag. I love it!
The red sparkly shoes I got from a blog sale at Emily Divine and the embroidered ones are from Oysho and I’ve had them for god knows how many years…
I love getting nice things through the post – particularly if they have s sense of humour. I got the rosette from Dear Colleen, a super fun indie shop from New Zealand. It’s a one woman show and what a great show it is, go on right ahead and have a look, you won’t regret it. I also learned how to use my sewing machine for the first time this week. I am hoping it will be a lasting love affair.
Yesterday I went to a tea party at Chloe’s. I was even given a teacup to match my outfit, how cute was that?
Party mask and cake!
We played twister and it was a laugh… to watch!!! I’ll be posting more about it during the week.
When I got home I found a lovely package that had arrived when I was out – A flower crown and loads of goodies from Desiree of Pull Your Socks Up! Thank you for all the goodies – the kookaburra magnet went straight on the fridge and I can’t wait for an opportunity to wear the amazing flowers on my head.
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