Since for various reasons my hair has now changed from a peroxided white-blonde mid-length bob, to a short Manic Panic Candy Cotton Pink bob (more of that later), I’ve been looking for ways to accessorise with my new hair. After all, the last time I had pink hair was in my twenties, and those years are now long gone!
So here I am with my patent nude Kurt Geiger heels, teal Dorothy Perkins dress, yellow and white-cream Karen Millen coat, and bright pink patent H&M for Versace Belt. Not forgetting the aviator shades and Rimmel’s ‘Pin-up’ pink lip-gloss, of course!
Today’s school-run shoes are a departure from my usual brightly coloured footwear, being as they are a pair of nude Carvela heels from the Kurt Geiger store in Brighton.
They incorporate hidden platforms under the balls of the feet, which make walking more pleasant. But I’d be kidding if I said they were my most comfortable shoes, as their rounded fronts make them serious toe squeezers!
I’ve also noticed that being both nude and patent they mark extremely easily.
So all in all, these are neither my most practical or comfortable heels, but they’re rather pretty none the less – although perhaps a bit too safe and inoffensive for my liking, which is why I like to pair them with my usual bright and questionable clothes, just to shake it up a bit!
And since nude heels make my legs look endless, wearing tasteful and unadventurous footwear is a sacrifice I’m willing to make – for once!
With today’s sky being a typically British grey, rain-threatening day, I opted to wear my sunny yellow Karen Millen coat with hint of hot pink flared dress underneath.
The nude Carvela heels nicely accentuate the pale stripe encircling the coat’s waist (at the top of the photo), and its cuffs and button-holes.
I’ve actually been thinking of changing the black buttons to a bright pink, as to me the black seems jarringly out of place against both such pale material, and such a cheerful yellow colour too.
I’ve also streaked my bleached white-blonde shoulder-length hair with the pink Kevin Murphy Color Bug, which is a genius invention, like powdered eye-shadow but for hair (“wipe on, wash out, change your hair colour as quick as your make-up”).
What better antidote to the Monday blues than to wear your own shocking ray of sunshine?!