Friday: Oct 13, 2006

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NWM 20070806 20028.1NWM 20070806 20029.0Teal knit kimono-style dress from Target, black Body By Victoria camisole from Victoria's Secret, heavy black knit tights from Target, black “Pilgrim” shoes from Nine West.

I bought these shoes probably in 2000. I got a great black and white houndstooth wool skirt from Express and needed shoes to go with. I wanted more of a Mary Jane style, but figured these would do. Most uncomfortable shoes on the planet for standing all day in retail. But the shoes were so darn patootin' cute with the square toe and strap and dark nickel buckle, i couldn't let them go. They have traveled with me to different residences. I think I wore them once as part of a Halloween costume. Today I pulled them out – I have yet to find a pair of round toe black pumps for this season that I like on me, and it's chilly and tights-weather. With tights, the shoes are not too bad, relatively comfortable. And now that I have a desk job, I can handle them. Too funny, when I pulled them out of the shoe box, there was a dust bunny/cobweb int he shoe.

Anyway, hair is on it's second day, blown dry, a bit of Jonathan Dirt.

Makeup is L'oreal True Match foundation, Body Shop concealer, Chanel powder, a large dose of Nars Orgasm blush. On lips is Sally Hansen's diamond lipcolor in Champagne Toast. Eyes is Revlon Colorstay quad – the khaki and the ivory, with black kohl liner along the lash lines and smudged. L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in black.

A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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  1. My personal opinion about pointy-toed shoes is that they are classic. Today I am wearing pointy-toed pumps. I love them with menwear style trousers and I love them with full skirts for a very ladylike look. Decade after decade, a version of pointy toes has been in style or acceptable. I plan on still wearing them!

    For L’Oreal True Match, I wear C3 and jsut bought a second bottle on Friday. I also purchased L’Oreal’s Bare Naturale mineral makeup in 460-Nude Beige and am wearing it today – will have a review very soon!

    Thank you all for the compliments, i am glad that this has been helpful to some as well as being fun for me! 🙂

  2. I really love the square toe boots! You’ve inspired me to dust mine off and start wearing them again!

    Here’s a question that’s been torturing me a little:

    What’s the story with pointy toes? Are they still in? Are they being taken over by the round toe? I just bought myself a pair of black, knee-high leather pointy-toed boots but haven’t taken them out of the box because I’m not sure what to do about them. I still prefer the pointy toe with dressy outfits. They just elongate the leg and are far more delicate. However, I’d rather not spend a fortune on something that’s on its way out the fashion door.


  3. Hi there, Dilly Dilly! Fellow French Chic member here, finally delurking…I just have to tell you how much I love your blog! I’ve been visiting it regularly for a few months now, and every day look forward to reading what you have to say and seeing your photos. I love the way you make fashion seem so accessible to every woman, regardless of age, size, or buying power. Unlike the fashion mags, which show looks that are often impractical or unaffordable, your blog gives me up-to-the-minute ideas that I can implement without looking foolish or breaking the bank. Your skin color, and hair style/texture are very similar to mine, so it’s fun to steal your styling tips. I lemminged that Conair hair styling gadget you mentioned that works as a dryer/ curler/ straightener, and it’s awesome! So thanks! Just wanted to say, your skin looks lovely with the L’Oreal True Match (more polished than the MAC did – I had no luck with that MAC one myself). May I ask what shade(s) of the True Blend you use? I’d like to try it myself. Congrats on a great blog! Keep up the good work!

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