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You’ve Always Had the Power My Dear

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"Theres no place like home" quote

Wizard of Oz

"Theres no place like home" quote

The power of shoes, eh?

For Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, they were magical slippers that posessed the ability to send her home to Kansas. For me this week, they’ve had the transformative effect of helping me to feel more glam for the Christmas party season. Let me fill you in…

I was considering writing a blog post entitled ‘My UGG boots are depressing me!’ But as I prefer to focus on the positive, however small rather than the negative, however big, I rejected that idea. But there is an element of truth in it all. Since the weather has turned cold and damp and I have the daily shuffle to school for kid duty, I have been reaching for my warm UGG boots, a woolly jumper and leggings and a big winter coat to throw over, so I feel toasty when out there standing around until the teacher opens the doors. It is all very practical and appropriate for this cold weather but the clothes do nothing to help me feel good. You can’t see my hourglass shape under all those layers and as for feeling sexy… no chance!

Day after day of dressing this way has had an effect on my mood. It’s just like the summer when I was at college doing my ‘A’ Levels and I took a part time job at Boots The Chemist to earn some cash. I was provided with a uniform to wear and whilst smart and appropriate for the job, it had the effect of making me feel less ‘me’. There was nothing different or unique about me next to my other colleagues who wore the same attire, and for a person who loves to express herself through fashion, it was a mood killer. At the end of the summer I packed in my job and hot footed it down to London to take up my place at The London College of Fashion to study Fashion Journalism and Promotion where I could express myself as visually as I pleased!

So this week I have taken to wearing my Winsome Shoes in black glitter by Hotter. They are a classic with a twist – just like me! In the photo above I was inspired by Dorothy and her ruby slippers to wear them with my jeans and pose ‘Wizard of Oz’ style! Then, when I was out for a Christmas meal I teamed them with a vintage style black dress for a glam look.

me in Hotter shoes with mince pies
As you can see, I was in full on ‘domestic goddess’ mode as I had just whipped up some mini mince pies for the festivities!

It’s so easy when you work from home to just wear what is comfortable and warm rather than something that will put a spring in your step and make you feel good. You reason that no-one will see you anyway so what is the point? But I have had to remind myself that the point is to do it for me. I will see myself and I know I will feel better if I look better. I have to remember that – as L’Oreal girls say, “I’m worth it!” So if you see me glammed up on the school run, don’t wonder where I’m off to… The answer is probably ‘nowhere!’ But decide to go get glammed up yourself. We don’t need an excuse to look good. The power is within us… we just have to learn it for ourselves.

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Comments to You’ve Always Had the Power My Dear

  • Guess what I have just dug out of the cupboard – My Fuggs. I wear them in the house as slippers over the winter. We call them fuggs as they are f****ing ugly!

    Jen Walshaw 1st November 2016 8:10 pm Reply
    • haha I love that name – Fugs! x

      Nadine Hill 2nd November 2016 12:05 pm Reply
  • But seriously, did you wear them for the school run?! You’re looking lovely, and mince pies already?! You wonder woman you 😉 Happy Festive November! x

    Steph Curtis 1st November 2016 11:28 pm Reply
    • haha I do like to dress up a bit for the school run but I’ve yet to do to school in a ballgown…. yet!! x

      Nadine Hill 2nd November 2016 12:04 pm Reply
  • I know exactly what you mean but I couldn’t put it into words until I read this! I’m dusting off my nice shoes too x x

    Cass@frugalfamily 2nd November 2016 5:41 pm Reply
    • Ah the power of shoes!

      Nadine Hill 4th November 2016 11:15 am Reply
  • Oh those shoes look perfect for cheering you up (though I do love my Uggs too!)

    Kate Williams 3rd November 2016 8:43 pm Reply
  • Gorgeous shoes! I love Hotter shoes! Great dress, you look fab x

    Sonia 4th November 2016 2:43 pm Reply
  • Oh yes…most days I am in Pj’s until lunch! Sometimes even laster than that! I just wish I had more…gut and just get glam!

    Otilia 4th November 2016 8:26 pm Reply

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