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Of shoes and scalps and shattered dreams

It's been a while since I did a proper shoe post. What can I say? 2011 has been a very disappointing year for footwear fanciers so far; a least, I haven't come across any shoes that have made me break out in that cold, cold sweat of sheer covetousness in recent months. However, I did take advantage of the summer sales to expand on my collection a little.

First, I picked up these off-white leather ankle boots which I thought would be perfect for summer (back in June when I still harboured thoughts that there might be one):

but because it's been raining all the time, I haven't had a chance to wear them yet.

Next, I bought these suede slingbacks that I thought looked comfortable and decent enough for office wear:

and they were; only the first time I took them out of the box, one of the cats puked all over them and I've been trying for weeks to get the stains out without ruining the leather, with mixed results.

Lastly, I acquired these:

because, as I explained earlier, I like mocassins; and these were just too much of a bargain to ignore: marked down from 235 euros to just 19,95! They're by Karma of Charme, which means they're hand-made, but even so, can you imagine the margins they must be making on their products?

I took myself to the hairdressers' yesterday, as I was in dire need of a cut. Before the girl got to work, I shamefacedly admitted that I thought I might have developed a dandruff problem in recent weeks, as lately my scalp had felt itchy and tiny flakes would come out if I ran my hand through my hair and ruffled it. She had a look and told me "It's not dandruff. It's more like a kind of eczema, an allergic reaction of some kind." She gave me a couple of samples of hair products meant to soothe the scalp to try out, but if they don't, perhaps it's best I should speak to my GP. Great :( I kind of wish it was dandruff now...

On Thursday, just before I left work, my boss reminded me that I should start to look for another job again, and asked if I wanted his input to help with updating my cv. I told him thanks and I would, but even though I knew the chance would be slim, in my heart of hearts I had hoped there'd be an opportunity to stay on. Oh well. Back to the job search I go, then.


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Aug. 13th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
Those moccasins are lovely, and they look incredibly comfortable.

Good luck on the job hunt!
Aug. 13th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hun!
Aug. 13th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
Oooo... I love your shoe posts!
Aug. 14th, 2011 11:29 am (UTC)
I aim to please ;-)
Aug. 14th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
Ah the life of the shoe fetishist. :)

I have a problem with my scalp that means that most products - especially Goldwell colours - irritate my scalp to such an extent that I end up scratching it until bleeding. Once I discovered that I had to use pH balanced stuff, I've been fine since. So hopefully yours is a similarly easier problem to fix. Mind you, of course, those products that don't irritate are frightfully expensive! :(
Aug. 14th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
Having thought about it, I think it may be that I've just had my hair dyed one time too many. It started out as a way of giving it some pizzazz, but I'm starting to go grey (still at the very beginning of that process, though) and I don't know if I could leave off colouring it now...
Aug. 15th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
Well it was just the one brand of colour that's problematic. I stick to the safe brands now because of this. I do have to buy expensive shampoo, though I did find head and shoulders sensitive scalp was okay.
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