Is 2012 the year of the girl?

In 2012 will the Orange Girl actually become more girly? An Orange Lady even? Thanks to not swapping Christmas gifts and all the sales on at this time of the year I’ve purchased a couple of *very* girly items with a fantastic effort on The Mister’s part cajoling and researching and ooo’ing and aaaa’ing and ecouraging! (Not a regular husband, which is why he’s so wonderful.) I vow to wear and use them although early trials are still a little uncomfy however channeling Kate Beckett I am persevering!

The items are a pair of black pumps with a *proper* heel

New shoes

A handbag that sits on the crook of your arm which leaves a very demanding flapping hand available for very-busy-and-important wrist snaps!

New bag

The handbag is somewhat obvious. It’s orange. My previous 2 orange handbags have been loved and battered to death.

The shoes on the other hand are somewhat of a revelation. I do actually need a pair of shoes to go with the couple of evening dresses I have for things like the Xero Gala Dinner each year but part of me also just wanted to own a pair of girly shoes (OMG. Am I going through The Change??!) Over email and with surreptitious photos from various shop floors around the city I also enlisted the help of Short Dark Friend (she found the whole thing hilarious!) – her and The Mister’s impossible task was to get me to like and buy a pair of shoes that would go with a dress AND jeans. God forbid I need shoes that go with just one outfit!

So I have the shoes. I’ve worn them around the house with jeans (for our New Year’s Eve dinner party) – God they are uncomfortable but have to admit they do look quite good. I definitely don’t feel that ladylike or like Beckett just yet but with confidence, that will come.

Sent Father on a mission as well, I realised the last time I actually owned a pair of black pumps was 20-something years ago when I had a pair of training-bra heels that I wore with my high school bouffy 80’s prom dress – I had him dig out the photo for you all 🙂


So I need to get from feeling like a high school ball misfit, to Kate Beckett!



#1 The Mister on 01.02.12 at 12:37 pm

We need to get you a leather jacket!

#2 OrangeGirl on 01.02.12 at 12:42 pm

Birthday comin’ up 😉 xo

#3 LadyM on 01.02.12 at 3:09 pm

Fabulous choices! You will look great (I saw a pic of the dress too so I can visualise all together) Short Dark Friend will be so proud!!

#4 Short Dark Friend on 01.02.12 at 6:35 pm

Your mission OG is to wear your jeans and Tee and pose against the wall like Kate B.
PS am so proud of you…next we will be getting you a pair of white jeans!

#5 OrangeGirl on 01.03.12 at 7:29 am

White jeans SDF? Seriously – you’ll never let that go will you? It was more than 10 years ago! Not sure I’ve ever seen Beckett in white jeans …

#6 OrangeGirl on 01.03.12 at 7:30 am

Thanks LadyM – honored to have you visit my blog! I’ve used the bag over the weekend and it’s really handy having a cross-over strap and is giving my poor shoulders a rest.

#7 Short Dark Friend on 01.03.12 at 8:24 pm

No I won’t:) They have made a comeback!

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