Saturday, 7 May 2011

Yellow peep toe high heels

It’s a beautiful sunny spring day and I’m on a city bus on my way to the university. I observe cars driving by and don’t pay much attention to the people on the bus. I don’t notice that someone sits next to me until I hear a high-pitched voice saying something in my direction. 

It’s such a beautiful day, isn’t it? the lady next to me says and redirects my attention to her.

The first thing I notice about her is her hair which is glaring red. Her curls must have been dyed just recently and her hairdresser must have used tons of colour since it’s so striking. The next thing I notice are her full lips on which she applied a huge amount of shiny pink lipstick.  

It’s a nice day, yes I reply and look back out the window. I want to enjoy my peaceful morning ride with the bus and she’s messing up my bus ritual which isn’t a smart thing to do. It’s never a good thing to disturb any of my rituals. 

I love summer, I can’t wait for it to come. It’s my favourite time of the year and I’ve already dragged summer clothes from the dark corners of my closet she continues, obviously not understanding the hint I gave her by looking away. And then I notice her wardrobe... 

She’s wearing yellow peep toe high heels, green tights, a yellow shirt and a white cardigan over it. All her clothes are almost as vivid as her red hair and her outfit isn’t appropriate for her full figure. And I’m putting it mildly. On top of everything she added a very generous amount of jewellery which seemed gold but I’m not a goldsmith and can’t say if it was real or not. 

I’m sure Anna Wintour wouldn’t put her anywhere near the cover of Vouge and Versace is turning in his grave. I can say quite confidently that even Vivienne Westwood would strongly suggest her to leave those clothes in the dark corners of her closet. 

Her family and friends are obviously very nice and regardful people since nobody prevented her going out looking like that. Or maybe no one was at home when she was leaving. I’ll rather go with the latter, it’s much more comforting.

Photo taken from here.


  1. Darn ritual breakers....
    I went outside to my low profile bench this morning, still in my night clothes, with my steaming coffee. I sit there, take in the morning, listen to the birds and breathe in the air.
    When I look up today, my neighbor has moved chairs to sit directly across from mine. I ducked behind a column took a few sips and scurried inside. But at least he was not wearing yellow peep toes!
    I was in my best robe, so I was covered (still sounds better than the new summer get-up for your friend on the bus. Good luck, looks like we need new spaces!

  2. She either has no mirror or a very strong "I don't give a crap, I think I look good." Attitude. I almost envy it. Almost!

  3. ...there's a classic tune from my childhood days called, "Express yourself," that comes to mind while reading your post. I'm betting that she's doing just that. Just in case, I'd try another seat tomorrow:)


  4. You know she probably had a friend dye her hair. Maybe even the same one who helped her pick her clothes!

  5. On the bright side, you will see her coming next time and perhaps can avoid her! LOL Enjoyed the post Starlight.

  6. Sadly.. I might dress like that, but of course my shoes would be flats, no heels for me! :)

  7. I have a friend who dresses like that. However somehow she is able to pull it all off and look fashionable. I think she could probably make a black sack look good.

    Ritual disturbing is always a dangerous game. Hopefully it won't happen again any time soon.

  8. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I enjoy your work and honesty.

  9. Starlight, you know what I do so people leave me alone? I keep at least one set of earphones (I stockpile them from airlines) on me, in my purse or coat pocket, at ALL times. If someone speaks to me I give them an "I can't hear you, hang on" look, and pop one of the earphones out of my ear. When they finish saying whatever it is they have to say I pop it back in. If they try to talk to me again I make an annoyed face and pop them out once more... after that they pretty much shut up. Works every time.

    (Secretly love the yellow shoes!)

  10. Yikes! I don't think I've ever worn stilletos like that. No, definitely not. Well, we can see what her morning ritual is all about. ;)

  11. @Jules - Oh, that must have been weird.

    @Bouncin' Barb - Maybe you're right. Thank you for commenting.

    @Jewels - I think it's a combination of both. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    @Elliot Grace - I only saw her once. Thanks for commenting.

    @Nessa Roo - That's a disturbing thought.

    @Barbara - I sure will :) Thanks hun.

    @Doria - We talked about heels. Go buy yourself a pair :)

    @light208 - Some people can pull it of but not that lady on the bus... Thanks for commenting.

    @Jules - Thank you.

    @GoofyGirl - That's a good strategy :) (I love the shoes on the photo, I would love to have them)

    @Jayne - Indeed. Thanks for commenting.

  12. Dear Good God....she actually stepped out in that outfit....whoa!!!

  13. oh my god !! its very beautiful yellow high heels . nice look and perfect info share in the post.

  14. Could you please tell me who is the maker of these shoes?