I realise I have 2 pairs of shoes good enough for work on a summer day - one is light natural leather, the other red and both look wrong with terracotta. So it was time to reintroduce black. Bought from the very fist shoe shop I went into, located next door to Wil's dancing class and I love them. I'm nothing if not pragmatic.
In the meantime I will be upfront about the purchase of new shoes - prompted largely by the embarrassment of wearing shoes to work that clashed fairly horribly with my clothing.
I am still sometimes taking pics of my clothing when I get my act together, and do continue to like the homemade outfits best (details over on flickr). Have not been the slightest bit tempted to buy or even look at clothing!
My kids are still gorgeous. Just saying.