So it’s spike week… Hmmm. I love the idea of spikes. I particularly LOVE the shoes with spikes. However the one time I owned a pair I managed to kick myself in the shin and cause all sorts of pain and a bit of minor bleeding. Needless to say, I avoid them. Mostly. I was preparing to sit out spike week when it occurred me that I own some spike heels. The pointy kind. I decided to wear those.

I had the red and black of the same style sitting out so they were an obvious shoe choice all last week. They stared at me until I wore the black ones to work. Mmmm pointy goodness. But the sun was long gone before Hubby made it home so no photos. What to do..? I waited. Would I get another chance? Had I just missed my one and only spike post opportunity!? Then the mailman arrived with packages..!

One of them was from 17 Sundays featuring the blouse from the Nocturne collection. I’d requested the XL believing I was a large and wanting to size up for a more relaxed tunic style fit. Errr, it turns out that the ladies from the brand thought I was nuts but did what I requested so it’s rather generous on me. Lots generous given it’s a size 26. But I’m a determined little stinker so I refused to send it back {love at first sight} and committed to making it work.

Which it totally does, right? Spike week was saved!

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Let’s Run Shirt – 17 Sundays {gifted}
Elastic Ponteย Pants – Target {gifted}
Shoes – Woman by Peter Morrissey for BigW {2012}
Belt – ASOS Curve


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Fit note – Shirt: I’ve bloused over the sleeves after rolling them up. The sleeves have the same leather look on the cuff with buttons and are a full length sleeve. Wearing a size 26, my standard size is a 20/22.


  • Martina Hart

    Love those spike heels. Cant wear them to save my life but love them on you. Those ponte pants look all kinds of wonderful too.

    • Thank you Martina. I do find that the pointier and the spiker the shoe, the shorter time you should be standing in them. Think dinner, office job etc. Haha.

  • twistiekristy

    Loving the outfit. You made me laugh about the spiked shoes and hurting yourself . I was only wondering the other day if people did that.

  • Brittany Norma

    I really like this outfit! Iv’e just started getting into the oversize thing, you make it work well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • love those shoes. remember not to put anyone’s eyes out with them

  • alisonspence

    Love the shoes and LOVE red and black together!

  • Your legs… want

  • Emma Hinchliff

    If you wanna borrow my crappy breaking blue flats then I might need a roll in these babies in return haha. They are effing HAAAWT!!! Love Love!

  • Sparkles and Lace

    Hot shoes!!!

  • SpiikerKat

    It totally works, in fact I think I prefer the tunicy fit ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking hot, love the shoes!

    • Thanks Kat, I’m really happy with how it worked out. Next top open over a pencil skirt or bodycon with boots. Can’t wait!

  • Genevieve Dwyer

    Wow, those shoes are HAWT! Nearly enough to convert a girl to heels! (I said nearly)

  • I really love this! It SO works!!

  • Spike heels! So clever and a great outfit

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thank you Pamela! I have to admit I was a little happy with myself when I concocted this plan. Haha,

  • Amara Sullivan

    Those red shoes are hot! So Dorothy from Wizard of Oz! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Great sassy shoes. I like my heels thicker. Something to balance out my ass. LOL But that’s just me. Great outfit, love the pops of red.

    • I have no idea how a thicker heel is meant to balance out your butt but okay lady! Haha. Thank you. It’s fast becoming a favourite of mine too.