Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland. Happy Thursday friends. How are you enjoy the weather? I am loving it but I get so tired when out and out.

On Monday my Husband and I caught a few trains to Birmingham for the day and I fell to sleep on the way home as I was so tired.

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

Desperately Seeking Susan Alice In Wonderland:

You may wonder what does Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland means?

Right?

Curiouser and curiouser?

Well let me tell you a little story;

Since Christmas, my Dad became really poorly. In the week of Father’s Day, he had an operation to save his life. Little did we know he was going to die and be brought back on the operating table.

When I went to see him he had a brand new, shiny guitar on the side of his sofa.

‘Look what I have treated myself too’ he said.

I joked ‘not another one’ and laughed.

Then I said, ‘I do not blame you, with everything you have been through’. ‘You should treat yourself’.

He then turned to me and said, ‘what would you treat yourself too if you could have something new’.

Without giving it a thought, I said ‘A pair of Alice In Wonderland; Irregular Choice shoes that I have been admiring for ages’.

Then he handed me some money and said ‘go and treat yourself!’

I was so excited and speechless!

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

So I have been looking everywhere for some gorgeous navy blue and white striped Alice in Wonderland, Irregular Choice Tick Tock shoes but I can not find them anywhere.

All of the shops on and offline have sold out. Typical, eh!?

I have been to Nottingham, Sheffield, and even travelled to the Irregular Choice shoes in Leicester and Birmingham but I can not find them anywhere.

Might they have sold out and stopped making them? It looks like I am too late.

I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say “Hello”, goodbye! I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!

This is so me!

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

Anyway, on Monday my search for Alice took us on a day out in Birmingham for the day.

It was 2 hours, 2 train rides there and same coming back.

First up a few snaps of our day.

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

But first, let me take a selfie.

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

What a beautiful hot day.

Blue skies all around.

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

What a beautiful view.

Now where to start first!?

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

Let’s go shopping.

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

We walked for miles and miles, for hours and hours, and round and round to find the Irregular choice shop.

We Googled guide me to Irregular Choice but it kept sending up one way then another, saying we were there and then we had missed it.

We had something to eat as I was feeling like I was going to pass out with the heat and then was going to give up the search.

My Husband, on the other hand, will not give up until he finds what he is looking for.

Eventually, we found the shop. It was high up linking two shopping centres together, I think!?

No wonder we could not find it on the ground floor, it was above our heads all the time.

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

No such look though, I came home empty-handed.

The search for Alice is over and it does not look like I am going to find my shoes.

I gave up the chase and ordered some different ones as the search was wearing me out!

I will share some photos of my other ones tomorrow and give you a little clue about the ones I picked:

‘You’ve got a friend in me’

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

Desperately Seeking Alice:

What I Wore:

Dress: M&S

Sunglasses: Primark

Bag: TK Maxx

Shoes: c/o Bonmarche

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland

No wonder I fell to sleep on the way home, I was worn out with all the walking, sunshine and searching for Alice.

Linking up our Desperately Seeking Alice fun with Jacqui from Mummabstylish for her #CHICANDSTYLISH link up.

Some style posts you might have missed:

Lemon Dress: Over 40 Style.

Sunglasses Day: Are You Wearing Yours?

Messing Around On The River.

Outfit Of The Day: What I Wore: Nottingham Castle.

You might also like:

Femarelle® Taking Back Control Campaign

Follow:
Claire

Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.

Find me on: Twitter | Facebook

55 Comments

  1. 5th July 2018 / 8:26 am

    Isn’t the weather just glorious! My daughter has a thing for Irregular Choice shoes too. Can I just say how fantastic you look in that dress Claire xx

    • Claire
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 10:24 am

      Aww, thank you Laurie. Ha! you Daughter has good tasty too 🙂

  2. 5th July 2018 / 10:59 am

    So glad your dad recovered and you had a nice day even though you didn’t find the shoes!

    • Claire
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 10:24 am

      Thanks Tamar, we had a lovely day out 🙂

  3. myfashionmission
    5th July 2018 / 11:37 am

    Such a pretty summer dress, love the material. It looks like you had so much fun there.

    • Claire
      Author
      15th July 2018 / 8:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. 5th July 2018 / 12:10 pm

    Such a beautiful outfit for this sunny weather! We don’t live too far from Birmingham, so love shopping there 🙂

    • Claire
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 10:25 am

      Thank you. It is amazing how many shops there is 🙂

  5. 5th July 2018 / 2:51 pm

    That was so sweet of your dad. I’m sorry you didn’t end up finding the shoes but it looked like a great day all around!

    • Claire
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 10:25 am

      Thanks Heather. Yes we did have a good day here 🙂

  6. 5th July 2018 / 6:14 pm

    Oh that is sad! And how sweet of your father, I’m glad he recovered well! At least you had a day out!

    • Claire
      Author
      15th July 2018 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you Nancy 🙂

  7. 5th July 2018 / 6:34 pm

    I love that dress it looks gorgeous on you! Perfect for these gorgeous blue sky days we’ve been having.

    • Claire
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 10:26 am

      Aww, thank you for the lovely comment 🙂

  8. thestylesplash
    5th July 2018 / 9:04 pm

    How sweet of your dad! It’s worth looking on eBay – that’s where I found my Irregular Choice Muppets shoes – my size had sold out in the shops. Love your dress and Birmingham looks glorious in the sunshine!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Claire
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 10:27 am

      Thanks Emma. They did only have a lot smaller size on Ebay but I am going to keep my eyes out now, thanks 🙂

  9. Caroline Brandt
    6th July 2018 / 3:26 am

    Loving your style! Looks like the two of you had such a fun day! I am dying to visit Birmingham one day! -Tonya Tardiff

    • Claire
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 10:30 am

      Thanks for stopping by. It was great here.Can’t wait to go again and visit all the shops 🙂

  10. 6th July 2018 / 5:20 am

    Looks like you had a fabulous time in Birmingham, shoes or not 😉 Glad to hear your dad recovered~

    • Claire
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 10:30 am

      Aww, thank you Vivian 🙂

  11. 6th July 2018 / 5:50 am

    I was really routing for you! Such a shame you didn’t find them, maybe try online! Love the dress though.

    • Claire
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 10:31 am

      Thanks Maria. I have been looking all over. I think they will turn up when I least expect it now 🙂

  12. Elizabeth O
    6th July 2018 / 7:55 am

    Im sorry you didn’t find the shoes you wanted, they sound really gorgeous. I suppose the upside is that you got to enjoy a wonderful day out exploring Birmingham!

    • Claire
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 10:32 am

      Thank you Elizabeth. Yes it was. I had never been before and now want to go again 🙂

  13. 6th July 2018 / 8:26 am

    Wow you must have loved those shoes to travel that far to look for them. I’m gutted for you that you couldn’t find them in Birmingham x

    • Claire
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 10:32 am

      Thank you. Ha, I was on a mission to find them 🙂

  14. 6th July 2018 / 12:12 pm

    I’m glad your father’s recovering well and how sweet of him to make your wish come true! I hope you finally find a pair, maybe you’ll find one in ETSY? I’m not sure! It looks like you guys had a lovely day out though!

    • Claire
      Author
      7th July 2018 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you Alison, I had never thought of trying there. I will look now 🙂

  15. 6th July 2018 / 2:05 pm

    You look fab! I love the dress. The weather is making me feel very tired too! I would love a bit of rain.

    • Claire
      Author
      15th July 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks Stella, yes I would too 🙂

  16. 6th July 2018 / 8:00 pm

    That’s quite a quest for some shoes! Hope you maybe still find a pair, or that you find some others you love just as much!

    • Claire
      Author
      7th July 2018 / 2:24 pm

      Thank you Jenni. I wanted to find the ones my Dad gave me the money for. He love the ones I picked though.

  17. 6th July 2018 / 8:36 pm

    I’m glad your dad is feeling better and I’m sorry you didn’t find your shoes but I’m sure you will love your new shoes! Looking forward to seeing what you bought!

    • Claire
      Author
      8th July 2018 / 5:21 pm

      Aw, thank you 🙂

  18. 6th July 2018 / 10:33 pm

    Oh that’s such a shame you haven’t been able to find your shoes. I saw a pair on sale in Barcelona I wanted but they didn’t have my size in any of the shops. I eventually ordered them (full price) from Amazon before they completely disappeared.

    • Claire
      Author
      7th July 2018 / 2:24 pm

      Aww, I’m glad yougot the shoes you loved. I am going to keep my eye out now on Ebay 🙂

  19. 7th July 2018 / 7:32 am

    Firstly, I’m so glad to read that your dad recovered from his surgery, that must have been so scary for you all! What a shame though that you couldn’t find the shoes, I wouldn’t give up the search forever, they might pop up on eBay one day soon xx

    • Claire
      Author
      7th July 2018 / 2:28 pm

      Thank you Wendy. I am going to keep looking out for them and give my Husband a nudge if they do 🙂

  20. mummabstylish
    7th July 2018 / 7:36 pm

    I too love your dress, it just screams summer – wear me! I’ve been looking for a dress like this, so will be having a look in M & S very soon! Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Claire
      Author
      8th July 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Thanks Jacqui 🙂 Hope you have had a lovely holiday.

  21. suchi
    8th July 2018 / 5:37 am

    Birmingham is beautiful! Love your outfit! It is so perfect for summer!! lovely pics too!

    • Claire
      Author
      8th July 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks you. We had a great day here 🙂

  22. 8th July 2018 / 2:41 pm

    I love your outfit! And I laughed (in a good way) with your selfie, I am always looking like that too!

    • Claire
      Author
      8th July 2018 / 6:04 pm

      Hehe, I am terrible at not squinting when the sun is in my eyes 🙂

    • Claire
      Author
      9th July 2018 / 5:47 am

      Thank you for the kind comment. I think I did when I fell over the curb, hehe 🙂

  23. 8th July 2018 / 7:43 pm

    I am so glad your dad is recoved and doing better! Alice in Wonderland is actually one of my favorite movies! Love the outfit and your Birmingham pictures !

    • Claire
      Author
      9th July 2018 / 5:54 am

      Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

  24. 9th July 2018 / 6:22 am

    I know it wasn’t successful but it looks like it was a lovely trip so you did treat yourself at the end . Now I’m very curious how those Alice shoes look like

    • Claire
      Author
      10th July 2018 / 6:17 am

      Thank you Dee 🙂 Ha, they are beautiful.

  25. 10th July 2018 / 8:10 am

    I have not heard of these shoes before, but anything Alice in Wonderland sounds fab to me! It’s a shame you didn’t find your 1st choice shoes… but you looked great on your quest to find them. Love your sandals and the dress is gorgeous on you!

    • Claire
      Author
      15th July 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Thank you Annette 🙂 I am sure they will come along when I least expect it.

    • Claire
      Author
      15th July 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Jess.

  26. 20th July 2018 / 4:36 pm

    Ah, I was really hoping you got them. Glad to hear your dad’s on the mend too – thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.