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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?


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.

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

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.

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56 comments so far.

56 responses to “Desperately Seeking Alice In Wonderland”

  1. 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

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

  3. myfashionmission says:

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

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

  5. Heather says:

    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!

  6. Nancy says:

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

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

  8. thestylesplash says:

    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

  9. Caroline Brandt says:

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

  10. Vivian says:

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

  11. Marie Blake says:

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

  12. Elizabeth O says:

    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!

  13. 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

  14. Alison Rost says:

    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!

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

  16. Jenni says:

    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!

  17. newmumfun6 says:

    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!

  18. BattleMum says:

    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.

  19. Wendy says:

    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

  20. mummabstylish says:

    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

  21. suchi says:

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

  22. Akamatra says:

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

  23. You definitely look amazing in that dress. I am sure you have made many heads turn 🙂

  24. kalliamanika says:

    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 !

  25. Dee says:

    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

  26. Annette, 3 Little Buttons says:

    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!

  27. Well, you gave it a good try! Looking everywhere for the shoes. Your cute sandals are lovely though and I love the print and colors in your dress. Looks like a beauitul afternoon!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  28. Stephanie says:

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

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