Thursday, 23 May 2013

#BEDM Day 23 : compliments

dress: h&m
 patent heels : barratts*
cardigan: h&m
coat: primark

Sorry to be such a predictable bore, Becks.

 Compliments fluster me. I can talk about most things until the cows come home. Not that I share my home with a cow. (Or anyone anymore, thank goodness - I like my space). So I can often find myself merrily conversing away with someone, and then they'll say something like "your hair looks nice" and I'll suddenly lose all train of thought.

I seem to have an inability to accept that anyone would be saying anything nice because they actually think it; if I'm complimented on something I'll usually just say "no, I don't" or whatever. I shrug most things off like that, despite knowing that it's much more polite to say "thank you", graciously, then to engage your complimenter in the conversational equivalent of an alligator-wrestling contest until they retract whatever it is they'd said.

I'd like to compliment Barratts on these shoes, though. (See what I did there?!) I ordered them with a voucher they'd given me in my goody bag at the NW Bloggers meet up, which was waaay back in February. I chose these along with another pair but hadn't worn this pair until now. They were £10 in the sale, and I think they are fab. I don't think this exact pair are still on the site, but these are similar..

I also decided that I'd post this outfit today, as when I wore it last week I was told I looked lovely in it, by the man in the sorting office. I didn't say anything.


  1. I think most of us are rubbish at accepting compliments. Just saying "Thanks" makes me feel like I'm being big headed so I tend to say, "That's very kind, you look lovely, too.
    You do look lovely, perfect for a gloomy day! xxx

  2. Compliments fluster me too. I don't know if I'll ever be any different with them.

  3. I'm the same with compliments... As soon as I hear one I challenge it in my head... Ends up being easier to not get the compliment in the first place! There's an insight into my weird brain for you! Love the dress. xx

  4. I desperately want some nude heels, I've never found any that PROPERLY tick all the boxes though. I shal keep looking, these look lovely on you though :)

    Sara - Pretty in Pink

  5. It's so nice to get compliments, but it can fluster me too. With my hair (and shoes), I get it a lot, so I usually just say 'thanks' and then giggle like a 5 year old!