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The last two weeks were a bit of an emotional roller coaster (can you spot the British understatement here?) and it feels incredibly good to finally be able to write a post. Come to think about it, writing is such a luxury… Anyway, here we are. I also wanted to tell you that I enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Ritz. Getting ready was a bit of a challenge, with everything going on. But hey, what’s a woman got to do? I had to look fabulous of course. And whether you are French or British, well, if you are a woman, it is all about the shoes. No exceptions. To make matters even worse, at my (advanced) age, every detail counts. I absolutely had to find the right shoes. It was all about the shoes, and I knew it. It took me a long time to find the right shoes. But boy, I found them. Look at the beauties. I felt head over heels in love. Not literally, of course. That said, to be completely frank, I had to practice walking in them for quite some time. I am a bit rusted, you see. Too mumsy, maybe. Life is harsh.
Any mum who has to get ready for a party knows that it requires a military organisation.
For me, it all started six weeks ago. I knew I needed to go back to the gym and lose some weight. So I did. And I need to lose more. It just never stops. I will give myself a bit of time.
Then, I found the shoes. Eventually, the dress. I wanted something simple, with a little bit of an edge. I don’t like to look too bland.
Closer to the date, I had to make sure to get a manicure and a pedicure. I don’t know about you, but I am never patient enough for the nail polish to dry. Sigh. I know it is a first-world problem, but you need to look the part for a formal dinner, right. It is just being polite, right?
Then I had to find the time for a blow dry.  I told you, next time I will have to hire a project manager to get ready.
And here was the result.

I must admit that it feels good to look like a woman for once. Must do it more often.

Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London
  • Being a woman requires too much hard work, doesn’t it? Love the shoes and glad to hear you were able to walk in them!

    • Thank you Joy! To be fair, it required a bit of training. My teenage daughter shoed me some videos on Youtube. What were we doing without internet?

  • “I must admit that it feels good to look like a woman for once. Must do it more often.” – Do you ever have a disturbing thought which lodges at the back of your mind and won’t go away said Davina! Maybe the Eagle is a confused BIRD!

    • Well, David, what I meant is that most of the time I am to shattered to even consider dressing up. sad but true, I know.

  • You look fabulous! Love the shoes. Dinner at the Ritz eh? And special occasion/celebration, Muriel?

    • No, work related I am afraid. But still, I was really excited to go!

  • I sure hope the event was worth all that preparation, Muriel.

  • You look stunning! My last footwear acquisition was some white rubber boots for shrimping, lol 🙂 Now THAT would make a statement at the Ritz!

    • It would indeed…I went a bit overboard ( I normally don’t wear high heels). But hey, you have got to be crazy sometimes, right?

  • You look fabulous, Muriel. I know what you mean about looking like a woman. I don’t do it often enough either. Can’t remember the last time I needed to go to a formal event, and my wardrobe is a reflection of that fact especially in the shoe department!

    • Mine too, Sarah, it was really a once in a year thing…Sigh. I should do it more often…

  • Honey, you’re a woman 24/7 and always look good to me.

    • Thank you Brenda. The thing is, most days I tend to forget it. You know, because of the daily routine…

  • Gorgeous! And I never realized it was all about the shoes. What do I know?

    • You sound a lot like me, marie. What to do? Go and try some gorgeous shoes on…Just for fun!

  • Absolutely love the shoes !! Hope the event went as well as expected 🙂

  • You lucky girl. The Ritz, hey? The only Ritz I get to see on a regular base comes in a biscuit box. Hang on to those shoes and take them out for another walk soon!

    • I wish…Another event like this is not going to happe any time soon I am afraid…

  • You look study from head to toe 🙂

    • Thank you Janine. between you and me, it was hard work!

  • Joe

    You DO look fabulous, Muriel! I hope you enjoyed yourself!
    I am in the middle of the same process, and yes, the shoes pulled the outfit together for me too. I still have 2 weeks until my event, and need to get my mani pedi next week. Hair is being done the morning of. I just returned the last runner up dress today. It takes so much organizing, but what fun!
    Lou

    • Well, tell em all about it. It is hard work. Men have it so easy, right? But hey, a woman’s got to do what a woman’s got to do…