Friday Fashion: The House on the Hill

“Ooh! A spooky gate! With an old creepy house ruined house behind it! I wonder what’s inside?”

“Oh. It’s just Amber prancing around in a trench coat again. Right.”

Well, yes. Yes, it is. This was Shoeper Shoe Challenge # 52, and it’s another example of my ongoing obsession with visiting abandoned buildings.

This house one will be instantly recognisable to anyone who lives in my town: it sits on top of a hill, looking out over the mountains and the centre of the town (great view of the Asda Wal-Mart. Shame.) and once upon a time it used to be beautiful, but now it’s just being left to slowly fall down. They haven’t even bothered to board up many of the windows, so I’m actually amazed it’s still standing.

I was also amazed I was still standing after Terry made me walk over wet grass in these. Stilettos and grass don’t mix, kids, you take it from me.

Doesn’t it look like it belongs in a horror movie of some description? Maybe a really bad one, in which the heroine runs BACK towards the house rather than away from it? And in heels? “Nooo! Don’t go into the basement, black-and-white Amber!”

All that’s missing here is a spooky face at the window.

I had to appreciate the fact that the graffiti matched my coat and hair so well. Thanks, local gang members! I mean, I’d hate not to be properly coordinated with my surroundings, after all…

Hi, I'm Amber. I'm a full-time fashion/shoe blogger from the UK, and this is the story of my life, my clothes, and the International Man of Mystery Next Door. You can read more from me at my other blogs, The Fashion Police and Shoeperwoman, and you can follow me on Bloglovin' here.


  • Reply October 15, 2010


    foreveramber Something like this?

    • Reply October 18, 2010


      Haha, yes, just like that :)

  • Reply October 16, 2010


    Wow you look stunning! And what great photos.

  • Reply October 16, 2010


    I love those shoes! Beautiful!!

    • Reply October 18, 2010


      I have these in three different colours now: I really need an intervention of some kind…

  • Reply October 17, 2010


    The one thing I miss the most after coming to India is wearing coats, dresses and heels.

    Your pretty pictures remind me of everything I left back home. While I comfort myself by saying I’ll be back in the summers, and after I’m done here in 4.5 years I’ll wear all the coats I want, it’s still an empty feeling to look at your wardrobe and see all your heels replaced by flats.

    • Reply October 18, 2010


      Ah, I don’t think I’d ever miss coats, but no heels would be unthinkable!

  • Reply October 18, 2010


    I love that house, I always say to David that if we had loads of money I would want to buy it, totally renovate it then move in

    • Reply October 18, 2010


      I know, it would be amazing place to live – such a shame that it’s just being left to fall apart like that.

  • Reply October 18, 2010


    Your trench is so pretty.

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