Patent leather booties, cream skirt and black cardi

When visiting my stepdaughter for her birthday, my husband had one of his “love urges”. You probably wonder what this phenomenon entails… It means he is overflowing with love for the one(s) he is with and wants to do him/her/them a big favour.
Being his wife, I spend more time with him than other people so I am usually the lucky one. YOU CAN TOTALLY CLEAN HIM OUT when he is in this mood. Which I don’t.

This time his daughter and me were taken to a very good shoe shop and we each got two pairs of booties as a present. (He bought some lovely boots for himself as well.)

Here are my new black patent leather/suede shoes (booties?). I immediately started to combine my new shoes with what I have in my wardrobe. These modern shoes really update my old stuff. I feel terribly modern.

The colour of the top is neon lime. I bought the cardigan-jacket 4 weeks ago but I have not worn it yet. The skirt is three years old and a copy of a nine years old skirt. (A pencil skirt is a pencil skirt. Not much will change there.) My speckled tights are hard to see apart from the close-up. The light was terrible for photographing. The necklace and ring are made by Anja.

I know you should not brag about yourself but when I see a photo like the one above, I cannot help thinking: “gosh women, you might not be perfect, but your legs are”. (Sorry, not very modest.)

I need some help in photographing jewellery in close-up. Something to strive for.
Greetje