I remember thinking when I first bought this dress, whether I had just payed what I considered a fair amount of money on a piece just for the sake of it being pretty and pink! Now i'm pretty sure that I mention this every time I post a look that includes me wearing this pink little number but I can't help that it always surprises me, just how far this pretty pink thing will take me in terms of sartorial experimentation! I mean here I am wearing the dress with a pair of Birkenstocks, the boyfriends checked shirt and an old hoodie of mine, so now i'd even go as far as saying this dress was a wonderful investment piece.
I can't really say what the theme of this look is, just a bit of some good old grunge meets Girly Girl meets surfer chick?! Maybe? I don't really know but I hope you like it anyway.
So i'll start by telling you about these old old denim cut-offs of mine, i'm pretty sure they were my first ever DIY! Though to be fair and honest with you, my DIY's never really consists of anything more then me just basically taking a pair of scissors and then just cutting, I couldn't even sit here and tell you that I bother with keeping it neat, I simply don't have the patience or skill when it comes to things like that. I know it's pretty terrible but so very true, so I take my hat of to all of those wonderful DIYers (clearly not a words but you get it) out there.
I kinda wanted create a mix between casual, classic and preppy. I teamed my blue shirt with an old Jack Wills hoodie of mine (back before they had all the giant JW's on them) and then layered my beautiful Carin Wester boucle jacket on top for a smart, casual, smart effect. I opted for my Russell and Bromley loafers, wayfarer sunnies and Chanel bag for those classic touches and threw my hair up in a bun because nothing else seemed to be working and lets be fair, it even looks a mess in this up-do, I mean how does that even happen?! It's just a bun for crying out loud!! Oh well.
Well i'm off now, I hope you like this look. Thanks lovelies and take care,
Firstly I want to say a massive thank you for the wonderful comments I received on yesterdays post about bringing awareness to M.E. I am still working on replying to everyone individually and also to the emails I received. I really am overwhelmed by everyone who not only took the time to read the post but also to those who took the time to reply with such positivity, understanding and encouragement.
This is something I wore few weeks back when the sun was shining and the flowers were looking pretty, a great day for taking some photos, the only catch was it was a bit chilly but that didn't bother me because I like myself a bit of, what I call "in-between" weather.
For this look I decided to combine two of my favourite styles, classic and androgyny. I chose some wardrobe staples of mine, like this classic navy v-neck sweater and talking of which, this one is from Jack Wills that I bought back when I was about seventeen and oh how I wish Jack Wills would bring it back as I can tell you all that after wearing it excessively for years now, it still continues to hold the same shape, colour and feel as it did when I first bought it! SO lovelies if you come across the perfect navy sweater, just buy it regardless because they are rare and you totally won't regret it. I borrowed the Boyfriends Chinos, oh and his watch, hehe I know i'm badass! Added in a vintage leather belt and my good old tweed blazer (also from Jack Wills) I turned up the sleeves a little for some extra detail, whilst also creating some subtle print play with the striped print on my ankle socks. Instead of my Grensons I chose to go with my Jil Sander metallic brogues, just to prevent the look from becoming to proper. A pink lip and standing under a pretty blossom tree was, for me, a great way to bring some femininity to the look.
Well I look forward to reading your comments. Thank you for reading and take care,
Here is something I wore on a grey and chilly sunday a few weeks ago. I know crazy that i'm posting a look in May where I am actually still wearing a coat, though the pictures were taken back in April and i'm only draping the coat over my shoulders. I love these checked trousers of mine so much, I still can't get over that they were only £40 from Asos.
I realised I hadn't yet done a look with these trousers, where the styling was simple and somewhat classic. A white shirt and a brown belt were of course a given in this circumstance, a combination i'll never get tired of. I wore this old swing coat of mine because like I said it was chilly and I liked how the tweed subtly clashed with the check print of the trousers. To add some colour and to, well, brighten up my grey day I wore my pink Miu Miu shoes, Ah how I love them so!
Well Y'all I best be off. Hope you like the look and take care,
So i'm sure you are all fed up with seeing me in what seems like winter only outfits and even though the sun has been sticking around a little bit more lately it has still been pretty cold or at least when I took these photos it was. I don't know if any of you's do the same but when it's spring and the days are still so annoyingly cold and windy, every now and then I will just pretend it's the spring weather we all know and love, the kind of weather where you can wear a skirt with bare legs or some open-toe sandals and hey, maybe even a light jacket! But when I have those days, I quickly come to regret my optimistic approach and before I know it i'm back to wearing heavy coats, tights and sweaters.
Classic combinations seem to be my saviour right now and even though this look isn't screaming spring, I have tried to incorporate the season I am obsessing over right now in other ways such as wearing a lighter scarf rather then heavier one and a chambray shirt (thanks to the boyfriends wardrobe) as little things like that do make the difference, for me anyway. I came across this extremely old denim skirt of mine a little ago, from when I went through my "denim skirt only" phase when I was about 15/16 and thought i'd give it a spin once again, I felt it worked especially for giving the outfit a casual tone, what do you think? To put the finishing touches on this outfit I kept it classic with this oldy but a goodie tweed swing coat that I got from Jack Wills years ago and of course stuck with my trusty Grensons.
Hope you like the look and if you have managed to stick with me through my ramblings then BRAVO to you! Take care lovelies,