You guys, I figured out why we used to wear tapered pants like this back in the ’80s — it’s because they are AWESOME. Yes, to my total shock, this is one trend I’m hopping. They’re far more flattering to my figure than I ever would’ve imagined, although the photos aren’t doing them full credit; it’s all about the drape and flow. Also, these sort of pants are meant to be loose in the thighs and hips, so they’re not fighting with my figure.
I also think the shorter top is helping this look to work; even though it’s pretty boxy, it, too, drapes and flows nicely, and I think visually shortens my long waist a bit.
In conclusion, I love these pants, I love the black and white trend (which for me is more of the same, frankly, but whatever) and I loved the not-foul weather today that allowed me to wear my moto jacket, and not a heavy wool coat. I felt great in this.
Pendant: Thrifted, remixed.
Jumper: M&S, thrifted. Usually I favour the black top/white (OK, this is more like cream) bottom, when I go for something like this, but I switched it up today, and I’m happy with it. I truly love a mock turtleneck or funnel neck jumper.
And closing out a challenging week with a comfort-zone return to black and white (OK, more like cream, but close enough). Many thanks for all the well-wishes, in spite of my less-than-stellar ability to reply personally to them. I’m pretty sure I’m just about on the mend now, although it’ll definitely be a weekend for taking it easy.
And I hope it’ll be a good weekend for you all!
Scarf: Warehouse, thrifted via Oxfam. This is definitely on the cream end of white, it’s a nice bold graphic print, and it’s silk, so it was totally worth adding yet another scarf to my obscenely huge collection. I have culled it a bit lately, so I’m not any further in the hole, anyway.
Slash-neck tee: Gap, remixed. One of the reasons I am still grimly hunting for that perfect black slash-neck jumper is because I love how they look with smaller, square scarves. One day I’ll find it, but in the meantime, my tees are filling that gap.
Corduroy skirt: Laura Ashley, thrifted, remixed. This is really a bit too big in the waist, but it’s a perfect shape, and it’s lined and doesn’t stick to my tights, so eh, I can twist it back to face the front once or twice a day.
Tights: M&S, remixed.
Boots: Misa, Duo, remixed. First wear of the season for these favourites from last winter. They’re holding up nicely.
Return of the Hipster Nun! Somewhat remixed, from the last time I wore this skirt, but definitely still working that vibe. Today’s outfit was dictated by me doing something to my back, and my subsequent desire to wear clothing that was easy to get in and out of, and as non-restrictive as possible. Except for the Spanx I’m wearing under it, chosen exclusively for the lower back support, and let me tell you, miserable as Spanx are (although I size up, because generally, when I’m wearing them, it’s not for restriction, it’s to keep fitted clothing gliding about easily, instead of bunching up) in most cases, they are golden for lower back support when you’ve got some kind of minor injury.
As for the injury, I managed to do that when I was in the bath, and leaned forward to turn the tap off. I felt this unpleasant twinge, and I’ve been dealing with that all day since. I can walk OK, and in fact, I’m most comfortable either walking or sitting/lying down, it’s just that godawful transitional period that causes me misery. I mean, I don’t feel great in motion or sitting, but I do OK. Given that my gut instinct (confirmed by Dr. Google) is to keep in motion when something like this happens, provided it’s possible, and I’m unlikely to do further damage, it’s a decided relief to know that within a minute or two of getting up, I’m going to be moving around with minimal discomfort.
I’ll take sensible precautions and keep an eye on it for a couple of days, and see how things go before going to the doctor. I’m pretty sure this is just minor; I have no reason to think I’ve got a slipped disc or anything serious, especially since I’m in no worse shape at the end of the day than the beginning.
Anyway, I’ll do the Harvey Nicks review soon, I just keep getting up and moving around a lot right now, and I’m not spending more than about ten minutes a go sitting still.
Scarf: Ted Baker, thrifted. I wanted a light colour up near my face to keep me from looking like a corpse. Since the belt is silver and cream enamel, I thought this worked well with it.
Slashneck tee: Gap, remixed.
Belt: Marks and Spencer, remixed. Usually, I wear this as a necklace, but I really, really wanted to break up all that black.
Suede skirt: East, thrifted, remixed.
Socks: M&S. These are trouser socks, and made of exactly the same stuff as the black tights I usually wear. No way did I want to have to tug at tights, or go into contortions to get them on today.
Chelsea boots: Faith, remixed. This may not have been the best pairing with the skirt, given its length, although I think it looked OK, but low heels were a total necessity today.