And here’s the outfit post, since you could really only see my shoulders in the scarf video post. I wore this dress and these boots back in January, although I mixed it very differently then. I think I like this iteration better, if only because it includes what for me is WILD pattern mixing, in the form of the pink leopard-print pony skin belt. (That’s TWO articles of pony skin now in my wardrobe. No actual ponies were harmed in the making of my belts, I am pleased to say.)
This dress is just a bit too big, but I’m keeping it anyway, because I like it a lot, and I’m pretty sure it isn’t meant to be fitted in the first place, so it doesn’t look weird in the hips or anything like that.
Grandpa cardigan: Gap, remixed. This is totally different from my other pink Gap grandpa cardi, I promise.
Button flowers: Gifted by the radiant Megan Mae, remixed.
Dress: White Stuff, thrifted, remixed. For casual clothes in muted colours and patterns, I really love White Stuff a lot, although I have to say they run SERIOUSLY big, which is fine — this is a UK 12, which is generally my regular size, but with non-thrifted White Stuff, I usually end up in a UK 10. (I just like to make a note of stuff like that; I always appreciate knowing these things myself.)
Belt: Betsey Johnson.
Tights: M&S, remixed. These are actually a very dark grey, not black, although they seem like it in the photo.
Boots: Marcelle, Duo, remixed. These are breaking in beautifully!
"You look like a slightly dissolute air hostess," commented the spouse, upon walking through the door tonight. Minus the dissolute bit, which I blame on my windblown coif, I’d thought exactly the same thing this morning, which I blame on the scarf. Not that it bothered me; there’s nothing wrong with air hostesses, and anyway, my outfit was all festively pink and there are hearts on the scarf, and it’s Valentine’s Day, and I have roses, so I’m not complaining.
Scarf: Moschino Cheap & Chic. folded and tied, the branding is inconspicuous, thank god, otherwise not even the pink and red abstract heart pattern would’ve got me to buy it. I HATE obvious, visible logos on my clothes so very much. (And please do note, this is just my own personal quirk, no judgment of logo-lovers is meant.)
Cardigan: Gap. I now have three pink cardigans, but they’re all totally different, I swear.
Blouse: Marks & Spencer, remixed.
Skirt: Warehouse, thrifted. I should’ve named this blog “It’s a Bit Roomy in the Hips.” I’ve learned to live with it, unless we’re talking ridiculously huge in the hips.
It was a tremendously foggy and pretty darn cold day, but no rain, and no puddles, so my much-loved but rarely worn burgundy suede boots got to go for a spin. There is not enough weatherproofing spray in the world for me to risk these boots if there’s the slightest chance of rain. Due to my foot size, I get so few options in things like interestingly-coloured boots that I am fiercely protective of the few I do have. Kind of a shame, because these are really very comfortable and walking-friendly boots.
Apologies for the crappy photo quality; it really was that foggy, and consequently, very dark all day.
Scarf: Lyle & Scott. This is a nice, lightweight, and non-scratchy wool, almost certainly remixed.
Jumper: Nameless cashmere v-neck, way too big, but cashmere seldom leaves my house once it enters it, and the colour worked. I did end up flipping the bottom under, because the proportions seemed off this way.
Buttonflowers: Gift from Megan, and the colours were absolutely perfect for this. Thank you, Megan!
Skirt: Hobbs, thrifted. Another lined wool skirt, oh goodness, how I love those.
Another Visible Monday, and this time, we had so much sunshine and warm weather it made me all giddy. This comes after a mostly-sunny weekend, so I am desperately hoping summer is here at last, and I can wear my summer clothes.
Naturally, the weekend we get warm-enough-for-bare-legs weather is the one that comes along right after I bark my shin on a pot on the patio, and acquire an enormous and wonderfully-colourful bruise. Yeah, that’s attractive, but frankly, I don’t care. I do care about being more diligent with the sunscreen though; it isn’t just my clothing that’s pink.
Although, wow, it sure is:
Earrings: Top Shop, remixed. These are little pink dahlias.
Necklace & right arm bangle: Wallis. Picked up stupidly cheap on clearance.
Corduroy jacket: Boden, thrifted. When I say warm, I still mean sub-80F. Please don’t hate me, people suffering through that godawful heatwave!
Blouse: Marks & Spencer, remixed.
Skirt: Boden, thrifted, remixed. I love this skirt, and I’ve been wanting very badly to wear it again, so yay!
Sandals: Evans. Picked up on clearance (omg suede! not plastic!).
Hooking up, as I do most weeks, with the lovely Patti’s Visible Monday. Go look!