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  • 26th February
    2013
  • 26
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.
Details:
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!

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.

Details:

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!

  • 14th February
    2013
  • 14

"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.

Details:

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.

Tights: Dorothy Perkins, remixed.

Brogues: Deichmann, remixed.

  • 9th January
    2013
  • 09
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. 
Details:
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.
Tights: Dorothy Perkins, remixed. 
Boots: Imperia, Duo, remixed.

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. 

Details:

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.

Tights: Dorothy Perkins, remixed. 

Boots: Imperia, Duo, remixed.

  • 23rd July
    2012
  • 23
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!

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!