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  • 23rd August
    2012
  • 23
A fairly simple outfit, following the skirt + pullover combo I’ve been wearing so much lately. Today is my birthday, although we’re not really celebrating it until the weekend, which also happens to be the last summer bank holiday weekend. The annual Mathew Street Music Festival will be happening, and assuming the weather isn’t just intolerably foul, we may go to that. The Wirral Food and Drink Festival is another possibility. Or we may just go out to dinner at our favourite Chinese restaurant.
Today, though, I mostly just got stuff done, and this was a comfortable and appropriate outfit for that.
Details:
Pullover: Deane & White. Again with the fine-gauge merino knit. It was definitely cool enough that this was a better choice for me than a long-sleeve tee. Unfortunately, this has a bit of that particular wool pong to it, which I strongly doubt anybody but me noticed, but I did get that occasional gamey whiff off it. I hope I can make that go away, otherwise this jumper is going to languish.
Skirt: White Stuff, thrifted. This sat in my cupboard for ages, because I could not for the life of me think of how to style it, although I dearly love its pretty embroidery. Then it suddenly occurred to me that I could just go ahead and use the pink and green in the embroidery as my guide for matching a top to it. I’ve worn it with both pink and green jumpers within the last couple of weeks, and I think it works fine.
Straw bag: Marks & Spencer, remixed. Usually I go for shoulder bags, but I liked the way this looked with the outfit.
Sandals: New Look. Surprisingly walkable, considering the platform and substantial heel!

A fairly simple outfit, following the skirt + pullover combo I’ve been wearing so much lately. Today is my birthday, although we’re not really celebrating it until the weekend, which also happens to be the last summer bank holiday weekend. The annual Mathew Street Music Festival will be happening, and assuming the weather isn’t just intolerably foul, we may go to that. The Wirral Food and Drink Festival is another possibility. Or we may just go out to dinner at our favourite Chinese restaurant.

Today, though, I mostly just got stuff done, and this was a comfortable and appropriate outfit for that.

Details:

Pullover: Deane & White. Again with the fine-gauge merino knit. It was definitely cool enough that this was a better choice for me than a long-sleeve tee. Unfortunately, this has a bit of that particular wool pong to it, which I strongly doubt anybody but me noticed, but I did get that occasional gamey whiff off it. I hope I can make that go away, otherwise this jumper is going to languish.

Skirt: White Stuff, thrifted. This sat in my cupboard for ages, because I could not for the life of me think of how to style it, although I dearly love its pretty embroidery. Then it suddenly occurred to me that I could just go ahead and use the pink and green in the embroidery as my guide for matching a top to it. I’ve worn it with both pink and green jumpers within the last couple of weeks, and I think it works fine.

Straw bag: Marks & Spencer, remixed. Usually I go for shoulder bags, but I liked the way this looked with the outfit.

Sandals: New Look. Surprisingly walkable, considering the platform and substantial heel!

  • 18th July
    2012
  • 18
Briefly tonight, since I spent most of the evening cleaning out the pantry, including defrosting the freezer, and ugh, what a wretched and miserable chore that is. Before that, though, I wore this:
Blazer: Boden, thrifted, remixed. This colour actually looked a lot better with the outfit than it photographed. 
Necklace: Monsoon, remixed.
Silk blouse: Tag says “Tracy B.” I have no idea what that means, but I got it from TK Maxx, and it’s been languishing on its hanger for about a year now, unworn until today. I have problems with button-up blouses and shirts, but I’m trying to work through them. I will probably keep this blouse, since it felt great on, in spite of being a rather boxy cut. The good drape of decent silk is just about the only thing that’ll get me to willingly wear a boxy button-up blouse.
Pants: Gap Modern Boot. Another rescued orphan. I have no idea why the hell I haven’t worn these before now, given my love of white pants, since they’re fantastic. They’re also a prime example of Gap’s daft sizing, as they’re a US 6, which I definitely am not. Anyway, they fit so well, and are a rare example of non-denim trousers working for me, so I will be wearing them again.
Wedge-heel booties: Debenhams.

Briefly tonight, since I spent most of the evening cleaning out the pantry, including defrosting the freezer, and ugh, what a wretched and miserable chore that is. Before that, though, I wore this:

Blazer: Boden, thrifted, remixed. This colour actually looked a lot better with the outfit than it photographed.

Necklace: Monsoon, remixed.

Silk blouse: Tag says “Tracy B.” I have no idea what that means, but I got it from TK Maxx, and it’s been languishing on its hanger for about a year now, unworn until today. I have problems with button-up blouses and shirts, but I’m trying to work through them. I will probably keep this blouse, since it felt great on, in spite of being a rather boxy cut. The good drape of decent silk is just about the only thing that’ll get me to willingly wear a boxy button-up blouse.

Pants: Gap Modern Boot. Another rescued orphan. I have no idea why the hell I haven’t worn these before now, given my love of white pants, since they’re fantastic. They’re also a prime example of Gap’s daft sizing, as they’re a US 6, which I definitely am not. Anyway, they fit so well, and are a rare example of non-denim trousers working for me, so I will be wearing them again.

Wedge-heel booties: Debenhams.