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!
This total nothingburger of an outfit brought to you by my urgent desire to not freeze to death today. I always feel like a bit of a heel complaining about how cold it is, here in the UK, when I grew up in Michigan and I know from REAL cold, but fifteen-odd years here have turned me into a total hothouse flower, and the high-20s temps today felt brutal to me.
The really important thing about this particular outfit is that I could fit my merino wool long underwear under it, and that helped a whole lot in coping with the cold. It’s also a mark of how unskinny these skinny jeans are on me that I had no problem in using them as a top layer.
Jumper: White Stuff. This is some kind of cotton/wool/viscose blend, and it’s actually pretty warm. I am really loving the chunky knits this year. I do prefer my chunky knits to be on the oversized end of the spectrum, and I’m truly not concerned about whether or not they add visual bulk to my shoulders and rack, so I’m glad they appear to be back in style.
Jeans: Gap, Premium Skinny, endlessly remixed. I should probably go out to the Gap outlet one of these days and try them in a size down, to see if I get a sufficiently skinny fit in the thighs and hips, but honestly, do I need another pair of jeans? No, I do not.
Boots: Debenhams, remixed. Thick socks, people. A total necessity right now.