ASOS dress; River Island jacket; New Look ankle boots
A couple of months ago I did a roundup of some of my day-to-day outfits (i.e. the ones I normally wouldn’t bother photographing), and a few of you were kind enough to say you wouldn’t mind seeing a few more of them, so this month I decided to try another one.
Unfortunately for anyone reading this, January was yet another month of not-very-interesting outfits, for the reasons I talked about in this post. Interesting or not, though, these are all real outfits, worn with no thought whatsoever as to how ‘blogworthy’ they’d be (And, in some cases, with just no thought whatsoever, really…), so for those of you who’re interested in that kind of thing, here’s a quick look at (some of) what I wore in January…
Er, first of all, let me just start by saying that my office wall is NOT built on a hill – it’s just that, as I seem to be perpetually running late for everything, most of these photos were taken in a last-minute rush, so they’re not the greatest quality. Just try to think of this is a return to the “good ol’ days” of fashion blogging – wonky camera work, bad lighting and all!
This is what I wore on New Year’s Day, back when I was still labouring under the delusion that I’d somehow find the motivation (and inspiration) to take photos every single day, and make this a weekly column, rather than a monthly/quarterly/whatever-it-ends-up-being one. Ah, the sweet innocence of January 1st!
Jeans. And a sweater. It doesn’t really get much more basic than that, but what the hell: this is my favourite sweater of the moment, and, actually, the jeans are worthy of mention, too. They’re from Mango, which has become my go-to brand for jeans, lately: they almost always seem to have some cropped styles in stock, which are suitable for my short legs! I have two pairs now (the ones in the photo are slightly too large: I stupidly decided to size up, and as I bought them during what I think of as my ‘Bad Time‘, back in December, I didn’t realise until it was too late to return them. They are wearable, but I’d definitely say stick to your usual size if you’re buying these – they might seem a little tight to start with, but they have a bit of stretch to them, which means they’ll fit perfectly after the first wear!), and am hoping they release some more in different colours, because when I find jeans that are short enough in the leg, I want to buy them ALL.
Oh look, it’s another stripe top: what a surprise! Forget the top, though – I just want to briefly address my bare feet in some in these photos, because last week someone was worried I was going to get chilblains because of my bare legs in my Boden post, and now I’m worried that you’re all secretly thinking I’m an idiot or something. So, just to clarify, if you see me with bare feet/legs in the winter, it’s because I either didn’t leave the house that day (thanks to the wonders of central heating, my feet are bare all the time when I’m at home, regardless of what the outside temperature is), or I was in and out of the car fast enough for it not to matter. I might hate wearing tights, but I hate being cold even more, so worry not, I’m not going to be freezing to death in the name of fashion!
Zara skirt; Next sweater; Buffalo shoe boots
I bought this skirt for £10 in the Zara sale (Oh yeah, did I mention I well and truly fell off the wagon with my shopping diet? Because I most certainly DID…), and when I showed it to my mum, she was all, “But where will you wear it?!” “Where WON’T I wear it?!” was my retort to that, and, just to prove that a sparkly tulle skirt can be totally practical, here I am wearing it with black tights, and an equally sparkly (although you can’t really tell from the photo) sweater. I have a theory that you can wear thick tights with pretty much anything, and they’ll instantly dress it down: this, incidentally, is one of the reasons I hate opaque tights so much, but I can’t deny, they have their uses. This was one of those outfits that looked better in real life than it did in the photo, although I really should have worn a slip under the skirt, because it kept catching on the tights and riding up – whoops! (Aaand this would be one of the OTHER reasons I hate wearing tights!)
Finally, remember how I said in yesterday’s post that Rubin loves to watch me taking photos? Well, he also loves being IN the photos: check this out…
I swear this photo is not remotely staged: as soon as he saw the camera, he walked right over, sat down in front of me and smiled smugly, as if to say, “Yeah, you just TRY taking a photo without me in it: I dares ya!” So he got his wish:
Boden sweater*; Mango trousers; New Look shoes; Philip Lim bag*
This was just another, very basic ‘working from home’ outfit, so I may as well admit that the only reason I’m carrying the bag is because, from the moment this sweater arrived, I’ve been waiting to pair this bag with it, and this was the first opportunity I got. The sweater is also an exact match for the Boden ‘Joanna’ coat, which I’ve been banging on about for weeks now, and yes, I’ve worn it with that, too, although that was the time I found myself shrouded in impenetrable mist, and the photos didn’t turn out. Oh well, I’m sure there’ll be a next time, and I’m sure you’ll get to hear all about it, too! And maybe next time, Rubin won’t completely steal the show…
Or maybe he will.