Outfit | Blackwatch Check
Well, would you look at this: I’m finally over my lurgy (Well, more or less: I’m still hacking up a lung or two on a semi-regular basis, but I’ve spent the last week feeling like a consumptive orphan in a Victorian workhouse, so this is a picnic in comparison…), and out of the house, wearing clothes that aren’t elasticated and/or designed for sleeping in! Yay, me!
While it’s a small victory that I’m actually wearing “real” clothes again, however, as you can see, I’m sticking firmly to my comfort zone, with another full-skirted Boden dress. Well, you can’t help what you fall in love with, can you, and this month I fell in love with a dress called ‘Isla, in a wonderful blackwatch check. Although I live in Scotland, I tend not to wear tartan very often, partly because some tartans can be quite garish, but mostly because I don’t want to help perpetuate o the whole “redheaded Scot wearing tartan” stereotype. Which I guess I just did anyway. Whoops. It’s OK, though: I know I can trust you guys to know that Scottish people don’t ACTUALLY wander around in kilts all the time (We have indoor toilets now too. Well, some of us do, anyway…), and this particular print is anything but garish, so I allowed myself to be tempted.
This is actually the second time I’ve worn this dress since it arrived, the first time being with the green tights and boots I wore in this post… which ALSO featured a full-skirted Boden dress. I actually liked that combination better, but I figured the same style/brand of dress (This is actually the same cut as the Amy dress, but in a thicker, wool fabric…) , with the exact same tights and boots might be a little bit lazy even for me, so I decided to switch things up a bit with this not-at-all similar black-tights-and-boots combo. What can I say? Autumn: it’s kinda kicking my ass. As usual.
Anyway, before I go, I have to make my usual disclaimer for autumn/winter outfit posts, which is that yes, I was wearing a coat (although, again, it was bizarrely mild when these were taken, so it was actually no hardship to take it off for a few quick photos), and if you don’t believe me, here’s the evidence: