CASUAL FRIDAY | Gingham crops and boat-necked top
A couple of weeks ago I had a reader request for some more Casual Friday posts (Shout-out to Bee, if you’re reading!) and honestly, that’s all the encouragement I need a lot of the time, so here I am, awkward hand position and all! (Er, I was in the process of putting my hand in my pocket, just in case you’re wondering. I’d normally just have deleted that photo and used a better one instead, but… there weren’t any better ones. That’s just the way it goes, sometimes…)
Anyway, this is a fairly standard casual look for me: I know a lot of people think that no outfit involving heels can ever be described as “casual”, but as far as I’m concerned, no outfit involving trousers can ever NOT be “casual”, so this one totally counts. And, of course, everyone has a different criteria by which they judge these things, I guess: one woman’s “casual” could be another woman’s “totally over-dressed”, but hey, variety is the spice of life and all that.
I bought these trousers a few weeks ago, but had to have the legs tapered slightly, because they were a bit of awkward shape on me. I’d been looking for a pair of black and white gingham crops forever, though (Well, ever since I wore the last pair I owned to death, anyway…), so I decided to make them work anyway: as I said, the ol’ “Gingham crops + boatneck top” combo is something of a uniform for me at this time of year – it’s just so easy to wear, but still has that vaguely retro feel to it that I love.
Not long after these photos were taken, however, I ordered another pair of gingham crops, having seen them on Sian, and decided that I just couldn’t live without them. So now I have two pairs of gingham crops, and honestly, I don’t even feel guilty, because the second pair were on sale at the time, and also because there aren’t enough pairs of gingham crops in the world, as far as I’m concerned. There are probably enough pairs in my closet, though, which is why I’ve promised myself not to buy any more. I mean, I’m not going to actually keep that promise, obviously, but I made it, and that has to count for something, no?,
Oh yeah, and I totally matched my shoes to my pants. I did that. Oh come on – like you’d expect anything less of me…[separator type=”thin”]
WEARING: Miss Selfridge gingham trousers; H&M top; Topshop shoes; RED Valentino bag*; Unique Vintage sunglasses (c/o)
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