green wiggle dress

Yes, it’s another green ASOS dress

green ASOS wiggle dress

I’ll just start this post off by noting that, GOD, I HATE taking indoor photos. HATE IT.

Sometimes, however, there is no option for the poor fashion blogger. Like when it’s STILL blowing a gale outside, and also raining so hard that when you wake in the night and hear the howling wind and lashing rain, you start to wonder if you’ve somehow become trapped inside a horror movie.  Or when the clocks go back, and it’s dark outside by 3pm. (I mean, it’s still only October, so it’s not quite that bad YET, but the day these were taken, the weather was so gloomy it felt like the sun just didn’t come up AT ALL.) Or when your photographer is too busy ripping out your bathroom and kitchen to follow you around taking photos of your outfit.

On Monday night, all three of these sad circumstances combined, which meant that taking decent photos was going to be impossible. We were going out in the evening, though, and there was no way I was wasting an outfit on a day I didn’t take photos, so here are some strangely lit indoor selfies instead. You’re welcome.

Once I’d finished taking awkward photos of myself (and also once I’d finished jamming my fingers in the wardrobe door – OUCH.), we headed into Glasgow to have a quick dinner (photos of which will be up in the Diary section soon…), and then to see Billy Connolly at the SECC. Billy Connolly has been my favourite comedian since I was a teenager, and he definitely hasn’t lost his touch: his stories had us crying with laughter, and it was amazing to get to see such a legend up close. Well, from the very back of the auditorium, because those were the only tickets that were left, but still.

I, naturally, chose to overdress for the occasion (you wouldn’t expect any less of me, would you?), but I made it up for it with my disheveled hair, and also: TIGHTS. And boots. I have a little “rule”, for want of a better word, which states that basically ANY outfit is instantly rendered “casual” by the addition of thick tights and boots of some description. I mean, it isn’t really, obviously, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I could be wearing a wedding dress, but if I paired it with a nice pair of cosy opaques and some boots, I would swear it was totes casual, and you would not convince me otherwise.

I’d like to claim that the disheveled hair was also part of a cunning plan to make my outfit seem magically more casual, but alas, that was an accident, and I didn’t realise until I checked the photos. My hair was almost blown off my head in the walk from the car park to the restaurant, though, so I guess it’s kind of a moot point, anyway…

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WEARING:  ASOS dress // Buffalo ankle boots*

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  • Shani


    You are right about the tights and boots being casual.
    Your necklace is gorgeous, I wish you would take a close up of it.

    October 29, 2014
  • Totally with you on the tights and boots thing – it transforms even the smartest work outfit from “office wear” to “Scandinavian fjord-strolling cool”.

    October 29, 2014
  • I also agree on the tights and boots thing – especially when those tights are black. I don’t know why, it is just so. Also agree that taking photos indoors sucks and they never come out how you want them to. Not that yours didn’t, as you obviously look lovely anyway! These days I don’t think I have a single non-cluttered part of my house to take photos in – there’ll always be a bit of furniture trying to sneak into my backdrop. It’s most rude.

    October 29, 2014
  • This colour looks AMAZING on you xx

    October 29, 2014
  • Fran


    That looks so stunning! it gives you a pin-up silhouette. Hope you had fun in Glasgow!

    October 30, 2014
  • Rachel


    I have that rule too. Although sometimes I also put my work heels in that rule too. Other people don’t seem to agree with me :-/

    October 30, 2014
  • Absolutely, it’s all about the shoes. It’s great how they can take an outfit one way or the other. I used to feel this way with t shirts – a fancy skirt and a t-shirt, plus a pair of Docs, totally casual. Lately I wear more dresses though, so good thing for tights and clunky shoes! 🙂

    October 30, 2014
  • Manon


    you are so tiny! (I mean that in the most complimentary way). I would love to wear the same outfits than you, but no way it would be that pretty on me. Anyway, you always look fab on your photos!

    October 30, 2014
  • You are so stunning and so SLIM! Please tell me all your secrets!

    November 1, 2014
  • Kahani


    I have a really really important question:

    How do you stop these gorgeous but damned annoying dresses from riding up with every step? I constantly have to wiggle them down and I’m praying there’s an answer.

    November 10, 2014