OK, so this isn’t actually a pillbox hat: it’s a beret.
And it’s not leopard-skin, either, thankfully, just leopard print.
Yeah, I’m kind of regretting my choice of post title here, but, hey: this was the path I chose, so I guess we’re all just going to have to live with it.
Anyway! My hat might be neither leopard-skin nor pillbox, but it IS brand new: as are my jumper and skirt. All three items are courtesy of River Island, who’ve been helping me out of my style rut this week, with a selection of items to style. This is the first look I selected, and, as you might have noticed, the pencil skirt + slouchy jumper + beret look has become something of a favourite of mine, lately. I like the way that it’s a little more dressed up than jeans would be, but not so much that you couldn’t go to the supermarket, say, in it – and I know this for certain, because I DID, in fact, go to the supermarket right after taking these photos. What can I say: it’s all glamour round here, for sure.
As well as the clothes, though, I also have to give a quick shout-out here to the amazing weather we’ve been having lately. Seriously, I know I’ve done a lot of whining about how autumn in Scotland isn’t anything like it is in the movies, but here’s where I hold my hands up and admit I was wrong about that, because this year it kind of HAS been. Just a little bit. I mean, these photos were taken on November 4th, and I genuinely didn’t need to wear a coat or jacket that day, because it was freakishly warm out. (I’d have taken it off for the photos even I HAD needed one, obviously, because that’s exactly the kind of basic blogger I am, but I feel I should point out here that this outfit was worn exactly as it appears in the photos: there was no warm coat waiting in the car for me, and, I think that’s a first for outfit photos in NOVEMBER, so colour me impressed.) Of course, it was dark by 5pm, and I was back to whining again, so let’s not get too carried away here, but still, people: No Coat November! How weird is that?!
But enough about the weather.
As I was saying, I picked out this particular outfit, partly because it’s an outfit formula I’ve been relying on fairly often lately, but also because of the colours. That khaki/beige combination is a particular favourite of mine at this time of year, and it’s one I come back to again and again. So my style might have changed a bit over the last couple of years, but some things NEVER change: and, in my case, autumn colours in autumn is one of them, so big love to the folks at River Island for helping me gradually re-stock my closet – and stay tuned for the next outfit!