You wouldn’t believe how much stuff has been consigned to the “charity” pile since I decided to start documenting some of my “everyday” outfits as well as the so-called “blog-worthy” ones.
Well, I mean, you probably WOULD, actually. It’s not THAT much stuff: I mean, what am I, crazy? But I talked a bit earlier this week about how fashion blogging can change your style, and nowhere has that been more evident for me than in the outfits I wouldn’t normally photograph. Now that I AM photographing them, I’m seeing them in a whole new light: whereas normally I’d just throw something on and forget about it (because who’s going to care, anyway?), now I’m looking at them through the critical eye of the camera lens, and… let’s just say it’s been an eye-opener. And not always in a good way.
Anyway, unlike my last outfits roundup, these photos weren’t all taken this week, and to be totally honest, I’m at the stage now where I’ve totally lost track of the days (I woke up yesterday morning convinced it was Friday, so this feels like Groundhog Day to me or something), but they WERE all taken since my last post, so they’ll all fairly recent. So! Here’s some of what I’ve been wearing lately…
I ordered this skirt in the Boden Christmas sale, as part of that whole “I need some more casual skirts and dresses” thing I’ve been banging on about. I’d actually had my eye on it for a while, but was too cheap to pay full price: I’m glad I decided to for it eventually, though, because it is, indeed, as “easy” as the name suggests, if not quite as “mini”. (Which I’m also glad about: I don’t think I’d get much wear out of a TRUE mini, but this is just the kind of length I was looking for.) I’m now thinking of getting the blue and white version as well, because I think I’d wear it a lot during spring/summer, but for some reason it’s more expensive than the green version, which has put me off a bit.
Anyway! I chose to wear this with a ton of other green stuff, as you can see. Special Officer Matchy McMatcherson, reporting for duty!
Miss Selfridge top ASOS skirt Buffalo shoe boots*
I may have learned some things from doing these posts, but I obviously haven’t learned ALL the things, because this top is one of those things I shouldn’t really own, but do. It’s those short sleeves: they’re pretty useless on a sweater, really, so I always end up having to put a cardigan over the top, which is what happened here. I still haven’t added the top to the charity pile, though, because, well, I like it. I think I’m maybe hoping one day I’ll miraculously NOT be cold all the time? I live in hope…
This was an outfit I wore on one of the days I didn’t actually leave the house, so, full disclosure, those shoes are totally just for the blog, and I’m a giant faker. I did wear everything else, though: the silk shirt was purchased as part of my bid to build myself a more “grown-up” wardrobe. It’s been coming in handy, although not as handy as this cardigan, which is on constant rotation when I’m at home. Which is a LOT.
H&M trousers New Look sweater River Island flats
I have absolutely no idea what I’m trying to do in this photo, so if you could just humour me, that would be great. I also have no idea how on earth I used to dress myself before I bought this sweater: I wear it at least once a week: it’s a modern day love story, really.
Unique Vintage shirt Dorothy Perkins trousers Zara flats
One more white shirt for the road. Funnily enough, up until the last year or so, I didn’t own any shirts at all: now I have a few, and I wear them fairly often – they’re just a really easy way to smarten up a “working from home all day” look, and make me feel like I’ve made more of an effort than I actually have, you know? And anything with the power to do that is just fine by me…