what I've been wearing

What I’ve Been Wearing | Outfit Roundup

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…

Boden easy jersey mini skirt

[icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon] Boden Easy Jersey mini   H&M top   [icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon]  H&M scarf [icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon]  Dorothy Perkins ankle boots

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!

stripe top and black full skirt

  [icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon]  Miss Selfridge top  [icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon]   ASOS skirt   [icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon] 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…

blue jeans and white silk shirt

[icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon]   Blank Denim jeans*[icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon]  La Redoute cardigan  [icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon]  Equipment shirt*   [icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon]  Christian Louboutin heels

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.

check crops and gold turtleneck

[icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon] H&M trousers  [icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon] New Look sweater [icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon] 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.


white shirt and polka dot trousers

[icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon]     Unique Vintage shirt   [icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon]    Dorothy Perkins trousers [icon size=”18″ icon=”icon-heart” display=”true” ][/icon]    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…

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  • Love, love, love that Whistles skirt!

    January 22, 2016
  • I really enjoyed this post! I love all your posts, but it is nice to see what you wear day to day xx

    January 22, 2016
  • The Other Emma


    Love all the looks. I want your wardrobe more and more!

    January 22, 2016
  • I definitely need more crisp white shirts, it’s just so hard to find ones that aren’t transparent. I love those red flats!

    January 22, 2016
  • Maria


    Really nice roundup! I especially like the 1st look, and also the one with the baby-blue cardigan and the distressed jeans, chic yet totally modern and up-to-date!

    January 22, 2016
  • I’ve been wanting to do some daily outfit posts similar to this, but always forget until it’s half way through the week. Blogging has changed my fashion perspective somewhat (to answer your question from a previous post). It’s given me a chance to really define my style, and not just buy whatever because I think I ‘might’ like it. And like you, seeing outfits in photos has helped me weed out my own closet. I recently gave myself the challenge to wear out the dress portion of my wardrobe in a year’s time; it’s been a big help with decluttering my closet that’s for sure. In the end, I’ll just have more room for more dresses – that I will really like and wear! ?

    January 22, 2016
  • Even your “casual” outfits are so fun! I think I need more patterned non jeans in my wardrobe….

    January 22, 2016
  • Moira


    The white shirts were a good investment, you look very fresh in those outfits.

    January 23, 2016
  • I have the blue and white easy mini but in a long length so that I can wear it to work. I got the green version first but it was a completley different colour IRL to online / catalogue. I was expecting a much lighter green to what arrived and didn’t have much to wear with it compared to navy stripes. It’s a nice skirt though and washes well which is always a top consideration for me, can’t be fart arsing around when I’ve got four peoples worth of stuff to launder! I’m anticipating wearing it all through spring and summer with bare legs and I’ve worn it a lot with tights already 🙂

    January 25, 2016
  • I loved all of those! So cute 🙂

    January 25, 2016