Variations on a Theme
If you were to ask me what the ‘theme’ for this summer’s outfits would be (which would honestly be pretty weird of you, but anyway…), I’d probably have to say monochrome.
I mean, I have been wearing other stuff too, obviously (Gingham would be a strong contender, for instance, as would mint green. Gingham and mint are pretty much ALWAYS strong contenders in my closet, though, so I’m not sure they count…), but whereas summer usually has me reaching for bright colours and pastel hues, this year I’ve found myself wanting to wear black, white and cream on a constant rotation. I’ve even been managing to resist adding the usual pop of red to every single outfit, which is SO unlike me. Maybe I should go and lie down?
Anyway, I picked this dress, not just because of the colour, but also because of the stand-up collar, which is a detail I can never seem to resist on clothes. It’s a little bit 60s-inspired (think Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn etc…) but I think my super-messy pony tail stops it looking too costumey. And that’s totally why I did it, by the way. It had nothing to do with the wind, or the fact that I was running late as usual, and my hair just wouldn’t behave. Because that doesn’t sound like me AT ALL, does it?
OK, you’re right, that DOES sound like me. One day I’ll be the kind of person who’s always totally prepared, immaculately groomed and always on time, just… not today.[P.S. My Bloglovin’ feed is finally working again, although with no thanks whatsoever to Bloglovin’ themselves, who’ve ignored an entire week’s worth of daily emails, tweets and help tickets: to date, they’ve yet to reply to ANY of my attempts to contact them. Needless to say, I’m seriously unimpressed, and the whole episode has only furthered my dissatisfaction with them: I think this experience has reinforced to me that Bloglovin’ do, indeed, only care about “big” bloggers, and have no interest whatsoever in the rest of their users – who are ultimately the people keeping them in business. One more reason not to enter the Bloglovin’ follower contest, though – why drive all your subscribers to a site where they might not actually get to see your updates, and where one will help you if something goes wrong?] [separator type=”thin”]