As I was going through the photos for this post, it occurred to me that my blog has probably given you the impression that it’s been snowing non-stop here for weeks now.
Actually, we’ve only had a few days of snow here and there, rarely lasting for more than a day or two at a time. What we HAVE had, however, is a whole lot of rain (yes, even by our usual standards), which means those occasional snow days have been literally the ONLY time I’ve been able to take outfit photos – because they’ve been the only days when it hasn’t been raining. It’s a struggle, for sure.
Anyway, this Saturday was one of those days when it stopped pouring for just long enough to snow for a couple of hours – and that meant there was just enough time for me to grab these quick photos in it, too. As it happened, this Vivien of Holloway skirt* had arrived the previous day, so my outfit choice was a pretty easy one for once!
This skirt is what I think of as a “true midi” – i.e. it’s designed to hit at mid-calf height on the model, which means I knew in advance that it would probably be closer to ankle-length on yours truly. I didn’t have time to have it taken up before getting these shots (I’m having to just grab any opportunity I can right now: I mean, for all I know, it might not stop raining now until May or something…), so I’ve just rolled it at the waist a couple of times, but I’ll have a couple of inches taken off the bottom and it’ll be perfect. The blackwatch check is one of my favourite prints for autumn/winter, after all, and it works so well with my many, many forest green tops and shoes that it’s never hard to style, either.
Oh, and if you’re wondering why I’m wearing sunglasses in the photos below, this post will explain everything. “You’ll get a LOT of out-takes out of that one,” said Terry, as we headed back to the house. “Why CAN’T you keep your eyes open for more than a few seconds at a time?”
I wish I knew, Terry: I wish I knew…