OK, so I’m just going to kick this one off by acknowledging that this is one of those posts that seemed like a good idea at the time, but which ended up being even more boring than even I had imagined: and I had imagined it being really quite boring, let’s not beat around the bush here.
Anyway, now that Everyone’s Favourite Season (TM) has us firmly in its grips, it’s been pretty hard to take outfit photos. It’s getting dark here by 4pm now, and when it’s not dark, it’s either pouring with rain and/or Terry and I are so busy with other things that we can’t just drop in order to run out to take photos of my stupid outfits. Autumn? THIS IS WHY I HATE YOU. Even on the days when we do have both the opportunity and the necessary light to take photos, though, I just really haven’t been feeling it. As I mentioned in this post, I’ve been really uninspired by my wardrobe lately: or rather, I haven’t… I just don’t really think I’ve been wearing anything worth documenting, really, and I can’t be bothered to go and put something on purely for the purpose of taking blog photos, so it hasn’t been happening.
Then it occurred to me: I don’t really NEED to pull together some kind of super-special outfit, just to photograph it for the blog, do I? I mean, if the purpose of this blog is to document my life/style, then shouldn’t I be doing that: i.e., just taking photos of even the boring, not-remotely-blogworthy outfits? I think so. So, with that in mind, here are some random, not-particularly-blogworthy outfits I’ve worn over the past few weeks…H&M sweater / Converse sneakers
This is a super-casual look, taken right before we headed out for a long walk in the local country park. I added my new parka over the top, which was more than warm enough for a mild autumn day, the rest of which was spent at my desk, so no need to dress up. Er, not that there’s EVER really a need for me to dress up, obviously, but this was a particularly non-dressy day, is what I’m saying.
Ah, the old ‘skinny jeans/oversized sweater’ look! I’ve been falling back on this one quite a bit lately: I find that, although the outfit itself is super-basic, if you throw on a pair of stilettos, it makes you look like you made a bit more effort than you actually did, and that’s just fine by me. These ones are the twin sisters of the ones I’ve worn all year (and am wearing still, as the next photo will demonstrate), and I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: comfiest heels I’ve ever worn, for real. The weather was just mild enough to get away with bare feet in pumps when these were taken, although I also wasn’t outdoors for long in the outfits featuring that particular combination, so it was all good.similar)/ Mango trousers / Office shoes / /Phillip Lim bag*
Yeah, I totally wasn’t joking about the ‘long sweater/skinny jean’ thing, was I?
/ ZARA necklace / Christian Louboutin shoes
I’ll be honest: although I did *really* wear this dress (a few times, in fact), I didn’t actually wear it quite like this – this was just me playing around with how I might possibly wear it, when it first arrived. As it happens, though, every time I’ve worn it so far, I’ve had to wear it with tights – and you all know how I feel about THAT, don’t you? Still, this is a great dress, and one of my favourite purchases of the year so far, actually, because it’s one of those dresses that you can wear casually, or dress up a bit it you want. I’d like it even more if the sleeves were a bit longer (I’ve been having to also wear a cardigan with it a lot of the time: seriously, autumn, SCREW YOU.), but I still love it, so I’m not going to complain. Or not too much, anyway.
Apologies for the “rabbit caught in the headlights” expression in the first photo (I don’t think I’d realised Terry had actually started taking photos, as opposed to just testing the settings of the camera!), and the cheesy grin of the second. For some reason, I feel even more awkward about having my photo taken indoors than I do outdoors: I guess when I’m outdoors it’s easier to just wander around, or look at my phone or whatever, whereas inside I’m just standing there with my back against the wall, like I’m having my mugshot taken or something: nice!
Anyway, I have two confessions about this outfit:
01. I decided I wanted a pair of cigarette trousers, but I wasn’t sure which leg length would work best on me, so I ordered them in both ‘petite’ and ‘regular’, thinking I’d just send back whichever pair didn’t work out. You can see where this is going, can’t you? It turned out that there honestly wasn’t much too choose between them, but I thought the petite version looked better with flats, and the regular version with heels… and I ended up trying them on and taking them off so many times in an attempt to make my mind up, that I thought, “screw it, I’m keeping them both!” So I did. It felt very extravagant, but then again, they ended up being £20 each with a discount code I had at the time, so… I’ve done worse, let’s just put it that way.
02. I’m wearing fishnet socks here. Yes. I think my fashion-blogger credibility has just been destroyed forever with that statement, no? The thing is, though, while the other photos were mostly taken during a milder-than-usual period at the end of October, this one was taken last weekend, when it was just too cold for me to contemplate bare feet, even although I was only going from house to car to house. So I found these fishnet knee-highs on eBay (they’re actually M&S branded, although I couldn’t find them on the website…), thinking they’d give me the LOOK of bare feet, but without the freezing-my-feet-off element. This kind of worked, in that I wasn’t cold, but I did feel a bit matronly in them, so I might just have to stick to boots in future: we’ll see!