OUTFIT | Wiggle dress, faux fur, and over-the-knee boots
Clearing out my closet last week made me realise there were a few items lurking there which hadn’t been worn for a while, so I decided it was time to break out this Zara pencil dress, which I bought a couple of years ago.
I’ll be honest: when the weather is as cold as this, I tend to spend most of my time in a work-from-home uniform of stretchy black pants (yes, really) and a selection of (mostly stripey) tops, but it’s good to get out of that rut every now and then, and put on some “real” clothes – even when you know you’re going to be up to your ankles in snow. As soon as I put this dress on, however, I realised why I don’t wear it so often: it’s a “wiggle” dress in the truest sense of the word – the opening at the bottom is so narrow it forces you to take tiny little steps, and puts a bit of a “wiggle” in your walk: not really the best look, especially when there’s snow on the ground!
I’ve been meaning to have a split put in the back of it for ages now, but it’s one of the many things I’ve added to my list, and then immediately forgotten about, so I guess I should just be happy I made it through the day without falling over. But enough about the dress!
Unusually for me, this outfit is all about the details, both of which came courtesy of my parents. They gave me the over-sized faux-fur scarf for Christmas, and it’s come in really handy given the current temperatures. The gloves, meanwhile, are from last Christmas, and I think they found them at a local antiques market they like to visit, which also sometimes has clothes and accessories. Wherever they came from, though, I absolutely love them: well, I never could resist an over-sized bow!
WEARING: Zara dress (2012) / Sam Edleman boots* (2012) / gifted scarf and gloves