I guess this post could also be called, ‘So… we meet again, pencil skirt’ as last year I went out of my way to avoid buying, wearing and generally worshipping our wiggly friend in an effort to get some variety into my wardrobe. I told myself I wouldn’t buy any as the 109 I’ve already got were surely enough (yes, I exaggerate a little)… and then, as I admitted before, I came across the one in this post for £7 and bought it on auto-pilot.
But… oh well. It was £7 and also, it’s a casual type, which at least I have slightly less of. And, brace yourselves… wearing it resulted in a winter outfit with no plaid or berets. I mean, I haven’t checked, but I think that’s a first since the seasons changed as far as this blog goes. You were probably all beginning to think I couldn’t leave the house without one or the other – actually, so was I. And if I’m completely honest, this whole outfit came about as a result of forcing myself to try give them up for a day. But hey, I did it!
Something else I do quite like in the colder months, though, is fluff. Although, not (modern, cheaply produced) angora fluff since all of those horror stories came out and nothing that is itchy – as we know, I can’t tolerate itchy. I’ve never found any logic as to when one fluffy jumper will be itchy where another one won’t… cheap or expensive, it seems completely random. This one wasn’t and it’s also very warm… and I love pale blue in winter, it just feels so ice-queen somehow, doesn’t it? And this jumper was available in petite, so no sleeve-rolling.
Scarf: Accessorize (old)
Jumper: Miss Selfridge (similar)
Belt: Miss Selfridge (old)
Tights: Primark (check stores)
Shoes: Clarks (similar)
Bag: Primark (check stores)
Bow ring: Pandora
The joy of taking outside photos was at its finest for these pictures, as a frighteningly well-spoken woman started yelling ‘advice’ to me halfway through this shoot (as you can see, this road is rather nice and a stone’s throw from the city centre, so I should have expected this in Cambridge probably). Of course, I really appreciated posing tips from someone who doesn’t know me, or why I was taking these photos, and, I mean, I don’t want to sound prejudiced or something, but I’m fairly sure had never read my blog. Yeah. And of course, yelling at someone ‘RELAX YOUR HAND – THAT’S YOUR FRIEND YOU’RE POSING FOR’ so loud everyone in their houses you are two steps in front of can hear (and with a huge grin on your face) is really relaxing. Thanks, kind stranger. Many photos of scowls were captured (and discarded!). Anyone else in the outfit photos game had some gems of ‘advice’ from kind souls passing by?