So, there’s no escaping that it’s full-on winter now. During the week I forget what daylight looks like, during the weekends I freeze taking blog photos… At some point it will snow and it’ll take 5 hours to get to work. Generally speaking, it’s my least favourite season (can you tell?!). But every cold, sleet-filled cloud has a silver lining… And that lining is berets. Oh, how I love their jaunty angles, Parisian chic and ability to make it look like I tried (today’s hair took about a minute – a minute!).
And this one being a red beret it is obviously extra brilliant as who doesn’t like red accessories? Especially when it allows your matching obsession to reach a new level… That’s right, I’ve matched myself to a house. And if that wasn’t enough for you, also some berries on the ground. Which I promise I didn’t put there. Smashing that accessorising resolution…
I’ve always loved this house but it took me a year to realise it’d make a great backdrop – which is ridiculous as it’s about five doors down from where I live* and I see it nearly every single day. And that’s probably as close as we’ll get to seeing my place as unlike this house there’s always a car parked right in front of it. But it’s nowhere near as pretty as this one anyway so who cares? There is part of me that thinks it’s sacrilege to paint a nice old 1880s house like this, but the other part of me just can’t resist a red window frame.
Oh, and check out the boots. The Miss L Fire ones I mentioned before… That’s right, I spent a fortune on not one but two pairs of boots this winter and you know what? Je ne regrette rien.
* Talking about where I live, some of you might have received panicked comments over the weekend about the fact a For Sale sign was nailed to my house on Saturday afternoon (sorry to you in particular, Jessica!)… so, for the entire weekend I was convinced that I was about to be turfed out of my beautiful house I’ve spent so long ‘doing up’ recently – as much as you’re allowed to in rentals, anyway. Turns out it was a false alarm and the moronic company – House Simple, for those of you who are ever looking for an online ‘estate agent’ – put it up by mistake. Without our permission, might I add. They just nailed it up when we weren’t looking, even though we said we thought it could be a mistake. Please no one ever use them!!
Beret: Joy (all colours available)
Jumper: New Look
Skirt: ASOS (you might get lucky with returned sizes)
Belt: Marks & Spencer (old)
Tights (fleece-lined): Primark (in stores)
Boots: Miss L Fire (@ Zalando)
Bag: Ollie & Nic (similar)