Now that my excuses are out of the way, I should also explain that this is another one of those instances where I've got my hands on something I thought would go with everything, but in fact, never seems to quite work with anything (remember that darn cherry cardigan?). Let me introduce you to my first and only Esrtwilder brooch, which is perfect for me, as it is a brooch of my future dog. Unfortunately, said brooch is a colour that doesn't seem to go with the rest of my wardrobe, despite being neutral. I eventually realised it would go with leopard print and this outfit came into being, with the help of the second thing in this post that hasn't got anywhere near as much wear as I thought it would: the mint green skirt.
If it had actually been a nice pastel mint green it probably would be making an outing every week. But it's not, it's somehow - and I feel like ASOS have created a colour here - neon mint green. It's not coming across as bright in these photos as it is in real life, but that's probably because I've turned the exposure down a bit, so as not to blind you all. Ok that isn't quite true, but the colours have been slightly altered as my camera settings were a bit off, and the result is it's toned the skirt down. Don't let the photos fool you; it's bright. And because it's so big as well as bold, every time I wear it it tries to wear me. Anyway, I'm going to have to keep attempting to pair it with things until combinations work that I wasn't anticipating, but it definitely looks wrong with the things I bought it to wear it with, so that's just great. Part of me wonders that if I get it taken up a little it might not be quite so swamping, but I resent having to do that as it's from a darn petite range!
Anyway, at least the frustrating brooch and skirt found each other. And to not end this on an entirely negative note, my beret matches my shoes. This makes me very happy. As does the fact that berets are hopefully off the menu for a few months, much as I love them. I love the sun more!
Beret: John Lewis (similar)
Top: Topshop (similar)
Brooch: Erstwilder 'Goldie' (old range, but on sale here)
Belt: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Skirt: ASOS Petite (similar)
Shoes: Miss Selfridge (similar)
And this is my future dog, just so you know - the real life Goldie (sorry to bore anyone who follows my Instagram with this photo again - although, actually, sorrynotsorry). He is, of course, well trained to look cute in vintage cars.
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