Ok, this is nothing new, I LOVE Collectif. You’ve heard me say it 500+ times by now. So, when they made a brand t-shirt, I had to ask myself what kind of super-fan I’d be if I didn’t get it? Not least because it’s stripey – I love stripey. It’s also red – I definitely love red. I’m also lacking in the t-shirt department, so it felt like a good thing to add to my wardrobe. So I bought it… and then I took so long to post photos of it it went out of stock – fashion blogger fail number one.
This cute little tee had to be paired with the Collectif Rebel Kate jeans – yes, the very same jeans I loved so much I stretched them to death (as mentioned here in my round-up of high-waisted jeans styles). Fashion blogger fail number two: taking photos and not posting them for months – this is actually my worst ever offence for that. Good thing I’m not a professional, right?
Here’s the thing, I generally use all of my photo sets – if I’ve gone to the effort of getting out there, usually in the freezing cold, the thought of all that time of both mine and B’s going to waste fills me with horror. So far, there’s only one full set I haven’t used and I could write a list of the things that were wrong with those photos. This was nearly number two and I can’t put my finger on why, other than it didn’t really feel that exciting an outfit. But an outfit it is and it’s one I wore so I had to remind myself of that.
I love creating fun outfits for this blog and I don’t wear anything I wouldn’t be seen out and about in, but with the UK’s climate the way it is I don’t get to wear everything as I want to all the time. I’m often shedding layers to get photos then covering it all up again. I know to some bloggers that feels false and they don’t do it, but for me that’s a good thing about this blog – I can be creative and forget about the cold for that half an hour to wear an outfit I love. Believe you me, if I lived in a hotter climate I wouldn’t own as many pairs of jeans as I do! Don’t even get me started on how many cardigans I’ve acquired…
Scarf: eBay (identical)
Cardigan: Oasis (very old)
Top: Collectif (last year’s)
Jeans: Collectif ‘Rebel Kate’
Shoes: Topshop (old)
But what do you think? Should bloggers only wear what they actually wear out and about, or do you think it’s ok to put the layers out of shot? And are casual outfits like this what you want to see from me?