You know those times when you have one accessory that is so fabulous, you have to create an entire outfit around it? This is one of those times, you won’t be surprised to hear. The accessory is the Harmonious Hydrangeas necklace from the new floral Erstwilder range. It’s hard not to fall in love with all of the pieces in the collection, but something about this necklace particularly called to me.
It’s probably the red and blue colour combination – one of my all time favourites in its many varieties. Because I love matching, my whole outfit followed suit… I’m actually really pleased with how it turned out – my favourite outfits tend to be those that balance girly and casual for easy day wear and this one does that perfectly, for me.
It occurs to me that I often rabbit on about what I’m wearing and don’t often talk about the context of where and when I wore it. So, let me right that wrong by providing a glimpse into the dark side of fashion blogging… You see, when you have frankly enough going on in your ‘spare time’ that you are pretty much working a second full-time job, blogging gets a bit challenging. I didn’t actually know that I’d turn 30, get engaged and be simultaneously buying a house, so I couldn’t plan for a gap in services… But nor can I let down the companies I’m working with, like Erstwilder!
That’s probably why I found myself wearing this outfit for as long as it took to drive and get photos of it… before I then changed in the back of the car into another outfit I needed to get snaps of! Yes, changed in a CAR in BROAD DAYLIGHT just to get another set of photos. Praying all the while that no one would pass by and see what was going on… I mean, we picked somewhere we knew would be pretty quiet at the weekend, but I live in a city! And I thought changing on a beach was tricky. I hadn’t seen nothing yet. I’d like to say ‘never again’, but there’s still an awful lot of wedding planning and house sorting to do…
Am I the only one that’s done this?! It was a particular shame because I loved this outfit so much, but I’ll definitely be wearing it again this summer!
Hair flower: Retro Vixens (old)
Sunglasses: ‘Judy’ by Collectif
Necklace: c/o Erstwilder
Top: George @ Asda (old)
Skirt: Forever 21 (very similar)
Belt: Fever Designs (old)
Shoes: Heart Sandals, Swedish Hasbeens (still available in ‘high’)
Bag: Ollie & Nic (similar)