Outfit: in-between days

I’m not keen on these days that aren’t summer or autumn, or I guess, they’re somehow both? I like to know where I am and I like to be in control of my body temperature but I’m always either too hot or too cold right now.

But before I fall into that British trap of talking about the weather, I’ll say the title of this post is two-fold because not only does it mean this seasonal limbo-land we’re in now, it’s also how I feel as a person when it comes to my style. It’s always been important to me, but honestly I don’t know what it is right now. I know I see things like this dress and I like them, then I put them on and realise it’s a past me that likes them and I’m not sure I still feel that comfortable in it actually. I’m sort of in-between my own style transition. But I’ve no idea where it’s going to end up…

So what happens is I dress part old-me, part I guess what is new-me and I think I like where it ends up, but even a week from now I might not at all. It’s the first time in my adult, fashion-loving life I haven’t had a clue what the heck it is I actually want to wear!

And that’s really probably the main reason this blog has been a bit quiet. We’ve got things worked out with Sadie more these days, we can squeeze in a photo session maybe every other weekend, but honestly I just scratch my head about what I’d snap. Nothing feels photo-worthy – but maybe that’s just the fact I’ve been around so long I’ve done it all before by this point πŸ˜‰

Anyway, before I go, it’s worth talking about this dress because it’s another fully customised style from eShakti and I just ADORE this service. It helps they let me review it as a blogger, but honestly if that wasn’t the case I’d save up for one-off pieces that don’t need altering. It’s amazing how far in size and style you can customise most pieces – and I can’t even explain the joy of putting a dress on off the peg that actually fits. This dress was originally a) floor-length b) had a very different collar c) full sleeve. But I thought the print and the fabric would make a cute modern shirtwaist dress, and I think i was right.

I’m not wholly convinced on the colour on me – I’m never sure if dark brown on brunettes with dull mousy hair is a good idea to be honest – but any dress I can tailor to my size and ADD POCKETS I’m there for. Since having a baby and needing to be able to put car keys and my phone somewhere while I take her to nursery, all my clothes that don’t have pockets simply don’t get worn. It should be law to add them to women’s clothes, or give an option to add them. LAW.

Β Dress: c/o eShakti
Bag: Skinny-dip London (old)
Shoes: Clarks (mega old)


  1. September 24, 2019 / 8:26 pm

    I like this colour on you, most Autumnal! The custom fit sounds like a godsend. So often we make do with things that just aren’t quite perfect.

    I hear what you’re saying about the style limbo though. I have been finding more that I just don’t wear things as much that are a mismatch for my lifestyle. Midi length skirts and dresses do not work in the wet, windy Welsh Autumn for crowded train commutes! Minis all the way for work in this season, which slightly goes against how I want to present myself professionally, but I’ll still take that over looking bedraggled!

    • CiCi Marie
      September 29, 2019 / 11:43 am

      Midi skirts just don’t work for a baby, fullstop!! They’re pretty but yeah also pretty impractical… You rock minis so I’m sure you’re still your typically stylish self πŸ˜‰ xx

  2. Anna
    October 18, 2019 / 9:43 am

    Couldn’t agree more about pockets! My pre-baby skirts fit, but those without pockets just never get worn now πŸ™‚ I think midi skirts work just fine with a baby, short skirts are much more difficult, because when you constantly need to pick something up from the ground, you also need to worry about not showing more than you want πŸ™‚

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