So, this side of Christmas is pretty rubbish for all of us stuck in winter, isn’t it? I forget, every year, how much hard work it is keeping up outfit posts when it’s cold outside. Yeah, yeah, first world problems – but seriously it’s about this time every year I throw a total wobble about giving it up. This year, said wobble happened while trying to get these pictures.
It was zero degrees this day and there was a fair wind on too. The first location we went to proved to be too windy to shoot at, so we spent half an hour driving round our village trying to find any kind of spot to take the pictures in. We even ended up on the grounds of the local school (it was the weekend) only to find two families had decided to trespass at the same time for no apparent reason (it’s not like they had pictures to get or anything, geez.). I really didn’t think we’d get any shots this day, which would have been a real shame because I loved this outfit.
Long, whingey story short we got there in the end and I wasn’t even scowling in all of the photos 😀 Mustard is still one of my favourite colours for the colder months and there’s nothing much more fun than mustard tights to wear. Especially looking down and seeing them with houndstooth shoes… I’ll take my kicks where I can get them in January. My top and skirt are pretty basic but they’re really solid basics, in fact. The top is another slash neck from Vivien of Holloway (and seems to be a better fit than my grey one, oddly – not complaining), and the skirt is the Jasmine from Collectif. I am begging Collectif to keep making this style in all the colours because it’s my perfect puffy swing skirt – just the right length and barely needs a petticoat. And you know what, Spring/Summer is nearly here so we’ll find out soon enough if they heard me 😉
Scarf: The Mad Girl via Etsy
Top: Vivien of Holloway
Belt: Marks & Spencer (old)
Bag: c/o Hell Bunny
Tights: Primark (old)
Shoes: Lindy Bop
Oh in case anyone was worried (*thinks highly of self*), I don’t think I’m quitting quite yet… It would have been a shame because very shortly this blog turns five years old! I have been pondering doing something for this, but the anniversary is clashing horribly with the throes of wedding prep, so in all honestly trying to coordinate something special might push me over the edge. Just this fortnight I’ve got to get the invites printed and packaged, my first dress fitting, do some video training (long story), a craft project (shudder) around the table name holders and more work on the images for the 17 A1 picture frames we need to fill in our reception venue. I knew weddings were a lot of work, but seriously, you don’t understand it until you get there.
My mum made me laugh because she said when the wedding was over I’d need a project to fill the void it leaves… I can genuinely say, hand on heart, I am quite happy to focus all of my attention back on this blog when that day comes. While I seem to be a born events organiser, I sure wasn’t born to organise events…