09 January 2011
After having so many occasions to dress up over the festive period and yet another fall of snow this weekend, I haven't felt like wearing anything fancy. Instead I've been dressing in simple outfits like this one.
I can't help but feel once the festivities are over, fresh flurries of snow and frosty temperatures cease to be enchanting and instead become a tiresome bore. With this in mind, I raise my glass to all the other bloggers who trudge out in the snow to take pictures while their fingers loose all feeling and their cheeks are pinched with cold. It would be so easy to hibernate all Winter and blog again in Spring, so Thank you! I appreciate it and I'm sure everyone else does too.
Ideally I would have worn this outfit with heels, heeled desert boots to be specific but I am yet to find the perfect pair. Any suggestions? The pinafore is one of my favourite items of clothing, it's so versatile that I never seem to tire of wearing it even though it is years old and considering it is from Primark I'd say that it's holding up admirably.
Usually, I wear it with a blouse but in the Subtle Art of Casual Styling called for Breton stripes. Is it just me or is it impossible to have too many striped tops? This is my favourite one, which was super cheap from H&M but I have a drawer stuffed full of them. Top it off with my trusty beret, a school boy's scarf and a gold brooch... or two and I'm ready to go. I promise that I do actually take that hat off (sometimes) but it's winter and I am always taking pictures outside. As for the brooches, I am quickly developing an addiction to the small gold variety.
These shots were taken on route to an antique fair, where I bought four brooches. A golden teacup and strawberries, yet another bow and this cute little needlepoint pin. It matched my scarf so perfectly that I had to have it and what's better is that I still came home with change from a £5 note. I love those kind of thrfting trips!
As you might have noticed, I'm in the midst of making some changes to the layout of the blog. I'm compiling a list of links so let me know if you have a good blog in mind, I'm always looking for new reading material. I've also decided that its time to create a Facebook page, you can 'like' it here.