I don’t know why but this year I’m finding it really hard to adjust my clothes and outfits to the colder weather. I keep automatically putting on shorts and skirts only to realise that it’s just 5 degrees outside! I’m still refusing to wear black tights for as long as possible though. I actually hate them. They ruin every outfit I wear them with, but I know I’m going to have to give into them sooner or later :(
I started my Christmas shopping at the weekend which has got me into a really festive mood. Usually I get annoyed that everyone starts talking about Christmas when it’s still so far away, but I decided to start my shopping early this year to avoid my usual state of blind panic when I realise that I only have one week to buy all of my presents. Only 5 weeks and 2 days to go after all (please don’t hate me).
Apart from Christmas shopping, I had a lovely weekend of doing funk all apart from watching films and eating everything in sight, so going back to work today was incredibly painful. The only way I could get through it was to have biscuits for breakfast. My life’s happiness literally revolves around food :)
I bought these high-waist faux leather leggings on an absolute whim about a month ago and haven't really worn them until now. I thought they would go with everything as the material is quite thick so I could wear them instead of trousers (providing it's with a long enough top - none of that crop-top-with-leggings malarkey for me thanks!) but I actually found it really hard to style them. I think it's because I've got quite stumpy legs so when I was putting them together with shirts and long t-shirts, it just made me look frumpy. But this tee seems to be just the right length to keep away the frumps but not flash my ass to the whole wide world. A saving grace for everyone, I can tell you!
This blazer was another spur of the moment buy, but a slightly more successful one as I've worn it a tonne of times already. I love the fact that the material looks like the kind my Grandma would use for her curtains :) I love the feel of the material too which is really thick and quite rigid, and means it keeps its tailored shape nicely.
Sorry for the poor quality of the photos by the way, I'm having to use my phone until I've saved enough money to buy a decent camera after someone (me) broke me old one... any camera recommendations would be very welcome btw as I don't have a clue!
And I love this cardigan. Until I've figured out which winter coat to buy from my last post, this one is keeping me as snug as anything. It's so thick and soft and the monochrome print means that it basically goes with everything in my almost entirely black wardrobe.
I’ve also fallen back in love with these Asos shoes that I bought last year. I’d decided to eBay them after only wearing them once and finding them ridiculously hard to walk in, but then I wore them out for Halloween last weekend with my ‘Creepy Doll’ outfit - which turned out to be far more creepy than I had hoped after trying out this makeup and actually scaring myself! - and have fallen for them all over again. I really like the look of them when they're paired with sparkly or frilly socks so I think I'll probably get a lot more use out of them now the weather's colder.
Anyways, hope you’re all having a good week. I've just got back from a 3-day conference in Birmingham which was absolutely exhausting so I'm counting down to the weekend already xxx
Now that it's officially Autumn and, therefore, freezing here in the UK, I'm on the hunt for a new cosy winter coat that'll see me through until the Spring. I'm incredibly demanding when it comes to winter coats, as I want it to be comfortable and warm as well as to make a statement and be stylish, but i don't want to fork out hundreds of pounds for the privilege. My style is changing constantly and it's very rare that I'll want to wear the same thing from one year to the next, so spending so much on one item of clothing just doesn't make sense to me.
After a couple of hours hunting on the internet, I narrowed down my list of about 70 to a few favs which tick all the boxes. I'm loving a lot of the fur styles that are about at the moment as they just look so comfy and warm, but I also really love the masculine and homeless vibe that the oversized tailored coats give to a look. Decisions, decisions!
Sorry for the absence guys, a combination of the clocks going back this weekend and breaking my camera last weekend have meant that all my intentions of being a good little blogger have gone out the window so I'm back to being crap again. Soz! I did manage to save these photos from my camera's memory card before it completely died in me though so all is not lost!
This T-shirt is my new fav. I found it in a tiny vintage shop in Edinburgh for £3 and couldn't resist. It's one of those tees that's been so well loved that it's ludicrously soft and comfy so feels amazing to wear. This parka-style coat is another good find, having pulled it from the back of my wardrobe the other week where I assume it's been for well over a year now as I can't even remember buying it!
So I've mostly been busy this week with halloween planning as my friend's having a flat party, complete with creepy decorations, baking and costumes! This year I've actually planned a costume, as opposed to leaving it to the last minute and going as a cat or a panda as is my usual tradition, so I'm pretty bloody excited!
I think it's safe to say that Autumn is truly upon us, and with the colder weather always comes a strong desire to pile on the layers and delve into black, black and more black. Somehow brights, prints and colours just don't seem to cut it in this the gloomy weather and so I've been swaddling myself in leather, velvet and chunky black knits. And I've gota say, it's a welcome change from the simple floaty dresses and skimpy shorts of summer.
I love summer and I always miss it - most especially when 1st January rolls around and I realise I have nothing to look forward to for the next few months other than freezing my baps off! - but it does make a nice change of pace to be able to layer things up and experiment with textures. And who doesn't love feeling like this:
Hi everyone, just a quick one today as I'm off to see Filth in a few minutes. This is a pretty casual get-up that I chucked on for a wander about town at the weekend. It was nice and warm again here so me and Ric went for a walk which - surprise of suprises! - ended at the pub. Why do our feet always demand we go there?? I personally don't enjoy it one bit.
Anyhoo, hope you're all having a good week. I'm off to perv on James McAvoy :)