Before I start this post, I just want to express how absolutely beyond glad I am that I took the time to tidy and sort my little corner of the conservatory to work in. Not because, as you’d be forgiven for thinking, I’ve got somewhere organised to craft and write (although it has to be said, my productivity levels have shot up), but because I’ve got a light, bright space to take photographs in. Which is lucky really, as it is still bleeding freezing down here on the South Coast (it’s actually snowing at the moment), and there’s no way I’m prepared to fanny about in sub-zero temperatures and gale force winds just to get a picture of a frock. Not on your nelly.
|Cardigan – Paul Smith // Dress – eBay // Necklace – homemade from vintage beads // Belt – eBay // Tights – H&M //
Clogs – Lotta from Stockholm
The other day I found this dress stuffed in the wardrobe, sandwiched between a t-shirt I’ve never worn and another dress that I’ve…. never worn. Ahem. I bought it on eBay a while back – it had been on my watch list for five days, and I snagged it for a bargain at the very last second. I love everything about it; the fact that it’s slightly shaped at the waist, the colour, the print, the length… it’s pretty much my ideal dress. I’m pretty much in love with the cardi – it was part of my uniform allowance before I left Paul Smith, and it’s become one of my favourite pieces of clothing. It’s really, really thick, but still manages not to look too oversized, which can be hard with chunky knits.
I made the neckace myself from some old vintage beads (at one time I was intending to make lots and sell them, but when it came down to it, I couldn’t part with them. So that was the end of that little enterprise…) and a piece of, erm, elastic. Technical stuff. And my clogs are my beloved Lotta from Stockholm pair – I’m hoping that the temperature might creep above -474693729 soon, so I can wear them with bright painted toenails and no damn tights.
I have to say, this weather is giving me the right hump. My instinct is to just put on six jumpers and PJ bottoms, never mind tights and a dress – what are you wearing while the weather is still so cold? Are you a tights and dress person, or strictly into your jeans?
PS – Look who photobombed me at the last minute!
|This was done with a self-timer. Be impressed, people.|