As I sit here sweating in my living room on this sticky summer’s day, trying to write and failing miserably, how about some self-indulgent outfit photos instead? Not that every other post on this here interwebular diary isn’t self-indulgent, but hey ho! Sometimes you have to call a spade a show off. Here’s what I wore when I met my mum for lunch and chats at Wisley gardens! Warning! These photos contain very little real vintage!
Here I am with my party hair (which sadly will not last long), looking a bit like a certain Madame C. de Ville; posing with the aforementioned red hot pokers!
My mostly high street outfit comprises some fabulous, high waisted and wide-legged culottes from (shh!) Topshop, a blue cardigan from (shh) H&M, and a peasanty blouse from (shhhh!) Primark again. The culottes are ones that can be found in the wardrobes of at least 4 and possibly more of my girlfriends – we know a good piece of vintage-inspired high street clobber when we see it! I think they were actually designed with the 70s in mind… but since the 70s was a sort of 30s revival in many ways, it works very well when paired with the right other bits. My shoes are the blue Kate from Rocket Originals! Psst. Did you see their amazing new cream playshoes? I want them so very much!
This one shows the print off a little better… and my trusty 60s bamboo handbag!
An armful of bangles in matching/neutral shades is my standard look. I love curating bangles to go with my outfit (I’ll do a whole post at some point!), but if I don’t have any in the predominant colours (this particular red or navy), then I stick to the tan/browns so they always go with my bag!
I really like my new hair… but they will absolutely hate it at my casting agency. So it will be gone before too long. Booo! Hence all the photos while it is still here. Stay tuned for another update soon, hope you’re all keeping well on this muggy Monday.