There’s something about mustard (Bee Day)

Top, shorts and ring, Primark. Belt, Lowie. Bracelet, Claire’s.

(A sequel to this previous post)


“You look like a bee” is what my mom said when she saw me in this outfit. Can’t blame her, yellow and black is a combo that’s bursting with bee/superhero connotations. Not that I mind being compared to a bee, they might sting but they’re pretty stylish creatures. This top, which I got last summer, was actually the first piece of mustard clothing I ever bought. This was before the mini-hype mustard had last winter, and before I realised just how much I would come to like this colour.

I have to admit though that it wasn’t so much the shade that attracted me to this top, but the slightly scalloped collar and overall prettiness of the design. It came in another colour but since there wasn’t (and still isn’t) much yellow – because last summer it was simply yellow – in my wardrobe I thought I’d give it a go. Regrets? None. This served as a mini introduction.

One thing I was never quite sure about were the buttons – I only recently changed the original dark (ugly) silver buttons for these white ones found on ebay. It made me realise how much of a difference buttons can make to a whole look, I can’t wait to try more button makeovers on other items.

And speaking of bees, I thought it was appropriate to wear this bracelet…

When I saw this bracelet I felt a mixture of shock and pure fascination. It’s probably one of the weirdest pieces of jewellery I’ve ever seen in my life. A bee on a fork? Who could have come up with such a bizarre idea? But, somehow, it works.

There you have it, my mustard/bee outfit revealed. There are a few more mustard bits in my wardrobe which will appear sooner or later – but this is where it all began.

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