Damn – I honestly can’t believe it’s been over two weeks since my last post. It’s one of the weirdest things I’ve experienced about the strange times we are living in – while this situation is starting to feel endless, the days and even weeks seem to fly by. May is one of my favourite months of the year and I wish I could reflect that more on the blog. Unsurprisingly I can’t say I’ve had much going on during the first few weeks of May, other than I’ve been attempting to have a spring clean (soon to be turned into a summer clean), and that sadly my productivity levels hit an all-time low. Let’s just say, the struggle is real. But the more I leave blogging aside, the more I miss it… So I thought I’d do a good old Monday to Friday Edit type of post and share all of my outfits from last week, including Saturday and Sunday.
The pics are nothing fancy as I stuck to mirror selfies in my humble (yet fairly photogenic) bathroom – simple, but effective.
Jacket and trousers, Warehouse (old). Top, Saturday by Megan Ellaby (sold out). Bag, NW3 by Hobbs (old). Earrings and ring, ASOS. Shoes, Dorothy Perkins.
Spring/Summer 2020 might be all about pastels (which I am totally on board with), but personally for me nothing beats a bit of vibrant red and cobalt blue. As I’ve been doing a wardrobe declutter I’ve rediscovered some old gems, like these Warehouse trousers which were one of my favourite pieces ever but stopped fitting me at one point and now fit me again. I finally wore my Saturday by Megan Ellaby star print roll neck top (I was starting to think I wouldn’t get a chance to before the end of the year) and stayed extra cosy with this lovely red coat-jacket hybrid I got from Warehouse last autumn. By the way, how sad is it that Warehouse has gone into administration? I didn’t buy from there often, but when I did, I absolutely loved what I got.
Cardigan, Monki (available here). Skirt, Mango. Earrings, Topshop. Necklace, Primark. Shoes, Vans. Basket bag, bought at a fair.
Not sure if I’d wear this look again – but nothing wrong with trial and testing outfits, right? To say that I am OBSESSED with the cardigan worn as a top trend is an understatement. I couldn’t resist this cardigan from Monki, and fell in love with it (and didn’t want to take it off) the minute I took it out of its package.
Dress, Wednesday’s Girl (available here). Earrings, Accessorize. Necklace, Primark. Shoes, Hobbs.
I feel like I could write a really, really long love letter about this dress – but I’ll try to keep it short and sweet. The red shade! The heart print! The cut – so comfortable and forgiving yet irresistibly cute! Yep, this dress ticks a lot of boxes – and it’s nice to have finally found something by the brand Wednesday’s Girl that really works for me.
Dress and bag, Zara. Earrings, Mango.
I bought this dress from Zara during their winter sale. No regrets – I love its clown-like neckline and smock cut.
Dress, New Look. Bag, Zara. Earrings, ASOS.
It’s not often you’ll see me in orange, but the terracotta shade of this dress works for me. I’m all for buying a style of something in a different colour if you love it – I firstly bought this dress in white with black polka dots and couldn’t help grabbing this one too. I love how it’s both dressy and relaxed, it really is one of those dresses that makes you feel instantly put together.
And meet the latest addition to my bag family – this tiny thing by Zara. Ever since getting my cream Kurt Geiger bag I’ve really come to appreciate the versatility of a white bag. This one was luckily under £16.
Dress, Miss Selfridge (old). Jacket, Pimkie (old). Earrings, Mango (available here). Necklace, Primark. Trainers, Office.
Accidentally stuck to orangey stones and dug out this classic dress by Miss Selfridge – I know 2017 is not that long ago, but it really does feel like one of those pieces that I’ll bring out every spring/summer for the foreseeable future.
Blazer (old) and top, Primark. Trousers, Miss Selfridge. Earrings, ASOS. Bag, Kurt Geiger. Shoes, Vans.
It’s fair to say that dresses are my thing, but of course I love my trousers too. I got this Miss Selfridge pair from ASOS a few months ago – I initially returned them because I felt like I couldn’t justify them, only to realise I’d made a big mistake! The little top is from last summer from Primark – I was actually considering giving it to charity but I kinda started digging it the other day? I think the lilac tones help. 2020 me is also very happy with 2013 me for buying this lemon yellow blazer. And while I don’t believe in hoarding one’s wardrobe, it’s interesting to see how fashion really does come around. Sure, the cut of this blazer isn’t 2020 at all – but it still suits me and makes me happy. In fact, I applaud past me for not putting it in a charity bag. And can we just take a moment for these incredible shoes, the outfit’s piece de resistance. The colours! I love Vans so much and had been eyeing these up since March, finally caving in a few weeks ago. I can’t wait to style them with all the pastels – they are an absolute dream.
To summarise, the legging-wearing and slight interest in loungewear did not last. I now dress up even if I’m not leaving my place (unless I am literally not going to do anything else other than tidy, organise and/or clean for the day – cute loungewear, a cute top and/or pyjama pants will do for that). Fashion really has saved me throughout this strange period – as I am fortunate enough to be safe and to be able to leave the house safely, I am bloody well going to dress up for it. Yes, why not glam up for Tesco’s or a walk in the park? Putting outfits together is one my greatest passions – silly for many, but a daily little burst of joy for me. I see no reason to abandon that, and will continue to do so until I can. Now tell me – what little thing or things bring you a great amount of joy?
Pictures taken between the 11th and 17th of May 2020.