Well, what a difference a few days make. I started writing up this blog post a few days before it was confirmed that England would be entering Lockdown 2.0. So whilst in many ways this post now seems completely irrelevant, my love for fashion beats any lockdown blues – so here are a few #ootd’s I wore over the past month to combat the chills and stay cheery.
Blouse, Topshop. Everything else as before.
That’s right, two for the price of one! I had a little walk at the start of the day and a rather glamorous birthday event in the evening – and as much of a cardigan lover as I am, I wanted to wear a slightly dressier top for dinner. And that’s how I do day to night apparently!
Dress, She In. Bag, Topshop. Earrings, Mango. Shoes, Jeffrey Campbell.
Friend’s day birthday celebration? Mild weather? A lace dress is the answer, of course. I got this dress from She In’s pop-up shop in London last year and have never worn it, how terrible is that? All I need are a couple of weddings in 2021…
Blazer, Wallis. Dress, Missguided. Earrings, Mango. Bag, Primark. Shoes, Dorothy Perkins.
This was not a thought-out outfit – I’d been working out with a friend and had some laidback drinks and nibbles planned for afterwards, so I wasn’t even expecting to have any chance for an #ootd moment. But then I spotted this cute telephone booth and really, how could I not? Also, the two items of clothing I’m wearing are pretty much two of my favourite things. I bought this dress from Missguided (which I rarely shop at) three years ago and I still adore it, it’s my go-to throw-on piece pretty much all year around when I want to look cute, kinda sexy and effortless. I bought the white blazer this summer and I honestly think it’s one of the best pieces I will have bought all year – I’ve worn it so much!
OK, so let’s talk about this jumper. I can’t say it fits me that well but I love it anyway – probably because the concept of it is good (the execution, not so much). I started spotting this style of jumper all over Instagram a few months ago and I really wanted to get my hands on one; thankfully ASOS came to my rescue and brought out this beautiful brick red piece. I was also really curious as to how this trend had started, and I’m assuming the main source of inspiration is the brand Khaite. But £920 for a knitted top? LOL – in my dreams. And the sad thing is I now get sponsored posts from Khaite on Instagram…
Jumper, & Other Stories. Trousers, Zara. Bag, Studio Ninety Four. Shoes, Jones Bootmaker. Earrings, made by my friend.
This outfit was made for a street art or pastel house backdrop, am I right? But sometimes you just gotta make do… and this sky looked pretty spectacular! Yes, the result is a little ominous, but still – I love this outfit.
Emily in Paris, anyone? Although to be fair I’d had this look planned in my head before watching the hit Netflix show. I think lilac and pink might be my new favourite colour combo – don’t they just look fab together? I could have kept things simpler and chic by finishing off the outfit with a lilac bag, pink beret and some neutralish shoes – but as a self-confessed colour clasher, I couldn’t resist throwing in some green and my pastel beauties by Jeffrey Campbell. I’m hoping Patricia Field (Emily‘s stylist) would approve.
Cardigan, Daisy Street. Bra, Savage X Fenty. Earrings, Accessorize. Necklace, ASOS. Skirt and bag, Zara. Shoes, Jones Bootmaker.
Ah, this is the face of someone who is delighted with the fact that she got to walk around without a coat at the end of October. The weather was amazing for the most part of that day and I finally got to wear this Zara silk-effect skirt. Yes, I might iron it next time.
Cardigan, & Other Stories. Earrings, from my mum. Necklace, Accessorize. Trousers, River Island. Shoes and bag, Zara.
This outfit felt I was falling in love with red all over again. Am I right to say it was also very autumn-worthy? The cardigan is a newbie from & Other Stories – I rarely buy anything full-price from there but I’d had my eye on this cardigan since it came out at the start of 2020. Plus, I managed to get 20% off it thanks to ASOS. And I’m glad I did, because one of the buttons (which are heart-shaped) fell off! So annoying! But still a good outfit – and a good backdrop.
I kept making TikTok girl references in my latest trends post, even if I didn’t really know what I meant by it, and still don’t. But I feel like this outfit could be TikTok girl worthy? Either way, I love it – I may be in my thirties but sometimes dressing up as a teen is the answer. And this cloud jumper is dreamy – it’s a menswear piece by ASOS that I had to get after seeing it on Rubi, my latest style crush. I wasn’t too sure how to style as it’s just a little too thick to tuck into bottoms, but I think this skirt I bought from ASOS (by a brand called Femme Luxe) works for non-tucked looks. Also, I couldn’t bring myself to get my black tights and warmer shoes out just yet – so it comes as no surprise that I was pretty chilly while taking these pictures.
So I guess it was only a matter of time before a face mask made it onto the blog! I went out for a pre-birthday drink to Pergola and couldn’t resist having my picture taken in this striking hallway. But as one’s face covering must be kept on at all times when not at your table, no rule-breaking was made during the making of this picture.
Dress, Missguided. Cardigan and bag, Primark. Shoes, ASOS. Earrings and necklace, Missoma. Umbrella, gift.
My birthday coincided with the announcement of another national lockdown in England – so the Tier-2-appropriate dinner I had with five of my friends that evening very much felt like the last hurrah before Christmas or even the end of the year. But back to the outfit: it was pouring rain at the start of the day, but luckily it cleared up in the afternoon – so my choice of a pretty summery dress didn’t feel entirely pointless.
As Lockdown 2.0 officially started yesterday I don’t know if I’ll have any November #ootd’s to show – indoor content is not my jam as I’m yet to set up a super Instagrammable corner in my crib. But I’ll be blogging for sure – so let the lockdown creativity begin!