Tuesday, 30 August 2011

black leather pencil skirt, glittery cardigan

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For pretty much all of August we have had really warm weather. August is meant to be cold – it is winter, officially, after all – and September is often freezing, too. And while about a month ago I was feeling the drag of having had several cold months already, at least when it came to getting dressed, I am not tired of winter yet. Not by a long way!

I think most people get a bit tired of whatever season it happens to be when it comes to thinking of what to wear. Except, of course, those people who just love the heat and never want summer to end.

I'm definitely not one of those people. I love cold weather dressing, and although I don't love standing bare footed on chilly floorboards while getting dressed, I adore the layers, the tights, the scarves, the hats... and I am being denied! I have ties to wear with shirts and jumpers and wool skirts and berets, but it is just not, well, wintery enough here.

Yesterday we had a cold day by our recent standards – I didn't need a coat. A cardigan over a blouse was enough. Don't get me wrong, I love this in spring, but please, let me have my cold fun times until October!

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glittery cardigan : forever new
peach pussy bow blouse : op shop
black leather paneled pencil skirt : op shop
rust coloured tights : forever new
shoes : jeffrey campbell

Don't I look just so damn serious?!

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leather pencil skirt a

I got this black bracelet yesterday, and put it on straight away. I love how matte it is. I have been looking for a matte black necklace too – quite short, really chunky – that I absolutely need to wear with a number of things. I just can't find the right one anywhere!

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Now, I have a confession to make: I haven't done my hair all week. Shh, don't tell anyone! Seriously, though, I wanted to try wearing it au naturel, just to see how it felt. (And it felt pretty uncomfortable when it got snagged in my cardigan's glittery bits!). I do quite like wearing it straight and simple, now that it's so long, but I am already excited about actually styling it again. Today, I think a front roll is going to happen, and there will definitely be some finger waves soon..! Which I'll blog, of course! (I might have to find a different spot for photos, though, as my plain mint green wall is our old bedroom is pretty jpg-y...)


Della said...

It still boggles my mind that October in the States is when our fall/winter starts and you are starting summer. I may never get over that fact!

I love the mix of pink and rust; so pretty!

Cecylia said...

Love your cardigan!! Vintage and modern mix!

flair to remember said...

love the stockings & heels, you look 10 feet tall!! super woman! xxx

kimvee said...

Love the edgy & sweetness touch of this look :)


HosieryMe said...

I love your retro style with a contemporary twist. It's so individual and truly inspiring. I'm reading your blog and listening to Jason Mraz. I just heard this line and think it describes you nicely: "Hold your own, know your name, and go your own way" :)

Julia @ Boredom Abounds said...

Cute! I never would have guessed that cardi was from Forever New - it has such a sweet, vintage feel to it.

ursula said...

This outfit is perfect - I especially like those tights! It's been really cold here in Hobart, and I'm so very over it. There was even snow on the mountain on the weekend!

Hannah said...

Beautiful outfit, love the edgy and pretty contrast.x

Blanka said...

I adore the peach bow blouse! It's so cute.
And the cardigan is sweet too.
You look so pretty.

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Lovely as always :)

Sorcha said...

Your shoes are gorgeous! I have some serious jealousy over them.

Please, please feel free to take some of the awful weather London is having right now. It's supposed to be SUMMER here. :)

Sorcha x
Bonfire Brunette

sacramento said...

I love the clash of textures.

Esz said...

Cute outfit! Those shoes are insane :-D

I'm having a hair dilemma too - tossing up the idea of growing it at least shoulder length so I can attempt some vintage styles....Whether I will crack the shits with it before it gets past my chin I dont know!


Love this look. I have a big thing for that shade of tights :)

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