So, to get myself out of a rut, I decided to have a bit of fun. And, rather than go shopping, which can be so tempting when feeling in need of a refresh, I'm making the most of the clothes I already have. To start, I've set myself a bit of a test: to create some outfits using just black and white. Classic and easy. And definitely a change from my usual colourful ways! These are a mix of vintage pieces (black faille dress, black full skirt, black pencil skirt, black wiggle dress), op shopped pieces (stripy skirt, hounds tooth pencil skirt, and new ones (stripe top, black lace sleeve top, peplum top, jumper). And jackets and coats will be added, of course – it is cold, at long last!
I also decided to stick with one pair of shoes, a simple black, pointy, 1950's style heel from years ago, before I started blogging. They've been living in a cupboard and, in the spirit of change, I think that trying the opposite of my usual footwear style – round toe, chunky heel, platform, colourful – will be a nice way to shake things up! I plan to wear these with equally classic and simple makekup: red lips and red nails. And simple, black back seamed stockings. Don't worry, I have more than one pair! Babycat has shown her approval (thank goodness for my super strength sticky roller) (it gets a LOT of use!) and, being the considerate puss cat that she is, she co-ordinates, too. Now, let's see how it goes this week! Do you have a favourite?