So, I thought it might be
funny potentially embarrassing interesting to see what I was wearing in the past two winters. I love the throw back Thursdays and flash back Fridays on instagram, but as I don't have any pics of me as a child, I can share these instead.
August 2011 I was really, really over vintage in the 1950s & 1960s sense, and wanted to wear more 1970s things, with a darker influence. I was sick of girly and old-timey and cute. I was also pretty unhappy about some things, but then again some great things happened too, in regards to work stuff. Maybe I'll go into that one day? They definitely affected what I wanted to wear. I do remember wanting to have more 1940s things, and getting the green dress in the top right. I loved the 1970s-does-1930s black and red floral chiffon bottom left, and was chuffed to get my red boots, bought when I was 19, out again. I also liked long skirts and wide legged pants, again referencing the 1930s without being especially vintage. I'd decided I wanted to grow my black hair very long, and was clearly already there! I still got all of these things except for three of the four pairs of shoes – that says a lot! – and would definitely consider wearing them again – albeit pretty differently now! Wow, this is one year ago, and it feels like maybe, well, 6 months. I'd finally decided to go platinum as it was my number one favourite hair colour, and it was a now-or-never kind of thing. I tend to like to just do these things rather than wait and wait and wonder what it could have been like. I am preeeettty sure I have satisfied my white hair desires now..!
I remember that again, like a year before, feeling kind of trapped by vintage clothing rather than enjoying it, but also wanting to wear more 1940s things. Something to do with winter? Actually, I was also quite sad about some work things at this time, too, although I was doing something entirely different to the year before. Hmm. Seems to be an August theme – maybe I'm not that happy in winter after all?!?!
When I first did my pink hair, the blonding hadn't blonded me enough (which I was prepared for) so I knew pink would work well with the, uh, golden tones of my hair for round one. It took a few goes for the pink to show at all, and then in one final go it went a little brighter than I wanted but I was happy to be on my way with it. (The funny thing is, I'm now not interesting at all in pastel hair. How fast things change.). I also remember feeling really frustrated with my lack of things, especially vintage, that I wanted to wear, and also wanting to wear less colours but not always getting there. Like the white or cream tights; they do make a bit of an impact! I still love the vintage dresses in the top two photos but would definitely wear them differently now. I also doubt that I'll ever find something that I really enjoy wearing with the full skirt bottom left, but I probably keep trying... we'll see!
Well, that was, for me, definitely a little bit funny! I think I am much happier with my wardrobe now. What about you – what do you think when you look back?