As I was saying, it was beautifully, deliciously cooler, and so I was already wearing black tights. (I've been taken by surprise a bit this year and need to restock my already woefully depleted black tights stash from last winter quick sticks.) Having had my fill (and then some) of endless bright colour, I was happy to wear lots and lots of black with the dark and shimmering green. I wore my black sleeveless peplum top from Asos (a while ago now) which has the added benefit of disguising a post-dinner pot belly. I also wore my new black and sparkly cardigan from Forever New – I have a bit of a gap for cover ups for this time of year, and this one will be getting a LOT of use. I do love it, but I keep catching the fine knit on my rings and snagging it... clearly it's terrible wearing diamonds, then. (NOT!) Finishing it all off were my trusty black suede peeptoes from yoox (they're by Lola Cruz) which I love: high and chunky-cartoon-y and also comfortable, as all shoes should be – yes, even heels, for me – and my vintage gold coloured peacock brooch, with the colourful little stones in his tail. The green matched the skirt and the red matched my lips, and the gold... ... matched the gold exposed zip down the back of my top. That's one thing about wearing fitted clothing – how on earth do you take photos from the back without looking, well, you know! I absolutely loved wearing this. It was so nice to put down the colourful girlishness of my sundresses and instead wear something more grown up. The skirt felt less loud than I had worried it might, too, although it did get compliments from a nice man (it wasn't creepy) at the tram stop as I stood in the sunshine feeling far too overdressed for a dazzlingly bright early evening. I am definitely going to wear a lot more black this winter. Starting with some new black tights...
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
green sequin skirts, black heels and peplums (and peacocks)
After showing you my dark green sequin Topshop pencil skirt on the weekend, I can now show you how I wore it on Friday night. John and I went out for dinner – to a restaurant and everything, something we haven't done for a while – and I almost just went along in what I was already wearing. I have a tendency to do that, sometimes; as I dress up a little more than, say, casual jeans, during the day time, I can be more inclined to keep it on and so end up dressing down for evening-y things. It's a habit I am breaking right now. Or, then, really, as I realised it was finally cold enough to wear sequins. So, it's a habit already broken, and one I will be keeping, from now on! Babycat approves.