Thursday, 16 January 2014

Sew, a needle pulling thread..

Scarf: Primark
Necklace: Topshop
Dress: Handmade (Simplicity 2444)
Handwarmers: Clothing at Tesco
Boots: Irregular Choice
Cardigan, hat: Primark
The first outfit post for a while. I must admit, I've been suffering a lot more than I'd realised with a bad case of the body blues. I am always being told to focus on the good points, find something I like. Seriously? I stood in front of the mirror at the weekend and started to cry. There is not one good thing, as far as I can see.

 But, a new dress, made by me in a recent fit of sewing inspiration? That's got to be a good thing, right? I wore this dress the day after I'd made it, just to run some errands in town. It was cold and rainy, so I had to layer up in. I liked the weird mix of the yellow floral print on my raincoat (I wish I could remember the make of this, it was a recent ebay bargain).

I also finally dug these boots out of storage, for the first time in ages. And then promptly remembered why I haven't worn them in a while, when the water started seeping through the hole in the sole and my toes were getting icy cold through my tights and socks.

In actual fact, these boots were worn to death when I was back in college. They're one of my first pairs of Irregular Choice and at the time were a very expensive Schuh purchase. I wore them almost every day and loved them dearly. So much so that a lovely friend bought me a replacement pair for Christmas, the following year. A replacement pair which have stayed in their box, in mint condition, pretty much since I received them. I think I'm too scared of wearing them because, you know, what if I wear those ones loads as well and wear them out?

Ridiculous? Maybe. Would you do the same, though?


  1. A very cheery outfit - who says winter clothes should be dull and grey (says the woman with a high percentage of grey in her wardrobe!).
    As for the boxed boots... You love them so wear them! Enjoy them! Your toes will thank you for it :)

  2. I agree with Hazel, get the replacements on your feet :) I don't save anything for best and like to wear all my favourite things. I had a little cry after Christmas, felt gross from the beige food and weight gain so my boyfriend is taking me on a walk this weekend. I hate outdoorsy things but don't have the heart to tell him as he's trying to be supportive ;)

  3. I'm sorry you've not been feeling all so great in yourself lately. I think it can be really hard to feel good in the new year, after the Christmas indulging, all that diet / get fit talk, the January Blues, and so many short dark, rainy days. You really do have a gorgeous figure, though, and your long legs are amazing! I love the mix of grey and yellow you're wearing :D

  4. oh Char, you have no reason to have the body blues at all! That dress is nothing short of a masterpiece, you ought to know that x