|Rainy Day Dress: Amy Laws|
Sometimes you need a little something to kick-start your creativity, I've found. Lately, with my sewing and various other projects, I think I've found myself in a bit of a slump. I'm not really sure what to blame that on, but something which has definitely helped me when it's come to being more creative with my outfit planning, has been Smile and Make's #noveltyoutfitchallenge. I've taken part in this for the past month and have posted most days. which is not bad going for me. Perpetually disorganised, I tend to find that I fall out of the habit of most monthly Instagram challenges. This one, however, was right up my street.
|Shirley Bass heels: Irregular Choice // Bag: Pylones|
I've shared a few of my favourite outfits from it on here so far, although more can be found on my IG profile. This outfit was part of animal theme week, and it all started with these tights, which I'd tried hard to track down last year when I saw someone else wearing them on IG. I love a pretty pair of tights and these animal print ones are perfect for my #wardrobezoo aesthetic. I managed to find out from Topshop HQ that the final remaining pairs were in their flagship London store and one of my lovely #teamunicorn friends swung by to pick a pair up for me. Since then, they'd sat in my box of tights, waiting for the right moment for inspiration to strike.
|Fox Collar Clips: Ashlea Bechaz|
I decided that they'd go quite well with this dress, with it's colourful raindrops and decided on these Shirley Bass rainbow heels, too. Figuring we had something of an impromptu Noah's Ark theme forming, and that it was raining, this umbrella print raincoat seemed the natural coat to opt for.
These fox collar clips remind me so much of the foxes in Farthing Wood. A TV show I adored as a child, I was thrilled to be surprised with the DVD box-set last Christmas but haven't yet got around to a re-watch. I don't know if I can cope with the heart-breaking fate of so many of the animals..
|Rain Mac: H+M|
My bag, shaped like a watering can, seemed like a good addition to the theme and somehow I felt more put-together than usual, if a little bit weird. I guess I'm pretty used to weird, though.