Tuesday, 30 July 2013

i want a perfect body, i want a perfect soul..

dress: louche (from the lovely Roisin)
cardigan: dorothy perkins
heels: office

First of all, thank you for all of your lovely comments on yesterday's thoughtful post. I've had a good time to think about it, and also managed to give myself a really early night and catch up with some of the sleep I failed to get at the weekend, so I'm feeling a lot better today. 

Ok, so here's something I don't say very often: I really like this outfit. The dress is a total dream, I love the shape and it fits so nicely, so I consider myself very lucky that Roisin passed it on to me. The cardigan is an old favourite, I quite often rediscover it and remember just how much I decided I liked it once it had sold out of the sale, and then spent the next few months tracking it down on ebay. 

And the shoes? I can't recall if I've worn them on the blog before, I don't think I have. They're pretty old now, and were a gift from someone I used to know, making wearing them a sort of cathartic experience. I remember how much I loved them in the shop and how pleased I was to be surprised by them as a Valentine's present several years ago now. I can't remember when I last wore them, but figured they would be perfect for this outfit. I still definitely love them. 

I've got a little confession to make now that we're reaching the end of the month. I totally failed with my #JillianJuly attempt. I can probably count on one hand the number of times I actually put myself through the 30 Day Shred during the past four weeks. However, since the summer holidays have started, meaning no guides or rangers meetings, I've managed to fit in at least one more spinning class and a couple more gym sessions per week, as well as keeping up with my swimming in the morning, so I have been doing a lot more exercise. It's still very much a work in progress, but I'm moving in the right direction. 

Another thing I'm quite liking is having like-minded gym friends to chat to, share tips with and encourage one another. That's just one reason why the gym wins over the living room, for me. Although I'm absolutely not going to take them up on their suggestion to join them in entering the local triathalon in a couple of months time, it's nice to chat with people about where to shop for new gym gear (I'm totally failing, but really must do this as some of my gym trousers literally fall off me now - not attractive!). Whilst I'm edging towards the idea of adding these to my gym wardrobe, the more practical amongst us are heading here for their triathlon clothing.

Triathlon Wetsuits : there's something I never expected to be browsing.


  1. Ahhhh, I love everything about this outfit. Beautiful!

    Yeah I think I failed at Jillian July too. Not that the plan was ever to do the whole shred (cos of weekends away etc) but I was so busy last week I didn't really have time for exercise. I've fitted it in where I could though, so I'm giving myself half marks.

  2. The dress is beautiful - & no Jillian for me either :( xx

  3. Ooh the dress suits you so well, Charlotte, I'm so happy you like it! xx

  4. I love the combination of spotty dress and stripy zebras :-)

  5. This dress is gorgeous on you :) you look beautiful xx

  6. Absolutely love the cut and pattern of your dress. It really suits you too.

  7. It's very pretty! I can see why you like it so much (and am glad you like it so much!)x

  8. This dress is lovely and matches perfectly with those shoes! I am going to drag my sorry self to the gym tonight for the first time in weeks so wish me luck!

    Maria xxx

  9. love all of this, the dress has such a lovely cute and the shoes are simple but the colour makes them a bit special. Very nice indeed x