Another jersey dress from me, this time from New Look. It was rather see-through so I needed a vest underneath, but perfect for autumn layering.
I bought this Topshop dress a while ago, tried it on at home and nearly cried. I described myself to a mate as a sausage stuffed into a skin a little too small. ha. It stayed hidden in my wardrobe for a few weeks, but finally got an outing today. Less sausagey this time for sure. Phew.
This was a birthday evening out outfit. Leather look denim jeans from New Look, green pump shoes from Crocs, and an old top from Primark.
I kept my night out pretty low key, as on my actual birthday I'd been taken to a lovely restaurant, so this was the dancing and drinks event a few nights later. I invited my closest friends, and we just spent a few hours having a boogie.
I did start the evening with a giggle, after putting on my new leather look denim I texted my boyfriend, "You're not wearing your leather look denim jeans are you?", and the immediate reply was, "I'll change."
A casual outfit for a day at work. Collectif high waisted jeans (use REE10 for a discount) with some studded leather boots I bought this week in a charity shop. The sweatshirt is an old one from Primark.
I actually wore this Collectif dress for my birthday last year (Tiki Party) and I thought it would be perfect for a lovely restaurant I'm going to (more to follow on that!). Use REE10 for a discount to Collectif by the way. Anyhow, I wiggled into it (its hard to squeeze into it alone!) and I'm left feeling pretty shitty about myself. Which is horrible and quite unusual for me.
It's a kickarse dress, and yet I'm sat here feeling really low about it all. I'm almost trying to force myself to wear it, but I may cave. I rarely get my chest out, and I think its making me uncomfortable than I expected. I'm no longer used to feeling like my confidence is this fragile, so its just taken me by surprise.
Watch this space.
This is a homemade dress that my mother gave me 5 years ago. It's from a Vintage Vogue dress pattern, and despite being a well-versed seamstress she said it was the most challenging item she'd made! It was a surprise gift too, so she didn't get to measure me or make any adjustments in the way you would usually when making a dress from a pattern. Five years on and it's still going strong!
Autumn seems to keep sneaking in, making us dig out our tights, and then running away screaming, "Not yet!". I can't be the only person finding getting dressed these days a real challenge?
I've polished my old boots, started wearing leather jackets and stocked up on new tights. Next on my list - a new umbrella.