Well, I've finally succumbed to complete and utter narcissism - presenting my first (and possibly, though hopefully not, last) 'what I wore' post! I've been toying with doing some of these after seeing them here and there over the past 12 months, and especially after seeing them on lots of blogs that aren't 'fashion' blogs. But then I was kind of put off after asking the husband to take some pics of a favourite outfit one day - his reply? 'that's a bit weird, don't you think?'.
But then I read this great post by Jess from Epheriell Designs about fashion as play which really struck a cord. Yes, dressing up should be fun! As a kid I was a tom boy and a bit of a geek - the nerdy outsider with good dose of 'alternative' thrown in. I had trouble putting together an outfit that I was happy with, putting together something that told the world a little bit about me. So it's been a pleasant surprise that as I've got older I've started having fun playing dress ups. And hence, you get to put up with the most narcissistic of blog posts. Indulge me, please?
I bought this dress from Mango years ago. I didn't love it at the time but it has gone on to become a firm Summer favourite, the kind of frock that you know you'll miss when it finally does fall apart. I like how the fabric has aged to, with the background dark blue getting a lovely washed out look which makes the colours jump out even more. Plus ruching. And pockets. Love. The shoes are my current favourites - wooden platforms from the 70s. The wooden sole is curved up at the front so you kind of rock back and forth with each step you take!
Cardigan: Hong Kong street market
Shoes: Vintage Marmalade
Dachshund: Jonathan Adler!
ps. Notice I don't say on what occasion I wore the outfit? That's because if I dressed for occasions in my actual life I'd be blogging pictures of me in my pyjamas or my week old track pants saying 'what I wore whilst tweeting' or 'what I wore whilst buying the dog food'. I realised I while ago that I'd have no fun (and spend my life in jeans and a t-shirt) if I always dressed appropriately for the 'occasions' in my life.
ps. Ignore my tan lines, okay? Thanks...