I was going to post this during the week, but with all the UK riots it just seemed, I don't now, sort of inappropriate to post something so trivial as an outfit. Like most people, I was really shocked by the riots and my thoughts are with all those who are now trying to rebuild businesses, homes and neighbourhoods. I went out to meet some friends for a meal last night and by the end of the evening conversation turned to the events of the past week, a rather lively debate ensued, but I sat back. Although I have my own views on the 'whys' of the riots I don't really feel the need to air them, I don't think I know enough about all the factors involved to really add anything to the argument, other than, I felt for the people whose neighbourhoods were damaged, and also found the whole thing rather frightenting.
That is all I'm going to say on the matter because A) I felt I should acknowledge it, and B) if you are here, you've come to read about fashion fun - not news-based opinion pieces.
So on to less serious things...
I've had my hair reshaped and roots done. I forgot how tedious the grow-out process is, the worst bit is the 'nothing' hairstyles between crop and bob-length. So I've gone for a bit more of (what I like to think of as) a bowl shaped cut. The fringe is quite square, and then it is graduated at the back. I think it looks quite nice from the side, but from the front I kind if look like I have a big fringe and my hair in a pony-tail. Equally, I'm not entirely sure I suit a full fringe, but at least it is a bit of a change. The plan is to keep the nape tight, so eventually I end up with a graduated bob. I want it now! I just can't wait until it is long enough that I can wear some extensions.
Here is a recent work outfit. I had to go do a job which required a bit of traipsing round town so flats were essential, I don't walk in heels.
Ridiculous posing face
What I wore:
♥ Black jeans: From unknown stall at The Clothes Show several years ago. These have worn pretty well and have really nice gold detailing -that you can't see here - on the pockets.
♥ Frill shirt: Bought this in a New Look sale ages ago, but this is the first time I've worn it like this with a tie ribbon and belt.
♥ Earrings: These are vintage, 80s stylee which my mum gave me.
♥ Cardi: Zara. I bought this to wear to a wedding but it didn't end up going with the final outfit so never got worn. I love the little leopard print collar, but it doesn't go with many things despite it being classic black!
♥ Belt: Primarni. I can't breathe wearing this super tight wide belt, sort of feels like wearing a corset. Fun times.
♥ Trainers: Matalan. I've had these for quite a long time, but only just started wearing them again, as you can see they are giving way at the bottom!
One last thing. I told you in my last post I'd show you something I'd won, which might be useful for my new hobby...
I won this Kirstie Allsopp sewing box in a raffle! Love the cute design, and it means I have somewhere to keep all my craft bits and pieces. My new hobby is making jewellery, I'm made stuff before, mainly for myself or for presents, but I've recently found a couple of places that sell really funky jewellery making bits, so I've been getting my craft on! I actually find it really relaxing too.
That is it for tonight. I've hurt my right wrist, think it is sprained (can you sprain your wrist swimming? I think exercise is probably to blame), so I've had to type all this with my left and I'm aching now!
Hope you are all safe and have had a good week. What hobbies do you guys do when you are not working and blogging? - although I'm surprised we have time for anything else!