Outfit // Playing With Texture
Shoes / Zara
Clutch Bag / Russell & Bromley
Watch / Shore Projects
Photos by Linzi Loveland-Bromley
When the white version of this skirt unveiled in the summer, I missed out and even eBay has failed to deliver. So, imagine my face and my heart rate when I found the black version last week whilst moodily and randomly adding the equivalent of a years worth of clothing to my basket on the H&M app, of all places. I was in dire need of some retail therapy, during one of those endless, grey crappy weeks but because I craved the retail therapy so badly, it was like grocery shopping whilst hungry – never a good idea. A few days later, a huge box (think a metre square) arrived and I instantly wanted to cower in a corner rather than reveal the results of a gluttonous clothes haul in the cold light of day. I expected, and secretly hoped, to send most of it back, but that theory always backfires. Instead, half is being neatly placed in my wardrobe and the other half will be returned. I promise. This mohair-blend jumper of a colour almost indescribable is one the of the nicest jumpers I own and made the cut instantly, especially when I threw it on directly after cutting myself a fluffy fringe – there’s something very chic about leaving your hair tucked into a roll-neck, especially when the hair is undone, with a half-messy, half-fluffy finish and thats pretty much how I wear it now.
On a side note, this week marks my three year blog anniversary. I would say my blog has come a long way, and hopefully improves over time, because that’s the idea. Fashion is a way of expressing yourself, finding a style to represent who you are. Its a celebration of you and I and our uniqueness – its something that should never be sidestepped and I don’t think I’ll ever stop experimenting or seeking out new ideas. Trends can be followed but the essence is in your originality and thats something I always try to come back to – I believe its ok to borrow ideas and learn from each other because what works for someone else, may not work for you, but how do you know until you try? I don’t like giving up on anything and the older I get, the more stubborn and determined I get so giving up isn’t even an option. Just before the summer, my confidence was knocked and I was ready to give this blog a break for good, but after our holiday, I realised what a tragedy that would have been – I can’t just throw away three years of something I’ve put so much hard work and passion into and actually, I feel even more excited to see what will happen in the next three years, because I am so ready for it.
Say yes, more than no. Live today like there’s no tomorrow. Never stop trying. And smile. Thank you everyone who has been reading from the beginning and thank you if you started reading yesterday. Each and every one of you make this little journey so much more fun.