Erm I'm jumping on a train back to Manchester today, and my outfit consists of what was on my floor at the time. Bad choices? Anyway its on my back now, and I've got to leave the house, go to a lecture, and then get a train, and then get off train and go straight to dinner with some lovely people, and drink some nice lovely beer or something. Ace. Now how about I wear something vaguely better than this? Different colours perhaps? Good job I'm not training as a textile designer or anything, where colour judgement is really important...!! Who's going to employ me?! Ha. Anyway. I apologise for this outfit, if it offends you, but I still took a picture and plonked it on here to keep me in the habit.
Here's my new thing; to not wear anything that covers up my collar bone and neck. I'm slowly realising, that even though I love wearing buttoned up blouses, and high necked dresses with cute collars/pussy bows, it just doesn't always look right. I went through a long phase of really covering up my top half; long hair covering my face, tops and dresses that came right up to, or covered my neck. Just a little more scoop of the neck, I think makes all the difference. I usually hate this sort of dressing mentality — "I'm pear shaped so I have to wear frilly blouses to draw attention to my top half or floaty hemlines to draw the eye away from said hefty hips" or something like that. I just made that advice up, so don't hold it against me, — mainly because it's usually a load of body scrutiny inducing bollocks, which makes people feel nervous about wearing the right clothes. But on this occasion, a little flash of the neck and collar bone, goes a long way in not looking like a matronly bust defying matron, if you get what I mean. I'll always love a 60's crimplene dress, with a bias roll necked collar, but I'll perhaps keep this one style rule — others can go in the bin (take note: I don't care if I'm petite I'll wear a floaty maxi skirt if I want to!) — at the back of my mind if I make any new purchases of tops/blouses. Just a thought.
Jeans: Swap Shop
Shoes: Office (sale stock)