Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Stumbling upon the pyjamas trend
The pyjamas trend was not one I ever had any intention of embracing. I have seen some lovely takes on it (like Keiko Lynn's or this one on my Pinterest board for example), but it was a noooo, daytime PJs: not for me, thank you.
So what did I do? I got a craving to wear my baggy floral pants - another item out of winter hibernation - and a light top that I could layer under my long, wear-it-10-ways cardigan (it's still cold and rainy here). The most suitable top to hand (that was ironed) was my thrifted "old lady blouse", and I thought the blue floral would work well with the purple: an outfit warm enough to wrap around me yet having enough layers to peel off if the sun decided to make an appearance.
But once dressed and rushing to leave for work, I looked in the mirror and thought OMG... I'm wearing pyjamas. If I changed I'd be late - so I kept it on and thought I'd just wrap the cardigan around me and remove the blouse. Ironically, the office was really warm for a change so the blouse stayed on and the cardigan didn't. You know what? I really loved it in the end. It may not be the most figure-flattering outfit, but hey! it's colourful, comfy, and gives me a reason to wear my favourite pair of heels. That kind of dressing makes me happy - I guess that's what it's all about ;)
I hope you're all having a great week... I'm quite chipper because we're going to the cinema tomorrow to see some little movie called "Avengers Assemble" or something [squeeeeeals with excitement]!!!
Cardigan: Ted Baker available in plum, Blouse: Vintage eBay similar save similar splurge, Trousers: ASOS similar, Heels: French Connection, Necklace: Debenhams, Bracelets L-R: ASOS / H&M, Watches L-R: Debenhams / Debenhams / Gift, Rings: all H&M, Nails: all Barry M, Bright Purple NP303 (on tips) / Pink Iridescent NP 264 / Blue Moon NP317 (on ring fingers)
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