Some days I feel like switching it up entirely and going for something not so much “out of my comfort zone”, but doing it more “not me”. This look was inspired by two things:
Firstly, the practice up-do for the UK Blog Awards ceremony at the end of the month (check out the sneak peek of my fairy princess look for that), and secondly, the fluffy pink cardigan I was about to put in the selling/charity pile after a wardrobe clear out I’ve started following my vow to sort out my house.
It went on the pile because I hadn’t worn it in over a year, and as I did thought I’d just try it on first – and kind of liked it with the hair. All that pink fluff made me feel like a glamorous housewife from some old 70s movie set in Miami, so the finishing touch was the evil eye brooch (for some extra kitsch) and crazy-assed paisley joggers (you know, for a touch of slouching-about-at-home attitude).
ALL THAT PINK FLUFF MADE ME FEEL LIKE A GLAMOROUS HOUSEWIFE FROM SOME OLD 70S MOVIE SET IN MIAMI, SO THE FINISHING TOUCH WAS THE EVIL EYE BROOCH AND CRAZY-ASSED PAISLEY JOGGERS.
The black lace-up block heels (I think they’re called ghillie shoes?) add a bit of drama… As if this look needed more. I like the fact that mine have that medium block heel: A bit of extra height is always a bonus. Mine are sold out but I adore these ghillie bootie heeled sandals from ASOS (for a bit of height) and these black suede ghillie lace up flats (more like mine but without the heel).
SHOP THE LOOK:
It’s always good to go for something entirely different now and then – I like that feeling you get of taking on a different persona, even if it is just for one day.
DO YOU EVER TRY SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ON A WHIM? AND HAVE YOU EVER GONE TO DITCH A PIECE OF CLOTHING, ONLY TO FIND YOU QUITE LIKE IT AGAIN (LIKE I DID)…?! TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
Warehouse cardigan (love this fluffy pink zip-up cardigan or there’s this pink merino wool cardigan) | George at Asda joggers (try these Aztec print trousers) | ASOS shoes (I’m dying over these black lace-up block heeled shoes) | Accessorize bag (similar fringed cross body bag) | Lulus sunglasses c/o (these black cat eye sunglasses are a dupe) | Topshop brooch (not an evil eye but this Marchesa jewelled cluster brooch is stunning, or for something cheaper try the ASOS jewel burst brooch) | Berricle earrings c/o (these sterling platinum cubic zirconia earrings are similar)
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