This outfit had to serve several purposes last weekend: To suit the typically British summer’s day (rain, a bit chilly but warm when the sun came out) and the two very different activities planned.
Firstly, the wind and light rain (yes, really – in June…) meant a light jacket was required so I wore the embroidered scuba jacket I bought in the spring of last year (and worn with my first flirtation with flares after a long hiatus). The embroidery means it has “natural ventilation”(!) so it’s actually perfect for a British can’t-make-its-mind-up summer. Luckily the sun did come out eventually.
Secondly, I had a hairdresser’s appointment in the morning and I don’t like to look like a total scruffbag when I get my hair done, so I chose tailored trousers in a bright sunshine yellow and smart flats. The acid-wash rock tee kept it a little more funky.
Thirdly, the afternoon was spent hiking up to Canonteign Falls in Dartmoor National Park (described on their website as “a Victorian folly set in a magical natural paradise”) – we were meeting the rest of the family there for a picnic so had to make a half hour dash in the car from the hairdressers, so for the hike the flats were replaced with trainers.
So in case you were wondering – no, I don’t go hiking in two-tone pointed flats… We took the photos at the lakes before the hike. I went with the first shoe option for the shoot!
It turned out that I didn’t need the jacket once we were in the thick woodland and climbing upwards towards the falls (England’s tallest manmade falls – the view at the top was spectacular, see below). Because the woodland is very damp and slippery in places, the smart yellow trousers were probably not the best choice considering I was the only one in our group of eight to slip and land on my arse. I expected a big cheer and round of applause from everyone – but I was up ahead and when I turned around I realised no one had actually seen my fall from grace.
Which proves that there’s only one thing worse than landing on your arse and everyone seeing you: Slipping and landing on your arse and no one seeing you. I had to laugh at myself all by myself – and that’s a lot less fun…!
(The trousers were fine by the way – nothing a quick wash in the machine couldn’t get out!)
HAVE YOU EVER WORN SOMETHING TERRIBLY UNSUITABLE FOR AN EVENT OR SOMETHING YOU WERE OUT DOING? DO ALSO PLEASE SHARE ANY SLIPPING OR TRIPPING STORIES IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!
ASOS jacket | ASOS t-shirt | ASOS trousers | Daniel Footwear pointed flats c/o | ASOS 70s oversized sunglasses
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