So as summer is drawing to a close, I thought I’d go with that classic warm weather style: nautical.
Not only nautical, but I’ve gone for a vintage nautical look. This skirt is so old (I know it’s vintage, but I bought it years and years ago) and it’s appeared so many times on the blog that I’m thinking it’ll never go out of fashion. But then, does any vintage piece actually go out of fashion? Some looks may be more popular than others at any one time, but unlike new pieces they can’t date because they’re already dated (in a good way of course) – do you do know what I mean?
Make sure it’s so old-fashioned that it’ll never go out of fashion… now THERE’S an oxymoron if ever there was one!
Though to be absolutely honest, this outfit came about for practical reasons. It started with the skirt, which has an elasticated waist. Considering the occasion I wore it to was a birthday party/barbecue (over the bank holiday weekend), elasticated waists are pretty much the unspoken official dress code. Plus a Breton t-shirt is just about the only thing you can possibly consider if you’re doing the nautical thing, amirite?
SHOP THE LOOK:
Although most of the outfits I wear every day don’t appear on the blog (seriously, you do NOT want to see my neverending repeats of sweatpants and sweatshirt, dungarees and t-shirt, slouchy maxi dress and cardigan, etc. etc.), I AM running out of options for something different to wear on a daily basis. After moving house last month we’re still without wardrobes (long story short: can’t buy and put up wardrobes till the designated bedroom is clear of boxes, can’t clear the boxes till the loft is boarded), so all my autumn/winter clothes, shoes, boots and jackets are packed away in boxes still.
And pretty inaccessible.
Therefore the summer needs to just hold out a bit longer till I can finally unpack my warmer clothes. Until then I have to make do with the few pairs of shoes and sandals I have (hence these red espadrilles appearing so much on the blog!) as well as whatever I have in the way of dresses, skirts and tees. I’m just getting a bit tired of looking at the same few things on our temporary clothes rail… living out of boxes is challenging, to say the least!
Something coming up soon…
A few of you commented (very kindly!) on my post where I mentioned gaining so much weight recently, and it seems it resonated with quite a few of you. Middle age spread is real, ladies!
While there are a lot of factors that have contributed to my weight gain (most of them self-inflicted, to be fair), my health (and future health) is a big concern to me. I can’t go on much longer with how generally lethargic, tired and headachey I feel most of the time, plus my skin and joie de vivre are suffering. Something REALLY has to be done if I don’t want to end up having a health crisis in the very near future.
Now, it’s as if the blogging gods heard my cries, because next month I will be going on a six-day vegan detox retreat that was very kindly offered to me… I cannot WAIT.
It’s exactly what I need to kickstart my healthy lifestyle again. I will, of course, be writing about it on the blog, so do look out for that in about mid-October. At the retreat you’re encouraged to leave your mobile phone in your room for most of the day, so that in itself is going to be a challenge 😉
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DO YOU FIND THAT YOUR VINTAGE PIECES NEVER SEEM TO GO OUT OF “FASHION”? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS…!
Like this vintage skirt? See how I also styled it…
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