Day 1 of lockdown (proper) – here’s a little bit of normality for you amongst the pandemonium.
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I had a bit of a week off [from normal blogging] last week – I’ll give you one guess why.
In last week’s post, where I talked about how I’m rethinking everything, I mentioned that the blog would carry on as normal as much as possible. Obviously I’m not going to totally ignore the fact that we have a major world crisis going on, but I’m hoping that with all the extra hours being spent at home by many, some light relief in the form of “wearing nice outfits instead of our PJs every day” will be welcomed.
Because writing a blog is What I Do, and it keeps me sane. It keeps me feeling that life is as okay as it can be. I’m lucky in that I haven’t really had to change my lifestyle all that much (I work from home pretty much all the time, except when I’m up in London doing campaigns or similar) and if I can ‘keep my head while all around me are losing theirs’, then I hope I can be in a better frame of mind to help others.
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SHOP THE LOOK:
Today features the last outfit I wore out before it all really happened. It was still quite chilly, but I was determined to wear a dress – because when did I last wear a dress?!
(Answer: Christmas Day…)
A quick mention about affiliate links: I toyed with the idea of whether or not to include links to shop the items I’m wearing. It seemed insensitive to include them when so many of us are going to be in severe financial difficulties now or in the immediate future. However, I’m sure I’ll still get questions about where things are from, so the links are there purely for convenience for those who are still shopping.
I’ll ALWAYS encourage you to shop your own wardrobe, now more than ever. As I always say, my outfits are there for inspiration, not for anyone to critique (or copy 100%) and tell me how I should have worn them. I’ve worn it, you’re too late!
If you DO click a link to browse or buy something – anything, not just that item – from that retailer, then I earn a few pennies/pounds commission at no cost to you. And being self-employed, with no current financial help from the government, my earnings may well dwindle away. Therefore I FULLY appreciate any clicks and purchases through my links. If you ignore them then that’s okay too… they’re there for convenience, not to tell you to buy.
Mustn’t forget a quick bit of blurb about the outfit! Animal print dress* from JD Williams – love the long length. Perfect all-year-round dress. And like I did with my leopard and black coat last month, I’m trying to pair animal prints with more colour these days (rather than playing it safe with blacks and other neutrals).
Enter: mustard yellow and orange. I like.
Working from home? Fancy doing Dress Up Friday?
I saw this doing the rounds on the old Instagram last week (created by @the_brand_ambassadors_agency) – instead of doing a ‘Dress Down Friday’ if you work in an office, how about doing ‘Dress Up Friday’ now that so many people are working from home? For me, it would be a great idea to do forevermore as I only ever dress up on the weekends usually. I’m quite excited about it in fact(!) – if you want to join in just tag your Instagram post #dressupfriday. And I may, therefore, have some slightly more exciting outfits than just my workout gear or walking the dog clothes to share with you each Tuesday…! 😉
How are you getting on where you live? Comment below and share your lockdown stories, what you’re wearing… anything you like.
Stay home, stay safe XOXO
Jacket: F&F (similar)
Dress: JD Williams*
Boots: Duo (similar)
Belt: Marks & Spencer (I like this wide belt)
Bag: Hobbs (similar)
Earrings: Bought in Amsterdam (I like these)
Sunglasses: Unknown (here’s the real deal)
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