This was MEANT to be a post about how it’s okay to throw any clothes together and end up looking like a hot mess. Or just a mess.
That was the idea I had when we were getting ready to walk Suki the other day (really, is there any other “going out” event during lockdown?): Let’s shoot photos of what I’m wearing when I don’t use a mirror! And am grabbing anything hanging up that’s right there, never mind whether it coordinates! Yes, let’s do that!
So as I’m grabbing a hat, gloves and my usual dog-walking bag (the one I always have to hand with poo bags, hand sanitiser, a torch, lip balm, etc.), I thought I’d grab the camera and ask Keith to shoot a few quick pics for my Tuesday outfit post.
I thought real-life, this is it. I’ve no idea what this looks like (there’s only a wall mirror in the hall, the full-length mirrors are upstairs). Hot mess city here we come.
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We get out the car (Suki currently has this obsession with going in the car first before she’ll agree to walk, don’t ask…) and as she decides she’s not getting out and just lies down in the back, we thought we’d shoot right next to where the car’s parked.
Keith takes his one test shot, I check it. BUT I realise that instead of a hot mess, I actually managed to put together something… reasonably coordinated. Hat, gloves and bag – all pumpkin orange? Check. Jeans, boots and scarf – all navy? Check.
You can sort of see that the blue sweater I was wearing underneath isn’t the right blue to go with the coat (who cares when you’re walking the dog), and the moss green of the scarf doesn’t really go with anything at all, but overall it’s pretty well put-together.
And thus, my post idea was RUINED. No hot mess… just a “Huh, that sorta worked, then” kinda outfit.
Next time I will try much, MUCH harder to bring you the usual bag-lady-who-got-dressed-in-the-dark outfit I wear most days. I promise.
Ever been surprised by your own outfit assembly skills when you’re seriously not trying? Tell me in the comments…
Stay safe, XOXO
P.S. Suki eventually wanted to get out the car – scroll to the end and you’ll see the photo Keith took of her sticking her head out the car window once she realised she was missing out on the action. Now we know how to get her out the car: start taking photos…!
Coat: Asos (v old, similar shacket version)
Scarf: Next (I like this one)
Jeans: JD Williams*
Boots: Seasalt (similar)
Bag: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Sunglasses: Asos (similar)
Beret: Topshop (similar)
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