Monday, 19 November 2012

The Daily Bread #11 - A Double Denim Dilemma

Shirt - Vintage Gap
Jeans - Cubus
Boots - Bianco

I find that with almost every outfit I post, on a day to day basis at least, I'm constantly making "sorry this is so casual/simple" apologies.  It has occurred to me though that maybe my style just is rather simple, and when I'm getting dressed at 5.45am (yes, that happened this morning) I'm not sure that I would want it to be anything else.  Equally, whilst I do really admire others who have those gloriously bold styles, it's the beautifully simplistic looks that I find myself lusting after most.  I just think there is something so wonderful in a few key components that compliment each other well and I envy when somebody manages to make a statement through clever combinations of texture, shape and shades, rather than merely by default through outlandish choices.

I am not, however, pretending that today's outfit is one such 'beautifully simplistic' outfit though.  It perhaps does just sit firmly in the realm of the simplistic, yet I like it a surprising amount.  As I think I've mentioned before, I'm a big fan of the tight bottoms/loose tops silhouette.  Yet, with my figure, I have to be careful how I wear this look as I can end up looking a bit boxy/generally enormous, something that it took me a good few years of trying to pull off baggy t shirts and leggings to realise.  I've established that I can either wear it with sheer shirts which expose a shape underneath or with heavier materials - such as the denim of this shirt - which clearly hold a shape of their own accord.

I must admit that I used to be the biggest enemy of any double denim trends, yet here I am advocating it like there's no tomorrow, and I have been doing so since jumping on the pastel denim bandwagon last summer.  In my defence... oh God, I have none.  I'm a loud and proud double denimer and that's just something you're going to have to deal with.

I also used to be unable to fathom why anybody would choose anything in black when you could have it in navy.  Given that navy is a very classic denim colour, jeans certainly fitted into that bracket.  This season though, I'm starting to appreciate black as a staple.  I still love navy as an actual colour, but I no longer see it as such a fundamental basic shade.  Strange things have been happening.  

Today, as I said, started far too early because I was silly and left my presentation work until this morning.  I'm feeling quite accomplished after the early start though and  I now have a day of green tea drinking, dress returning and reading ahead of me, which I'm not going to complain about at all.  

Tired, but alive,


  1. I am SO IN LOVE with your boots!! where are they from Elise..? This outfit is really cute. I struggle with what to wear my jean shirt thank you for the awesome look. Must get some black or charcoal jeans! - xx

    1. Ah thank you so much. They are from Bianco, but it's a Scandinavian country so not sure if they ship elsewhere! Got them in a sale, marked down to £50 from £110 which was great.
      Yes do it they are so useful, have been living in mine since I bought them last week.

  2. you look so cute! your boots are lush xxx

  3. Love that shirt!
    I haven't been daring enough to pull off the double denim look
    S xx

  4. I loveeee denim shirts! But, I find it really hard to wear mine! Maybe I'll try it with my black jeans :) Really loving your blog! Thanks for following mine, so I could find yours! :) haha

    Aimée X

  5. you can really pull off this double denim look - it look so good! :)

  6. Great outfit! I still don't own black jeans - I think maybe I should get a pair :)

  7. nice and simple, i am following btw i can´t see u doing it?

  8. I love your denim blouse! :)

  9. Your look gorgeous, I love your denim shirt!


  10. Maybe your style is simple minimalist? Love this! I agree that sometimes i do lust over simple outfits! X

  11. Love this look, those boots are gorgeous, I want a pair just like this

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  12. I really love your boots! They are such a lovely colour :)

    Sarah x

  13. I love your denim shirt and you definately rock double denim. Thank you for nominating me for the award, I've never done it :)