Dress - Primark
Jumper - Topshop
Shoes - Topshop
Necklace (Short) - Miss Selfridge
Necklace (Long) - Unknown
Anybody who knows me at all would be able to tell you that organisation is not something that comes naturally to me and when I do attempt it, it has been known to backfire on me slightly. For instance, I have been known to think I've lost clothes that are in fact hung up in the wardrobe, it's such a rare occurrence. Just yesterday, I phoned the bank in a panic after checking my online statement and seeing a £700 cash withdrawal I absolutely had not made. It turned out I'd opened a savings account and forgotten all about it.
Equally, when I tried to take outfit pictures at some ungodly hour last week before meeting my cousin from her early morning flight, I learnt that the sunshine which is usually so welcome makes indoor outfit photos all but impossible. I really enjoyed this outfit though for some reason, so here we are. I'm sorry. I'll sleep in next time.
As some of you may know, I'm coming to the end of a slightly extreme spending ban at the moment, which came about as a result of one of my new year's resolutions which was to not buy any clothes (or shoes or accessories) between January 1st and June 1st. I found it surprisingly easy at the beginning, as most of the shops were still stocking the dregs of their A/W collections which weren't very tempting and it was too cold to even contemplate new outfits. However, now the S/S ranges are fully launched and the sun has finally come out, I am having to employ a little more willpower. In a bid to make it through the last month of the challenge, I've been raiding last year's summer wardrobe and, as always, trying to mix and match items in new ways.
The result, one day, was this outfit. It has been beautiful weather here in Gothenburg but not quite time for bare arms yet, so I pulled this old Topshop jumper over a favourite Primark dress. I really enjoyed both the bright coral paired with the colours in the dress pattern and the feel of the heavy cotton knit against the thin summer dress. I know that the old story goes that you should wouldn't wear tights after April 4th but, hey, we're living in an era of global warming and I'm pretty sure there was still snow on the ground in the UK at the beginning of April, so I think I'll let myself off.
I haven't blogged for nearly two months which is pretty bloody atrocious. I apologise. I think you might be seeing a bit of a shift towards more lifestyle blogging in the future though, which I'm excited for. As much as I love shoes and lipstick - and I do love shoes and lipstick - I find myself lacking inspiration quite often because I'm just not sure that I can convince myself that it matters enough. Anyway, onwards and upwards!
I hope 2013's May Day marks the beginning of a beautiful season for you all.
Until next time,