January Outfits Round Up

I’m not gonna lie, 2017 started off rough. There were some family health scares and accidents that, coupled with an insane workload throughout the whole month in my department at work, really left me feeling low on energy and not much in the mood to dress up some days. I think sometimes since vintage dressing is such a time-consuming and energy-intensive style that ladies can look at pinups who wear this style every day, or at least regularly, and think ‘Wow, they’re flawless and they seem to find it so easy! I don’t think I can do that,’ then get put off the idea of dabbling with the style.

So in the interest of full disclosure, I want any of you lovelies who sometimes feel that way, or who feel discouraged in general by the seemingly perfect pinup lives so easily presented on social media, to know that that perfection or ease or even excitement isn’t necessarily the full truth. While typically getting dolled up gives me energy and positive feelings, this month I’ve just been too low on energy to enjoy it in the same way. Normally wearing jeans and a hoody in public makes me feel weirdly both exposed and invisible, but this month it’s often what I’ve felt I’ve needed simply because I just couldn’t be bothered to care about my appearance so much. And there’s nothing wrong with that, whether that’s a temporary or a permanent status for anyone, but I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone that you can wear what you want, when you want, and it doesn’t mean anything other than ‘this is the outfit that I wanted to wear today.’ You do you, boo.

Saying that, I got my 50% off Collectif order through this month, holla, and that injected a little more excitement back into my wardrobeI have a week off work in February and I’m hoping to fill it with some fun activities and much procrastinated productivity, so here’s hoping next month leaves me feeling revitalised and ready to get my pinup on with my usual enthusiasm.

Happy New Year to you, if I haven’t said it already; I hope January has treated you kindly and that you feel hopeful and happy wherever you are. And now, on to the clothes!

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Gold Jacquard Juliette swing dress by Collectif, old Aliexpress necklace, Deluxe clip in Bettie Bangs by Classy Rebel, old New Look shoes

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Claret Lana dress by Vivien of Holloway, Burgundy Tootsie Cropped Cardigan from Doll Me Up, thrifted belt, Red Signature Rose Double by Daisy Jean Florals, Burgundy Suedette pumps by New Look

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Brown Lillian cape by Collectif, Inspiration top and black Diva Skirt by Heart of Haute, Obi belt by Collectif, old Aliexpress necklace, old Primark bangle, old Everything5pounds.com heels

Black Sabrina top from Deadly is the Female, Rosie Sparkle Tweed skirt by Collectif, Luxulite brooch, Banned Moss Garden Hound Heels from Bluebanana.com

Black Sabrina top from Deadly is the Female, Rosie Sparkle Tweed skirt by Collectif, Luxulite brooch, Banned Moss Garden Hound Heels from Bluebanana.com

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Katy pearl cardigan by Voodoo Vixen, Black Jasmine skirt by Collectif, old Jessica bag by Collectif, Burgundy Suedette ballet pumps by New Look, Deluxe Clip In Bettie Bangs by Classy Rebel

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Brown Lillian cape and Caterina Sherwood Check dress by Collectif, Sage Tootsie Cropped Cardigan from Doll Me Up, Tan gloves from eBay, old New Look ballet flats

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4 thoughts on “January Outfits Round Up

  1. Thank you for stressing that disclosure. There were so many days last year when I didn’t have the mental energy to put myself together due to family health issues. It felt strange, but at the same time I needed to dress casually on certain days. That being said, I do love the feeling of being dressed up and these outfits are so fabulous, especially that Claret Lana dress from VOH!

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    • I think everyone has phases or stress triggers that make them feel like they just can’t be bothered with certain aspects of their appearance or life, but people don’t often talk about it! I’m glad being open about mine has reassured even just a couple of people 🙂 I hope your family health issues have been resolved! ❤

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  2. This was a very timely post! I too have had a really tough time in January, and haven’t felt at all inspired to make an effort with what I wear. The miserable weather hasn’t helped. I’ve mostly been schlepping about in a succession of jeans and jumpers, with all my lovely dresses hanging unworn (including my recent sale bargains, complete with tags) in my wardrobe. And as a result, I feel like I have been rather letting the side down! It’s comforting in a way to know that I’m not the only one, and to read your words of encouragement. But, of course, I do hope the rest of 2017 will treat you more kindly! Oh, and you look as glamorous as ever, of course. 🙂

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