I know it probably won’t be lasting for long, but the end of this month has really felt suspiciously like…spring?? I know, I know, soon we’ll probably get spring showers and then it will feel much like winter all over again, but it’s been nice to see the sun shining and for it to be that little bit warmer. Like the beginning of the month though, I think I’ll continue wearing my plaids and moodier pieces until spring is here in earnest, because why waste a good excuse to rock tartan?
People often complain about how long and difficult January is, but I mostly just enjoyed slowly plodding my way through the sweets from my Christmas stocking and making the most of the downtime before the SS19 releases begin. It’s been really nice to have the time to balance relaxation and productivity that isn’t blog-centric, so I’ve enjoyed January on the whole.
Update: The UK government has recently updated their rules concerning the transparency of gifted items/paid for promotions for social media influencers. I don’t accept paid promotions/ads, but I do accept gifted items in exchange for providing honest blog review features. In the interest of extending that new added transparency to this blog as well, I’ll be marking any previously gifted items within these outfit round ups as such. I’ve changed the format of the outfit breakdowns in an attempt to make such details and disclaimers easy for you to read.
Happy 2019! Well, almost. I’m not really a New Year’s Eve believer so I’ll be enjoying a quiet evening at home tonight watching movies and going to bed at a reasonable time because even TV fireworks don’t sound exciting to me. If you’re going out tonight please be careful and safe, and look out for your friends as well. Whether you’re a Christmas celebrator or not, I also hope you’ve had a lovely festive season with time spent with loved ones and maybe some chocolates and good crisps. I’ll see you here again on the blog next week, when we’ll be kicking off 2019 with a giveaway.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING, CHRISTMAS IS COMING! That’s pretty much where my mind is right now, looking forward to time with family and friends, good food and some time off after a busy month. Plus, twinkly lights!
You and I both know that if I pre-amble this post I’m just gonna focus on how excited I am that the season is turning in earnest to autumn, and for those of you who hate the colder seasons I’m going to do you a solid and simply say: yay! Now let’s link some outfits.
It’s been a quiet month again since, much like August, my foot pain has limited how far I can travel and when I can be social. Still, I’m excited it feels truly like autumn now, even if the leaves haven’t begun to change yet. Soon there’ll be pretty colours, snuggly evenings on the sofa and the chance to break out my most fabulous and warm winter coats. Bring it!
It’s been a strange month. Starting off hot then dipping into cooler and wet weather that made it feel a lot like Autumn had arrived early, it’s been hard to decide a lot of the time what to wear. It’s also been a busy month, with 4 family birthdays being celebrated, and my schedule on the whole complicated by the fact that I’ve been nursing a foot injury for more than 4 weeks. I finally went to the doctor and was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis, resulting in me being signed off work for 2 weeks to heal because my job was constantly irritating my foot into a worsening state that couldn’t heal. As such, there’s been several times this month I’ve had to abandon plans to shoot outfits for review on the blog because my foot has been too painful to stand or walk, which is why it’s been a quiet month on here. I’ve also had to abandon the footwear displayed in these photos several times during social events for a pair of memory foam slip-on trainers when the pain has become too much.
It’s still hot here, blah blah blah, heatwave, pale English people unequipped, blah blah blah.
You get the gist, right? We’re all fed up of it, all over the world, and honestly it’s a wonder my pasty English arse bothered to get pinned up at all this month, because the humidity is slowly sapping us all of strength. We did have one rainy day, though, which gave me the chance to wear one of my winter dresses, which was genuinely exciting, so that was fun.
This month I’ve really learned how hard it must be to rock the full head-to-toe 50s style in countries that easily break and exceed 30c in summer–let alone in spring and autumn, too. Good lord, our heatwave here in the UK has only been off and on for a few weeks, not often topping 30c, but the humidity is so unbearable that the idea of setting my hair in pincurls for a nice curly brush out is nuts. This month it’s been all about getting as much hair off my neck as possible, despite the fact that I’m not crazy about many updos on myself in general, so it’s been clip-in ponytails and neat buns to the rescue! Do any of you hot-weather pinup babes have good tips for cute vintage hair that doesn’t leave you feeling damp necked and pink faced?
The heat aside, it’s been a busy month, with the season of summer birthdays officially beginning. Most of my family have their birthdays over the next 3 months, so it’ll be a fun whirlwind of celebrations starting now.