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.
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.
Here we are again, the end of another month. Man, I just love how short February is! Already pay day and I feel like pancake day was just yesterday. It doesn’t hurt that in addition to being a short month that features pancakes heavily, I also had a week off work on annual leave, had a reunion with a friend I hadn’t seen in approximately a trillion ages, and got to enjoy Galentine’s as per tradition with my best friend. Oh, yeah, and there was also the small matter of finally getting to go see Hamilton on the West End. No Bigs, you know. AHHH!
Sooo…turns out I wore a lot of black and burgundy this month. Did I mean to do it? No. Do I regret it? Also no. It definitely marks a change as I’ve never been one to wear much black, so I’m not really sure how or why this change has come about in recent months. All I can say is that when it’s moody and grey outside it definitely feels more natural now to reach for something dark and sexy, like black, over trying to find something both bright and seasonally appropriate. Saying that, I’m setting myself a style challenge to be a bit more diverse in my outfit choices during October.
August has been a weird month of, you guessed it, mixed weather so there’s been a lot of swinging back and forth between summer styles and more Autumnal pieces. Soon it will be autumn in earnest and I’m looking forward to the launch of AW17 from my favourite brands, particularly with London Edge this weekend. Come back to the site on Monday for the full run down of the event and lots of pictures of upcoming releases!