Another old outfit made up of clothes that are new to all of you!! I have actually worn these things a couple more times now, but just haven’t got round to posting the first outfit from them yet, crazy!! The skirt is another item that I bought on a shopping trip that will be for work, so I’m not really supposed to be wearing it yet, but I just had to! I thought this whole outfit might work really well for work actually – a lot of people tend to just go for black, white and beige-y colours in their work outfits, or black trousers and a nice top, but I’m determined that I won’t do that. I’m pretty much basing my outfits for teaching on Emma Pillsbury
from Glee – I want them to be smart and modest (so skirts and dresses to the knee and shoulders covered etc.), but still colourful and fun, with bows, patterns, prints and sweater-clips (not that I have any of those yet, but I will find some!!). I can definitely see this skirt going with the cardigan from my last post
in a very Emma Pillsbury way! But I am still looking for a good pair of black trousers for those days when you really do just need a pair of black trousers!!
The blue chevron top I’m wearing here is in fact a dress, the Miss Milly dress by Vamastyle. I was contacted by them a while ago to ask if I’d like to try something out from their new collection, Tropical Daydream. They are an Australian based company that is now available to the UK on their website
. I decided it would be fun to wear it as a top, although I didn’t really like having to cover up the slight dipped hem it has! I think one day I’ll be wearing it as a skirt too with a navy jumper over the top possibly. It’ll be another good for work item because it can be mixed up with different skirts, tops and blazers to create several different looks, and the lightweight material is also perfect for holiday =)
I spent this morning with some of my family – my two aunties on my mum’s side, my mum and my sister – bilberry picking!! It has come to my attention (via a few friends who, if they are reading this, will probably be laughing at me right now) that a few people don’t know what bilberries are – basically they’re a blueberry but not! They’re slightly smaller, and they actually do exist (see, they even have a Wikipedia page
=p). And my mum’s family just love making pies out of them! The other weekend we had our friends Charley and Frankie over for a barbecque, then the next day we went bilberry picking. Unfortunately they were pretty small and sparse then and only managed enough for one pie between all five of us and an hour’s worth of picking! But this time there were a few more and they were a little bigger, so my mum’s sisters are going to get their own pies too =D