It’s been a while since my last outfit post, but I just wanted to reassure you that I am still wearing clothes (obviously!) – I’ve just been distracted by other blog posts, in particular my blogging & PR series which I’m yet to finish yet (eek, like 3 posts behind right now!). This is pretty much a completely repeated outfit (see that one here) aside from a couple of small details such as the lack of tights and flat shoes rather than heels, and the added detail of a harness! I talked in the post in which I last wore this outfit about how I’m kind of self conscious of showing off my (rather ample) cleavage, and this dress does just that. But I do like to try to step out of my comfort zone every now and then – I feel that it helps me to grow in confidence. So I wore the outfit again, but spruced it up with a fab new accessory: this body harness from Esty Lingerie. It may not be to everyone’s tastes, but since I’ve been a part of the lingerie world through my other blog for a while, I’ve started to take a liking to accessories like this. And I’ve also always been a fan of wearing and showing off the things I like rather than keeping them in the wardrobe, so this came out for a day at work! I wasn’t quite sure whether it was appropriate for the office, but after a couple of compliments on it (and making sure my cleavage wasn’t on show too much), I decided it wasn’t so bad after all – just had a bit of a 90s vibe to it!
I actually managed to get it for a really good price – it’s currently £25, but I paid only £5! I had a £5 voucher for filling in a survey for the company back in January (which I actually let expire without realising, but their fab customer service kindly extended it for me despite my stupidity!), and it was on sale for £10 at the time – woop!
Tapestry Jacket: New Look (old) | Skater Dress: New Look (old) | Harness: Esty Lingerie | Flats: Dorothy Perkins (old)
To be honest, I’m not so sure about the shoes with this dress – I think I preferred the heels I wore last time due to the length of the dress. I think it just looks a bit odd with no tights and flat shoes. But then again, I decided to publish it as it’s a real outfit, and I think in the blogging world, we forget about those sometimes. These are pretty old for a pair of cheap daily wear flats now though. This was the first time I wore them, and look how much smarter and nicer they looked then! I know that’s only two years ago, but cheap flats get shabby quickly, especially when they’ve carried me through muddy fields occasionally too! I did recently buy a new pair of Mel flats which I’ve been wearing to death and already destroyed with my car mats (boooo!), and a really cheap pair of canvas Tom-like shoes from George at Asda, but I’m thinking of getting this pair from Esprit as they look a lot sturdier than my current ones as well as being slightly smarter.
It’s been another busy time around here again – I’ve spent quite a bit of time with the family recently, including a BBQ at my parents at the weekend with ribs and the best piece of fillet steak, then lunch out with Ben’s family for his grandad’s birthday on the Sunday where we spent the majority of our time playing with his 4 year old cousin William, then onto my grandparents’ house to see them with my parents too for Father’s Day. I did intend to do a Father’s Day post, but ran out of time – woops, bad planning! Ah well, another year 😀