So confession time – we have reached the end of the Style Challenge! When I started doing this mini challenge for myself, it was to get myself back into the habit of regularly taking and posting outfit photos, not over-worrying about whether the outfit was blog-worthy and whether the photos were “magazine style”. I didn’t set any rules or deadlines, it was just to take some more outfit photos and get them on the blog without worrying about them. And this is the final set because I managed 12 days in a row then stopped.
I stopped for a couple of reasons, the main one being because it snowed on Friday so I wanted to leave the house a little bit earlier just in case (even though it turned out to be absolutely fine), but also because I was literally bundled up in jeans, heavy boots and a jumper for warmth – the outfit was most definitely not groundbreaking and was barely classifiable as an outfit! I know I did say I want to take pictures no matter what, but days like that (and others where I’m wearing pyjamas all day…not that that ever happens…) just really aren’t worth it for me!
I had considered taking photos the next day, but plans got changed and I ended up rushing off, so I didn’t. Then I stayed at my parents’ house that night and didn’t have my camera for the next day, so yet again, no more photos. We’re back to Monday again now and this morning I just didn’t feel like taking photos (also my camera and tripod had been hijacked by boys yesterday to film themselves brewing beer – don’t ask…) and it would be more effort than it was worth to unrig the whole thing from the garage at 7.30am!
But I will at some point do a better summing up of the challenge because I think it has definitely reminded me what I love in my blog and has brought me back to its roots again. But for today, let’s look at the final outfit.
This dress is one I got from my parents as a Christmas gift about 3 or 4 years ago. It’s by Bravissimo’s Pepperberry brand which is a range of clothing designed specifically for larger busted ladies. It errs on the more expensive side so this is the only piece I currently own from there, but I really like it, both because it’s a good fit for me (I believe this is a size 10 “Really Curvy”) and because it’s tartan – my favourite during the winter months! It’s also fairly easy to wear with just a pair of tights and cardigan so looks smart without being fancy. I don’t wear it very often, but I always wish I remember that it’s in my wardrobe more when I do wear it! Hopefully now the wardrobe is a bit emptier, I might rediscover it more frequently now!
And these shoes feel really old now I’ve just thought about them! I bought them back when I was at uni and used to wear them quite often – here’s an outfit featuring them in November 2011! I haven’t worn them for a couple of years but they’re one of the few pairs of heels that have survived several culls so I decided it was time to pull them out again. I was a bit wary about wearing them for work, but then again, if I don’t walk anywhere, there’s no reason I can’t wear heels, so out they came. And they were fine! I’ll be wearing them again soon now, I’m sure.
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