I’m wearing these perfect Miracle Eye bell bottoms again because they go with everything, and the stretchy waist means that I can fit in a lot of Christmas dinner and festive treats. Win win! I’m also wearing the wicked velvetine lipstick by Lime Crime that Santa brought me for Christmas. It’s so matte and so long lasting (so long lasting that if you make a mistake whilst applying it’s really hard to change…). If I’m ever rolling in the money, I’m buying one in every shade. This silver jacket is actually a large blouse that I found in the PDSA charity shop in Edinburgh. I wasn’t sure whether to get it, but I’m glad I did because I’ve been wearing it a tonne! There are so many charity shops near me, I need to get back into the habit of visiting them weekly. Charity shop shopping is like a sustainable, guilt free way of always having new clothes. I give my old clothes to charity shops and buy a lot of new ones there. It really is recycling! And it means that my money isn’t spent on the “production” aspect of the economy, which is totally ruining the environment. I often feel conflicted about my environmental concern and my materialistic tendencies. I love the environment, but I also love pretty things. I like decorating my house and my face, and my body, but obviously buying a lot of new stuff all the time isn’t sustainable. A focus on recycling and buying second hand means I can have a bit of the best of both worlds! I’m not sure that the fashion industry in general will ever accept less consumption, given that this will probably mean less profit. It’s a challenge. What do you think?
Outfit details: Bell Bottoms, Miracle Eye / Crop Top, eBay / Necklace, eBay / Jacket, Charity Shop / Boots, ASOS (Out of stock) / Sunglasses, Fancy Dress Shop
I was very inspired by the 70s for this outfit. Can you tell? I’m looking forward to spring and sunshine so that I can wear my large collection of round sunglasses without looking too strange.
I hope you’re having a wonderful day!