To be honest, it feels weird even writing about my clothes when there’s so much SHIT going down in politics and human rights. But I figure it’s important to carry on with life, so if you need something trivial to read to take your mind off things, here it is. I found this bustier in Beyond Retro before Christmas on a particularly bountiful vintage shopping trip. I’ve been looking for one for so long and it fits perfectly. It nips me in at the waist and I love the sweetheart neckline – it’s perfect for my growing collection of sheer dresses which are so hard to style and it makes me feel like a goddess! These trousers have been in my collection for a long time. I do love them but they look a bit like pyjamas, and they do that weird thing where they bulge out from my tummy when I sit down. I’m lucky I can wear whatever I want at work but sometimes I feel like I’m pushing the limits, constantly looking like I’m still in my nightwear, with my muddy shoes and un-brushed hair.
Outfit Details: Dress, Milk It Vintage (via ASOS) / Trousers, Vintage (Hippy Market, Paris) / Bustier, Vintage (Beyond Retro, London) / Boots, Dr. Martens (hand-me-down from a friend) / Hat, Second Hand (LOROS, Loughborough)
James and I took a walk along Southbank one Friday whilst I was in London recently and it was everything I’d been missing from my trips to the big smoke. Sometimes London feels too busy and claustrophobic to me, with so many sharp edges, but it made the world of difference to be walking from one place to the other. Taking the tube is a bit like teleporting – you don’t see the places you travelled through to get to your destination – walking is calmer, more contemplative. I had wanted to visit an ancient herb garden but it was closed so we went to the Tate modern instead. What a relaxing day! It is possible that the sunshine helped my mindset. I could never tire of the golden dusk from the winter sun and I’ll miss it when the days get longer.