|Bad news from behind|
Yesterday I wore my striped dress, with the tweed jacket. The difference is significant. Shapeless clothes are a crime on my body!
The reason I often buy both jackets and cardigans that aren't fitted, is that it's hard to see on the photos when I buy online. At the same time a lot of clothes in my size doesn't come in a fitted version! The bigger the size, the more boxy the clothes become. At UK size 18 (I think it's a US 14...?) I clearly haven't lost all shape - H&M!
|Somewhat fitted tweed jacket|
Today's skirt isn't exactly helping things, but the cardigan is definitely the worst. Now back to the front of the striped dress outfit:
|Pearls and tweed|
This is the most lady like outfit that I can remember ever wearing! The weather is still too warm for tights, but patience isn't my biggest virtue, and I've been so eager to wear these! I nearly had a heat stroke yesterday - today was a tiny bit better.
Yesterday's jewellery was as real as it gets, when it comes to Freshwater Pearls!
|Chanel style jewellery, real pearls - fake stones!|
For the last year I've been searching for a tweed skirt to wear with this jacket, preferably a pencil shape, since that's what suits me best. Somehow the black and white type of tweed isn't very common. Anyway, I think the dress is an alright substitute.
|Missing the feet|
I've managed to photograph the feet separately from the body - so here comes the rest of me...
|The missing feet|
These shoes are from Irregular Choice, and they have the cutest decorations underneath!
|Aren't they cute?|
Returning to today's outfit - from the front things weren't that bad. The cardigan and the skirt are both part of my capsule wardrobe that I've been wearing a lot lately. The pink top fits right in, and could count as a "spare part"!
|Good outfit with bad cardigan|
The necklace isn't worn often, it takes a certain framing, and a certain mood. The tights are new, and I love the pattern. However, they're made of a material with only a little stretch. After wearing them for half an hour they become loose, and start gathering at the ankles. Very aging!
|Genuine, high quality plastic jewellery|
My camera decided to be difficult after this shot, so I don't have a close up of the tights, other than the one from H&M. I love the colours and the Tartan inspired pattern!
|New tights with too little stretch|
If you don't mind adjusting your tights regularly throughout the day, these are great. If you do mind - don't buy!
Yesterday's outfit still surprises me. I thought the ladylike style with pearl necklaces would make me look older. It doesn't - so, wouldn't a hat be great with it?
|An almost real Lady|
Today's lesson: Always listen to Trinny and Susannah! Jokes aside, they've helped me a lot, identifying my assets and disguising what I'm not so happy about. The fact that they operate with 12 different types allows more body issues to be addressed, compared to books that only have four or six types. If you don't have it , try finding it at the library.
Tomorrow I'll be going to Copenhagen to pick up a new bag for my laptop. I hope I can control my urge to visit those wonderful little shops, filled with locally produced, well fitting and gorgeous dresses, that are way too expensive for my restricted budget!
A Sweet Thursday to everyone!