Sometimes you’ve got to go back to your roots. I am a nerd. Truly, madly, deeply I am. Now that I’ma little older it doesn’t always show up in my day to day wardrobe, but in days past it did. I either looked like Courtney Love in vintage dresses I’d had my mom alter a ‘little too short’ as she’d say, or I looked like Curt Cobain in oversized t-shirts, tatty jeans, and dad jumpers. This look is kind of an homage to my teenage self… this is what my teenage self would have liked to wear had they had the confidence and the budget. I even tried ‘faux freckles’ for the first time to add another layer of youthful fun to the look.

I’ve been struggling with being stylish for the past year. I’m climbing my way out of one of the longest and hardest depressive spells I can remember and it’s been a struggle. The things I really enjoy I just stopped doing, and I do enjoy clothes and styling. My ‘Outfit of the Day’ posts started way back as a way to document the daily looks I pulled, but now, here on the blog they’re more a personal log, to remind myself that I can do it and that I love it, and that sharing that joy with other people is what getting dressed is really about(for me anyway). I hope you’ve been enjoyin

I’ve jumped back in with both feet, but for a lazy Sunday afternoon of lunch with my husband and mother-in-law, a visit to the British Museum, and some errands in the west end I wanted something simple and comfortable, and what’s more comfortable than JEANS AND A TSHIRT? I gave it a little twist and voila!

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‘Mens’ Oversized denim jacket by ASOS, ASOS

Denim skirt by ASOS, thrifted

-Godzilla 1985 Tee by OldSkull Japan, Camden Market

-Gamer Girl Clutch by Soul Katherine, TkMaxx

Black Leather Vans

Frilly socks, Topshop

-Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner in ‘Chaos’ (blue) by Urband Decay

-Vinyl Couture Mascara in ‘The the Trouble‘ (blue) by YSL Beauty

-Nyx Lipgloss in ‘Sugar Pie

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So I’m trying to up my blog game, trying to get myself to make more of an effort again when it comes to my personal style, and trying to train my partner as an instagram-husband… it’s been slow going on all counts.

As you can see I am also not great at posing.

So outfit break down;

  • denim jacket, ASOS Menswear
  • handwarmsers, ASOS
  • Calvin Klein t shirt, thrifted
  • lip gloss, NYX
  • pearls, Tiffany&Co
  • handbag, vintage Beyond Retro
  • jewel print skirt, vintage
  • leggings&socks, high street
  • Leather Vans, high street

Can you tell it’s fashion week in London? I buy maybe 10% of my wardrobe new, that’s including underpants, and socks. The majority of my wardrobe is thrifted, then vintage. I do my best to not by new for a few reasons;

  • The idea of wearing the SAME thing as someone else totally mortifies me… I’m sure it has something to do with being one of nine children and desperately wanting to stand out and be noticed.
  • New clothes, especially fast fashion, is terrible for a few reasons; environmental damage and slave labour to name a few.
  • But mostly the reason I buy second hand is really the High Street doesn’t have much that appeals to me. I grew up in hand me downs so there’s something that doesn’t quiet feel right when I’m in new clothes. I like that my clothes have been somewhere and lived another life before they were mine. I like the challenge of sifting through rails and rails and odds and bobs and the THRILL when you find something special.

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Alright first outfit post down. Hope you like it, even if it’s a bit shit. Hoping they’ll get better.