Sometimes bargain buys become our absolute favourites. That is the case with this dress from H&M which I bought a few years ago. It is made of the most comfortable jersey material, has just the right amount of embellishment, and can be dressed up or down.
Worn here with H&M fringed nude flats, and some vintage earrings I received as a birthday present.
I’m reminiscing about the beautiful sunny days I spent last year in Florence for my birthday. As always I didn’t pack light because getting dressed up is half the fun of a holiday. I have to admit that it only took one evening and a badly twisted ankle to make me realise that the heels I had brought along would be useless. I don’t know how other bloggers do it, but cobbled Italian streets are not conducive to me in 5 inch stilettos (or even wedges for that matter.)
So I compromised. Fashion may be pain, but I draw the line at a broken ankle.
I spent most of the holiday in trusty flats and billowing dresses and skirts. Here I am wearing palazzo pants & a maxi necklace from Zara, a vest top and fringed bag from H&M, my trusty (and battered) Raybans and some Primark sandals.
Economical, functional, comfortable and beautiful. What do you think?
These days the fashion world is bursting at the seams with one style “blogger” after another. I confess to following some blogs with enthusiasm, but if I see one more Celine tote or Chinchilla fur I will have to poke my eyes out. I also confess that there is a plethora of far better looking and much better dressed wannabe bloggers than myself out there.
So let me clarify the reason for the venture. I want to create a blog that does not present highly stylised, unrealistic and ridiculously out of reach clothing and accessories. This page will be all about ACCESSIBLE fashion.
I will not be wearing strappy stilettos in the snow because frankly that is just absurd. (And also, after trying to imitate my favourite fashionistas and freezing my bollocks off, I would like to set a more realistic example.) There will be no handbags that cost more than cars either (yes Birkins, I’m talking to you).
So in this spirit, here is my first outfit post – and it’s all 100% high street. The most expensive item I’m wearing are the Raybans.