From The Archive: 2012

A year of fewer questionable outfit choices, I finally found my blogging groove in 2012, and here you can find some favourite pieces, band interviews as they first appeared and a lot of hats too...

Style

You’re a layer on my clothes, made of ivy and gold

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(Top: Next, Trousers: Zara, Shoes: C/O Nelly.com, Lipstick:Topshop Mischief, Sunglasses: Free with Cosmo!)

As silly as this might sound, this is probably one of my (dare I say it) ‘trendier’ outfits on here. I’m not really a blogger who can work the ‘high fashion’ look. In my opinion, I’m not very good at putting simple, clean cut, luxe looking pieces together and create stunning ensembles, (all of which appear somewhat effortless and undeniably cool) and until I took these photos didn’t consider it something I could really wear.

I’m a little scared of the H&M trend section and in general I’d say my style is a little too fussy for this type of dressing. I like tacky-pretty prints (anything with animals if possible) and I feel far more comfortable in an oversized smock dress, striped t shirt and battered loafers, and due to my awfully un-chic wide (and easily blistering) feet, don’t think I could ever get away with something that has less straps than a Clarks esque Roman sandal or more support than a Dr Marten. However, I went there folks. After receiving these Louis Vuitton style silver toe cap heels, I thought I’d take the plunge and style them with some of the most clean-cut ‘on trend’ pieces I own, and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Teaming my shoes with my favourite Zara pj pants, a Next granddad style shirt and my favourite red lipstick, I was pretty pleased to know that even the most simple of fashion maths can make for the most comfortable (and effortless) outcome.

What do you think? Is less really more?

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