With the last week being one of the busiest of the year (think lots of running around, a wee venture to Stylist Live, meetings, a Halloween party, book launch and seeing pals in between), it took a lot to avoid reaching for my jeans and a knit when Friday came around. But alas! coordination called me (as did this new midi I picked up from ASOS)- and I was off. I recently went to an event of one of my long time favourite designers, Matthew Williamson (which was gorgeous and incredibly surreal, but more on that another time)- and met a few of the beautiful girls working there. All of the girls had serious dress and boot coordination down, and I can honestly say inspired this look a little- good job ladies!
Anyway- although dressed up, this outfit was one made for a lunch with friends and my first ever HIIT personal training session (which I changed for, I promise- I’m not that much of a gym novice)- and felt perfectly appropriate for a day in the city. But saying that, when getting dressed on this particular morning- I read a piece by Pandora Sykes (a.k.a talented and well dressed babe of the year) talking about personal style and the perils of external judgment on the tube- and certainly felt I could relate wearing something ‘this daring’ whilst taking a stuffy central line jaunt. There’s definitely something about red faux faur, skin tight croc boots and a slitted midi dress that gages attention- but if there was ever a time to use ‘YOLO’ I think this is definitely it- here’s to unapologetic fun dressing!