Today I spend a couple of hours hanging out at a 2-year-old’s party – these are indeed tiring events. It oscillated between cuteness overload and grating (think over-tired over-excited toddlers) – but on the whole was a good day with good friends. I find it completely fascinating to watch a baby grow up and see their unique personality emerge, which today was a celebration of.
I’m not quite sure how much I like today’s outfit, but I hadn’t worn this spotty skirt for a while and wanted to see if I could wear it in the cold weather. Turns out I can, but I’m not quite sure if I should. The black tights seem a bit harsh against the pink skirt, and although I tried to tie it in with a black belt I’m not convinced it’s worked really well.
I retrieved this roll neck jumper from a jumbled pile of clothes at the top of my wardrobe that haven’t fit me for years, and it was great to give it an outing today. This outfit seemed a bit plain, but I wasn’t sure what to do with it. The oversized neck didn’t really lend itself to scarves or necklaces, so I added a bracelet. Which seemed to get a bit lost in the mix anyway, never mind! I think the key with this top will be to mix it with less plain items – I think it would look great with a denim jacket and printed skirt.
Purple and red is one of those combinations that you don’t see around that often but really appeals to me. The use of contrasting colour adds interest to what is essentially a plain jeans-and-tshirt outfit.
I layered a 3/4 sleeve top underneath purely for warmth, but I really liked the effect of the two purples together. As it was far too cold to take off my blazer all day I thought I’d include a picture here – hopefully I remember to wear these together when spring comes around!
My plan was to use tights to get through winter without having to write off all my dresses and skirts. Today I realised that was perhaps a little optimistic – I tend to really feel the cold and my legs were a little too cool all day, despite the fact I was at home with the heater on. So from now on my coloured tights might have to be reserved for milder days. Fortunately I also own a pair of black fleece-lined tights which are very warm, possibly more so than trousers, so all is not lost.
This coral knit is a favourite of mine. I am often disappointed in how quickly knits deteriorate, either stretching out of shape or pilling. This one however has been great and is still looking good after nearly seven years. I only wish I was better at picking which ones will go the distance!
Today was cold and for the first time this season the heater was on the entire day. I took the girls to the playground but we didn’t stay long as the wind was so chilly. Brrrrr.
My denim jacket has finally made its way into regular rotation which is great. I have a sneaking suspicion I’m cheating a bit though – I tend to only ever wear it with black. Black maxi dress, black jeans. I think I may have worn it with a printed dress once, but I’m sure if I try hard enough I can find more things to wear it with.
Other than denim jeans. I’m sorry, that’s a line I don’t think I can cross!
Linking up with Kiwi Womens Style for Wardrobe Wednesday.