This morning, I went out in this outfit (okay, that's a lie, I didn't wear these shoes) and then found myself getting snowed on. Denim jackets and boater hats are not suitable attire for snow. I will be changing into a warm coat and back into flat shoes before I leave my apartment again. FFS, Duluth, it's May and you're still snowing? What is that about, hmmmm? This is also why we have, ew, indoor photos. I actually have a couple of outdoor ones but I just got so cold and the pictures looked so rubbish that I came inside. I don't think these are too bad, but I do hate indoor photos. Thank God for a great camera!
These shorts are part of The Lovely Ones swap and belong to the lovely Laura of Only Half Dressed. However, I've been holding them hostage since December. Yes, December. I don't know why, I've just never found a way to wear them, but as it's heading towards Summer, Laura naturally wanted them back so I promised I'd do something with them. This outfit went through a few revisions. It was originally just the shorts and the coral top, which I really liked, then I added the cardigan and the denim jacket. However, I hate wearing a cardigan and then a shorter layer on top when the cardigan flaps around, so I buttoned the cardigan and threw on a belt. I kinda like it now actually. I'll definitely try a denim jacket over a belted cardigan again for the colder days. Speaking of The Lovely Ones, we have lots of new ideas and plans, so watch this space :]]
This is my "I love my hat!" face. This was a definite break of the shopping ban. It is also, as you may notice, not a fedora. I realised that I actually wanted a boater hat, not a fedora. I also found that boater hats are way more difficult to find than fedoras. I was lucky to find this one in Claire's (I have a few hats from there, I have a child-sized head). It does have a rather obnoxious flower on it, but I kinda like it. I might swap it for a black band in the winter. But yes, very happy with my hat!!
coral top- Top Shop
denim jacket- New Look
Oh and as you can see, these are my gorgeous Blowfish Garren Platforms. They are gorgeous and because of the shape of the sole, so comfortable. I can't wait to wear them more often when it gets warmer. They were also much much cheaper than the Jessica Simpson Dany shoes I wanted- half the price! And they make my legs look fabulous :P
Okay well I have to go. I have essays to write and stories to edit and Manchester Orchestra's new album to listen to. If you know me, you'll know that MO are about my favourite band (second only to Brand New) and I have been waiting for this album for what seems like forever. It's not actually released until next week but it's available to listen to online from today. Yay!!
Have a fabulous day,