What I Wore: Colour Pop

Welcome to my first outfit post.

It’s pretty scary, cause it’s like – hey, there’s a picture of me. On the internet. Yikes! But I’m not professing to be any kind of model, it’s all about sharing my love of handmade/vintage clothes and stylings.

This is what I wore for a Saturday of shopping for supplies ahead of our launch – which entailed lugging 2kg of velvet around town – and visiting my parents (this is their garden, which is infinitely more photogenic than my back yard).

One of the things I love about autumn/winter styling is the excuse to pretty much live in tights. This season I’m particularly fond of the trend for coloured tights – so I thought I’d try and see if I could reivent an old outfit with a pop of colour…

I’ve had this beautiful handmade dress for about a year. It’s pretty much a wardrobe staple now, though it’s usually worn with black leggings and gold flats. I think the shocking pink really gives it a new dimesion and the boots make it more suitable for autumn. It has a really high waist, so a big chunky belt is a must to create a nice shape.

These are some resin brooches I made for a fair last year that now live on this dress. The black, white and gold combination just seems to go with the fancy zebra-like pattern on the dress (I could write a whole post about my unhealthy obsession with animal print, in fact I just might!)  

And, of course, nails to match the tights.

Outfit details: Dress – Woodchip Boutique at Manchester Fashion Market; belt – thrifted,  tights – Primark; cowboy ankle boots – Peacocks; ‘Super’ brooches – handmade by Fi & Me; nail varnish – Hibiscus, Natual Collection.

I think I need to practice my posing as ‘look away, pretend I’m not being photographed’ seems to be my one and only go-to pose. Any tips fellow bloggers?

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