My idea for a regular Friday post to see me through until the new year is to show you how one garment works in so many ways across my wardrobe.
Sometimes like next week it will be how something new breathes new life into my spring clothes. I thought I would begin with something old.
My Zara leggings, the reason being if there was a fire I would probably save these. Why? They are innocuous enough but they seem irreplaceable. I have a habit of being a serial buyer of certain items of clothing. Grey cardies, black skirts, black dresses, you name it, if I buy one I then for some unknown reason get the burning desire to replicate it. So I know for a fact that these leggings are as rare as hens teeth. Why do I love them? Well they have NO Lycra in them which means even when its hot they are cool to wear, they neither cling or ride up. Instead they skim and create length in the body which I love along with the little row of buttons at the hem. The whole 'wearing trousers under dresses' thing came with the package that is Emin, before my dresses were on the whole short or very well fitted, but what attracts a man is also what a man wants to protect and so I at first begrudgingly wore cycle shorts because one of the cruel ironies of life is that I do have decent legs. Eventually I began to wear trousers too and I have now perfected the art of modest dressing.
This is a life choice, before feminist hackles rise, trust me I get to enjoy a glass of wine and given the choice I will trade that over revealing clothes any day. The photographs themselves are shocking because the camera decided to focus on the smeary glass rather than the clothes but having played dress up for a day I could not be bothered to retake them sorry!
Left to right
V.old silk Jigsaw skirt and cardie.
My lovely phase eight dress.
My even lovelier COS dress with my heavy gold Massimo Dutti cardie.
That purple silk skirt combo you saw last term.
New COS dress that Leyla chose with a Uniqlo black cardie.
It is funny having been the queen of separates for years my current obsession is with dresses. I am today wearing that wonderful draped Isabella Oliver one I got in the sale. It is wonderfully gallerina.