What I Wore: Frosty

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I'm back, not that I was really away, but real life and generally feeling a little bit crap, kind of got in the way of blogging the past few weeks. I'm getting back into it now though, I've got a couple of posts planned and I'm dedicating this evening to editing some photos and actually doing some writing. It's been a crazy couple of weeks; a trip to A&E with a suspected case of gall stones, a fire in the flat below us (don't leave your stove on and leave the house guys) and planning and executing a Thanksgiving/early Christmas dinner. I'm definitely looking forward to everything calming down a little bit before the 25th. 
I've been finding it quite difficult to put together outfits that are 'blog worthy' lately. All the layers I've been wearing to keep warm are making me feel a little bit puffy, add to that my usual Winter weight gain and there have been more than a few days where I have tried on several outfits before giving up, throwing everything back into my cupboard and angrily pulling on my jeans. I nearly did the same thing with this dress, it fits perfectly, but add thermals underneath and I was feeling a little bit tight across my chest. Sigh. I know I shouldn't let silly things like a slightly tight dress stress me out, but I can't help it. I'm going to make an extra effort to wear 'pretty' things over the next few days and see if that cheers me up. At least it is only 2 weeks until Christmas, the thought of spending the day with my family, boyfriend and all the dogs is definitely perking me up. 
Dress: Thrifted (Gap) // Boots: Thrifted .. Coat: Clothes Swap // Scarf: Clothes Swap // Fingerless Gloves: Primark

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  1. I'm always really impressed by how great you are at thrifting and swapping such finds! I love this navy coat and the muted tones of the floral dress are perfect for winter. I've been feeling like a bit of a winter Eskimo lately too. It's hard to feel very pretty or elegant when you're weighed down by so many layers and pink-nosed and frosty-toed all the time. I find I blog less when I go through these patches too. People give out about that side of blogging - the putting your best sugar-coated side  forward - but I just find when my energy levels plummet in general, blogging is the last thing I feel like doing. It sounds like you've had a bad run of events but I'm glad you're okay and getting back into the swing of things :)

  2. Jeez, that IS a crazy couple of weeks. Are you okay now?

  3. I hope you are feeling a bit better now <3 I LOVE this dress on you, such a pretty colour!

    Maria xxx

  4. love the print dress, your coat, and lace up boots!  lovely photos!  Sorry to hear bout a fire below you....glad you are ok.  

  5. Nice scarf! I love big cozy scarves!


  6. You look gorgeous! I don't see the slightest bit of puffyness :) The print on that dress is beautiful.
    I hope you're feeling better now! The weather is getting colder here so I can't imagine how cold it must be getting up in Scotland

  7. i hope you are feeling better now— you looked great, even if you didn't know it. just remember you're not alone: it took me three tries and a broken zipper to find a dress that even fit me the other night (and more to find one i actually liked!). good luck getting back in the swing of things— i can't wait to follow along <3 


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