What I Wore: Forest Green & Awkward Poses

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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Birthdays always makes me feel old. They are a little reminder that time is slipping away from us faster than we think, that the people we love are aging faster than we wish they would and that the world doesn't slow down for anyone. Today my younger brother turns 23 and I find it absolutely crazy. I was only 2 when he was born, hardly old enough to know what was going on but I vaguely remember wondering where my mum was, the fact my great aunt hadn't brushed my hair in the 3 days she was looking after me. I remember my Dad coming to pick me up and introduce to me the little bugger who would wiggle his way into my heart further than any one else in this world.

I'm actually meant to be visiting him at the moment, but in typical student style he is still curled up in bed so instead I'm sitting at his kitchen table catching up on this post, waiting for to drag himself out of bed so I can embarass him with cuddles and pinching his cheeks. Fingers crossed he will manage to get up before his friends arrive - he is not getting out of my fussing even if I have to do it in front of all his friends Does that make me a bad sister?
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I actually only bought this dress a few days ago. It's from one of my favourite local charity shops and I was so excited by it I insisted on going and doing photos as soon as I put it on. It doesn't have any labels, so I have no idea where it is from, but the material is lovely and I'm excited about finding a nice event to wear it out to. I went as simple as it gets styling it this time, black cardigan, black tights and one of my favourite pairs of brogues (if only I could figure out where the laces are). 

It's not a particularly Spring-y dress, but then we haven't had much Spring weather around here yet. I think you can actually see my thermal vest peaking out of my neckline, and I've still got my thermal tights on. I think I'm going to risk going out without my extra layers of protection this week, although knowing my luck it'll start snowing again. It's funny how, as bloggers, we seem to get overly excited about the changing seasons, it's just a pity Winter in Scotland seems to last twice as long as Summer. I can't wait to pull out my floral dresses and retire my big thick coats until Autumn.
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13 comments

  1. Casual Glamour3 April 2013 at 14:33

    I have a younger brother too :) and even though he is 37 and I'm 42 now, he is still the same little bro to me. Hope you guys have fun. Love your dress and the photo of the shoes with no laces is perfect!!

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  2. Birthdays can be a little sad, as well as happy :) Love the lost laces :D and the fact I'm not the only one still wearing a vest!!

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  3. I'm so certain you meant brother, but bother does describe him kind of perfectly too xo

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  4. I love this dress, gorgeous colour! xx emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Love that you got a close-up of that dress - the pattern is so pretty and subtle! Also, you look gorgeous in green :)

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  6. Green is your color lady! You look great in this dress! Happy birthday to your brother! I know what you mean. My little brother will be 25 this year . . . and I'm six and a half years older than him! Whoa.

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  7. The colour and texture of this dress is so lovely! And I'm sure there's a way to dress it up for spring; coral or minty blue tights? or yellow perhaps? Ooh!
    Also this photo location is so pretty! Love the big rock walls, and the bit of depth with the houses in the background. I wish back alleys around these parts were so scenic. Sigh.
    --Erin

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  8. I know exactly what you mean about your siblings growing up, my little brother is 15 and is driving, but I feel like he should still be in elementary school! Anyways, your dress is so beautiful, I love the color :)

    ♥Brooke
    You're In Brookelynn

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  9. The subtle pattern in the dress is really pretty, and of course the color is beautiful with your creamy skin and dark hair! And additionally, I don't think your photos were awkward at all!

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  10. Allison Maxwell4 April 2013 at 04:09

    that materiel looks amazing, I love the color!

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  11. aw i dont think you look awkward at all, i think you look lovely! that green really suits you. and i'm the oldest and have two brothers so i know how mind boggling their birthdays can be. the youngest one is going to be turning 17 and has a girlfriend now, and when i look at him i still see our cute little baby in his bouncy chair. so strange!!

    xo marlen

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  12. I love your blog!!! I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award.

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  13. I think you look lovely, not awkward at all! This colour is great on you and I think it is lovely that you are so close to your brother :)


    Maria xxx

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