Day 14: Why I’m not a fashion blogger


Day 14 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge is ‘What I Wore Today’. It’s really lucky this fell on a day I actually left the house or the answer would have been tracksuit bottoms and a hoodie. But then I had to face doing the actual post.

There is a good reason I’m not a fashion blogger. I love shopping and I love clothes but that’s as far as it goes. I don’t ever really do anything inventive with my outfits, I spend most of my days in pyjamas and I just hate taking photos of myself (I’m also not very good at it as you can see from the ‘phone right in front of my face’ situation I’ve got going on).

So this was a bit of a challenge. But I suppose that’s the point of the 30 Day Writing CHALLENGE.

Anyway, I will not be defeated; what did I wear today?

Jeans are from H&M. They’re high waisted and button up which I’m not a fan of (hugely impractical for going to the toilet in a hurry) but I like the colour and that they’re not too skinny at the bottom (and they were only £14.99) so I forgive them. They’re supposed to be ankle length but I’m so short that they fit me perfectly as normal length jeans. Which is a little depressing. I knew I was short but not that short!

The top is actually a dress. I bought it for my travels last year but then it went into the sale. I go off clothes when I see they’re in the sale because I don’t trust my own opinion; if other people didn’t like it then it must not be nice. But I still love the material so I tucked it into the top of my jeans and tried to make it look like it was a top with frill round the bottom, rather than a dress tucked into my jeans. You can judge for yourself if it worked but please don’t tell me it didn’t because I’ve already left the house with it on.

The jacket I bought as a compromise between a leather biker jacket and my bank balance. Plus biker jackets will go out of fashion eventually whereas this *might* prove to be timeless.

The shoes are my absolute favourites. I had an almost identical pair from Primark which I wore until they fell apart. The day I found these in New Look I declared it was the best day of my life. Then remembered my boyfriend had broken up with me that very morning. I’m so fickle.

The necklace is a real pain because the moment I take it off it becomes a huge knotted mess. So I have to schedule an extra 10 minutes into getting ready if I want to wear it so that I can untangle it.

The bag was also bought for travelling but I didn’t actually end up taking it. The zip is really annoying – zips were not designed to curve. And its very floppy. But I still use it all the time. Mostly because it’s a lot of hassle moving everything from one bag to another.

Phew it’s done. Now I can get back to posts about books.

Weekly Small Pleasures #7

Week #7

I’m going to try really hard to post these on Monday from now on. I’m trying to give my blog more structure and more regular features rather than just whatever, whenever. We’ll see if it works…..

Anyway, back to the point, my Weekly Small Pleasures.

1. Roquito Peppers

I love these things. Delicious, juicy, spicy, sweet. They’re good on their own, they’re good with crackers, they’re good in sandwiches, they’re great mixed into rice and served with salmon, roasted peppers and guacamole. Yum, yum, yum.

2. Baths

My legs have been particularly achy recently (a typical symptom of CFS) and when they’re like this baths are a god sent. Plus there’s nothing more relaxing than a bubble bath with candles, a Bon Iver album and a good book.

3. Atonement

I already own this book. Okay, I already own it twice. But I came across this edition and couldn’t say no. What if someone undeserving had bought it? Someone who didn’t properly appreciate it? I keep getting it off the shelf just to look at it. So very very pretty.

4. Mother’s Day

Yes, it’s supposed to be about my mum, but this has meant an excuse to go out for afternoon tea, a Chinese buffet and do some baking. All in the space of one weekend.

5. My new jumper

It’s cosy, it’s warm, it’s got a massive goose on it, it was only £10 and I pretty much haven’t taken it off since I bought it.

Thank you to Mani from A New Life Wandering for the great blog event. You can read all about her Small Pleasures here.