Looking back

Friday, January 03, 2014

At this time of year I always feel really nostalgic and spend a lot of time looking back over the year. I noticed that on this day last year I entered the Style Is ethical outfit competition wearing this and I thought it would be fun to recreate the outfit for today. You never know, one day I might actually wear this in the summer months, as intended when I bought it!

Dress, charity shop  |  Top, Jigsaw via charity shop  |  Scarf, charity shop  |  Boots, Dorothy Perkins  |  Bag, Monsoon via charity shop  |  Watch, Fossil via boyfriend for Christmas

I always thought that this dress would look cute with a stripey top underneath so I popped on this one but all other elements remain the same. The top is originally from Jigsaw bit I picked it up in a charity shop for about £3.00. The label says 'hand wash only' but I took a gamble (wash by hand? I think not) and chucked it in on a 30 wash and y'know what? It's perfectly fine.

I've also been thinking a lot about the year ahead and I've read a lot of your posts on what you have planned for 2014 and I have to say you're a creative lot, full of good ideas, of which I am going to steal many! Full credit will be given obviously, but I'm letting January pass before I set out my plan for the year. It's going to be a hectic few weeks and my focus will be almost entirely on work. But this is a good thing, please do not think I am complaining, I am loving the new challenges that freelancing brings!

Do you ever look back at your blog and think 'ohh that's nice, I haven't worn that in a while'?

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8 comments

  1. I've never done an outfit post and wouldn't know where to start but like so many other bloggers, you make it look effortless. Great watch and outfit. I have a good basis for 2014 goals but am certainly going to steal some of the others I've seen around the blogosphere. No shame in it! :D

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    1. Oh there are many, many photos where I don't look relaxed - ask anyone who does outfit posts and they'll say the same!

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  2. I always see other peoples resolutions and wonder why I hadn't thought of those. Same with me and washing machines, if it wont go in there it wont get washed. Dry cleaning? Jog on. Hand wash? I think not.
    Your new watch is simply gorgeous, did you choose it or was it a surprise? x

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    1. It wasn't a complete surprise, I featured two watches in a wish list post in December and then sent the link to Andy. But I didn't know if he'd take the (huge) hint.

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    2. Mwa ha, nice to know there are at least 3 of us in the can't-handwash,don't-handwash mindset. I had things in my washing basket for well over a year when I was conscientious about it and now I just bung it in or hopefully don't buy in.the first place! I like your stripes and ,watch!

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  3. That dress is so pretty. And it goes really well with the striped top underneath. You can never go wrong with stripes! Ever.

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  4. Love this outfit it looks so comfy and cosy. I never handwash anything either. Hoping to be running some more outfit comps in 2014. Happy New Year!

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    1. I love that I'm not the only one who ignores hand wash instructions. That said I've just lost a jumper to shrinkage.
      I'll be looking out for your comps :) x

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