No, I haven’t finished marking my second (and final) lot of student work yet. I am playing hooky, tumblr. Infuriatingly I photographed each of the three outfits I wore to the World’s Loveliest Giftshop® this week, only to accidentally delete two of the shoots in their entirety. Seriously, one minute they were there and I was just about to open them in preview, then I clicked when I shouldn’t have and there they were; gone. This is the shoot that survived so I thought I’d better post it right quick lest disaster strike yet again. Because I’m having that kind of luck this week.
Just today, for instance, I was sitting at the bottom of my garden taking a well earned breather and enjoying the sunshine, eyes closed, arms stretched along the back of my wooden bench, communing with what passes for nature in the west London suburbs. At the precise moment this tragedy occurred, Miss Izzy, (who, in case you don’t know, is the clumsiest cat ever to draw breath), was sitting on the back of said bench. Since I was chillin’, I have no clue if there were any outside influences but, all of a sudden, Izzy realised she was in the process of falling off said bench and, scrabbling gracelessly like the ill-co-ordinated doofus she is, decided this could be avoided by sticking all twenty of her boathooks into anything within grabbing distance – one of which happened to be my hand – and then she fell off anyway. That’s twelve pounds of plummeting cat with one claw still deeply embedded in the middle joint of my index finger; not the fleshy underside but the top, bony part.
I’ll… just leave you to imagine what that felt like.
So, you’ve seen this ASOS frock before but not for a couple of years, and I’ve styled it differently this time around. I really like the juxtaposition of the floaty girly chiffon and the rough and ready denim. I think I’m the only gal in the fatosphere who doesn’t have a leather/faux leather jacket but this is my take on that tough-but-tender look.
One of the problems of working in a lovely shop is the temptation to buy stuff, and I’ve been eyeing up this rather unusual necklace for a while.
We have it in three colourways, (the others are corals and shades of aqua, turquoise and lime) and I’ve been umming and aahing for weeks. But having seen how great it looks with this dress, I think I might be finally ready to commit.
Fortunately I get a very generous discount though I try not to take it for granted.