What Are You Wearing? Black and White and Red and Blue

Monday, April 5, 2010

It’s a Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK.

I hear Americans have to go back to work, so if you’re American, I’m sorry. For me, however, I have a day of boot fairs and relaxing pampering baths with Lush Bath Bombs planned in order to make myself feel like a Princess when we return to the daily grind.

Over the long weekend I took the opportunity to pop down to Kent and visit some friends and family. Off to visit my Sister and Nephew on Saturday morning I wore what I thought was a pretty basic outfit, though it prompted my Mother to tell me I “didn’t dress like normal people”. You’ve seen most of the elements of it before on the blog, just not all together. You haven’t seen me do my hair this way though, and I got a proper photo of the racer stripes on my Red or Dead Addy tights, so I thought I’d post it.

❤ Scarf - Vintage ❤ Top - SPUN  ❤ Belt - Primark ❤ Skirt - GAP via a Charity Shop ❤
❤ Tights - Red or Dead ❤ Shoes - New Look via a Charity Shop ❤

The light outside that day was one of those overcast but super bright days that show up every single detail, but isn’t very flattering. If I was super rich and famous I might pay someone to walk around next to me with one of those light diffusing umbrellas all day, or maybe I wouldn’t because that could get irritating quite quick.

Mostly I spent the rest of the weekend trying to convince myself that this constituted a healthy balanced breakfast.

It didn’t, of course, and now I feel a little queasy and convinced that today is the day I will start on my new healthy lifestyle. I still have chocolate left, though, and vodka, and beer, oh, and some wine, so maybe I should get rid of all that first? Just to get temptation out of the way…

11 Responses
  • |tex| fashion butter
    April 5, 2010

    So funny, I was just discussing the fact that today is a holiday in a lot of places except for the States … not that I am complaining or anything …………

    P.S. those tights are awesome.
    .-= |tex| fashion butter´s last blog ..Outfit: Red stripe =-.

  • Good Girl Gone Blog
    April 5, 2010

    You know what, they got president’s day weekend off…we (ha, I love that I’m considering myself British simply because I’m studying abroad in London) deserve a bank holiday or two!
    .-= Good Girl Gone Blog´s last blog ..Sex sells? =-.

  • Fi
    April 5, 2010

    Ah, who wants to be normal anyway? It’s over-rated. Looking your usual stylish self. Love the hair.

  • The Style Pa
    April 5, 2010

    Definitely want to get me some tights like that. They look great on you.
    .-= The Style Pa´s last blog ..FASHION – New From Clothing at Tesco =-.

  • Lauren
    April 5, 2010

    Flawless! I love those tights and I really miss boot fairs! Your day off sounds sublime. x
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Benefit Rose Tint: Hello Sweet Cheeks! =-.

  • fritha louise
    April 5, 2010

    That’ such a lovely easter outfit! The tights and scarf are nice finishing touches.

  • Retro Chick
    April 5, 2010

    I have just realised how screwed up my skirt and top look in those pictures too!

    Note what I said about that harsh lighting!

  • Sherin
    April 5, 2010

    Hope you had a good long weekend. I spent my 4 days off doing nothing productive!

    I love your outfit! The red belt is gorgeous, as are te tights. And the scarf looks amazing.
    .-= Sherin´s last blog ..Working Hard =-.

  • Michelle
    April 5, 2010

    I think you look great! Those tights are adorable – this outfit is a great blend of classic and unique.
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Marvelous Monday! =-.

  • Denise @ Swelle
    April 6, 2010

    I’ve been hearing so much about Red or Dead lately, it had been about 15 years since I heard the name, back in Toronto, but they seem to be alive and well here in the UK!

    What? Hot cross buns and chocolate eggs aren’t a healthy breakfast? Well, at least it makes a great photo!
    .-= Denise @ Swelle´s last blog ..Designer Series, Knitwear: The Florence Swatches =-.

  • Laura Connell
    April 7, 2010

    How wonderful that you don’t dress like normal people. I take that as a compliment.
    .-= Laura Connell´s last blog ..LG Fashion Week Faves =-.