You know when you find an outfit you really like, and end up wearing it at every opportunity? That’s where I am right now.
I feel like I’ve worked out an outfit that can go from soft play to coffee, is comfortable, and I feel reasonably fashionable (with an emphasis on reasonably). And the good thing is that I have the same top in three designs, so hey presto … three different outfits with absolutely no effort!
It all started when adverts from a website called Joanie kept popping up on my social media. I’m an advertiser’s dream and get sucked into things quite easily, so it didn’t take long before I was browsing the site and popping things into my basket.
If you haven’t heard of Joanie, it’s a vintage-inspired clothes site, with some lovely quirky pieces. I’ve already built up a mini collection of their long-sleeved tops with embroidered patches. For our holiday in Amsterdam last year I bought one with a “you’re smashing it” rosette, and after Christmas I treated myself to the french fries and dinosaur tops. Nice and random.
If you’re after one, I’d recommend buying a size down. They come in small, medium, large and extra large, and when my small arrived I was a bit concerned that it looked huge. I’ve since got used to the oversized fit, which goes well with high waisted jeans.
For a change from jeans, I’ve started wearing them with a black denim skirt from New Look, thick black tights, and until now my favourite pumps from Primark. That is until I ditched them for the Joules Chelsea boots of dreams.
Have you ever seen a pair of shoes and actually gasped out loud? No? Umm, me neither. Ok, ok, I totally let my excitement show in the middle of the shop, and spent too long staring at these boots before finally convincing myself that I had to have them. They were in the sale, after all, and really are an investment.
I debated between two pairs for a while, but ended up going for these beauties…
They also come in black with a silver back (also in the sale), or brown with a rose gold back (sadly still full price). I’ve had so many comments about them already, and I’ve only owned them for a week! And now I finally know what it’s like to have dry feet when it’s raining … no more soggy tights for me!
So, all together, my new favourite outfit looks like this…
Excuse the awkward pose and unbrushed hair. I’ll never make a fashion blogger.
Where to buy:
French fries top: Joanie
Boots (no longer online, but similar – non sale – here): Joules
Skirt: New Look