Seeing as you didn’t all run off screaming in horror at my last attempt at colourblocking (You can make me a very happy Shoeperhero, by the way, by voting for that outfit in the River Island Style Insider Competition, here: all you have to do is click the “like” button next to the photo!), I’m dipping my peep-toes into the multicoloured waters once more. I told you there would be no stopping me.
I’m still playing it safe, though: these are the same colours I used in my last colourblocking outfit, just with a different silhouette. I actually really wanted to wear a mustard coloured top with this skirt, but… I didn’t have one. I could’ve gone for my mustard shoes instead, and I probably will at some point, but I still have almost six months in which to save those particular shoes, and probably only another couple of weeks to get through the rest of my peep toes, so I decided to go with these ones, instead:
These shoes are from Primark, but I actually got them on eBay. Don’t worry, it wasn’t one of those “paying three times the retail price for Primark” things that so often happens on eBay: I cunningly bought them last December, when the rest of the UK was obsessed with buying boots, so they were even more of a bargain than they would’ve been in-store. I’ve actually been wearing them fairly often, but not photographing them: I should really stop doing that, shouldn’t I?
This skirt is the twin of this one: I’ve always thought that when you find something you love, you should buy one in every colour, if you possibly can. I didn’t buy the black version, because I’m all stocked up on black pencil skirts, so I guess I should be grateful Topshop didn’t have any more of these, if only for the sake of my bank balance!
The bag was also an eBay purchase. I actually thought it was going to be a little bigger than it is (my fault, not the seller’s: she’d listed the measurements, but I was too lazy to check), but it only cost me about £2 or something, so I’m not too bothered. I’m really loving clutch bags for daytime at the moment: very Sex and the City! (I know, I’m a cliché, I can’t help it…) I found the bangles in my jewellery box when I was rummaging around for the brooch (which belonged to my grandmother): I’d completely forgotten I had them, but they matched the colours of the skirt and top so closely that they helped tie everything together. I quickly realised exactly why I’d forgotten I had them when I sat down to type, though: those bangles clinking against the keyboard constantly drove me crazy, which is why they’re up by my elbow in some of these shots (and spent a good part of the day sitting on my desk!).
Ever since I learned how to use my hair donut, I’ve been wearing my hair like this almost all the time. I won’t stop, and you can’t make me.
Have a great weekend, everyone!