Slouch

Monday, 12 September 2011


Here I come, leaping and bounding into autumn with a giant slouchy jumper and a maxi skirt. Who cares about looking slinky? I want to be COSY.

To be strictly accurate, my bounding and posing was all done last week. It is fricking windy here today and I don't dare take outfit photos for fear of disappearing off into the distance Mary Poppins-style. Actually that would be quite fun, no? Except I work close to an airport so it wouldn't exactly be very sensible to be zooming round in the sky. Anyway...

Thank you for the photo suggestions everyone. I shall stick it out in the open air for as long as possible (the wall would get lonely without me around) and then see what the possibilities are with white sheets/backgrounds. If I get frostbite or hypothermia I'm blaming it on *you*.

I am massively in love with these boots right now. Typical of me though - I seem to be inexorably drawn towards suede(ish) footwear. One day I may perhaps realise that it really isn't a practical choice in this sort of climate. In the immortal words of my friend Lee, "how can someone with as many pairs of shoes as you not own a single sensible pair??"

Jumper & boots - Be Beau, Matalan (courtesy of a voucher won in Jen's blog giveaway)
Skirt - vintage
Vest top - Dorothy Perkins



20 comments:

  1. i think that bounding around in the sky would also be *really* cold - you'd need more layers..and also an umbrella?!
    i love the autumn colours though, you do suit autumny colours really well (which is a good thing!) :)
    And why would anyone want practical footwear when they could have lovely boots and shoes?! Bore off practical!

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  2. I love the slouchy outfit! The print on that skirt is pretty amazing.. Practical footwear is most definitely boring, I love suede things too. xx

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  3. Perfect autumnal outfit! My the wind is up isn't it! xx

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  4. I LOVE those boots!! I to have a craving for suede currently. And also own far too many pairs of stupid footwear, not appropriate at all!!
    Love the colours of the skirt.

    xx

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  5. Hey, the maxi skirt makes you look taller. Nice! I'm glad you got those boots, I myself have been looking for suede western boots reminiscent of Isabel Marant's.

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  6. Haha you'd like to see my shoes then!Love this cosy outfit. Im also avoiding the wind - got my bike fixed last week and havent been able to go out on it yet so kinda grumpy :)

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  7. I'm more than a little in love with those boots!

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  8. I love these boots! I am a complete sucker or desert boots! And that skirt is loveliness er skirtonified (personified in the form of a skirt!)

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  9. Love the skirt, I really do think the print is perfect for the autumn weather xxx

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  10. Great outfit. Love the skirt. It's been so windy today hasn't it?!

    X x

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  11. I am really loving that outfit on you! And the boots.... flippin gorgeous too!

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  12. I do love that skirt, and it's perfect with a slouchy knit. Don't you find the weather so irritating at the moment? yesterday I was freezing in the morning so bundled up in a chunky knit only to spend the rest of the day feeling hot and today I'm cold with no jumper to keep me warm! Grrrr!

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  13. Great outfit, I love the print on the skirt.

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  14. I love that skirt! I actually just found a vintage dress with a similar pattern, they must be from the same era.

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  15. That's such a gorgeous skirt, Alex! Love the pattern.

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  16. Love the jumper, it's so perfect for Autumn. Thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog over the last few months xxx

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  17. i love the boots! i'm yet to venture into maxis but i am a fan of this paired with the chunky knit :) x

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  18. Love that slouchy jumper, got to love comfy knitwear! I am struggling with outfit photos now the weather is getting worse!

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  19. I don't own a single sensible pair either - and proud! Sensible shoes are a whole different species from beautiful ones.

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  20. I really like this look on you. I have no maxi skirts but i think they might be the way forward for winter when teamed with a chunky jumper like this. Cute boots too!

    BTW - i found outdoor posing a tad challenging during the recent winds too but am sticking it out (for now).

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