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Monday, 5 April 2010

I also struggle with how to wear checks. I'm partial to a nice checked shirt but I'll be honest, I have absolutely no idea how to wear one and make it look stylish. They always make me feel a bit like a cowboy or a lumberjack - definitely masculine. Suppose I don't really help myself as jeans and boots are not exactly the most feminine things to pair it with. But this shirt is flannel and just so soft and cosy: it demands to be worn on days when there's a chill in the air and rain is threatening to appear.

As it turned out, the rain stayed away but we had wind. Lots of wind, hence my appearance in the below photo. Impromptu outdoor photography (ie wedging the camera in a tree branch) needs to reserved for calmer days methinks. However it did result in a delightful picture of trees and sky when a particularly ferocious gust blew it off the branch and onto the ground!

Shirt - New Look
White vest & jeans - Primark
Boots - Evans
Jacket - George


  1. Not masculine at all, I like it! Lovely boots too xx

  2. I'd say you're pulling the checked shirt look off a treat - not masculine in the slightest!

  3. I don't think you look masculine, as it happens, but I have to admit to quite liking to present masculine in clothing, while muddying the waters up with lots of make-up (of course, ladies with figures like ours will rarely be mistaken for men!)

    Anyway, yay comfy clothes. :)

  4. This is a great casual look! Yep, you definitely don't look masculine at all :)

    Aya ♥

  5. Nope,not masculine!!I struggle with checks too,but you've done casula checks just right!!

  6. I love that shirt, you look great! Your wonderful wardrobe wallpapering inspired me to take action on my TV stand, I love it, great idea, thanks so much x

  7. I really like that top, Alex!! :)

  8. Google gorillapod - perfect for picture taking outdoors when you're on your own and saves your camera from falling out of trees!

    I love checks too, that shirt looks lovely and I bet its the fashion version of comfort food!

  9. Cute and casual - just how I like it! Those boots look fab.

  10. Lovely outfit post and thanks for the sweet comments, I knew I should do an outfit post, but had no idea how to. I agree with you too, sometimes George is brilliant, others it's terrible. Love the checked top by the way, I need to get one soon!



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