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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

We've all been there, haven't we?

You put on what you think is a lovely outfit, prance around in it feeling fab all day, merrily snap some outfit photos and then look at them on your computer screen only to discover that someone has replaced your face with a moon.

An actual moon. With really unflattering specs on.

And although you are still getting used to said specs because they're much bigger than your other ones, they managed to look all fun and vaguely trendy when you took photos of them before. They don't look that bad in the mirror. So how has the camera made them transform your face into something rather terrifying?

Ok, ok, perhaps you haven't all been there. This is probably something only familiar to glasses wearers. The fact I had no makeup on didn't help either. But still, it's VERY UNFAIR. I've only got one tolerable outfit photo out of the whole bunch.

I nearly scrapped the whole lot but the new (old) coat is too gorgeous not to share and I'm rather fond of some of the #wardrobezoo prints that have sneaked in on the other parts of my body.

Coat - vintage, via The Vintage Corner
Top - Red Herring, Debenhams
Skirt - H&M
Cardi - TK Maxx
Shoes - Irregular Choice

The joys of doing some ironing for the first time in months: you discover all sorts of amazing things you'd totally forgotten about! Also plenty of things that you realise you're never actually going to wear...

And on that note, if you're a similar size to me and are in the mood for swapping some of those things in your wardrobe that you never quite get round to wearing, I'm signing up for Janet and Steph's Big Blog Clothes Swap. It's not just clothes, everything is considered: shoes, accessories, bags. I'm so looking forward to it!


  1. The duck top is just TOO cute. I totally know what you mean, sometimes I see a group of outfit photos and I'm like, "I look that bad?!" And yay, thanks for name-checking our clothes swap!

  2. Ugh I hate that, I always have a few drunk looking shots in the mix when taking outfit pics! Ah those are the giraffe shoes! Excellent :)

  3. Haha, yes, it happens to us all. Conversely, you get that 'feeling like crap/looking good in photos' thing that sometimes happens to even it out! Gorgeous coat.

  4. oooh I might get involved with the swap. I've got loads of stuff that's too small for me. Loving those shoes, perfect height xx

  5. Those ICs are cool!!! I love them. I love anything you wear really Alex. xx

  6. THAT COAT!! What a thing of beauty.

  7. That coat!! Beautiful. And I see no moon. :)

  8. I've had those feelings before Alex, but you look lovely and this whole outfit is amazing. I love the colour of the coat and those shoes are brilliant. - Tasha

  9. I feel your pain! I love this outfit, those shoes are particularly gorgeous!

    Maria xxx


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