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plaid shirt – Gap (similar here) (cuffed & last worn here)
shorts – H&M
tights – Marks & Spencer
shoe – Office
sunglasses – Marks & Spencer
Jade Contessa Necklace – Stella and Dot (last worn here)
leather belt – H&M
watch, bracelet – Calvin Klein, Marks & Spencer
flowerstud bracelet – Rebecca Minkoff via ShopBop
mint choc chip nail polish – 17
leather bag – Autograph @ Marks & Spencer

air hold lead – Ancol
harness – Lupi
coat – model’s own

Let’s rewind a year, let’s also pretend I had a job then that required something more sophisticated than paint spattered artist overalls (overalls were crucial – I once sat on my oil palette, seriously).  I didn’t fall asleep planning the next day’s look, I did check the weather but not to plan photoshoots around half hour intervals of sunshine.  My obsession with fashion though, that was almost exactly as consuming as it is now – overdosing on blogs?  Guilty.  Gorging on magazines?  Guilty.  Absurd amounts of time spent online window shopping?  Guilty.

But back then would I have pulled this look together and worn it without any self doubt or hesitation?  Almost certainly not.  Now I know it’s not crazy wild but I have a serious job now, am one month from turning 30, and I’m wearing this to work.

So what am I trying to say?  Blogging pushes my boundaries and I love that.  There’s pressure of course to put things together in new ways and style old pieces up to be on trend (hello Office shoes circa 2002) but it’s good.

Thanks for sharing the journey with me!

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P.S.  Apparently I still feel no pressure to iron…

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15 Comments

  1. 9 Mar / 5:59 pm

    What a cute look! Love the necklace with the shirt!

    • Wendy
      9 Mar / 6:46 pm

      thanks so much Lisanne!x

  2. Millie
    9 Mar / 8:06 pm

    Wowwee I remember these shoes I had them in gold. Loving your blog. Read it every day. Hope you win at the blog awards next year. keep up the good work xx

    • Wendy
      9 Mar / 10:03 pm

      Thank you so much Millie – that means so much to me.xxx

  3. 9 Mar / 9:27 pm

    Simply adore the woven bag and the checked shirt!! You are so very creative but in an effortless way my dearest!! 🙂 You necklace seems so wonderful and I did took the close up I refered to in lookbook! Still looking impecable!
    🙂

    btw, I can’t agree more regarding how blogging pushes our boundaries 🙂 Totally true I’ve found myself reinventing ideas that before I considered ludicrous! 🙂

    Kiss kiss and a big hug to Karhu! :)))

    • Wendy
      9 Mar / 10:03 pm

      thanks sweetheart, I would say exactly the same about your style!x

  4. Gayle
    9 Mar / 10:19 pm

    Hey there Office shoes, long time no see! Wish I had the style, and the legs, to wear something like that to work! Love it! Gayle

    • Wendy
      10 Mar / 11:05 am

      no reason not to! although maybe being a teacher you’d need some longer shorts 😉

      • Gayle
        11 Mar / 8:47 am

        Can just imagine what the kids would say, “Is it PE day or something Miss?!”

  5. Veronica Popoiacu
    10 Mar / 2:03 am

    really nice !

    • Wendy
      10 Mar / 11:05 am

      thanks veronica!x

    • Wendy
      11 Mar / 10:56 am

      thanks so much eva – I can’t take credit, I have a wonderful photographer.x

    • Wendy
      12 Mar / 1:18 pm

      aw thanks miss.x

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