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1. The Madras Plaid Parade
2. DIY skirt into top
Then: (this post was mainly just pictures).
Now: I’m looking back at these posts and really, all I can think is ‘your lips were so much fuller then and you were way skinnier’. I remember I had bought this pleated skirt with a print of 1920’s flapper girls on it and repurposed it into a top, thinking I’d get more wear out of it. Obviously, I didn’t, because look at it.
3. Fall For Plaid
Then: I had been looking for a knitted skirt and a new plaid shirt for the longest time and finally being able to wear both together made me feel completely ready for fall. My favourite part of this shirt is the suede shoulder patch that gives it a sporty, masculine edge. I am holding my sequin clutch yet again because I just haven’t thought to transfer my essentials into anything else, and it seems to brighten up any casual outfit. My best friend took these photos for me at the Chelsea College of Art that was right beside the Tate Britain. We spent the day having lunch in Pimlico before going to the Pre- Raphaelite exhibition.
Now: I think I was way more cultured back then. And I must have really liked plaid.
4. My everyday uni look
Then: As it is getting colder, I like to layer up with the usual winter accessories, a soft scarf in a classic burgundy colour, cashmere cardigan and a wax-coated jacket. I never usually wear hats but this beanie is growing on me. My transparent clutch is from the Opening Ceremony store on King Street which is such a fun place to browse really eclectic, artsy pieces in very unique textile.
Now: As if I’d pair a transparent clutch with a jacket like that!! Error! Funnily enough, it was because of my strange ‘everyday university’ outfits that The Tab interviewed me (don’t judge my answers, they’re so awkward).
5. Baby It’s Cold Outside
These photos were shot at Somerset House when the pavements were blistered with ice and the stone buildings glistened in the paling daylight. I love the architecture around this area it is so great and imposing and serves as a great frame to the pretty ice rink, it is one of the nicest places to be around Christmas time.
My photographer, Mary and I chose to shoot this at Somerset House, conveniently located near where we both live. The dress I am wearing is an old season from Rugby Ralph Lauren. I love how it is made, with lining and a structured bodice, which is really hard to find in dresses on the high street. I accessorised with a jewelled belt and a crystal brooch from Marni.
Damn, I really liked plaid. I’m also really sad to have lost these photos, this was one of my favourite outfits that Christmas.