Top of the Monday morning to you, guys and gals. May we appreciate that Lily has prepared a blog post for bright and early Monday morning and is feeling organised and good about life. I’m going away today, so let’s also place bets on how long the organised feeling will last before I realise I’ve forgotten all my clothes, left my laptop charger at home, or done something equally daft. (I usually do. My mum would vouch for my stupidity). In the meantime, I thought I’d share some snaps taken by the lovely Onyi on Saturday, just after Onyi, Samio and I had eaten a rather hearty meal out in Manchester. And by ‘rather hearty’ I mean ‘absolutely stuffed to the brim’, so yeah, ignore the food baby and just focus on the cool skirt yeah? Thanks. 😀
It feels almost silly to call this an outfit post considering I’m literally wearing the simplest autumn ensemble ever, but we’ll roll with it. Gotta love the trusty black opaques and ankle boots combo! Sometimes I think fashion blogging pushes you into choosing a certain ‘look’ and sticking to it, and that’s just not my style really. Sometimes I’ll dress slightly more ‘different’, sometimes super girly, and sometimes just plain boring (Exhibit A right here).
Just like the advice articles tell you to choose a blogging niche and keep to it, having a style niche seems to be the done thing these days too. Kinda seems like Instagram themes and ‘personal branding’ have spread to having a general life theme sometimes! Just me that’s noticed more exaggerated styling going on lately? Fair enough if you love cutesy girly things, or edgy styles, or have a high-fashion look, and that extends over lots of parts of your life – admittedly it makes you recognisable and memorable and that’s never a bad thing in the bloggy world. Certainly makes me pick up items in shops and say “that’s very X” or “that’s something Y would defo wear”, anyway.
I’d actually be intrigued to know what my readers would say is very ‘me’, especially as I can’t think of a single style that I stick to. Unless wearing a tartan or red scarf 6 days out of 7 counts. So yeah, I can see why it’s a good idea to refine your personal style and choose a niche, but hey, I’d like to think it’s OK to change your mind from day to day and be incredibly boring sometimes too!
Totally random sidenote: short skirts + cross body bags = irritating. Anybody else find that as you walk, your bag manages to slowly shuffle your skirt around until it’s literally facing backwards? Drives me mad! I can dress myself properly, promise. Pesky skirt in question is from New Look btw and is still in the sale here. Just beware the crossbody bags!
Smiles a result of good company, good food (Mowgli Street Food Restaurant, if you’re interested), and laughing at how little we cared to be prancing around shooting in the middle of Manchester. I could lie and say we walked off the food strolling around Manchester, but the reality was we made it the great distance from the Corn Exchange to the Northern Quarter before stopping for a pot of tea. Altogether a fabby afternoon, until I had to spend 90 minutes on the slowest train home ever, squashed so tightly between a bajillion people that I didn’t even need to hold a rail to stand up. Ah life. 🙂
Next posts shall be brought to you from Wales!
Photography by Onyi Moss
lily kate x