Good morning, top of the morning to ya, all that jazz. It’s a good morning from home this time, with coffee in hand, hair a mess, and looking through the window onto a sky that started out looking promising and now looks like it’s gonna throw it down. Couldn’t possibly come home from holiday to good weather, right? I’m now reminiscing over a time when my hair and makeup was a whole lot better and I liked my outfit a whole lot more.
First things first – ze choker. Another ‘whipped up whilst bored in the car’ project. I’m just not very good at sitting idle, you see? I get bored way too easily, and sleeping with a scrunched up jacket as a pillow lasts for 20 minutes if I’m lucky. Plus I really wanted a choker because I’m just an A+ basic bitch. Couldn’t bring myself to buy one though! There are certain fashion items that, no matter how much I like and think I’ll wear, I just can’t bring myself to actually buy. Seems so wrong to spend money on something that could be made so easily. Crochet crop tops that look like they’d fall out of shape in 5 seconds flat? Nope. Chokers that are cute, but basically glorified pieces of string or strips of lace? Nope. Embroidered denim that look quirky but could be DIYed with an old pair of jeans and my grandma’s box of embroidery threads? Nope. (Guess what my next project’s gonna be 😀 ). So yeah, I messed around with some simple crochet stitches and made a choker.
Apologies for ramming handmade stuff down your neck (or ahem… around your neck) if DIYs really not your thing. I can see how fiddling around with yarn, hooks and needles isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But my love for DIY is just having a revival at the minute now that it’s free from the clutches of A level success criteria.
If this shirt/choker combo looks vaguely familiar, that’s might be because Catherine got there before me. I’m not copycatting, promise! I’d eyed this one up several times in M&S, but left it because who needs that many white shirts in their life? Different story when I spotted it in the sale though, and could just see it with a choker. Then spotted it on Catherine’s insta, with a neckscarf. Great minds, hey? I’m tagging myself as an honorary member of her over 40s styling challenge with M&S white tops and denim. Never mind that I’m 18. Just this once. 🙂
Tbh I don’t think age needs to dictate what you wear anyway – maybe just how you wear it. I’m not really a massive follower of teen trends, and like to think that with a few tweaks or accessories, any item can be worn – 16 or 46 year old alike. If converse and hoodies are your thing then great, no matter what your age. Sometimes I dress like a toddler in dungarees, sometimes I’m a granny in handknit shawls. Personally I’m just not a fan of limiting myself to ‘teenager’ clothes just because I’m 18, you know?
Just in case you’re as much of a fan of this lip colour as I am (I don’t blame you), it’s NYX soft matte lip cream in Monte Carlo. I really wanted the Budapest shade for my trip lol, but Boots didn’t answer my cries. Borrowed my mum’s plummy colour instead. 🙂
That’s about all I have to say on the matter. Happy weekend!
lily kate x