Today was a windy day, as you can probably tell! Cold isn’t too bad – as long as they’re kept to short bursts mini shoots are manageable – but wind is just the ultimate pain in the arse. Frizz and flyaways are persistent in my hair at the best of time, so I really have no chance in a battle of good hair vs. wind. I think I maybe misjudged and dressed more autumn appropriate than winter, but oh well. Mustard is a fairly in-your-face colour that I thought may fall out of fashion a little back when I bought this cardigan, but I’m still seeing plenty mustard turning up in new-in sections so I think I’m good for now!
Seeing as I have my mock exams coming up, I thought today would be a good time to write up a schedule of sorts for everything going on here there and everywhere. When I’ll revise, when I’ll blog (or do bloggy stuff) when I’ll do christmassy things etc. is all on there. Filling in my iPod calendar just doesn’t have the same effect: funny how putting pen to paper and physically seeing what I need to has made me feel a lot more in control! Yep, control freak right here. 😉 As long as I know what I’m doing and when at busy times, I’m happy. Although occasionally I find myself focusing far more on planning than actually doing! That’s a trap I need to avoid falling into.
Anyone who’s been following JoliHouse for quite some time now may possibly recognise this Altounyan cowl, which did a pretty good job insulating my neck considering the foul weather! Built in knitted dimples help it keep it’s shape (and therefore not just drape like a necklace) and I like how they add a subtle texture too. Pattern is downloadable for free here, and I promise you’d have time to whip one up before Christmas!
On a final note, what do you guys think of this as a christmas party dress? My thinking is that if I buy a non-sparkly dress, then I can always sparkle it up with accessories, and it’ll be easier to re-style and layer than a full on glitzy number. In theory anyway 😉
Have a lovely week people! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Abi8th December 2013 at 9:49 pm
I love your red floral blouse; as for the dress, I think it’d be cute on you!
Abi8th December 2013 at 9:49 pm
I love your red floral blouse; as for the dress, I think it’d be cute on you! But then, you’d look wonderful in anything.
Emily Margaret9th December 2013 at 12:32 am
Cute outfit! I need to make that cowl.
I agree with your thinking on the dress. That dress has the potential to be styled lots of different ways. It definitely works as a party dress. I can see it with a sparkly statement necklace, fun tights, and high heels. Show us a pic if you wear it! 🙂
Kathy9th December 2013 at 8:20 am
I recognized the cowl in the first pic! Of course, i test knit and was thinking today I’m going to take it on holiday. It was 0F where we’re going so I’ll need that alpaca warmth!
Love that dress! It has classic beauty and great structure.
Naomi9th December 2013 at 11:41 am
I am a new follower of your blog and as I previously said in a tweet – I love it.
Your style is lovely and it’s not very often that I come across fashion bloggers who document outfits from which I would wear every single item. Also, I find it hard to believe that you are only 16! The photos of you are stunning and you look like you could model professionally.
The party dress is something I would wear too, (surprise surprise), and I think you should get it, and as you said, glam it up with lots of accessories.
Areeba9th December 2013 at 4:39 pm
Whoop! You look so cute! Good luck for your finals, love!
Psst, coming from last night’s chat! 🙂
Sarah @tempsec9th December 2013 at 8:05 pm
Oh, Lily, you look so pretty and lovely! This has given me some more ideas on how to wear denim shorts. They seem like the easiest item of clothing to wear but I sometimes get stuck! Like you say, it can look quite teenager so I try to stay away from shorts and t-shirt. I’ll have to keep my eye out for the footless tights next time i’m in primark! Hope you’re well, lovely! xxx
Sarah @tempsec10th December 2013 at 8:44 pm
Hi pretty! got your comment reply via email! I love how easy is it to communicate on wordpress, I am thinking of changing from blogspot to wordpress next year! I have tried to look more grown up in my style this year, wearing more black and less floral prints. After all, I am 29 years old in a couple of months (eeeek! almost 30!!!!!! Nooooo)! Good luck with your mocks, it’s not long until the christmas break! x
Max9th December 2013 at 10:07 pm
Well, it looks like you have a system worked out. Good luck with the mock exams and have fun ticking off your accomplishments and tasks from your list.
I like to see the windy photos. I was beginning to think that you lived in a snow-free, wind-free, rain-less part of England. It is a good chance to get some motion in pics too!
As for the dress, I like it, but would you believe I have one almost just like it?! Mine is black satin material. I should take a good look at it and see if I want to wear it anywhere this season. I feel a little silly mentioning this, but I was planning on wearing a silver very stiff silk dress with a giant bow on the front to the ballet, on Christmas Eve afternoon, and I’m wondering if I might look too flashy. Maybe the black number is more sedate? Let me know if you get the black one.
Rochelle & Natasha10th December 2013 at 12:58 pm
Love the cardigan, top & shorts 🙂 The Xmas dress is gorgeous. Definitely agree – sparkle it up with accessories.
x Roch & Tash x