Sometimes, catching up on the blog posts in my Google Reader gives me a complex. I look down at my jeans/floral dress/flat shoes and think ‘damn, I should be wearing more bracelets/higher heels/a scarf tied in a knot the Scouts would be proud of’. As fashion blogging gets more and more popular, it seems the outfits get more and more outrageous. But what are bloggers really wearing? I mean, Jeffrey Campbell Litas are hardly Tesco-appropriate, are they?
Vintage Levi’s 501 cut offs, Primark tee and accessories, H&M cardi, shoes c/o Bertie
Now, don’t get me wrong – I love getting dressed up. As my friends will confirm, any occasion is an excuse for a new outfit. I’m going camping this weekend and have a clothing shopping list, for God’s sake. But I don’t wear costumes. The outfits you see here are the ones I wear all day, for whatever I happen to be doing. If all I’m doing is sitting in the garden persevering with an ‘outdoor office’ despite threatening clouds and high winds (that was yesterday, and this was my outfit. Yes I was cold) then I’ll show you what I’m wearing to do that. Little Bird has always been a representation of what I actually wear.
You’ll never see a photo of me in my PJs, or wearing sweats, but that’s because I only wear PJs in bed and sweats are strictly reserved for illness/extreme hangovers. I rarely wear jeans and a t-shirt without a necklace or stack of bracelets, and I’m probably the most overdressed person in my local Lidl. But my wardrobe is for wearing, not posing.
What do you think of clothing as costume?