Hello Blogger My Old Friend

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Sometimes I yearn for the blogging ‘good old days’. When an outfit post was just an outfit post, my inbox was empty of press releases about Kim Kardashian and things like affiliate links, sponsored posts and articles titled ‘How to Monetize Your Blog’ didn’t exist.

I’ve been a little bit absent lately, mostly due to travelling, weddings, meetings, work, work and work. But also because writing a blog post can seem like a gargantuan task sometimes. It’s nice to just sit down with some pretty basic outfit shots and write about what’s happening, so that’s what I’ll do.

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Matalan dress, J.Crew jacket, Valensi Farcow boots c/o Sarenza, Forever 21 belt and necklace, Miss Selfridge ring, Emma Fox bag via TK Maxx

In these photos I’m wearing my current go-to outfit. According to the British weather it’s October, and all the pretty bits and bobs I’ve been saving for the sunshine are yet to be worn. So it’s back to my failsafe printed tea dress, a lightweight parka and these amazing ankle boots – I’ve been wearing these Valensi boots (and the suede version) non-stop since they arrived at my door. They’re perfect with short dresses and bare legs for that ‘fashionable festival’ look, plus they keep my toes dry when it (inevitably) chucks it down. Love. Them.

Unfortunately my lovely tan (part USA sunshine, part Garnier Summer Body Gradual Self Tan) has faded away to nothing, so you get to gaze upon my pasty white legs. Sorry about that!

32 Comments

Hazel

I do like a simple outfit post. A jacket like the one you’re wearing here is something my wardrobe lacks… must remedy that.
Liking the whole outfit, esp the boots

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Rhianne

Blogging is always going to be what you make of it, though I miss basic blogging too sometimes.

I love that dress!

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Katy

That dress is gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚ I can see why you’d miss basic blogging, it can be a hassle sometimes :/
The little tan I got when the sun graced her presence on England has disappeared too, I know how you feel! x

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TheHeadlessMannequin

This outfit does have a very festival chic look about it! I love the print on the dress and the cargo jacket. I always find blogging in the summer is made easier by the long evenings and more daylight for taking pics but more difficult by the fact that there’s so much more happening and fun to be had so time is scarcer!

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Anonymous

I agree with you about the blogging good old days- but at the same time I know a lot of people who who yearn to be asked to the Kim Kardashian PR night. I wouldn’t knock it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jen

Oh I think I’d have loved to go to the perfume launch – it looked ace! Sadly it’s not invites, just press releases… ๐Ÿ™‚

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Harriet

I love your outfit, and totally agree about going back to basics – sometimes it’s easy to get swept up with things and forget what you loved about blogging in the first place.

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Laura.

I often do these kinds of posts – seeing peoples style was what drew me to blogging in the first place.

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Sarah

Try try to come to Brighton on the first Sunday of the month then you can come to one of our fabulous clothes swaps! Have a look at our website for more details http://www.myswish.co.uk. Sarah xxx we also have a mention on p. 60 of July’s Company mag

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Amy

Love the print on that dress! Wish I could wear yellow without looking an odd colour myself! xxx

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Nicola

In the brief summer that we had a few weeks ago, I got a weird tan pattern on my legs. On the one hand I want to show my legs off because, look, tan! But on the other hand, part of my leg is still inexplicably white. Which does make the tanned bit look all the more tanned I suppose.

I just bought some gingham shorts from Matalan, wish I could wear them before my weird tan fades completely. Sigh.

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Kelly

I love this kind of outfit, the parka jacket is perfect, and the print of the dress is great.
Hair is also looking fab Jen.
xx

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Sue

Just by chance I took a look at your blog and really happy to see you wearing a dress that I have! You wear it well and accessorise it much better than me!

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