Hello, I hope you’re all well! This week is half term and we should have been in Madeira. Instead I’m working and trying not to think about sunbathing at the Lido in Funchal! We’ve booked a holiday to Barbados for next Easter, but that’s almost a year away…it’s going to be a long Winter! Oh well, now point dwelling on that. At least the weather’s warm here in the UK.
Of course the lovely weather is a welcome bonus, but it did make shooting this outfit difficult. I hadn’t expected pastel pink and green to be so awkward to photograph, but we had real difficulty with the lighting. The pink blouse is actually much more saturated than it shows in the photos but it just reflects the light.
You may remember that I first wore it for last July’s Style Not Age “Steal Her Style” post when I paid homage to Villanelle from Killing Eve. I don’t like to buy clothes especially for blog posts because that’s just buying into fast fashion. However, I did break my own rule with that particular outfit. But that was only because I really liked Villanelle’s pink extravaganza!
The shirt isn’t the most practical style because it’s billowy and doesn’t cover my midriff, but I plan on buying a pink vest to layer underneath it so I can get more wear out of it. This outfit is one of the many ways I can wear the shirt, and as we’re in late Spring, pastel pink and green seemed a season-appropriate colour combination. These mint green trousers are a new addition to my wardrobe. The fabric is soft with a little bit of stretch, making them really comfortable. They are a little on the thin side so you can see the outline of the pockets, but I really don’t mind that. At only £25 they are good value for money.
I’ve added my pretty embellished pink shoes and fun watermelon bag from Skinny Dip. It’s a very feminine colour palette but the trousers and oversized shirt prevent it from looking too sickly sweet – not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just not me!
Nothing has really gone to plan this week; yesterday my brother called to say my mum had collapsed and hit her head. She was taken to hospital but after lots of tests she was allowed to go home. Dialysis sometimes causes a sudden drop in blood pressure which is what caused her to pass out. Under usual circumstances I would have jumped in the car and driven the 130 miles to be with her, but these are far from usual times.
Then this morning I got a call asking if I could work as someone there had had a family emergency. Luckily Pete is off on annual leave so I could quickly get ready and drive in. This coming weekend will really feel like a weekend, unlike the last eight or so!
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My little blog assistant has joined me in the photos again. She’s planning on starting her own YouTube channel and has been learning how to use the camera and editing software. I really need to up my game and get my channel started!
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