When I first started blogging over a year ago I was really into blogs that showed what the bloggers actually wore on a daily basis, then these blogs seemed to disappear in favour of the more glossy outfit posts. Now this may be an unpopular opinion but more and more I started feeling like blogs were turning into the warped reality of a fashion magazine we were trying so hard to get away from. Don't get me wrong, I love a good glossy post and I know thats where the money comes from in blogging but this is my hobby and so I decided that on my instagram (shoestringchicblog) I was going to start doing daily OOTDs. Partly to track what I am wearing (Inspired by the beautiful Katie) but also as I want to show my body more on the Internet. There are going to be more posts explaining this more over the next few weeks but I just think we need a more diverse range of bodies in the blogosphere! Anyway ...
So on my instagram I am posting everyday, but here I will only be posting my outfits and not my pjs or underwear! As i write this its the 19th and I haven't repeated an outfit yet! On the left I am wearing a long top which has these huge buttons all the way down the side which I paid £3 for from Age UK with a chunky knit cardigan (originally F+F but I paid I think £2.99 from Extra Care charity shop) This was just worn to my Nana's for dinner!
On the right I was having a bad body confidence day so I thought right I will wear something bright and I will have a good day which I did! The dress was from Age Uk and actually its originally a primark one! I don't usually buy primark second hand but I fell in love with this dachshund print dress last year. I paired it with this super soft cardigan I bought recently in the British hart foundation shop.
Right: We went to an unlimited screening of La La Land which didn't disappoint! I had decided I wanted to wear a dress and sequins, while trying not to look over dressed (after all cineworld isn't really somewhere you glam up is it?) The dress was £2.49 from BHF (originally from F+F) and the jacket was a Christmas present from my mom bought in the New Look sale for £11
Left: This F+F dress (Can you see a pattern starting here?) is one of my absolute favourites in the summer and I was thinking about packing it away until then and then it hit me, I live in England and we have about three days of summer each year. So i thought I would experiment with layering as its not something I am usually very good at. That said though I enjoyed the overall look, by pairing it with this grey roll neck (originally h&m bought from extra care).
Right: Oh I know I said I wasn't going to include lounge wear but this tee is my total life. I got it from eBay after Christmas.
Left: Clashing stripes and breaking all the fashion rules but I wore this to travel down to London. Both top and skirt were from £1 rails in different charity shops. This blazer is a few years old from new look and just provides a much needed extra layer in the cold we are having in the UK!
Right: One of my favourite eBay purchases of last year is this Henry Holland (my favourite) tee that has a cat and mouse (right I'm earning crazy cat lady points every day here?) I paired it with this topshop skirt (I paid £2ish for it from scope and it still had the tags on it and should have been £22) Its like a body con skirt with a mesh skirt over the top and I cant decide what I thought about it. I am going to try it a couple of times and then it may end up being donated back to a charity shop
Wow that feels like a very long post! If you haven't seen I have embarked on a 365 Day Charity Shop Challenge!
Come back every other Friday for an update post!