I've spent a lot of time this week thinking about the summer (yes, I'm aware that it is already summer apparently but I'm hoping it will arrive for real eventually...). One of the things that's happening in August is my cousin's wedding, so as a way of distracting myself from looking out at the ever rising river below my flat (becoming concerned about waterfront living right now!) I've been trying to sort my outfit out instead.
Now, the dress I have already. I bought it on asos for my birthday night out back in March, and as its quite dressy by my standards I thought that recycling it for the wedding would be a great idea to make sure I get my money's worth out of it... I hate buying things that get worn once and then just hang in my wardrobe looking a bit forlorn and unloved. It makes me sad (and poor).
dress: asos, blazer: topshop, bag: topshop, belt: came with a playsuit, flower and necklace: accessorize
My shoe collection also needs to be happy and loved rather than worn once and thrown to the back of my cupboard. As much as I love the few pairs of heels I own don't wear them that often at all, if I'm on a night out I much prefer wearing flats and being able to dance til closing time, so buying some especially for the wedding seems like a silly idea to me.
And then I found these...
I've seen flatforms on so many blogs over the last few weeks, and I just think they're brilliant... smart enough to look dressed up but they (in theory) should be comfy enough to wear all evening. Plus, my lazy self would actually wear them on nights out in town too. Sorted.
Now I just need this weather to improve or else I'll be on a hunt for a brolly to match my outfit too...