|Top & Skirt – Trashy Diva
Shoes – Novo
Sunglasses – Wildfox
Yesterday I felt like getting out of the suburbs and so we drove to the mountains. I brought my hiking boots with me thinking I would be really outdoorsy and go on a hike and get my exercise done for the day. but in the end it was just as hot and horrible as it is in town and I lost all interest in hiking. Instead we had coffee at a cute cafe with a gorgeous view, where I got to meet a St Bernard! This is something I had always wanted to do (I was a big fan of the Beethoven films growing up) and I was glad to finally find out that yes, yes they are as huge as I had imagined, and so lovable and sweet too.
With hiking no longer on the agenda I was happy to slip on these amazing 40s style platforms I got last week. I’ve never owned platforms before so I was surprised with how comfortable they are and easy to walk in – the added height is a bonus! Lately every time I go to post blog photos I’ve been thinking “no I can’t blog this, I just blogged _____a few posts ago” and then I find myself not actually posting for a while. And then, eventually I realize how silly that is, because this is a style blog and everyone has their stuff that they like and that’s just it – we all have certain things that we like and therefore gravitate to. I actually haven’t counted how many two piece sets I have in my wardrobe but I do know that there’s quite a few, which is just fine.
Believe it or not, I do actually experiment with different styles and different decades. However in doing so I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t, which can be bitter sweet. I try not to think about it too negatively though, while I may not have the right shape to pull off a flapper dress or a 60s mod look, I know that I look good in a 50s halterneck or a 40s shirtwaist dress and that suits me just fine! To me, style is a matter of finding what you like that works for you, and there’s nothing stopping you from appreciating something that doesn’t work for you, on someone else. Which is exactly why I read blogs!