Pretty soon, I’m sure all the fashion mags will be talking about how the pink and red trend is SO last season. I’m still loving this colour clash though. There’s something really summery and bold about mixing a bold red with a girly pink shade. I’m still working on being braver with my outfit combinations, but it’s not something that comes naturally. I’m envious of people whose natural style is daring, unique and exciting. As you can probably tell, I’m not one of those people! More often than not, I’ll stay safe and pair everything with black, like I have here. Continue reading “Pink and Red Again! This time with stripes.”
I’m in quite a rut at the moment, and having a big old rethink of my blog. It’s coming up for 6 months since I launched Shoestring Threads, and I’m constantly learning about running a fashion blog! One thing I’ve realised is that I wear a lot of old clothes. I feel like I go clothes shopping a lot, but it’s certainly not enough to constantly post content with current pieces. Continue reading “Pastel jeans and Peacock Print”
I live in a small house, and I have a lot of clothes. I’ve written previously about my dislike of the term “fast fashion” and the idea that items are disposable. The trouble is, I think I may live by this rule a little too steadfastly, being somewhat of a hoarder. As a result, many items are unceremoniously stuffed down the back of wardrobes and hiding in bags in cupboards. This dress is such an item.
Continue reading “The Forgotten Dress that makes me want to start sewing again”
Just a quick post today from our local. I roped my other half into joining me after work for a quick pint to make the most of the sunshine. He kindly took these snaps for me, but as you’ll see further below, they didn’t all turn out quite right! I thought I’d keep them in though, to show the lighter side of blogging.
Continue reading “Underwear as Outerwear”
Ahhh the sunshine. There are so many reasons I love a sunny day, including but not limited to ice cream, vitamin D, being warm and not having to carry a coat. Another reason I love the sunshine is because it involves a minimal amount of photo editing. The images in my previous post were taken in the last of the evening light, and they needed a fair bit of tweaking to be able to see any detail at all. On a bright sunny day though, nature does all the hard work itself. Continue reading “Midi skirt and a white shirt”
I just about managed to catch the last of the sunshine, which naturally means there’s a strange colour cast over these shots. As usual! This black and white checked top was a recent purchase from Zara, and is my first foray into ruffles. I really love it, but I still think it looks better in real life than it does in pictures. I’ve teamed it with these white jeans which are everywhere this season. I’m really keen to get my hands on a wider leg cropped pair for a more flattering cut. For now though, I’m enjoying wearing these skinnies for a lighter spring look. Continue reading “White Jeans, ruffles and brown accessories”
These cropped red trousers are probably one of the most comfortable items in my wardrobe right now. I never thought I would be reaching for an elasticated waist in my 30s, but there you go. Last time I wore these trousers, I paired them with a pink jacket. My love of the pink and red trend is strong, but here I’ve gone back to one of my favourite combos. Red, white, black and leopard print are probably the most worn colours and print in my wardrobe and I love how they can be styled for every season. Continue reading “Red, White, Black and Leopard Print”
The last time I wore this jacket, I tried to make it a bit summery with a cotton skirt. Today the weather has decided to revert to full on winter mode, so I’ve ditched the cotton and gone for a khaki and denim combo. If you switched up the white boots for DMs or wellies, this is a real festival type look for me. I actually bought this jacket to replace my current festival coat, and I’m whilst I’m excited to take it along to protect myself from the rain, I’m also secretly hoping I don’t really need it! My entire festival wardrobe tends to be a mixture of black, khaki and denim, so this outfit may well come with me to various UK fields over the next few months. Continue reading “Black and White, Khaki and Denim”
The spring green grass and flat light put a yellowy green colour cast over the pictures, and I’m nowhere near skilled enough to correct it properly! That being said, I still really like this outfit and wanted to share the images. Nothing here is brand new, but as is so often the case, this is the first time I’m wearing these pieces together.
Continue reading “Polka Dot top in the Park”
I am so excited to finally be wearing these shiny shoes! They were part of my big Christmas season sale shopping, and they’re the last item I’ve got around to wearing. These photos don’t really do justice to just how shiny these block heels are. They’re like a mirror! I was drawn to them like a magpie because they’re so shiny. They’ve sat in my shoe cupboard for a good few months though as they’re quite fancy for every day wear. I wore them eventually as I wass going for lunch at the lovely Michelin starred Kitchen W8 in Kensington. Continue reading “Super Shiny Shoes”