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    Charity Shopping – Summer Dresses

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    Hi everyone! I’ve been away for a little while, mostly because life and work got in the way, as they sometimes do. Rather than try some grand relaunch, or a total restructure of the blog, I’m just going to post some pictures of a couple of dresses I picked up from my local charity shop the other day.

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    The Wide Leg Crop – Denim Edition

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    Last week, I wrote about my newfound love for a wide leg cropped pair of trousers. This week I’m in the same style, but with this indigo denim pair from trusty Marks & Spencer. They’ve appeared on the blog a couple of times before, and I always seem to style them the same way. The waistband sits at the perfect height for tucking in a fitted tee, or a jersey vest like this one below.

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    The shorts that started out long

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    Ah, these shorts caused me all manner of amusement, long before I’d actually put them on!. I’d been after a pair of smarter shorts for ages. Our office dress code is very relaxed, but the teeny tiny hotpants in my wardrobe remain reserved for festivals and beaches. I had tried on a few pairs of tailored shorts on the high street and they just didn’t fit right. One day, I was browsing ASOS and when I saw these Vila shorts on sale I was sure they were what I’d been searching for all along. It took rather longer than I’d hoped to discover that this was in fact true!

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    New Shoes for a Weekend in Weymouth

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    I was in Weymouth this weekend just gone for my boyfriend’s brother-in-law’s Dad’s birthday celebrations. Yup, I know it’s quite a tenuous link. It was basically just a chance to get away from the city, catch up with family and eat lots of cake! And what better excuse to buy some new shoes for the occasion!

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    Simple Summer Sundress

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    Just a quick post today whilst the sunshine lasts! I wore this same dress and cardigan on a chilly day back in March, styled up for the late winter weather. Now the sun is out, this sundress is such an easy piece to throw on without having to think too much about putting an outfit together. One of my favourite things about dresses is how easy they are to wear. Although I wear a lot of separates, I often find it hard to pair the right tops with the right bottoms. With a dress, there’s no need to worry about matching as it’s already done for you!

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    Pastel jeans and Peacock Print

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    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.

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    The Forgotten Dress that makes me want to start sewing again

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    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.
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    Underwear as Outerwear

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    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.
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    Midi skirt and a white shirt

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    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.