Happy am I, therefore, when I can ‘loan’ my new neighbor’s accessories for a blog shoot. Since moving to Cambridge I’ve found myself in close proximity to fellow blogger Briony of A Girl A Style – we’d met prior to my move to Cambridge but quite co-incidentally we found ourselves a stone’s throw from each other. Very handy when it comes to [motivation to attend your weekly barre fitness classes and] photoshoots out and about in Cambridge; mostly for the necessary humour when passers-by decide to comment on a) choice of outfit (yes, yes, thank you I like it too, please don’t stand and watch you are really putting me off) b) appropriateness of said choice of outfit during current climate (the fashion calendar works in advance leave me alone) or perhaps even c) just photobombing me (really? REALLY?). Actually c) only ever happened in NYC, we Brits are far too polite for that kind of thing.
But I digress. On this recent shoot I wanted to show an option for going-out in the winter evenings. I can struggle to balance my love of fashion with my basic need for warmth (I hate being cold, Blog Reader,) so I’m constantly seeking solutions where I don’t have to make a choice in this dilemma. I have this new three-quarter length sleeved polo neck by Pop Boutique which is a great choice for comfort, warmth and a dose of minimal chic-ness, which I’m wearing here with this midi skirt with a dramatic front split from US brand Reformation. The Isla Heels are from Reiss (did you see the ‘My Style, After Dark’ collaboration with Reiss Fashion?) and the bag? A temporary loan from A Girl A Style. She has all the best accessories. I stole her Chanel for this feature. It really made me want to be an accessories person, it really did*.
Photos: Beth Morton.
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