So, an outfit post! These used to be the mainstay of this blog, but I haven’t really felt like doing them any more for some reason. Most of my clothes don’t fit me any more (yet, hopefully?), that skirt is actually the only normal skirt that fits and it’s sitting about 10cm higher than it did before. I’m also into dressing in much more simple/boring/basic ways. Sometimes when these old outfit posts come up underneath the posts there are just SO many accessories! Now most days I just put in some small stud earrings and that’s it. I don’t know if it’s me being older or the fashion just being for more minimalist things, who knows, but that’s what’s happening with me.
However, the reason I took pictures! New glasses! These are the one accessory I am still really into. I can’t wear contact lenses any more (or just for such a short amount of time that it barely seems worth it), but honestly I really think I prefer me with glasses! They frame the eyes in a way that somehow seems to negate the need for eye make up, or at least I like to think so. And make up is another thing I don’t usually bother with these days. I’ve got eight pairs now and I enjoy switching them round. This pair was sent to me by firmoo, who I’ve got a few pairs from already. I know some people are reluctant to buy glasses online, but not me. I know that big acetate frames suit me, and I’ve got a good idea of what they’ll look like on. So why pay high street opticians lots of of money when you can get them for a fraction of the price online? These would have been about $50 including postage, which is what, about £35? There are options for extra thin glass and anti reflection and all that stuff too, but these are the basic ones and they’re fine even for a semi blind person like me (-5 and -3.5 prescription). You can look at firmoo’s new arrivals here, and they also offer 15% off for new customers.
Anyway, I chose some tortoiseshell frames this time. I almost went for some half green half orangey brown ones, but Dave’s reaction was so scathing that I reconsidered. And they’re nice aren’t they? Whenever I’ve chosen frames before, a tortoiseshell pair has made it into the final selection but then got pipped to the post by something else, so it’s nice to finally get one!
In others news, this is the first time I’ve managed to take portrait pictures with the self timer without them getting blurry, which I’ve never managed before. I think I was just lucky, I just turned the manual focus wheel and hoped for the best, and the one without the jacket is actually ever so slightly out of focus when you zoom the picture to 100%, but close enough for me!
Outfit stats: (do we care?): skirt – Eley Kishimoto via local second hand shop * coat – gap via charity shop * leggings – braintree * shoes – office * super nice vintage tooled leather bag which you can’t even see – swap * nacklace – my mum’s *