OOTD: Midweek slump!
March 9, 2011
♥ Cardigan: Savida *** Top: Primark *** Skirt aka. dress: Primark *** Shoes: Dunnes *** Accessories: Primark ♥
I have been feeling a little under the weather the past few days so I decided to scare off my "midweek slump" with a colorful spring outfit! We had lovely weather for the past week but as of yesterday the rain is back and I now have a cold. It probably doesn't help that i'm wearing a lot of dresses without tights and its still early March (Ireland doesn't get warm until at least May) but I can't help myself. I long for the kind of days where I sit out drinking cold juice, reading a good book with my garden full of daisies and sunshine hitting my skin. So yes, I didn't let my cold stop me from wearing a dress today. I say dress because the "skirt" above is actually a dress folded to make a skirt. I don't know if I pull it off or not! Could you tell? I think a belt would have helped but none of mine matched unfortunately.
I bought the dress on sale in Primark a couple of weeks ago, it was marked down to €3 and the print was too pretty to pass up. Unfortunately its very unflattering and the crissed crossed straps remind me of being 9 years old, so this was the best I could do with it. I may cut it up and work some magic with my sewing machine some day. It wasn't too fun looking down at my waist all day to make sure it was still "in place".
I still haven't moved to my new house! I feel like I have been packing for far too long, but I finally finished this morning and my house is now in a box. I had to order my flooring as its not commonly used here, it will be arriving tomorrow evening and my new landlord is having one of his staff install it for me Friday (free of charge, huzzah!) so once that's done I will be moving. I discovered that there is a little creek in the back garden, two pretty horses in the field behind it and the locals are building a playground directly across from the house.. my inner child is beyond happy!
After much consideration, I have decided to change my blog a little. I will still be posting outfits as often as I currently do, but I feel like i'm restricting myself by considering my blog to be a "fashion blog". Especially when I don't have the time to post outfits every day. I enjoy fashion and have a great interest in it, but I am not a fashionable person. I have my own style which I would consider somewhat unique but I don't care about looking "on trend", I just dress for me. Fashion is not my first love, or my second, its actually probably my third. Whereas most "fashion bloggers" would considering it their main interest/passion.
What do I plan to do with my blog? Nothing drastic, don't worry! Aside from my usual outfit, inspiration and wishlist posts I plan to include some of my other interests. Maybe posts about musicians who I think deserve a new fan or two, inspiring quotes and photography, advice/confidence tips, etc. Maybe even some beauty and makeup related posts. I haven't planned any topics as such, but if I think of something that I would like to blog about, I will. Until now I would have an idea but later think "well, that won't really fit into a fashion blog..". So - as of today Pearls, Lace and Ruffles is more of an "everything" blog rather than a fatshion/fashion blog.
Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway, I will be announcing the winners in the coming days!