I don’t know why, but I really lost the motivation to get this post together. Its been a pretty bleak week so I’m not sure if that’s affecting my mood or not. I just have no get up and go this week… My diet really hasn’t been the best the past month either, I’ve been trying really hard to gain weight. So my go to has literally been the fattiest & sugary items I can get my hands on. Which, let’s be honest, can’t be doing ANY of my insides good! Especially my mental health… I’ve managed to put about a stone and a half on in 3-4 weeks. I am over the moon as I really didn’t think id ever manage this, yet alone this early in the year! If you read my previous post (if not catch up quickly!), then you will understand why after the Christmas period I’ve done the opposite and tried to put on weight.
I just think its ironic that this week, I’ve probably felt the best I have in a long time physically, I’m struggling a little mentally. I wouldn’t necessarily say I was in a low mood as such, I’ve just lost my mojo a bit. But because I am aware of it, I’m feeling guilty and putting pressure on myself. I don’t want to waste any time I have when I’m physically able to do tasks now. I was so ill for so long and unable to actually do anything, becoming chronically Ill really has made me look at life differently! You only get one chance, so enjoy it as much as you can. Doing whatever makes you happy, no matter what others say. But at the same time, I need to remember it’s ok having a slightly more laid back week or a “lazy” week. It’s not like I haven’t been using my time wisely, so a few days of not doing anything isn’t that bad.
Because we have been getting pretty bad weather, on nice days, when I can. I’ve been shooting a couple of outfits at a time. It can just be hard at remembering every item I wore for each outfit… I have a terrible memory, so if It wasn’t literally from a few days before? I’m scuppered. I really want to share my valentines look, but to be honest, by the time Scotland sees the sun again. It will be extremely late to be sharing valentines outfits, maybe I’ll do a post about styling for a dinner date? Because let’s be honest, that’s all Valentines is, an excuse to go out and eat an amazing meal! If you follow me on Instagram, you will have already seen my face and what I wore! If you haven’t, then click here to see the photos.
This is a pretty casual look that I’m sharing today. But even though its casual, it’s hitting all the marks for what I need in an outfit these days… Its warm, because at the moment winter is definitely here to stay! It has been super cold recently, so out of necessity and practicality, it needs to be warm. So on this day, I choose to wear a nice thin wool jumper, that would look great tucked in and still give me some shape. My bomber jacket has slight quilting to it as well, which really makes all the difference! It’s not a super heavy duty jacket, but to get from a to b it works wonders. Especially with that wool jumper paired underneath.
Then the second thing I need in an outfit these days, for it to be comfortable. When it’s miserable outside, I just want comfort in my clothing. The cold is already making me miserable, and the fact I need to go out in it makes it worse. So if I can get away with feeling like I’m still in my PJs, then thank the fashion gods! Hence another reason I chose the jumper, it’s so fuzzy and soft! And it slips nicely into these slightly baggy mom jeans I got in an asos sale for £11! Because these jeans have a slightly oversized feel to them (I’m not sure if they’ve been made that way or if my current weight issues make them like that?), they are also super comfortable and easy to move around it. No stiff jeans sticking into you here. No sir. I know it’s ironic I’ve gone for holey jeans while wanting warmth, but you don’t get a draft.
Being comfortable was why I opted for these Star Wars x Vans flats, they are super cool and the colours on them matched well. I really love these shoes, I just think they are so damn cool! They are like outside slippers. I’ve also just realised how geeky this whole look is with the jacket as well… I’m not afraid to mix my fan items! Clearly. I think it just shows how much of a geek I really am… Who else is with me on that? What are your geeky/guilty pleasures?
Now onto the third thing, I’m looking for when dressing myself. Style. That’s what we want, isn’t it? It’s like the ultimate combo at this time of year. For some of us, the poor people who live in colder climates (not that I actually mind, I kind of like being able to wear big coats and dresses. I get to play around with more clothing that way…). We need practical items that are going to help us face the elements. But we don’t want to have to compromise style to achieve this. So with this look, I like to think I achieved all of the above. It has everything I want, comfort, warmth & style. I think everything somehow works well paired together. I don’t think when originally buying everything, this is what I had in mind to eventually wear. But here we are. That’s why I love fashion and style. It’s a bit of fun. Its also great fun shopping through your own closet and pairing the old with the new.