I'm trying to get back into dressing up even when I'm not going anywhere, just for fun. I feel that for most of the Summer I dressed very un-creatively, partly because of the sweltering, sticky heat and partly because I left a large chunk of self confidence somewhere this Summer and I'm having trouble finding it again. But dressing up is actually really important to me, as a means of self expression and as a creative outlet. as well as a bit of an ego boost, so I'm determined to get back into it.
I've had this glorious deep plum coloured tulle skirt/petticoat for a while now, and was waiting to wear it until I had a long, opaque petticoat to pair it with. Then one day I tried it on with a similar coloured camisole slip underneath, and realised that actually, that looked fine. It's a little daring but I'm not showing any more skin than I would be in shorts, and I really like the peekaboo effect.
I wore a soft, ruffled oatmeal coloured cardigan over the top of the slip, and cinched it in with a wide brown belt. I really like the double straps on this belt, combined with the curved shape I think it looks very fairy tale style, which I like.
When I was looking back through these photos, the colours of the outfit really reminded me of plum crumble.
I wore one of my favourite ever thrifted necklaces, which I believe is amethyst. Wonderfully sparkly and a beautiful colour. It's a lot chunkier than the jewellery I normally wear, but I think the fact it's a bit tarnished stops it from being too in your face.
Everything is thrifted, apart from the slip which is (old) Primark from before I stopped shopping there.