Today, I planned to take some outfit shots in the crisp winter sunlight. Unfortunately, the weather did not obey my wishes, and instead presented me with the foggiest, bleakest day I think I've ever experienced!
However, I'm kind of grateful for the weather's choice, as I think it makes for an atmospheric backdrop for winter photos. The bleakness reminded me of the scenery described in Wuthering Heights, a novel that once was the bane of my life back in GCSE years. I ended up with Kate Bush's song stuck on loop in my head, and also out loud... until I realised how much I sounded like a squawky parrot - poor boyfriend.
Anyway, the point of this post is to show off my new blouse, courtesy of Cancer Research's vintage section in my local branch. They have a lovely corner dedicated to everything retro, all hanging on pretty wooden hangers and with a backdrop of 70s fabric. There is an amazing 60s cape and matching skirt in there at the moment! When I saw this burgundy houndstooth blouse hanging there, with a pretty bow neck tie, and even prettier price tag stating '£6' I just had to snap it up.
I paired it with my homemade burgundy coat (remember?), my H&M black skirt, Clark's heeled loafers, and a grey beret that I borrowed from my sister. I felt like a 60s version of Catherine Earnshaw, which can only be a good thing.
Thankyou to my photographer for being patient and for venturing out into the gloom to take these photos :).