Today's outfit was dressed around a scarf, which is not something that happens all that often. I usually pick a scarf to compliment the clothes I've picked out.
On this occasion, I had a good reason. I won a beautiful scarf and was asked to take a selfie of me wearing it, so I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and get an outfit post out of it as well. I'll be reviewing the scarf tomorrow morning, and today I'm focusing on my outfit.
It was raining lightly when I made it outside to take these photos late Monday afternoon, so the photos aren't brilliant. I couldn't pose in my normal spot because my Dad was sitting in the living room which looks out on to it, and being watched was making me feel self-conscious. I hid in the corner hoping to get a little shelter from the drizzle, but it's pretty much the least scenic part of the entire garden in the Winter. Sorry!
I took about a hundred photos and I'm not all that happy with any of them. I love the outfit, but I'm just not feeling all that great about the way I look at the moment. I was meant to wear a cardigan with this outfit to cover my arms, but accidentally left it upstairs; it takes me about five minutes to get up them again so that's where it stayed. Thankfully it wasn't all that cold.
Moaning aside, I really liked the way this look turned out. The scarf is quite summery, but I had the idea of trying it with deep purple, cerise and magenta to make it work for Winter. I personally think I nailed it. What do you think?
I went with one of my very favourite dresses, a fox print dress by South for Very which I bought late last Summer. I adore it. It's been my go-to dress all Autumn and Winter, and I've returned to it countless times, trying out different colour combinations. It's the most gorgeous deep cerise colour, with a sweetheart neckline and a lace insert above it at the front and back, but the best part is that it's covered in a lovely red fox print. It's gorgeous. I love this dress so much, I actually bought myself a spare during the winter sales, because I know I'll be devastated when it falls apart. I'm sorry to tell you it's now completely sold out.
I also wore berry coloured tights from Evans, and a pair of bright magenta ballet slippers from New Look. I have those pumps for a few years now, and I've barely worn them because they need breaking in. I hate breaking new shoes in! It was painful just walking back and forth from the camera to take these photos!
The scarf is from Vida Moda and I won it in a giveaway with Pretty Big Butterflies, but more on that tomorrow! The review will be live at 9am UK time if you'd like to read more about it.
I have a bruise on my nose and I've no idea what I've done! Maybe I hit myself in the face with my Kindle in my sleep or something. Lol.