Cherry cherry boom boom

cherry cardigan and red pencil skirt

Kurt Geiger 'Ediva' platforms

Collectif 'Jo' cardigan

These photos are a bit of a “Monet”: they look OK from a distance, but if you’d gotten up close you’d have clearly seen the terrible traces of last week’s cold written all over my face. Red nose. Flaky skin. Those freaking red weals I always get around my eyes when I’m ill or stressed, or about to get married in three days. I don’t know… other people seem to get the cold, and then a few days later it’s like it never happened. I get the cold and then wear it on my face for the rest of the month, during which I have to endure people repeatedly asking me if I feel OK, “Because you LOOK terrible!” Awesome stuff.

Anyway, in the aftermath of THAT kind of illness, I normally take refuge in “camouflage clothes” like jeans and sweaters, which won’t draw any attention to themselves, but, well, I’d just bought this cardigan, and I wanted to wear it, so I came up with this outfit instead, and just hoped people would assume the red eyes were just another example of my matchy-matchy tendencies. Or that I would be able to get away with wearing sunglasses indoors.

Not pictured here, of course, is the coat I always have waiting for me in the car when I take outfit photos at this time of year. It actually wasn’t too cold when these were taken (and I was only out in it for a couple of minutes anyway), but that night  the weather took a turn for the absolutely freezing, and the neighbours have been taking it in turns to tell me that winter in the village will be like nothing I’ve ever experienced in my life, and that I’ll likely be discovered sometime in May, frozen to death in my bed. So THAT’s something to look forward to, then…

[Wearing: Collectif cardigan | ASOS skirt | Kurt Geiger shoes]


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