How do you choose your outfits?
For me, it normally starts with one specific item, which I build the rest of the look around. In most cases, the item in question will be a pair of shoes or a skirt (You all know how I am about skirts, right?), but in this case, it was a bracelet: this bracelet, in fact, which arrived from Thomas Sabo last week, along with the gorgeous cocktail ring I’m wearing with it in the photos.
Now, if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you might have noticed I’ve been going through a bit of a pink phase lately, which is what drew me to this particular bracelet. Pink is one of those colours redheads are always being told they shouldn’t wear, and I used to avoid it like the plague, for that very reason. Once I hit that, “I will wear whatever I like, thanks,” phase in my late 20s, though, I decided to just ignore all of those silly fashion “rules” – and I’m glad I did, because, while there are definitely some colours I don’t wear, because I don’t like the way they look on me, it turns out that pale pink isn’t one of them: which brings me back to the bracelet…
This is one of the Thomas Sabo Charm Club pieces, which I chose to have accessorised with two silver charms: a letter ‘A’ for my name, and a cute little heart, because… well, because it’s a cute little heart, basically. With it, I’m wearing a sterling silver cocktail ring with a milky quartz stone. I don’t often wear rings (other than my wedding and engagement bands), because I’m almost always typing, but when I do, I like to take a, “The bigger, the better,” approach to them, and this ring appealed to me because it’s large enough to make a bit of a statement – as all good cocktail rings should – but still delicate enough not to totally overwhelm my hand.
The rest of the outfit was, as I said, all chosen around these two pieces – although, let’s be honest, I never really need an excuse to roll out this skirt, do I? I bought it from Topshop, about three years ago now, but it still gets plenty of wear, because it’s one of the few pieces in my closet which works for every season. I’ve shown you it before in both autumn and winter, so here’s the spring version – and yes, I did choose the cherry blossom backdrop to go with the outfit, not gonna lie.
Speaking of cherry blossom, I know I’m not the only fashion blogger to have taken photos next to these trees in front of Glasgow Green lately, so I feel like a bit of a blogging cliché here – not that it’s ever bothered me before, obviously! We got the cherry blossom just as it was starting to turn, unfortunately, but it was still so pretty in the spring sunshine, and a perfect match for my outfit, if I do say so myself. If only it would bloom all year round: I mean, will no one think of the poor fashion bloggers, here?!
Topshop skirt (old)
[Thanks to Thomas Sabo for sponsoring this post!]