I blog as a hobby. I blog because I enjoy sharing with others, hopefully inspiring others. I chat about what I have seen in the shops and online, what I have bought, what other bloggers are raving about and about my health and fitness journey.
I love doing regular outfit posts on Instagram but these last few weeks I have been feeling a bit fed up with my style. And it comes down to one thing - I'm cold!! So I sorted out my wardrobe and put away all my heavy winter knits and dark colours. This was absolutely the right thing to do as although it has't warmed up much there is a feeling of spring in the air, the skies are brighter and the days are longer.
But I struggle with in-between seasons dressing. I see every day other bloggers posting outfits made up of lightweight blouses and blazers, short sleeves, sandals, dresses. But are they really wearing this stuff outside the house? Or are they just posing for a photo and then putting their vest back on? On Saturday night we were outside at a Jaguar Festival at Windsor Racecourse and I wore TWO coats and my long Dubarry winter boots. There were some women there in wedge sandals and dresses! Really?! Were they not absolutely freezing? And no I didn't take an outfit photo!
I hope one of the reasons women like to follow my blog is that I am real. I am not posting unrealistic outfits that you couldn't possibly wear yet - or possibly at any time in the UK summer. On Saturday night I was a real woman, enjoying an evening out but wrapped up warm and pleased to do so, No it wasn't an insta-worthy outfit but it was realistic. And yes I did have a good time, because I wasn't cold! There is a danger of seeing all these wonderful outfit posts, buying the stuff and then never wearing it. I guess that is what the brands that work with these bloggers want but it is not something I am comfortable with.
Yesterday was a lovely warm day here in Buckinghamshire. I sat in my garden in the afternoon, I wore my new Holster UK sandals and a top from Mint Velvet that I bought months ago and have not worn as every time I have put it on, I have taken it off an hour later as it has been too cold. I even put my swimsuit on for a while, enjoyed the hot tub and dried off in the sun. But today it is cold again, absolutely freezing.
So yes I am struggling and I don't have the answer I'm afraid. But at least when you read my blog you know that my wardrobe struggles are genuine and what I am wearing I put on that morning, and wore all day, and got my daughter to snap a photo if it was still light enough and we had time (or didn't forget).
I'm off down to the Kent town where I grew up on Friday night, I am celebrating my oldest friends 50th birthday. We are having dinner in a restaurant and my husband and I are staying about a ten minute walk away. I am planning my outfit around comfortable shoes I can walk in and something I can wear a jacket with and still look stylish.
This morning I have my workout gear on as I am off to see my PT, I may just leave it on all day - at least I will be warm.
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