Today I thought I’d blog about my OOTT - Outfit Of The Day!
I had a bit of a rubbish nights sleep worrying about an ECG I have to have tomorrow and my toddler (he’ll be known as Fluffy, here) kept waking with what I assume are night terrors. So this morning, with the sun shining, I was determined to make myself feel a little better with clothes, accessories and a cup of tea.
I’ll start from the floor and work up. My hi-tops are actually my hubster’s!
He bought them a good few years back from a small shop in Bromley I believe. They aren’t a named brand but I adore the white/red combo and they are so comfy. Not to be worn if there’s any chance of April showers though (I know we’re in May now, but we all know the weather has had some issues recently!) as they get quite soggy being made of canvas-type material.
I couldn’t leave my socks out, I just love these cuties from Tesco. They come in a pack of 5 for £5 in different animal prints, based around the colour grey. I am wearing the leopard print pair as I’m feeling very leopard-ish. Rawr.
I’m wearing my staples of black leggings and a black v-neck skinny fit
t-shirt from Peacocks, teamed with a black jersey mini-skirt from UNIQLO. Yes, a lot of black. I’m trying to move in to colour but unless its on my lips or bra I can’t bring myself to do so! Blame Nine Inch Nails. Anyway I’m sure you can imagine what they look like.
Over my carefully matched blacks, I’m wearing a white and black striped
cardigan from Primark. I found this little beauty in a charity shop in Eltham last weekend for £3. Again over the course of this blog, you’ll see I’m very fond of a stripe or two (blame Kurt Cobain for that one) and charity shops, too.
I’m accessorising today with My first attempt at comic book style nails! I’m really into nail art and experimenting with different techniques which I will share with you as and when I try them out. I didn’t use any tutorials for this one, just drew from a few inspirational photos on Instagram and took the plunge. I used a range of Ciaté colours, an Avon dotting tool and a Barry M nail art pen in black to create this look. I’ll go into more detail on products I use for my nail designs when posting solely about them.
Feeling a bit kick-ass with my nails, I opted to wear Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick #028 Cherry Blossom. I don’t usually wear lipstick, but when I do, I adore deep reds, purples and blacks. Cherry Blossom is a gorgeous moisture filled lipstick with great lasting power, highly recommended for all you lipstick wearers out there.
I’m also wearing a fantastically gorgeous Cameo necklace by the lovely
PipAndSqueak. I am in love with her jewellery! Yasmin carefully picks and crafts each piece to be perfectly individual and beautiful. She also makes bespoke pieces such as charm bracelets completely tailored to your desires. Speaking from experience, PipAndSqueak has a fantastic customer relations that’s rarely seen these days. Take a peek over at
My last accessory of course usually never leaves my side. Fluffy! Today he’s loving stripes, corduroy, polka dots and skulls. And Jaffa cakes.
What were you wearing today?
Who is Julie?
30 something, mother of two gorgeous boys, lover of one gorgeous husband, perpetually living in a dream world full of wine, chocolate and artsy crafty things.