Dress- Charity Shop- £8
Mesh crop- Ebay- £5
Leather backpack- Ebay- £10
Tattoo choker (with bracelet and ring)- Ebay- £5
Boots (Vagabond Dioons)- Ebay- £69.99
I'm very happy to be sharing this post with Georgie, the beauty and stylish brains behind Georgie on the Wall. After chatting to her one fateful pre-drinks about her recent blogging experiences, she inspired me to set up a blog of my own, and has offered lots of encouragement along the way. When I suggested this combined photo shoot scenario, I hadn't accounted for the fact that I am quite possibly the world's most awkward poser. So, to fully appreciate Georgie's effortlessly cool look (without me detracting from it with a bad case of the giggles), you should check out her blog. She's also in the process of setting up a Youtube channel, so watch this space.
I am a little bit in love with the dress featured in this post. Wearing it for the first time, though, I got what I call the 'new clothes fear'. This occurs when you've not yet received any reassuring compliments on said recent purchase, leading you to worry whether you've made a terrible, humiliating error of judgement. This dress sure is a bright pink. Is it too bright, though? Did that person just wince at my dress? Right, that's it, I need to go back and change before I do some serious damage to someone's eyesight.
Eventually I came to the conclusion that there is no such thing as too much pink, especially if you team it with black, leather and mesh to tone down the 'girlyness'. As you might be able to guess from the Japanese-style blossom print, I'm going through a bit of a Japanese-inspired clothing phase, and designer Jade Clark recently made a kimono with a holographic koi fish design that I would consider selling my soul to own.
Photography by Mae Reddaway.