I was reminded this week of one of the great things about sharing a flat with another woman - the clothing swap potential! This got me musing upon my London days, when my flatmates and I would pool our fashion resources on a Saturday night and share clothing and shoes before hitting Upper Street. (I'm thinking of you: Carys Fazey, Gemma Glynn, Jacqueline Wilson, Stacey Crosskill, Vicki Lee Taylor, Nicola Phillips) #kestonlodge #neverforget
Last week as I was putting something away in E's wardrobe when I noticed this amazing....dress?....shirt...? Not sure exactly what it is, but I was in love. Turns out it belonged to her mother who was a bit of a fashionista herself.
Here it is #threewaystowear
Ruthie Darling xoxo
#1 Wear it as a wrap dress over shorts and a tank top. Add killer boots and a statement necklace. Speaking of mothers, this reminds me of a story about Sal - see the bottom of the post
#2 Wear over an asymmetric black dress to play up the unusual cut of the over-dress. Pick a colour from the pattern and add shoes of that colour. Throw on a couple of statement necklaces - always a good idea in my book.
#3 For a more casual look, wear over torn up jeans and green high heeled pumps. #casuallyfabulous
Outfit One: Shorts: Forever 21, Boots and Necklace: Necessary Clothing
Outfit Two: Dress: Necessary Clothing, Shoes: New Look, Red Necklace: Primark, Blue Necklace: Topshop (gift from Mummy)
Outfit Three: Jeans: River Island, Shoes: Zara, Necklace (which contains bubbles!!) Gift
Thanks to the one and only Denton Taylor for the photos
The Sally Story:
When I was about 9, my Mum took me to Camden Market in London. (For those of you who don't know, Camden is home to punks and goths and the craziest fashions.) My Mum was wearing a necklace similar to the one I'm wearing here. As we walked down Camden High St, a woman approached us with purple hair and about 20 facial piercings (something I had never seen before in my life - damn, I couldn't even pierce my ears until I was 14 thankyouverymuch) I was slightly terrified until the woman said "cool necklace" to my Mum.
I've never been prouder. #Sal