Spoiling for a fight

Blog #dresstoexpress I laughed when I saw today’s photo. I look like I’m spoiling for a fight. Maybe the leather jacket brought that out of me, I don’t very often wear leather. Or maybe it was that we were late and my irritation is written on my face. Anyway, I don’t think I was as…

Breaking the rules

Blog #dresstoexpress 17 October Early autumn mornings have the most amazing light. I love the way shafts of sunlight pick up the mistiness that still hangs in the fields and illuminates the green of the leaves and grass until it appears almost luminescent. I stopped on my way into work this morning to appreciate the…

In love with orange

Blog #dresstoexpress 14 October Orange was a colour that I avoided for years. With reddish hair, it felt like a bit of a no no and, besides, there was always something about its brash… well… orangeness that I didn’t like. But, then around five years ago I suddenly had a change of heart. I’m not…

Denim with attitude

Blog #dresstoexpress 11 October 2016 A friend called me from a charity shop and said “There’s a skirt here with your name on it.” “What’s it like?” I asked. “Denim,” she replied, with a lace hem and beading and sparkly bits.” “How much?” “£10.” “Buy it!” I like denim with attitude. This skirt is a…

Bohemian

Blog #dresstoexpress 13 October If there was a word to sum up the style I love most it would be Bohemian. I felt pretty Bohemian today in this outfit. You might recognise the skirt from last week – a gold lace design by Liberty that I bought secondhand from Frockaholics Anonymous. The jacket is by…

Light fantastic

Blog #dresstoexpress 9 October 2016 The light today was fantastic – bright sunshine throwing out sharp contrasting black shadows. These photos were taking while out walking the dog down the lanes near where I live. There is something great about being out in nature when your mood is low and I found myself being drawn…

Moody grey

Blog #dresstoexpress 8 October 2016 A moody grey outfit for a moody grey day. There were rare glimpses of blue sky today, interspersed with drizzle and heavy cloud. Since I’ve been going through difficult times I find that I need as much daylight as I can get. So, in spite of the weather, we bought…