Two weeks ago I headed out to The Lowry Theatre with my mum to see The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time, and I took it as a chance to dress up. I don't go to many places so when I do I love to whip out my favourite pieces, curl my hair, wear some lippy and enjoy myself.
I was so stoked when I found this navy and white stripe body con dress in an M&S outlet for £12 as it reminds me of my 17-19 year old self who was obsessed with all things navy or nautical. It's a super thick fabric which kept me warm and also made me feel less self conscious about not wearing 'hold you in pants.' I paired it with this stunning silk feel reversible bomber jacket that I got for a bargain £10 in the sale at Primark. It has gorgeous cherry blossom and bird embroidery on the front and back and I just think it is gorgeous! I then just wore some white frilly ankle socks and my white and navy converse. This is such a me outfit and it felt great to be 'in my own style' again as working from home I generally just throw on leggings and a t-shirt most days.
Let's talk finishing touches; I wore this pastel and gold skull necklace which actually has a really interesting story behind it. I purchased this necklace when I was 17 in a Topshop sale for around £4 and wore it all-the-time. I took it away with me to Spain and sadly on that holiday we had our suitcases stolen from the boot of our car whilst we had some lunch before heading to our villa (super traumatic experience) anyway, I lost the necklace (along with two cameras and all my favourite clothes.) When I got home I spent months trying to find the necklace on eBay and Gumtree and never found anything. A year later I was just casually on eBay when I saw the necklace, never been worn, amazing condition and I snapped it up! I think I only paid about £2 this time and I was so ecstatic. Who knows, it could have even been the very same necklace for all I know! I then curled my hair which is my favourite way to style it (if I have the time) and did a natural smokey eye and wore a collection cream lip. Overall I was really happy with this whole outfit and whilst I'm no fashion blogger I was happy I got some snaps to show myself I can scrub up OK when I put some effort in haha.