WHAT I WORE:
skirt: h&m // jumper: m&s // top: urban outfitters // chain necklace: primark // bug necklace: jewelsy // socks: topshop // earrings: vintage // shoes: boohoo // facial expression: rookie's 'how to bitchface'
I have been a terrible blogger recently in that all of my January posts seem to be circulating just two items of clothing, one being this metallic top of mine. I love layering it, and this V-neck combination is a particular favourite at the minute! I was given the M&S jumper from my mum, and it is has taken me by surprise in fast becoming one of my holy grail wardrobe items - I remember reading about Alexa Chung's staple navy men's sweater, and this is completely my equivalent - a nicely cut, good quality sweater has turned out to be a god send on those days where ~nothing~ seems to look right. I think it adds a bit of a preppy vibe to an outfit that is otherwise veering on slightly tacky (big up pleather skirts and holographic shoes)!
The lyric is from a song I've been addicted to at the moment, called 'Real' by Years and Years. I recently watched the film 'God Help the Girl', written and directed by Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, and immediately fell in love with all of the three main characters (the film is an indie-pop musical and is beautiful - I recommend it 100% even if, like myself, you're a little less keen on musicals). A little research into the film's actors led me to Years and Years, fronted by God Help The Girl's Olly Alexander (who you may also recognise from The Riot Club/Skins/Great Expectations). The band describe their work as music that you can dance and cry to at the same time, which feels completely accurate! Olly's vocals are a perfect pop/soul combination, and I want nothing more than to see these guys live. Their songs also have that perfect mix of being great as heavily electronic dance music, yet also being crazily beautiful when stripped back. And as always, a moment of appreciation for Olly Alexander's face please. You are very, very welcome.