I live for a cosy cardigan. They really do just make me happy in every sense. In fact, the idea of being cosy just makes me happy. I’m a lazy person by nature, so being warm is the best. I love the idea of being completely wrapped in blankets, fuzzy socks on, curled up on the sofa and watching trash TV – even in the summer. Sadly, I have to leave my humble abode and go to work, so a great alternative is a cosy cardigan. I have an office job (when I’m not freelancing), and face some pretty difficult tasks at work. Still, my mind is at ease by the fact that I have a heater at my feet and I’m wrapped up warm.
CARDIGAN – PRETTY LITTLE THING
TOP – URBAN OUTFITTERS
LEGGINGS – ASOS
BOOTS – NEXT
BAG – MATALAN (SIMILAR)
HAT – NEXT
SCARF – MARKS AND SPENCER (SIMILAR)
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Nowadays, I’m obsessed with slouchy clothing, anything baggy and oversized. But it’s finally for the right reasons.
When I was younger, I would buy size 20 clothing, despite fitting into size 10, 12 and 14. Everything I owned, other than jeans was way too big for me, extremely baggy and had absolutely no shape. The reason for this? I never wanted anyone to see my body shape. I was so incredibly self-conscious, anxious and low, that the idea of someone seeing the slightest curve made me feel unwell.
Today is a total contrast. I still dress within my comfort zone, but wear baggy clothing because I like it. There’s no deep desire to cover and hide every inch of skin, rather it’s because I want to keep cosy and wrap up.
That may not seem like a lot of growth to some, but for me it’s a huge step in confidence. To go from wearing huge t-shirt and cardigans for hiding away, to wearing them as a style choice is the kind of positive progress I’m happy to make.
Today’s outfit also features my latest handbag purchase for Matalan. I spent hours upon hours searching ShopStyle and Pinterest for a mini tote bag that I can fall in love with. I knew I wasn’t going to spent thousands on a Saint Laurent Sac De Jour so I thought it’s time to find a high street store that is dependable and affordable. Many popped into my mind, and it was only until I drove past a Matalan that I realised I totally forgot it existed. This bag isn’t the only item I left with, and I made sure to assure the employees that they’ll see me again.
The boots I’m wearing are from Next, and I’ve had them for a few years but it’s only now that I’m really starting to appreciate them. I bought them because they were on trend at the time, but ignored the style because I didn’t love it. Now that we’re stuck in winter, I pulled this pair out the back of my wardrobe and forgot how comfortable riding boots can be.
These boots even have a lil’ heel on and they’re so easy to wear! Check out my favourites below:
I feel like I have worn leggings every day since November, and it’s not totally inaccurate. With a large cardigan like this one, leggings are just the go-to. They add to the cosy vibe, they keep it casual and they’re my favourite this in the entire world.
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