Monday, 5 September 2016
Styled by Helen: Milk
Milk may seem like a bit of a tenuous theme to build an outfit (or a blog post) around but we do like a challenge. I may not have much in the way of cactus fashion, but it turns out I have a number of milk themed items. I don't think you could quite call it a trend but it's something that's managed to work it's way into my wardrobe without me really noticing. So we decided to put that to good use and do a whole (pun totally intended) milk themed Styled By. We pretty much built our blog birthday around milkshakes so it wasn't too far of a stretch.
I guess it all started off with my Skinny Dip milk bag. You may have seen it popping up in a few posts. Kimberley gave it to me as a birthday gift and I love wearing it out and about. It's certainly a conversation starter. As you can see, I haven't included it in this outfit but you will seeing it later this week. Instead I've included a cute little milk bottle necklace. It was one of the items included in my Lucky Dip Club breakfast themed box back in April. I do love a good subscription box for discovering new designers and adding to my jewellery collection. I'm also wearing a milk ring that I made myself, especially for the occasion. Turns out I also enjoy a challenge when it comes to making jewellery - be it to thinking up a birthday present idea or creating a piece to fit in with an abstract outfit theme. It gives me something to work to and helps me practice my jewellery making skills in the process.
Jumper | H&M
Dress | H&M
Boots | Charity Shop
Necklace | Tiny Treat Boutique for Lucky Dip Club
Glasses | Spex Pistols
Cross Bone Ring | Bloody Mary Metal
Other Rings | Made by Me
Earrings | Made by Me
The bone earrings are another piece of my own handmade jewellery. They do say that drinking milk makes for healthy teeth and bones after all. I then added some more bones in the shape of my Bloody Mary Metal cross bone ring. The rest of my outfit is obvious and more about the colours. I popped this pale blue jumper over a white dress and added some white footwear. Even though I'm more of a semi-skimmed kinda gal, I still associate blue with dairy. And ta da! My milk themed outfit was complete. Well apart from my milky white skin. That just adds the finishing touch.
Looking back on this photos, one thing I did notice (apart from how pale I look) is that the shape of my outfit probably isn't the most flattering. The jumper on top of the dress is a little bulky and it doesn't finish at quite the right point. But, you know what, I realised that it actually doesn't matter. A lot of the time I do look back at outfits and think of things I could have done to make them look better. How I could have dressed more to my body shape. How a pair of heels could have made me look taller and my legs look a bit thinner. But today I've decided that getting dressed doesn't have to be about hiding the body bits you don't like. Sometimes it's about wearing something because you like the colour, or you like the pattern, or just because you just want to look like a bottle of milk. Clothes are there to have fun with and I love playing dress up. Even if it means looking a little ridiculous or bulkier from time to time.