Wednesday, 30 May 2018

What Helen Wore: ECA Perfomance Costume

This was my first time going outside the house without a jacket in 2018! Travelling from Dundee to Edinburgh for the day, I was a little worried I would regret that decision but it turns out it was the right call. It was a beautiful sunny day and the weather's been pretty great ever since (sorry if I just jinxed it!), looks like summer is here! And it turns out that my summer wardrobe is pretty similar to my winter one, at least when it comes to colour. I shared a very red look from my February trip to Amsterdam and now here's another one! Guess it's still my favourite colour then.

This tshirt is one I picked up when in Amsterdam from a fun little shop called Universe on a Tshirt. I like the stripes and the little eyelash design, though as a short lady with a big chest I've always been warned away from horizontal stripes: by magazines, TV shows and stylists. But who cares what you "should" be wearing - not me! I think this tee is cute and I'm going to continue to wear it, and the several other stripy tops that I own. I often buy things that aren't "suitable" for my shape: baggy dresses, cropped tshirts, stripes, colours that don't go with my hair. For me, getting dressed isn't always about showing off my figure, it's about wearing things I like and items I enjoy. I find it a lot more fun that way rather than sticking to any stupid rules. I did add a waist belt to this outfit though, I'm sure Trinny and Sussanah would be happy with that!

Tshirt | Universe on a Tshirt
Skirt | H&M
Trainers | New Look
Earrings | c/o Baked by Lou
Belt | Betsey Johnson (thanks Meg!)
Purse | Jude Gove
Sunglasses | c/o Iolla
Glasses | c/o Spex Pistols

I wore this outfit to go to the Edinburgh College of Art Performance Costume Show. Kim and I have been for the past few years, we even picked out our Top 5 last year. It's always a great show and this year was no exception, well apart from how hot it was in the venue - I felt so sorry for the performers in layers of knitwear! There were lots of great costumes (including the knitted ones) on show and some brilliant performances but I especially enjoyed the music. There was some old school Destiny's Child in there, a Taylor Swift remix and a bit of Daddy Cool. Unfortunately I didn't manage to get any good pics this time around but I'm hoping to get a closer look at the outfits at ECA Degree Show.

What colours will you be rocking this summer?

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