A little touch of pistachio. I have always been a lover of button up shirts and I’ve found myself being drawn more and more to bolder prints lately with pointy collars, detailed sleeve cuffs and buttons. More unique and stand-out pieces that will bring a splash of colour and drama to my wardrobe. This piece is a soft pistachio colour with a delicate print, allowing me to dip my toes into the aforementioned before I invest in bolder pieces.
Introducing different colours is an opportunity to learn more about colour palettes, which colours go well together and which ones I should avoid because they don’t suit my skin tone. Navy has always been my favourite colour but I’ve started to dive into more green hues and earth colours such as rust and camel. This is also something that has come in handy at work when I’m advising clients all day. Although I’m only working part-time in retail, I admit I’m enjoying it a lot more than I expected to! I have great colleagues and although I’m on my own for a lot of the shifts, it’s not something that bothers me. Short term it’s ideal and it’s the 1st job I’ve had which involves a passion of mine.
All of these pieces are from & Other Stories, but I’ve recently found some lovely second-hand shirt gems on Vestiaire Collective that I love, so you can check out my wish-list here !
These trousers have proved to be a worthy investment, perfect for work but also easy to dress up to whether it be for dinner or other special occasions. The twill fabric falls so well but I have found them stretching at the waist more than I was expecting them to, but I haven’t washed them yet so hopefully they’ll spring back after.
I’ve been making more of an effort with jewellery which has always been a challenge for me, I’m not one to accessorise very often so wearing something as simple as gold hoops feels like enough to me!
Moving on from this outfit! I’ve spent every free hour these past few days reformatting old blog posts, which has allowed me to reflect on all of the changes not only this little corner of the internet has experienced, but the ones Holly & I have gone through too.
In a month’s time, it will be the Twins’ Wardrobe’s 6th Anniversary! I’m very proud that we have have stuck to blogging for this long, especially since the Blogosphere has transformed in so many ways (many good, some problematic). This trip down memory lane showcased some these changes, many of which didn’t happen overnight such as the substantial drop in comments and the commercialisation of blogs. Yet, it has been incredible to see how various ones have flourished too: the standard of photography (albeit through hired professional photographers - not necessarily a bad thing!) as well as the writing. All of this begged the question - how much has TTW grown in this time? What have we learnt?
Our standard of photography. The evolution of our personal styles. Introducing more varied content such as film photography, travel and reviews. Favouring quality of quantity: not posting a post for the sake of it, but instead ensuring the quality of our posts remain consistent. New URLS. New templates. New designs.
Going through our archives was a truly rewarding and eye-opening experience and reminded me why I fell in love with blogging in the first place. It all boils down to creativity, and sharing that creativity with like-minded people.
Summer wears & Other Stories pistachio print shirt & cotton twill black culottes & loafers - Morgan earrings
Going through our archives was also an occasion to see how much life we have lived over the past 6 years: from moving into our first apartment, beginning University, studying abroad, graduating, moving, living and working in North London, travelling, backpacking and crossing off huge bucket-list items… Life experiences which made me the person I am today, choices I made which continue to affect me this very moment. Personal growth.
Sometimes looking back is a good thing. Our achievements, our regrets, our failures. Learning from them. Growing. All this to say that I’m still excited about the future of this platform, creating and sharing and documenting whatever comes our way!