I’m becoming more and more convinced that every sunny day we have here in Dundee is going to be the last one of the year. So when Sunday turned out to be unexpectedly beautiful, we grabbed beers and a picnic blanket and headed to a nearby park, down by the river. When we got to the park it looked like the fair was in town too, but after getting stuck at the top of a ferris wheel in my younger years, I kept to the quiet recesses of the green (remind me to tell you that ridiculous ferris wheel story one day…).
I have an obscene amount of band T-shirts that I’ve acquired from years of fan girling and gig attendance, my favourite way to style them is by teaming them with smarter pieces: like this polka dot circle skirt and patent stilettos. The skirt was one of those once-in-a-year charity shop finds: right style / right size / right length – the trifecta of charity shopping! It’s without a label, but I strongly suspect it is modern rather than vintage. The T-shirt features one of my current faves, the band of a dear friend: Personal Best (check them out, you won’t regret it.)
…but back to FASHION. I know wearing heels at the park is not one of my most practical moments, but these patent black stilettos from M&S finish off the look perfectly. These heels are pretty wide fitting for ‘standard’, off the shelf shoes and the ball of the foot is padded featuring a small platform. Although the heel is high, I can get about 2 hours of standing out of these before scanning the horizon for a seat. Not bad for a resolute stilettophobe.
I perked up the monochrome look with a green leather cross-body bag from Warehouse, again, this was thrifted. I matched the bag with a big ol’ pair of old season Topshop earrings, and the low autumnal sun meant these Dorothy Perkins sunglasses were a necessity.