If you watched my haul video from a couple of days ago, you might have noticed this shirt make an appearance. I’ve been after a nice red tartan/checked shirt for ages so when I spotted this beaut in River Island I had to have it. It was sold out online, and when I was in the shop last week it was on the ‘Last Chance’ rail so I ended up getting it a couple of sizes bigger than my normal size as it was the only one left. But as it’s worked out, I actually think I prefer it being a bit oversized as it’s nice and slouchy and comfy and means I can just wear it with a pair of leggings (oh, and it’s back in stock online now if you fancy your own one!). Rolling up the sleeves and adding a skinny belt stops it from looking too tent-like.
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate these beautiful boots? I’m trying to get as much wear out of them as possible at the moment because I fear they won’t be the most sensible of shoes to wear come frosty and snowy mornings! The heel doesn’t look too high, but this is probably the highest heel I would wear for the daytime because, to be honest, I’m quite lazy and walking in heels takes that extra 10% of effort that I just can’t be bothered to give. But on the other hand, they’re not quite high enough/’dressy’ enough to wear on a night out – totally contradicts what I just said I know, but for some reason walking in heels seems a lot easier when I’m very drunk?! – however, I think they’ll be perfect for evenings at the pub or meals out once I don’t want to wear them in the daytime any more.
Accessories wise, I’ve kept this outfit pretty plain as I suppose the shirt stands out on its own. I have, however, added a lovely little stag ring from H&M – got to stick with the Highland theme! All I need now is a set of bagpipes and a wee Scotty dog and I’m pretty much a walking, talking advert for Scottish tourism. This outfit is extremely relevant to the essay I’m attempting to write just now for my Scotland & Heritage class – I definitely deserve extra credit.
Are you a fan of the tartan trend?