Style bloggers are usually photographed when they’re at their best: the perfect outfit, flawless make-up, not a hair out of place. And I’m no exception.
OK, we both know that when it comes to my hair, it’s usually all over the place. And for me, make-up means some lipstick and maybe some eye shadow…
But I usually try to make an effort with the outfit. Of course, it shouldn’t look like I’ve made too much of an effort; it should look as if it all sort of fell into place effortlessly, almost by accident. Between you and me, effortless style is harder than it sounds. Even if I learned from the best: my mother was the queen of effortless chic, and I know that it always took her hours in front of the mirror and lots of tweaks to get everything just right.
But even a style blogger needs a day off: nobody can think about their outfits (or hair, or make-up) all the time. And I admit that I don’t really care what I’m wearing when I go to the supermarket. Or if I go anywhere in my own neighbourhood, for that matter. What does that say about me: I can’t be bothered to look nice (or somewhat presentable, whatever) unless I have to take the train or the bus to go somewhere?
Well, this is what I was wearing for an evening walk in our own neighbourhood, half an hour before sunset. That was after a (more or less) rigorous workout in the gym (5 minutes away), a shower, and a nap (with wet hair) on the sofa. Hubby woke me up to remind me that I’d promised to go for a walk with him, and that he would like to take some photos, too…
So, I just put something on, put on some lipstick (there’s no way you’ll photograph me without lipstick) and grabbed an umbrella.
Effortless? For sure. Chic? Who cares. Good enough for an evening walk? You bet.
jacket: Creenstone (old) / top: Esprit / trousers: Noom (old) /
shoes: Maripé (old) / bag. Marc Jacobs / scarf: A + more (old)
Do you dress up (or wear make up) to go to the corner shop?
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