OOTD; family treasure

I won’t lie to you; I’m as big a fan of Primark and New Look and all those other big clothing chains as the next girl… But at the same time, I also like it when clothes are unique and special. Like what I’m wearing today.
The skirt was made by my grandmother decades ago. She was a humble woman with a humble background, working on her farm with my grandfather, and running a household with 6 children. She didn’t have a lot of clothes, and what she had was simple.
When she passed away, I wanted some things that belonged to her to remember her by. It was such a shock for me to realize that her clothes fit me perfectly. It’s as if they were made for me (she was also a very tall woman) and since then, wearing some of her clothes, however simple, have become a way for me to honor her and the memory of her. It may be simple, but to me it’s an absolute treasure.

This is a wonderful midi-skirt she made, with buttons in the front. I’m pairing it with a lace top, a statement necklace, boots and my beloved red lipstick.

The boots are awesome; they’re kneehigh and made from a faux-snakeleather stretchy material, so they fit perfectly around your legs without sagging and without cutting of your bloodsupply. I don’t have particularly large calves, but do have trouble sometimes finding boots that fit. Stretch is really the way to go then!
If I wear these with a shorter skirt, it makes me feel like I should be walking up an down the red light district… but with a longer skirt (so you can’t see where the boots end) I find them so sexy in such a sophisticated way. The belt is part of a dress I never wear, so I just took it out and wear it with other things :)
I tried doing some portraits, but it got so windy outside and my hair was having a life of its own. I’d like to think it’s my grandmother saying hello, but I’m just sentimental like that :). I do think she would have liked the outfit, she was always so proud of me and telling me how beautiful I was. Every girl deserves a grandmother like that!
top forever21 (size 1X) – skirt vintage – boots Sasha – belt part of a dress – necklace Primark

OOTD; jeans on jeans

Another quick outfitpost of what I’m wearing today!
I love the look of jeans on jeans. Stylewise, you can take it in many different directions. Some girls look amazing just wearing jeans on jeans, but I’m not one of them. So i’m wearing it with a crisp white blazer.
The blazer is menswear. Never realized I wore menswear so often until I started blogging haha! I find it quite hard to find blazers in my size that I like… I want them to be long, and tailored. A lot of plussize jackets are cropped and not very tailored, and a lot of regularsized blazers are not long enough for me (I want a blazer long enough to smooth over my lovehandles!). This one is perfect.
I didn’t feel like wearing heels so I’m wearing my comfi cut-out navy flats (I tend to wear ballerina’s and open shoes until the first snow arrives… maybe even past that!) and this adorable little white leather bag I found in a secondhandstore.
jeans Primark Tall (size 18) – shirt New Look (size 16) –  blazer H&M men – bag secondhand –
shoes don’t remember!