I Got Dressed Today #3

I Got Dressed Today #3 - Female Original

All good things come in three’s so I thought I’d end my mini lockdown fashion series, I Got Dressed Today, with a third and final post. I know that lockdown is most definitely not over (and I can’t imagine it will be for a while) but, since this was only ever meant to be a mini series, I’m going to end it with one final lockdown look. And hopefully go out with a bang of an outfit. Well I think it’s a banging outfit anyway…

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I Got Dressed Today: A Trip To The Pub

Since the slight lifting of lockdown here in the UK I haven’t done much venturing out if I’m completely honest. It’s been taking me a bit of time to feel comfortable visiting places that aren’t familiar with me. My first trip out (other than the weekly trips to the supermarket that I was doing during the full lockdown) was to the hairdressers to sort out the absolute disaster that my hair had become. And then a few days later we decided to take a trip to our local pub (since we could walk there and avoid public transport).

So for the final outfit in the series I’m sharing what I wore to go to my local pub with my family.

I Got Dressed Today #3 - Female Original

Cardigan – & Other Stories | Skirt – Vintage (similar) | Shoes – Dr Martens | Necklace – Nude Jewellery (prev gift) |Bracelet – Pandora (prev gift) | Bag – Dr Martens (similar)

The Cardigan

Over on my Instagram I talked about how recently I’ve been trying to style up the existing pieces in my wardrobe in new ways. I did a similar thing in my last post in I Got Dressed Today and I’ve done it again with this look. The piece I’m talking about this time is my & Other Stories cardigan.

I want to say that I bought this around 18 months ago and, since buying it, have been wearing it just one way…over the top of a top or t shirt. But I challenged myself to try something new in terms of styling with this piece and came up with the idea of wearing the cardigan done up as a top.

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Because of all of the detailing and the short sleeves of the cardigan I think it’s something that works really well as a top. I’m very much into how much of a ‘girly’ look it creates as well. My usual style consists of a lot of shirts/blouses and jeans so it was fun to try something a bit different with this outfit.

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The Skirt

You might recognise this piece from my vintage clothing collection. I bought it in a little vintage shop on my trip to Cadiz last Summer and have been obsessed with it since. Midi skirts aren’t something that I usually find fit me well when it comes to shopping. I always find that a lot of skirts on the high street have way more hip to them than what I have. I’ll find a skirt that I love, it’ll fit my waist fine but then I look in the mirror and there’s loads of extra room in the hips. I must just have slim hips for my waist size (oh well!).

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Anyway, I tried this denim midi skirt on in Cadiz and it just fit me perfectly. None of the puffy hip problems! I want to say it was around £15 (well, euros) as well so it’s an absolute steal for the style and quality of it. My favourite aspect of the skirt has to be the button-up slit detailing at the bottom of the skirt. But the pink stitching is also a really unique feature that I love too.

The Shoes

I’m switching it up from my stompers this time (AKA my chunky flatform Superga trainers) and have gone for a slightly less chunky Dr Martens sandal. I bought these around 4 years ago and they’ve been verrrry well worn over the years. Usually when I go on holiday I’ll just bring these and a pair of trainers because they’re so versatile for day-to-night wear. Even though they’re a flat sandal, I see them as a more formal option to something like a Birkenstock. They just go with absolutely everything.

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I love the way they work with the vintage skirt as well. It can be a bit of a challenge trying to pick the right shoes to go with the skirt because of the length of it, but the Dr Marten sandals seem to really work alongside the skirt.

The Accessories

Accessory wise I’ve gone for my usual combo of my Pandora Link bracelet and my Nude Jewellery necklace. Both of which were previous gifts. And then I also added my silver hoop earrings and my statement ring which are both from a small jewellery store in Malaga. Finishing it all off is my Dr Martens cross body bag which I got for Christmas a few years back. This bag has become my go-to over the last few months as it holds all of my essentials. It’s such a practical but stylish piece that seems to go with everything in my wardrobe!

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You Got Dressed Today

Now for what YOU have been wearing in lockdown. This time we’ve got a fellow Liverpool blogger, Shannon, bringing snake print and ‘boss’ energy with her lockdown look.

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The snake print midi skirt (Topshop) is the real statement piece in this look, especially with its side slit.  Shannon described it as “really flowy and comfortable to wear” and said that she loves the effortless style that it creates.  She’s paired it with a simple black ribbed, high neck vest top and an oversized washed black denim jacket (which is actually from the men’s section in River Island!).

To finish it off she’s gone for a western style Topshop boot which hits slightly above ankle, giving her a bit of extra height whilst still being comfortable enough for a walk around Liverpool City Centre.

What I Was Listening To When I Was Writing This…

So that’s the end of the series! I hope you enjoyed getting a bit of an insight into what I’ve been wearing during lockdown. Maybe you’ve even been inspired to get a little dressed up too. It can definitely be a bit of a task getting yourself dressed in the current circumstances but I’ve found it really helpful in trying to get sense of normality back.

What have you been wearing during lockdown? Have you been styling up old pieces in new ways too?

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Read next: I Got Dressed Today #2.

40 Comments

  1. Lucy
    August 6, 2020

    I love that cardigan you’re wearing Faye, I love the pattern and detail! I absolutely love that Taylor Swift song also, it’s so calming! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 6, 2020

      Thanks Lucy! It’s one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe. Her new album is so good! x

      Reply
  2. Chrissie
    August 6, 2020

    That cardigan is so pretty and timeless 😊 I love your all-brown accessories and your statement ring is beautiful!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 11, 2020

      Thank you so much! x

      Reply
  3. Lozza
    August 6, 2020

    I really love this look! ☺️

    Perfect for an everyday classy style!

    I’ve been enjoying reading this series of posts during lockdown!

    Love Lozza x
    http://girlygabble.com

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      August 7, 2020

      Aw thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed the series 🙂 x

      Reply
  4. Amy
    August 6, 2020

    I also went out properly to a cafe for the first time this week – such a bizarre experience!
    Your outfit is absolutely gorgeous as well, I love the skirt especially 🙂
    – Amy / littlelionbooks.co.uk xx

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 11, 2020

      It’s so strange when you first start to venture out isn’t it! Thanks so much x

      Reply
  5. That happy reader
    August 6, 2020

    Cute outfit! I love the vintage skirt!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 11, 2020

      Thank you!! x

      Reply
  6. Abigail
    August 6, 2020

    So cute! I love the cardigan. Doesn’t it feel good to get dressed again??

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 11, 2020

      Thank you! Oh definitely, it makes everything seem a little more normal x

      Reply
  7. Paige
    August 6, 2020

    Love this outfit; it looks so classy and comfortable! Perfect for those summer picnic weathers we’ve been having recently.

    Paige // Paige Eades

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 7, 2020

      Thank you! Definitely – it’s great in the lovely sunshine x

      Reply
  8. Jaya Avendel
    August 6, 2020

    Loving those shoes! I do not own many shoes because I am picky, but the color of those Dr. Martens and the style are perfect for me! Your ring and earrings are making hearts in my eyes. 🙂

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 11, 2020

      Thanks! They’ve been so well worn over the years and they still look great 🙂 x

      Reply
  9. Sophie Wentworth
    August 6, 2020

    I absolutely love this top! I still haven’t been further than a supermarket other than for a couple of takeout coffees. Going out just feels really strange at this point? 😂

    Sophie

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 7, 2020

      Thank you! I’m definitely with you, going to the pub was really daunting the first time I went. But seeing all the staff and customers taking everything super seriously helped. I still haven’t strayed to unfamiliar places yet though (I’m v cautious of going shopping in town!) x

      Reply
  10. Radi
    August 7, 2020

    Love the idea for this series and I really like your denim skirt.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 11, 2020

      Thanks so much! x

      Reply
  11. Macey @ Brine & Books
    August 7, 2020

    This top!! Those sandals!! I love this look so much, Faye! This has been such a fun miniseries xx

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      August 14, 2020

      Aw thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the series 🙂 x

      Reply
  12. Jenny in Neverland
    August 7, 2020

    Love this outfit! I really like the top – looks perfect for Summer <3 You look beaut, as always!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 11, 2020

      Thanks so much Jenny! I loved styling it in a different way 🙂 x

      Reply
  13. Lovely
    August 7, 2020

    What a cute outfit, lovely photos!

    xoxo
    Lovely

    http://mynameislovely.com

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      August 16, 2020

      Thank you! x

      Reply
  14. Shirsha
    August 7, 2020

    This look is great on you! 🙂 It must feel so nice to be able to go about town, even if it’s someplace which is within walking distance. This lockdown has been a combination of good + hard both, even something as simple as putting on a proper outfit feels so good! 🙂

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 16, 2020

      Aw thank you so much! It’s great to get and about again, even if it is just in my local area. Agreed, putting on a proper outfit every now and then makes all the difference! x

      Reply
  15. Nancy
    August 8, 2020

    I love this! Getting dressed is a great way to feel some of the old normalcy. Your outfit is cute – I love the combination with the tucked top and the cute little crossbody bag. Your skirt has some major vintage vibes. I like that you got it for such a great price as well. Thanks for sharing another addition to this series!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 12, 2020

      Thanks so much! It definitely helps me feel a little more normal haha x

      Reply
  16. Melissa A Kacar
    August 8, 2020

    I love the way you styled your cardigan differently, I never thought of wearing mine like that either! The detailing on it is so pretty too! Thanks for sharing, I loved reading this! 🙂

    melissakacar.blogspot.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 16, 2020

      Thanks so much! It’s one of my new favourite ways to style it, I’ve worn it so much haha x

      Reply
  17. Lauren Kenny
    August 8, 2020

    I love the top, it’s so cute! Goes so well with the skirt 🙂

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 11, 2020

      Thank you so much! x

      Reply
  18. Lauren
    August 8, 2020

    Such a lovely outfit! I can’t wait to loose some more weight and then go clothes shopping. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren | http://www.bournemouthgirl.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 16, 2020

      Thank you so much! I’ve really missed shopping in store since lockdown happened, it’ll be nice to have a browse again! x

      Reply
  19. Gemmaa Jayne
    August 11, 2020

    This outfit really suits you! I love it 😍 also I have enjoyed this series, it’s always interesting to see what people wear xx

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 12, 2020

      Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the mini series 🙂 x

      Reply
  20. Evie Braithwaite
    August 13, 2020

    LOVE this outfit; I’m loving my midi skirts lately! I’m trying to shop my wardrobe more recently too to cut down on new purchases and I love how you’ve switched up how to wear your cardigan! I hadn’t been anywhere other than the supermarket either until I went into Liverpool on Friday and it was both strange and exciting to dress up and wear something other than loungewear haha. Loved this! x

    Evie x | http://www.eviejayne.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 14, 2020

      Thanks so much! It’s so strange when you start doing a few of your ‘normal’ activities after being in intense lockdown. It’s nice to get a slight sense of normality back x

      Reply

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