I've been wearing so many pastel shades lately so today's outfit provides a little variety. The leopard print cardigan is the newest addition to my wardrobe and has quickly become one of my favourite pieces. It's from Wheels and Dollbaby and I have been very impressed with all the five cardigans I have from that store. I'd wanted this cardigan for ages but wasn't sure if it would be as good quality as my other W&D cardigans given that it cost substantially less. I'm so pleased I have it now because the quality is excellent, the velvet buttons are beautiul and the print is totally amazing in person. I've wanted a leopard print cardigan for years but couldn't find the right one until this pretty came along. Wheels and Dollbaby is an interesting brand for me. I love the cardigans, and of course the Dita Cardigans are amazing, but the rest of their pieces are not really my style. The non sale prices can be excessive I believe. In this outfit, I'm also wearing a skirt and top from the Kitten D'Amour's range of basics. Some of these are usually too basic and plain for me, but the two here are very much my style. The top comes in five different colours so it was hard to narrow it down as I liked them all. I'm very pleased with the skirt as it can be extremely difficult to find a decent black skirt. I've literally been looking for years for a version which is good quality, fined and a full skirt silhouette. I had to make it substantially shorter as is often the case- Kitten D'Amour need to make their dresses and skirts less long!
In other news, on Tuesday, I completed my first run in 10 weeks. After having so much time off for injury (including two other periods last year in addition to the 10 weeks) it meant so much to me. I am not completely back to normal yet and I'm still doing physio and a lot of ankle exercises. I have a slow plan for coming back- only 1-2 runs per week and no more than 3km. I wish I was back to full form but overall I am extremely thankful to be able to run at all. Other than that, swimming is taking up pretty much my whole life and I wouldn't have it any other way. The motivation and positivity I get from improvement and best times is beyond words! I wish I could quit work and alternate between swimming, running and sleeping all day.
Wheels and Dollbaby Leopard Cardigan
Kitten D'Amour Full Skirt
Kitten D'Amour Stripe Lace Top in Red
Kitten D'Amour Lou Lou Handbag in Red
B.A.I.T Footwear Everline Flats in Red
Bow Belt (eBay)