Thursday, 28 January 2016

Stick a Fork in Me, I'm Done!

Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God! I am waaaay too excited to be writing this post. If you've been following this blog for a while, you might realise how long I've been harbouring feelings for Book of Deer. In fact, I talked about this collection when the lookbook pictures were released—not without a drop of lust for it. For years I've been thinking that I had absolutely no budget to purchase a BoD item. I don't know why, maybe because I had to pay rent, etc. before. However, a couple weeks ago, BoD was having a final sale on the Country Kitchen collection—actually still is—and I couldn't resist, as it is my favourite collection thus far. And I still cannot believe that I have—not one, but two!—BoD pieces in my room right now. Right now! Granted, I actually spent money that I didn't have, literally. To be honest, I only purchased the blouse—again, limited budget—but, when the package came, I found the skirt inside the envelope, too, along with a card from Eilidh, telling me that she wanted me to have the skirt for free. I flipped completely out! I squealed all the way to bed that night, after 9 hours of exam and a long trip home, feeling higher than the clouds. 

Book of Deer blouse + (free!) skirt // hand-me-down purse // thrifted loafers // photos by Cynthia

I know, I know, this styling isn't exactly original. This is exactly how these two pieces were styled in the lookbook as well—and by many, many girls before me—but Eilidh did send me the skirt to—and I quote—"complete your Book of Deer look." It just felt right to wear both these items together the first time—although this was technically my second time...that week. And I couldn't resist! All the details are just far too adorable for words and too perfect for one another. I've always thought BoD has an incredible quality just by looking at it. But, after wearing it, I finally know that to be true. The feel of the fabric against my skin is just pure comfort. And how cute is this mitten pocket! I never knew about the bow detail at the back and fell even harder in love with it. No matter where I go, people stared at the uniqueness of my outfit and I can't help but to think—finally, "That's right, I'm wearing Book of Deer!"

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