An Orange Shawl And Gale Force Winds

Me wearing a long brightly coloured dress with a fringed shawl and brown boots and not being blown by gale force winds.
When I first clicked on the ‘Add New Post’ button, this post was going to be about the wind. Of course, it was also going to be about my outfit and how I’m loving this orange shawl combined with my long, Summer dress. But mostly it was going to be an excuse to complain about the gale force winds that have been ripping through Yorkshire for the last ten years. OK, it’s probably six months but it sure as hell feels like ten years.

Then I decided that I probably wasn’t the only one cheesed off at being blown from pillar to post, and readers would sigh, think to themselves “she’s going off on one again” and click away.

Is it me or is that a really dumb saying? Think to yourself/myself/oneself – is there any other way of thinking? Answers on a postcard, or in the comments section 😉

Showing the back of my orange shawl.
Shot from above to show my hair which is styled in an updo and amazingly enough, not being blown about by gale force winds.

Close up of my bracelets.
 Close up of fringe on shaw.

Now that I’ve gone and dropped gale force winds into the conversation, as you can probably tell from the pics, there wasn’t a breath of air yesterday. If you’ve missed them – my hair still being attached to my head and my shawl not being ripped from my body and thrown into the nearest tree should give you the clues you need as to the lack of howling gales.

Close up of my hair in updo.
Close up of my brown boots.
Front angle

Shawl – Bought in Portugal / Boots – Auren / Dress – Autonomy / Belt – Next / Bracelets – Antique family heirloom from India / All Other Jewellery – Gift From Mr Chic / Hair Still In Place – Courtesy of lack of gale force winds

Well, that was yesterday. And yesterday was filled with sunshine, a catch up with Nadine from Juggle Mum and tea – lots and lots of tea.

And today? Well today is a scorcher, so as I’m typing this I’m sat in front of a fan of industrial proportions, which means that I’m being blasted by gale force winds. Ah well, you can’t win them all.


  1. August 5, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    I love the shawl! It looks so stylish and the colours have worked so well together. Beautiful lady!

  2. October 14, 2015 / 11:23 am

    hehe Michelle I always “go off on one”…!!!!!!! I think it’s a great expression, perfectly sums up a rant! 😉

    Thanks so much for linking up to #iwillwearwhatilike – this lovely outfit reminds me of the pattern and slightly boho feel to my outfit coming up later today. We also had an incredibly windy day when we shot it, but the temps (in Santorini) were in the upper 20s so it wasn’t anything to complain about!!

    (Love how the belt straps cross over too, must remember to recreate that one with two thinner belts!)

    Catherine x

    • October 14, 2015 / 1:38 pm

      I would love to say that the crossing of the belt straps was due to fashion forward thinking. However, it was a result of me doing it up the wrong way! It looked good so I left it – it’s also on back-to-front.
      I hope you had a brilliant time in Santorini (the pics look awesome) and I’m ooking forward to seeing your outfit later today 🙂
      Michelle x

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