So we find ourselves a week into Lockdown 2.0. For me personally, on a day-to-day basis at least, it feels like Lockdown Lite. It’s business as usual at work for both me and for Ian, and, Harry, is going to school. Poppy however has come home from Durham. Her lectures and seminars are online and she can’t indulge in typical student activities, so it made sense. I’m just thankful she experienced Freshers Week when she started last year. I feel so sorry for those in their first year at uni. They’ve missed out on so much.
Under the current guidelines, we, (my household), are allowed to form a support bubble with Ian’s mum who is a widow and lives alone. We went to see her, and her new puppy at the weekend.
I wanted to dress up and wear something nice (but practical for meeting an excited doggy) Tights, (nor maxi dresses), and puppies are not a wise combination, so I teamed a shorter dress with burgundy knee-high boots.
It felt strange wearing a dress that isn’t midi or maxi length. I think the only time I wore anything above the knee this year were my beach dresses in Crete.
I always enjoy wearing this dress though, not least because it has an air of frivolity about it and is a very uplifting shade of coral.
The burgundy knee-high boots are surprisingly neutral, and by that I mean they work with a lot of different colours particularly navy and emerald green.
Everyone is different I know, but I do feel that dressing up and wearing something different is good for self-esteem and well-being; something very important during these strange times.
Coral dress: Needle and Thread, past season.
Burgundy knee-high boots: Boden, past season. (Check out this year’s version here. The shape is identical and there is a fab-u-lous animal print version which has my name on it.)