This is an outfit that I can’t stop wearing. I’ve already blogged about these culottes but I love them so much! They are so comfortable, that it feels like you’re wearing pyjamas. I was concerned as to how I would transition culottes into autumn/winter dressing. Now that it’s getting cooler, it’s not always possible to wear pretty shoes with no socks. Instead I am back to living in boots, and I actually really like styling culottes with ankle boots. Something I didn’t think I would get away with.
Pinstripe Culottes Styling
Last weekend I met up with Rosie for brunch at Farm Girl, on Portobello Road. Blog post on that to come soon! (The rose lattes are to die for). After brunch we took a wander around Notting Hill to find a quiet, pretty street to take some outfit photos. Normally I’m a little lazy with my outfit posts, and tend to take my photos in my bedroom before heading out. However, it was really nice to get out and about, and have a beautiful backdrop for my outfit. Plus, my camera was still in repair at Olympus at the time. I have it back now though – I have to commend them on their super quick turn around. It had to be sent off to their European repair centre in Portugal, but arrived back with my just 10 days later. Very impressed! Let’s just hope it doesn’t happen again.
So instead, we used Rosie’s Olympus Pen, which she has the 45mm lens for. This has now been added to my Christmas wish list, as I’m so impressed with the outcome of the photos. This lens is perfect for outfit shots, giving that beautiful blurred background (technical term there ha!). You have to stand ridiculously far away to take the photo though, as it zooms right in as standard, so it wouldn’t be good for events or anywhere where you didn’t have at least 10 foot of space around you. But obviously on a street, there is plenty of space, and so we were able to take a few different shots, plus close-up photos of our accessories.