So I'm not actually a human mermaid. If I was, I'd have gills to breathe underwater with and I'd probably be in a horrible claustrophic tank at SeaWorld competing for attention with Shamu. No, I'm not quite a human mermaid but I did receive the most stunning top for Christmas. It's a multi-shaded iridescent turquoise sequin number with a strong resemblance to the scales of a fish!
The top is from Topshop, which came as quite a surprise to me as I never once saw it in store! Had I seen it, I'd have been all over it within seconds, naturally! Sadly though, it doesn't come with matching midi skirt, then I could take the mermaid look to a whole new (slightly frightening) level. Shame I have legs though. Ugh.
Instead, I had to make do pairing it with a prom mesh dress. The dress itself is lovely and a bit cutesie, but I'd definitely recommend wearing a pair of tights with it, as it can get quite uncomfortable what with the mesh scratching away at your skin all day.
It was a bit of a pain photographing the whole outfit, it's just *so* dark out, and photos just don't seem to turn out the way you want them to. I'm sure some of you can relate! Bring back long summer days please!
All Over Sequin Tee - TOPSHOP // Mesh Prom Dress with Velvet - Motel Rocks // Green Quartz Ring - H&M // Silver & Black Cut Out Clutch - Dusty Diamonds
In some of the close-up shots you may notice my new nose ring! I'd already had my nose pierced twice in the exact same place before, but took out the piercing both times and let it heal. Well, I woke up one morning and thought: 'I want my nose ring back.' So I dug out an old (sterilised!) nose ring and tried to squeeze it in, but it only went so far before hitting a wall of flesh.
I toddled off to a piercing shop in central Manchester to have it re-pierced in the exact same place. I'd forgotten how odd, and painful, it feels to have a huge needle jammed up your nose! Anyway, I'm thinking I'll keep the nose ring for a bit if only to get used to having some metal in it. Seriously contemplating a septum piercing!