Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Pyjamas in Public

This outfit was a variation on a theme.  I loved wearing my wide leg pyjama style trousers the other week.  I thought I'd try and recreate a similar look based on that 'formula' of loose trousers, a white blouse and summery accessories.  Those particular trousers were in the wash (a seagull got me!) so the only other pair to hand were these actual pyjama bottoms (seen before here).  They are a little sheer, but I didn't think anyone would notice next to the kind of heatwave outfits I've seen lately (one girl literally supermarket shopping in a bra, and hot pants that didn't even cover half her cheeks.  Am I becoming prudish in my old age?!  She was with her Nan who wasn't batting an eyelid).  Talking of supermarkets, a few years ago there was a news story about one here in Wales that banned customers from attending in their pyjamas after an epidemic of onesies.  I wonder if I'd have been turned away in this outfit?

The fabric is light and floaty, perfect for the heat, and kept me covered enough so that I didn't spontaneously combust on a stroll around the baking hot car boot sale.  We called into a local nature reserve a little later, which is where these photos were taken.  It was sweltering and the sun was glaring, which made getting some good shots really difficult.  We tried me facing the sun, back to the sun, fully in the shade... none of it was working very well!  So, I'm not happy with these photos but it was too hot to try again and time is something I'm really short of at the moment.  We called it quits and went and sat by the sea and ate ice-cream.  Perfection will have to wait.  Shooting into the sun is something I'd like to practice, as it's a technique that can reduce the bleaching that bright sunlight can cause (blogger Catherine Summers wrote an excellent blog photo post here on the topic). 

Pyjamas in public @porcelinasworld



Pyjamas in public @porcelinasworld

Pyjamas in public @porcelinasworld

Pyjamas in public @porcelinasworld

Pyjamas in public @porcelinasworld

Pyjamas in public @porcelinasworld
Pyjama trousers by Rosie at M&S, thrifted silk scarf in hair, thrifted Primark top, Clarks sandals, thrifted vintage raffia bag, thrifted vintage necklace worn as bracelet, vintage Polaroid sunglasses (gift).

The seagulls didn't get me this time, a lucky escape!

Linking up with: #iwillwearwhatilikeVisible Monday, Fancy Friday

4 comments:

  1. Really cute look! I love the flowy trousers/summery accessories combination, especially with the chic headscarf and the parasol. And shooting in bright sunlight can be really tough, so I think you've done a great job showing off the outfit despite the struggle.

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  2. Those trousers look really comfy - I will have to visit M & S.

    I never used to wear trousers very often in summer but I found a white pair a month or so ago and have fallen in love with them

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  3. I would never have guessed these were pyjama bottoms! They seem to be just the ticket for the swelteringly hot weather, and the lacy top is perfect with it. How pretty is that parasol? Even though bright sunlight isn't the greatest condition for taking photographs, I do love that last shot of you! xxx

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  4. I would have never guessed it....

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