Good things come to those who wait
Yes, I am back so soon. My creative juices were freely flowing on my day off, and I managed to conjure up not one, but two blog posts. I imagine this is the way people feel who really have their shit together, and plan things in advance. The idea of this blog post has been solid for a while, I have just been waiting for the right time. After my a couple of more personal lifestyle posts, I thought this would be a great time to come at you with a style-based blog post.
At Christmas time, I decided to take the plunge and gather all of the money my family generously gifted me to make a very luxurious purchase indeed. Now some of you may be familiar with the two Le Kilt x Fred Perry mini kilts I own already, from previous posts (view them here and here). Since this collaboration with my favourite brand brought Le Kilt to my attention, I knew it couldn't be long until I owned the real thing.
For those who don't know, Le Kilt are a Scottish heritage brand - founded in 2014. Their aim is to create bespoke, made to order beautiful kilts using small-scale manufacturers across the UK. Le Kilt stand true to their ethics and morals, hand-making all of their garments using traditional materials. Because of this, wastage is reduced to a minimum and sustainable practice is adhered to.
As I have previously mentioned, I am on a mission to transform my wardrobe into a 'sustainable' one. Part of this journey includes seriously considering my purchases, as well as being 100% sure that they would see the light of day the maximum amount of times possible. You know that an item is going to work super well in your wardrobe when you've already put together a million different outfit combinations in your head, featuring items you already own. And that is how I knew that this piece was 'the One'.
Honestly, the photography and styling across the Le Kilt site and social media platforms is really a game changer for me. I could scroll forever; I just feel so inspired. The true, British heritage that radiates from these images is so strong, leaving me feeling truly patriotic. The colours and textures are so beautifully considered and translate so well, I can almost feel them through the image.
Here comes the catch - the wait! I felt like an eternity passed before I received that sweet, sweet package in the post. Really, it felt like Christmas had arrived again in the month of February. I am not the most patient person in the world, so awaiting the arrival of my kilt was certainly a struggle. Now that it is finally here, I couldn't wait to show it off in all of its glory here on the blog for you all. The way I decided to style this outfit was more 'cold weather' inspired, the cable knit jumper really compliments the style of my kilt - as well as giving the whole look a quintessentially British feel. I can't wait to see how many ways I can style this, let me know if you'd like to see a styling blog post / video to see how many looks I can create! I have to credit the amazing and lovely photographer @hollyyolivia for these wonderful shots - I can't wait to work together again....
I hope you enjoyed these photographs, I feel like I have been waiting my whole life to have this kilt on my body and I've been so excited to show it off to you all. I will never, ever tire of wearing it so I hope you all won't ever get sick of seeing it. Thank you for reading, until next time,
Beret - Fred Perry (Sold Out)
Jumper - Fred Perry
Kilt - Le Kilt
Shoes - Dr Martens