What I REALLY Wore This Week | 7 Genuine OOTDS!

what i really wore this week 7 genuine OOTDS

This post is a little bit different! what i really wore this week 7 genuine OOTDS

After an email ‘chat’ with a lovely reader (plus a few comments here and there on other posts), I’m trying something new and I’d love to hear your opinion on it.

Let’s cut to the chase shall we?…

It was suggested to me (and I had been thinking about it for a while) that on top of my usual outfit posts, I should share an ‘outfit diary’ of what I REALLY wear during a typical week.

7 real outfits for real life.

Not just billowing fantasy ballgowns on random Wednesday afternoons!
(Although that sounds like fun.)

Do people really want to know the truth?
Are blogs and bloggers OOTDs simply an escape into another world?
A world removed from the (sometimes harsh) realities of life?

We all know that certain outfits from some fashion bloggers are pure fantasy.
Often including pieces we could never afford.

“OOTD” posts sometimes involve ridiculous looks that would never work in real life.
No one runs around town in 5-inch stilettos and 10 feet of tulle in the depths of winter do they?
Maybe they do… but certainly not where I live.

Don’t get me wrong here, I’ve nothing against outfit posts like these.
In fact, I quite enjoy them.
A little like the Fashion pages of Vogue… enjoyable escape.

We know that some blogger outfits are created because the blogger is promoting certain pieces for brand sponsorship.
I have no problem with that and I’ve done it myself.
(We all have to earn our crust don’t we?)

Some outfits are created just for the sake of it… a pretty picture, a mood, a statement.
Creativity needs to be expressed and released after all!

I think we’ve all spotted the empty handbag or the fold marks from a hastily unpacked and photographed piece, haven’t we?

I’ve even spotted a swing-tag from a piece used on a blog before it’s inevitable return to the shop.
Have you?

Some outfits are fantasy BUT still a great inspiration.
Colour combinations, pattern mixing, mood.

Some are just pretty to look at.
Some are laugh-out-loud ridiculous.

However, the outfits I love the best are REAL (or at least feel real).

So, today I’m sharing my real ‘outfit diary’.

This format might end up being a one-off OR it might become an ongoing feature.

It all depends on you!

Does this kind of post interest you?
If you want to see more please leave a comment.
A simple”Yes” will do nicely!

If you’d rather I kept my dodgy mobile snaps and boring details of my daily life to myself then please send me a “No thanks Sam.”.
Don’t worry, I won’t be offended!

{Disclaimer: Excuse the sometimes (aka: Mostly!) dodgy phone photos… it’s real-life people!}


what i really wore this week 7 genuine OOTDS
what i really wore this week 7 genuine OOTDS

Monday morning’s work outfit.
This photo was taken early bells as I was heading out of the door to work.
(Thank goodness my face is fuzzed out a little for your own protection!)

You can even see my big black bag of work snacks.
I love to break my day up into eating opportunities… no boring food allowed.
Work is hard enough without miserable break times too.


No lab work for me today but still plenty to do as I work from home as well as run errands.
This outfit saw me through a busy day and even made it onto my “real” camera for blog photographs.
I blogged about it on Thursday.
Yep, me too!

what i really wore this week 7 genuine OOTDS

Ahhh Wednesday.
What a cracking day!
It’s another day I work from home and venture out for errands and appointments.
The sun was shining and it felt like the perfect autumn weather.
I LOVED wearing this outfit.
It also made it onto my camera and I’ll post about it soon.


Another Lab day, so more comfy shoes and removable layers.

The lab gets hot, cold, tepid or BALTIC depending on where you are working so layers are key.


Friday was a cold one!
Layers were (again) key.
Another Lab workday, so more of that Thursday-outfit vibe.
This time I left my gigantic, chocolate stuffed food bag on the step because it was so heavy I was standing lopsided.
You can tell it’s Friday… I’m looking even more tired than normal.
Luckily my face is a bit fuzzy.
Be grateful for that!


Saturday mornings are time for the gym and a catch up with friends.
I love the relaxed feeling of a Saturday morning.

Occasionally I work on a Saturday morning (in the lab) and I REALLY hate missing my normal routine.

After a gym session (and a good chin-wagging session) we go for a quick rummage around the local charity shop.
It’s conveniently situated next door to the gym.
Don’t mind if I do!

Saturday night involved a little bit of dress-up.

It’s not a proper full-on costume (that’s happening this weekend) just a nod to that spooky vibe.

We had a house full of gamers (board gamers not Fortnite players 😛).

We ate, drank and had a great time!


Ahhh Sunday.

Nowhere to go.

Lots of loafing to do!

I’m not sure I should show you this outfit.


When I use the word ‘outfit’ I’m being VERY generous!

It’s basically a pair of velvet joggers and a sloppy jumper.

My husband laughs at my sloppy looks.

“If only your blogging friends could see you now Mrs Glam!”

Haha… well now you can! 

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