Outfit of the Day: Night of the Living Dead

Sophie Elizabeth Film Blog
I honestly never know how to write for these fashion posts but here I am again with a long overdue outfit of the day. Some of you may have noticed that I've not been as up to date with my posts lately so I thought I'd take this post to explain a little bit as to why I've been so absent lately. 

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If I'm honest I just haven't had the brain power to keep up with my usual blog activity over recent months. Combined with work, blog events and film screenings, I just haven't had a minute to myself. Obviously, I don't mean to sound ungrateful by any means. I'm very aware that I get presented with some amazing opportunities and I know that one day those opportunities will eventually run dry so I have to make the most of them while I still can. But I can't help but just feel exhausted most weeks. Take this week, for example. This week was meant to be "a quiet week" - only for it to turn in to two film screenings and a TV show taping. 

That in mind, I've had to put the blog on the back burner a little. It bothers me so much that I'm behind on film reviews I was asked to create for some truly amazing films I genuinely want to be talking about. I feel really behind but something's got to give. But then, why am I being hard on myself? I'm not ashamed to admit that I've been spread too thinly and just need a day off now and then. 

Over recent months, 'blogging' feels far more like a chore than anything else. I've had fellow bloggers say that they feel pressured to do posts they don't want to do, and so fourth, but I feel very strongly that if it's not fun - don't do it. No one is making you blog. And unless it's your full-time job, you don't owe anyone anything. That said, I do understand the deadlines we put on ourself and I am keen to get back on it. I want to get the creative juices flowing again but I'm doing it on my own terms. 

Photo credit to FrannyMac
Boring and ungrateful-sounding rants aside, I guess I should talk about this outfit. Lately I've been more 'creative' with my outfits. As some of you may have noticed in the past, my go-to was always black everything. And naturally my wardrobe does consist of a lot of goth. However, I've been finding myself loving some bright and colourful pieces. I'm still keeping it simple, however. Nothing beats a dress, or a-line skirt combined with a statement faux fur jacket. Throw in some gold jewellery and a tee featuring an incredible classic horror film for good measure. 

Night of the Living Dead Tee, Blue Banana* | Pink Faux Fur Jacket (borrowed from the lovely Fran), New Look | Red Beret Hat, Primark | Black Faux Leather Star Print Skirt, Missguided | Lipstick colour, Frankestein by LASplash

Huge thanks to Blue Banana for the amazing Night of the Living Dead tshirt. Besides being one of my all time favourite films (RIP George A Romero), it's the perfect thrown on t-shirt for any movie or fashion lover. I really love their selection of movie tees and merchandise and was so excited to be given the chance to work with them. You can check out more of their awesome film and TV inspired pieces here

Well that's it for another rant and outfit post. As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts so please do leave me lots of lovely comments down below. 

Until next time, 

*Disclaimer: This product was gifted to me for purposes of a review. As always, all opinions are my own and do not reflect that of the brand. 


  1. I've just posted an outfit blog post hun and some of what you've written totally resonates with me. I've simply not had time to create long in-depth blog posts so I decided rather than not post at all to make use of some of my outfit snaps I've taken lately. We're on the same train of thought loves :) Love this outfit as always, cute styling! And I'm crushing on that star skirt, think I need it in my life xx littleowlblogs.wordpress.com

    1. Yeah I know exactly what you mean hun. And who are we even doing it for? Definitely put way too much pressure on ourselves to keep up with it all. Thanks so much lovely, your blog is always so on point and I love it xx

  2. You look stunning! I agree, I am blogging on my own terms as it felt really forced and sometimes stepping back a bit can be so beneficial!

    Love this x

    Kim - www.sisterofthemoon.co.uk

    1. Thank you hun, you're always my style inspo haha. Couldn't agree more, totally OK with doing what I want and on my own terms now xx

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    1. Thanks lovely, was kindly lent to me by Fran the photographer. She wears it far better than I haha xx

  4. I think you wear colour really well :) and I agree about blogging, it's tough doing this on top of a full time job which is why I only do it when I can, no pressure!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    1. Yeah that's a good mindset to have. I think brands do a good job of making you feel like you HAVE to do stuff for them, when it should just be on your own terms xx

  5. WOW SOPHIE! You look fantastic. I really love your tshirt and how you've decided to style it. I always enjoy your outfit posts although sorry to hear you are not enjoying blogging as much these days. It's important to do what makes you happiest in live

    Ashley xx

    1. Aw thank you so much! That's so kind of you to say. Thanks, Blue Banana do some really cool bits and pieces that's all film related :) I agree, I'm just continuing not taking it too seriously and doing posts when I fancy it x

  6. Girl your outfit posts are to die for, your fashion inspires me so much. This pink jacket is such a lovely contrast to the black - very bold, I love it! I really wish I could do some fashion posts but I'm clueless as to what to write, agh!

    With love, Vee x


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