Top: Zara via eBay, Jacket: Vintage, Jeans & Socks: Primark, Jellies: ASOS (borrowed) & Backpack: Urban Outfitters
I went off to the National History Museum today and was wearing my animal and floral printed monochrome top, fitting in with all the other animals! Always got to love a bit of black and white in my opinion. I also borrowed these black jelly shoes, which have a low heel from my flatmate - we do a lot of clothes sharing. I love the, and if you're considering buying some, these are a lot easier to style than I expected.
Skirt & Top: Vintage, Jacket: MuuBaa, Bracelets: Anna Dello Russo for H&M and Whistles, Scalf: Cos & Boots: H&M
Here is my two piece, it was originally a vintage 70's midi dress which I got made into a shorter skirt and crop top. I'm very happy about this, so many more options...though likely to be worn together more than anything else. How are you feeling about going for a matchy-matchy look? Also these are my new H&M boots. I've been craving some cut-out shoes for a while and was just waiting for the right ones at the right price. Officially my new staple.
So here they are finally, I've had these and been wearing them around the house for a while...but I needed to get them tapered as they were real wide ankle swingers before. I'm pretty happy the 90's revival have brought these back around, I've had short pairs for years but I'm enjoying going full length. They are incredibly comfortable, though not necessarily the most figure enhancing of items! They feel a lot like wearing pyjamas. I also realise that they are unlikely to be deemed as very attractive by men (though I know many men have wonderful fashion appreciation), a notion I am not unfamiliar with. I have a friend who is fashionable, but definitely in a elegant and classy way, a look which is very man friendly. She occasionally jokes with me about how man unfriendly my outfits are!
Now, don't get me wrong, I am man aware and I would like a man to appreciate how I look, but not to the point that it would ever change what I wear. Something that is championed by the wonderful Leandra at The Man Repeller, a blog I have long since adored. Something in fact that said friend recently sent me a link to as she thought I would like it..she was right. What do you think of the average man's fashion opinions?
I watched Reality Bites last night and I really loved some of the outfits - particularly Vicky's spotted collar dresses. Now I don't want to completely re-live the nineties...partly as for some reason it seems that unwashed hair was a trend for men! But, a touch of grunge to some outfits I am enjoying. What do you think?
This seems like a great way to channel the oriental trend that's been running around, but without the large price tag of, oh say...the reversible silk Zara bomber jacket (yes I am jealous and do wish I had it!). It's a bargain at a mere £22 and very gettable from River Island. What do you think?
Shirt:Primark, Trousers: Topshop via eBay, Jacket & Bag: Vintage, Rings: ASOS & Shoes: Office
I personally think that China patterns themselves are pretty and well, rather nice..but possibly a little prim. Hence why I've decided to channel the trend through a more androgynous item - a shirt, and one that has fish all over it! I also feel it's important to note that neither my knees or these trousers actually look this wrinkly, I figure I'm standing strangely...leaning back on my heels, trying to do a balancing trick, trying to fall over backwards, who knows! Anyhow, I hope you like my union jack colour scheme, though if spring or summer ever turn up I'll be styling this shirt with whites in a more S/S 13 way.
This dress is called a 'swing' dress from ASOS, if I'm honest I wasn't really sold at first, but I have to say I now really like it and I'm interested in buying one (this one belongs to a friend!). It shape is really flattering and adds something different to the simple t-shirt dress that I thought this would be. What do you think? Been surprised by any seemingly simple items recently?
So I've been absolutely terrible at taking outfit pictures recently, I really have no excuse and quite a few I wish I did take snaps of - this is all I have to offer. I bought these red 'coated leather' trousers from eBay a while ago, and although I'm aware that they are very Isabel Marant circa 2010/2011 I just couldn't help myself. You know that part of you that thinks you are some crazy, rock an roll kinda girl, who will need these leather biker trousers for when you jump onto your motor bike for some crazy adventure...well that's why I had to have them ( There's always a reason/story/justification, no?)! Anyway, I'll stop boring you and next time have a better offering than some dots and leather.
Jacket: Vintage, Hat & Necklace: H&M, T-shirt: Primark, Jeans: Motel via eBay & Backpack: Urban Outfitters
Found these Motel jeans on eBay, I'm looking forward to styling them in a smarter look, but initially wore them casually for a weekend of galleries with touches of neon to life the look. What do you think of the 'prison stripe' trend?
P.s. Sorry for the fuzzy nature of these pictures!