Now, let me get this out of the way: I don’t dislike the word trend (or real trends themselves). In fact, I quite like it, as helps give you guidance to easily update your wardrobe, but sometimes I do think it is overused to mis-sell stuff.
Wow, it’s been a long time since a post an outfit entry. Laziness. No other excuse. Oh, wait, there is… I always get so fed up with the winter that towards the end I cannot be bothered with the outfits anymore… it’s half not making an effort and the other half not finding them interesting anymore.
But as the new season begins (to try) to come… well…. fresh outfits are fun.
Here are some from the last few weeks (maybe months!):
I know, it has been soooo long since I posted an outfit entry. It is not that I’ve been walking around naked or been wearing track suit bottoms day in and day out – it’s more like a mix of lack of time to photograph and boredom with the winter wardrobe!
But now… winds are (I hope they are) changing…. and I feel excited about wardrobes again! Here is my latest selection:
Tomato red backless top from Boohoo, black pencil skirt from H&M, black court shoes from Christian Louboutin (Pigalle), belt and necklace from Primark, rings from Sobral, Primark and H&M. Bracelet tattoo from Paperself.
This is my second Pure London show; I attended the first one back in February, and this time, the show was actually bigger.
Rather than looking for trends (which I do anyway, but it is such an enormous space, with so many styles), I look for new brands that excite me and revisit some of my favourites.
Oh, how I’ve been enjoying the weather…summer in London makes me forget, just for a short period of time, all the misery of winter! And that’s what I’ve been wearing to face the warmer days:
Black pencil skirt from Forever 21, black off the should frill crop top from eBay, black and gold peep-toes from Zara, belt from Primark, necklace and bracelet from New Look, rings from Sobral, H&M and Primark.
It’s been a while. Obviously, I haven’t been walking around naked; a mix of lack of time to photograph, uninspiring cold days where I couldn’t be bothered and that emotional problem solving kinda got in the way.
My wardrobe is starting to get packed with some lovely spring goods, but so far the legs haven’t seen the daylight in London. Hurry, while I still have a tan!
Fluffy black crop top from New Look, checked/floral knee length skirt from a swap party, black court shoes from Christian Louboutin, necklace from New Look, bracelets from Primark, rings from Forever 21, Topshop and Accessorize.
My first outfit post of 2014! Whoooa!
Of course, there are some that were actually worn in 2013 (don’t tell anyone!). It is that time of the year where I start to lean towards colour. I know we are not even halfway through winter and this year has been quite mild. But it id depressing nevertheless and I am spending my days dreaming of bright yellows and a plethora of shades of pink… Come on spring, hurry up!
Floral dress from In Love with Fashion, black court shoes from Christian Louboutin (Pigalle 100), necklace from Primark, bracelet from H&M, rings from Sobral, H&M and Topshosp.
So, with the weather oscillating so much, and looking a bit grim at points to say the least, I went a bit crazy on the autumn/winter 12-13 items that can already be found in the shops. It is a sad thing; it is not even the pinnacle of summer and I am already thinking about buying warmer clothes…
I started the week with love on my mind, favouring the heart print two days in a row, with two girly dresses I love!
Then I went a bit darker, and yes, I wore trousers, a very rare occurrence; and I closed the week with a very autumnal blouse.
This week I gave in to the big necklaces. Oh, I am loving them and cannot wait to acquire a couple more.
Navy and nude heart print dress (Little Mistress), red patent court shoes (New Look), heart ring (Forever 21), nude round and large over the knuckle rings (H&M), above the knuckle ring (eBay), MAC lipstick in Lady Danger.
Black and mustard heart print ring (Primark), tricolour court shoes (Zara), rings (big heart – Forever 21, small D heart – Miss Selfridge, mustard – H&M, black bars – Primark), bracelets (mix of Topshop and New Look), Lancome lipstick in Hot stuff.
Black sheer shirt (Primark), black trousers (Zara), black peep-toe wedge booties (New Look), rings (skull – shop in Paris, gold knuckle – H&M, resin – Sobral, above the knuckle – Lovehearts and crosses), bracelet (New Look), earrings (News Look and ear cuff – Topshop), necklace (Primark), MAC lipstick in Odyssey.
Floral blouse (Primark), black pencil skirt (H&M), taupe gold captoe shoes (Viviana), rings (mustard H&M, star – Primark, gold knuckle – H&M, resin – Sobral, above the knuckle – Lovehearts and crosses, bars – Primark), necklace (Primark), Kiko lipstick (it was bought on their sale, has no number, or name, it is quite orange and matte, I put a little bit of Vaseline on top).
Have you started buying Autumn/Winter items yet? What trends are you going to be adopting?
It really feels like every week, when I show you what I wore, I mainly moan about the weather. Well, I do. I cannot take anymore. All the tought and effort (and a bit of frenzy) that went inbto building a lovely summery wardrobe are totally in vain. Oh, well….
It feels like my tights are glued to my legs. My only attempt not to wear tights last week was aborted in the middle of the day; I didn~t wear them on Tuesday, but I brought them in my bag. By midday had to gie in… just not warm or dry enough.
It had been a while since I wore leopard print, so I decided to start my week in it; and I closed my week confronting the grey weather by going all colour with a bright pink playsuit.
And on Wednesday, I wore I dress I bought a few years back in New York; so pretty, inspired on the Prada collection at the time, it seems to keep giving!
Here are the details:
Leopard print blouse (Forever 21), black leggings (H&M), taupe shoes with gold toe cap (Viviana), animal rings (Miss Selfridge), resin ring (Sobral), spike and leather studded bracelets (New Look), NYX lipstick in Peach Bellini.
Mint green lace panel top (H&M), black pencil skirt (H&M), mint green shoes with silver toe cap (Topshop), skull ring (shop in Paris), triple spike and black heart rings (Forever 21), believe ring (Disney Couture), Revlon lip butter in Strawberry Shortcake.
Black and white print dress (Forever 21), tricolour shoes (Zara), metal belt (Primark), pearl earrings (Accessorize), ear cuff (Topshop), flower rings (Accessorize), big heart ring (Forever 21), D heart ring (Miss Selfridge), bracelets (a mix of New Look, Topshop and Primark), MAC lipstick in Russian Red.
Pink flower print playsuit (Primark), black leather ankle boots (gift from a friend), skull ring (as above), star ring (Primark), snake ring (New Look), purple stone ring (Accessorize), bracelets (a mix of Topshop and New Look), NYX lipstick in Chloe.
How are coping with the “summer” in the UK? If you are not in the UK, how’s the weather over where you are?