Sunday, 29 January 2012

pink, leopard & stripes

jumper - monki, coat - asos, jeans - topshop, shoes - UO

i'm actually wearing jeans...! i don't know why i don't wear them more often, because they're mega comfortable and versatile. i managed to snag myself this lovely pink pair from topshop, i think they're the really popular pair that always sell out? i can see why, what a great colour! they'll go with so much, including these sort-of loafers that i bought ages ago but never found the perfect thing to match them with... search over!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

polka pencil

jumper - pull&bear, skirt - river island @ asos, scarf - h&m (ooold), bag & hat - topshop

eek, a pencil skirt! i have to admit, i'm kind of afraid of these... i always feel as though you have to be either hip-less or have killer curves to look good in them, and i'm neither of those things. my middle-section will always be my least favourite, so i surprised myself by buying this skirt. but it's polka dot, so i had to. and i ordered a size up too, just to make sure there wouldn't be any tight clingy-ness. and i quite like it! it was really comfortable, but felt a bit like i was walking around with my knees tied together!

the blurry quality of these photos means my camera is well and truly done for. unless i could pass this kind of photo off as 'artsy'?

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

beady eye

cardigan, blouse, hat, bag & boots - topshop, skirt - UO

topshop overload again, somebody stop me. but just look at how fantastical this blouse is... beads galore in a lovely design, dark green and black (dream combo) and sheer black sleeves to mix it all up. i usually find the topshop sale to be a bit lacklustre, and usually all the good stuff is gone within 30 mins... so finding this little gem was a real YIPPEE moment.

thought i'd try the whole cardigan-over-the-shoulders thing, and i like it. makes things much more casual, even if it is in a kinda try-hard way.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

green dream

coat - warehouse @ asos, denim shirt - monki, skirt - h&m, hat & boots - topshop

i got my camera working just long enough for my mum to take some outfit photos round the back of my house. (excuse the poor location, i really don't live in a place that's very good for blogging). i couldn't wait any longer to take some photos of my new coat! the colour is so nice, i have the biggest obsession with forest green, so this coat had to be mine. i love the boyfriend fit and the lapels.

still not done with leather. this skirt goes with absolutely everything, and i love how it contrasts with almost every other material - denim, knitwear, sheer. gah.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

secret stripes

coat - asos, shirt - motel @ topshop, skirt - cos

oops, bad blogger alert... sorry i haven't posted in a while, my camera's still playing up, along with a couple of other reasons too. so just a couple of quick photos today!

it was way too cold to take my coat off, so for now you'll have to trust me that i'm wearing a really lovely shirt. it's all stripey and not sheer, which makes a change.. most blouses these days always seem to be sheer. also making the first of many appearances here is my first cos purchase, this really nice grey wool skirt. i had to wait for it to go in the sale to be able to justify buying it, though!

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Sunday, 1 January 2012

happy new year! (feat. navy & a dinosaur)

duffle coat - asos, jumper - topshop boutique, shorts - h&m trend, necklace - c/o modcloth

happy new year! i hope 2012 is a great year for you, me & everybody. 2011 was a bit of a non-event for me, but hopefully 2012 will be everything i want it to be.

i got this lovely duffle coat for christmas (thanks mum & dad...), and it's so lovely. i wanted a coat with a hood, because there's nothing my hair hates more than rain. its practical and stylish!

and, yes, that is a dinosaur around my neck. isn't it beautiful! (but so heavy!)