Possibly my most casual outfit ever - but we all have those days, right?! After a lovely (slightly intoxicated) weekend I went to the pub to chill out with some lovely people! Then...Tuesday morning hit with a bang. Why is work so painful after a Bank Holiday? Why don't we all do on-the-line banking - then banks can be shut all the time and every day will be a Bank Holiday? I think I'm on to something there!
Aloha! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend in the sun (read: rain!). This paisley print dress from Primark is my first Autumnal purchase of the year. I love the deep purples and blues. I will get a lot of wear from this dress since I will be able to wear it to work when the weather turns cold with a navy fluffy jumper, a white collar, loafers, a top knot and dark lips. Although every I buy a new dress this is what I tell myself - I'll wear it allllll the time, I promise!
I have loooved (that's really liked) the floral headbands that seem to have been the go-to head wear since Lana Del Rey's super duper Born to Die video. I think I have missed the floral headband bus but on my (weekly) trip to Topshop last week I spotted this headband and put in straight in my basket - I didn't really have a basket but you get me..! Being a ma-hoo-sive lover of Downton Abbey and other period dramas I love the old style 1920's hair accessories so I think I am going to wearing this a lot in the Autumn/Winter months to come.
Today's outfit is a simple one - when all else fails I wack on a shirt and a skirt. This shirt is from Primark and has tiny white flowers on it which I quite like - Primark is in good shape at the moment. I like pretty much everything in the store but if I buy too much it defeats the object of going in to spend as little as possible - it's one of those big dilemmas in life.
If, like me, you go into a shop and fall in love with a top but can't quite bring yourself to part with your money then hopefully this post will encourage you to save a few pennies and get DIY-ing! Rather than spending just under £20 on a similar gemmed top I trotted along to H&M and picked up a plain grey tank top for £3.99. I then went on-the-line and purchased lots of gems from JosyRose.com. Admittedly I went way overboard when purchasing the gems - you don't have to do that bit! I'm going to have to start adding gems to lots of plain pieces of clothing - I think I am going to sew oversized gems sporadically over my grey woolly hat ready for the cold weather - shouldn't be long now! Better go and get gemming :)
As always, the world starts watching a TV programme then when it's old news, I start watching it. Last week I became obsessed with the White Queen and watched 9 in a short space of time. It's bad, I know! The costumes are amazing and, like Downton Abbey, whilst watching it I began to think of possible ways to incorporate period drama costumes into my wardrobe - it's a hard one but I think the only way is to buy all the amazing jewellery in Topshop :-) The picture above is my fave Dolce and Gabanna advert which was promptly torn out of Elle magazine and stuck on my wall.
This is the outfit I ended up wearing to a friends wedding last weekend. I was super duper excited to wear it since I have been wanting this jumpsuit for a good ol' while now. It went out of stock before I could get my hands on it. I 'ummmm-d' and 'ahhhh-d' about it (for a lotta moneyz) on Ebay. Then, on a lovely summers day it appeared in the 'other items you may like' bar on the Topshop website - I ordered it to my local store just in time for the wedding. An interesting story for you there! I can't find this playsuit on the Topshop website anymore but there are some still some good'uns there!
This ol' dress is from Topshop last year (sale, obs). I saw a friend looking bloody gorgeous in it and had to have it! I didn't realise at the time that I had purchased the Petite version - now I do. It's quite (read:VERY) short but with some very black tights it's just about a-okay! Since this dress is no longer available in stores I have collated a selection of dresses from Missguided of which I love just as much. This is a kind of if I could buy, I would buy list.
Dress: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: River Island, Hat: H&M, Bag: Charity Shop, Sunglasses: Free with Cosmopolitan
I'm sure it has been the hottest day ever in my life ever ever! In this heat I seem to only be able to wear floaty dresses. Work outfit options are limited as I only allow things that don't touch my skin - I attempted to get my River Island disco dupes on earlier - they weren't going on! I bought this dress from Urban Outfitters Sale for £5 which I thought was pretty amazing. The midi rings that I bought at the same time were twice the price of the dress - it's a crazy ol' world out there.