boucle and bargains

Chanello! So today I spent my morning watching old episodes of Sex & The City (I heart Anthony), and musing over bouclé..

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Having decided a fringe trim was well overdue (mainly because if I left it down it was starting to eat my face/severely impair my peripheral vision), I headed in to town earlier, and of course was distracted.

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Passing Topshop, I couldn’t resist this little bouclé style skirt.. I feel like it’s definitely a justified purchase with all the placements coming up though..
It’s not easy to see on the photo, but I love the bottom is shaped slightly almost as if it’s scalloped. But then finding it has not lead me to the belief that I NEED a bouclé style jacket, to smarten up other outfits. Unfortunately the Mulberry and D&G ones are slightly out of my price range, but as ever Zara have some delightful offerings which are much more friendly on the bank balance. I’m torn between whether I prefer the more muted tones or the bright, mint coloured one from the TRF section? Decisions, decisions.
On a different note, I’ve finished sketching my first personal block at my pattern cutting class! It’s a standard tunic block but with my custom measurements, so now it’s all drawn up all I have to do is add the waist shaping, then I can begin to make up the toile! After that I need to test how it fits, and then the really fun stuff will start and I can design the top I actually want to make! I’ve already decided I’m going to be for a simple boatneck tunic but I need to start sketching soon. In the mean time I’m investing in my own pattern cutting tools so that I can keep working outside of class. It’s going to be so much fun to be back playing around with fabrics. I forgot how much I missed all of this!

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first collage:
grey boucle shorts and jacket: Mulberry, pink boucle jacket: D&G, pearl necklace: Tom Binns, pearl earrings: Solange Azagury-Partridge, ballet pumps: Repetto, clutch: ASOS

second collage:
all images from Zara

15 Comments

  1. May 16, 2012 / 1:33 am

    Very chic blog! 😀

    xo – David

  2. May 16, 2012 / 6:44 am

    This post is so pretty – I love the tweed 🙂

  3. May 16, 2012 / 10:53 am

    Amazing collage, darling!
    Loving all of this chic boucle!

    xoxox,
    CX

  4. May 16, 2012 / 12:48 pm

    Ohh I love all those Zara outfits! So classic.

  5. May 16, 2012 / 1:08 pm

    I really love the D&G jacket, and those shorts. xx

  6. May 16, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    Love all the outfits, super wonderful. Such beautiful color palates.

    xo,
    Em

  7. May 17, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    Love this outfit

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