coat: vintage, top: BDG, skirt: Cooperative, thigh high boots: Kurt Geiger (similar), watch c/o Links of London
In my last post I mentioned stepping up my blogger game. I’m getting a new focus on my blog instead of putting it to the back of my mind. Or treating it like it’s a chore. A camera upgrade, a new outlook and a hand from a bloggers like Charissa and Sarah, has helped. Obviously. But a lot of stepping up was about changing my mentality. Not worrying about what to post and being more organised with my posting. Although that’s arguably still in progress.. But I guess what’s changed is that I’ve stopped focusing my energy on negative stuff. And actually I’m back to being excited about stuff. Clothes especially! Lately I’ve not stopped buying. You know when you go for months without getting anything new? None of your usual high street haunts seem to be getting it right. Nothing really floats your boat. Then all of a sudden it’s like all the bits for your perfect wardrobe is EVERYWHERE. Yeah that.
I’d say it’s pretty safe to say that everyone has an era that they’ve got a style affinity with. It’s that ‘wish I’d be born back then’ feeling you get when you see the shapes, the fabrics, the prints. I’d always say mine is the 60s. But right now I’m loving the early 70s vibes that are all over. Gimme all the A line skirts please. Like everyone else with eyes and decent taste, I’ve been lusting after that AC for AG skirt. I want it. More than anything else. But at its pricetag, and with 2 pending holidays, I can’t have it. Luckily for me this Cooperative dupe from Urban Outfitters is the perfect antidote. Since I got it the other week, it’s been like some sort of second skin. And like all A lines, it’s so ridiculously easy to wear. The top is BDG made from a sort of woven cotton. I love the elegant little neckline. It makes me feel like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. You know the bit right near the end where she nips out for food with Fred? Casual but with an ever so slight old-world elegance. Especially when paired with my new favourite red lipstick, Smashbox Be Legendary.
This sheepskin coat is an old favourite that works perfectly. Proof that charity shops are worth the hassle, I came across it for £15. Thick and cosy, it’s the perfect coat for wrapping up in. Or compensating for bare legs against the wind. If for some reason you’re stupid enough to decide to brave the not quite warm enough weather without tights. Well almost warm enough.