|Lace top, Forever 21. Hot pink vest, Primark. Shorts, Zipia. Shoes, Miss KG. Bag, French Connection. Earrings, Gogo Philip.|
As of late I’ve developed a strange habit – when I shop, I sometimes don’t try things on and buy them straight away. I do this mainly in Primark, where the cues for the fitting rooms are usually never-ending, and with certain styles of tops. So I guess it’s not exactly strange as such – I can more or less get a good idea of how tops and tees that are of a looser fit are going to look. So when I got this lace piece from Forever 21 (without trying it beforehand), I was fairly sure that I was going to like it. Now I can say I don’t just like it, I love it.
I don’t recall having anything lacy in my wardrobe other than this top, which is strange because I’ve always loved how sexy and beautiful lace can look. With this top I just love the effectiveness of having a coloured top underneath – is it fair to say it looks quite fresh? Wearing it over a black vest dress might have a more ‘dramatic’ effect… that can be my next styling test.
It’s becoming one of those pieces that I love to wear, but there’s one thing I’m unsure about. Will I be able to style it up in the winter, or is it really just a summer piece? I tend to wear long sleeves during winter (I’m such a cold blooded creature), and I can’t imagine covering this up with a cardigan, for instance. But I’ll worry about it when the time comes – for now, I’m making it a summer favourite.
Do you like my turquoise shoes? They are my first pair of Kurt Geiger shoes. Well, sort of – they’re from their
cheap affordable range, Miss KG. I fell for the colour and the metallic toe caps, and even though they’re tricky to match they make me happy every time I wear them. Every girl should have at least one pair of ballerinas with contrasting toe caps, they’re just so chic and Chanel-esque, don’t you think?
|From left to right: bracelet, vintage. Striped ring, Forever 21. Hot air balloon necklace and set of bracelets, Accessorize. Ring, vintage.|
As you can see, more is more has become my new motto in the jewellery department. I’ve always been a jewellery nut but it’s only now that I’ve come to realise how powerful it is, and how much of a difference it can make to an outfit. Most importantly, I’m having a lot of fun with it.
These pics were taken yesterday, in the midst of a good old lazy Saturday afternoon. It might have been a gray day, but hey, that’s what clothes are for – to brighten things up.