If I had to pick one outfit that could represent what my ‘uniform’ has been for the past few months, it would be this formula – a slim-fitting roll neck and pleated midi skirt. And these two pieces have undoubtedly been some of my most worn – and loved – items as of late…
There is always at least one trend that I initially dislike and somehow end up warming up to. I really didn’t like choker tops at first – I found them quite trashy! But one day a friend from work was wearing a slick black choker jumper and that’s it, I was sold. I found this top on River Island’s website and haven’t looked back ever since. I’ve always felt that roll neck jumpers are subtly sensuous, and I gotta say this jumper is straight out sexy. Please note – I am not referring to myself as sexy, it’s simply my interpretation of choker tops!
I love wearing this top with A-line skirts, but pairing it with pleated skirts gives it an elegant feel. And speaking of pleated skirts, I’ve had this one for a good five months and I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes one of my all-time favourite skirts. I got it in Miss Selfridge – which, like I said in my previous post, has been one of my favourite shops this season – and even though the copper shade is a tricky colour to match, it’s so chic and eye-catching and totally worth it as I feel instantly dressed up when I wear it.
And I found the perfect match for this skirt – doesn’t this brown Zara bag complement its metallic hues perfectly?
Insert dancing flamenco lady emoji here…
Choker top, River Island. Skirt, Miss Selfridge. Bag, Zara. Earrings, ASOS. Watch, Michael Kors. Bracelet, gift. Nail bracelet, The Peach Box. Ring, from Hong Kong. Shoes, House Of Avenues.
I don’t know if I’ve ever had this Topshop coat on the blog properly – I got it at the end of 2015 in a charity shop because I’d been wanting to get a charcoal grey car coat for a while. The lining is a little destroyed but other than that it does the job – it’s the perfect coat for tricky shades that wouldn’t work with my coloured coats.
I totally took advantage of Marylebone’s 108 Brasserie’s outer tables (and my friend’s thermal cup!) in order to attempt a cool girl in the city vibe – I failed miserably but we did end up having some delicious brunch at this place.
And even though these pictures were taken two months ago, this is still one of my go-to looks – but hopefully I’ll be swapping the coat for a faux leather jacket soon!
Pictures taken in Marylebone, London on January 14th, 2017.