Saturday, 16 July 2011

About Time!

In my last post I was complaining about not finding any nice clothes. The very next day I was in Topshop in Nottingham after an open day and found this dress!

dress- Topshop, belt- H&M, scarf- mum's/vintage, tights- unknown

Dusky/dull colours tend to suit me better than brights so even though it does look a bit autumnal I will wear this all year round. Also, because it's so simple I can dress it up or down for any occasion. Best of all it was only £32 minus 10% student discount, which for Topshop is pretty cheap! I made this collage with some of the things I would wear with this dress, if I had them (everything from Topshop). The boots are my favourite, but at £75 even with the student discount I won't be buying them any time soon. On an unrelated note my mum bought me this bag from the Next sale yesterday morning- I really like the colour! The photo doesn't really do it justice, it looks very orange here but in real life it's more of a 'tomato' colour. It only has a small magnet fastening so I'll probably use it mostly for the beach- it will be good to throw a towel and sunscreeen in on my sailing camp in Sweden.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Counting Down To Autumn

I haven't bought clothes for quite a while now, nothing that I've been really excited about anyway, and I think I've realised why. I was worried that I didn't like fashion as much any more (this would be a big problem since I've only looked at fashion courses at university!), but actually I think it's because I just don't like any of the spring/summer trends. Obviously bright colours are everywhere, and I do like how the clothes look but as soon as I try anything on it just looks awful! So I have concluded that i'll have to sit this season out in terms of trends, and instead i'm looking forward to autumn. Earlier I looked through Elle and Vogue's pull out guides to the new season and made a list of what I want to do/ wear.In case it's too hard to read:

A/W checklist

-burnt umber wrap dress- Topshop- like Bottega Veneta

--> too long? try it on

-knee length pencil skirt @ J.Saunders

--> burgundy with black leather waistband, Topshop

- buy/make choker- velvet ribbon? not too chunky

- sturdier shoes, maybe creepers? wedge sole- black

GROW FRINGE!! don't give up

- wear red lipstick more

-maybe buy cheap extensions, plait + make earrings?

- somehow find lots of cheap black sequins + beads to cluster over black socks

- thick eyebrows- use the pencil

--> will look better with no fringe! v. Swedish

-fur gilet- either wear or adapt + then wear!

--> could attach to the black leather arms?

-muted colours, jewel tones, black- forget brights!

Are there any trends that you're particularly looking forward to for autumn/winter, or any you'll be avoiding?