Happy Sunday Friends!
With the last few months being totally miserable I’m not going to lie, I lost my fashion mojo!!
If I’d have got away with tying my duvet round me and claiming it was haute couture, I would have!
However…..I’m getting back from the Christmas flubber and I’m all about the fashion again! My new 2016 wardrobe is taking shape rather nicely! (Big cheesy grin!!)
There’s two styles I am fashioning so far this year
Casual Chic and Sophisticated Chic
Either way…….It’s gona be Chiiiiiiiiic!
There’s no room for slumming it in my wardrobe! I always think what you wear determines your mood. Looking chic and smart will give you that confidence and energy to take on the day! I feel I have the right to say this considering I have spent a large portion of January and the start of February in fleece pjs! The moment I got through the door in the evening my trousers were off before I reached the top of the stairs and the Dinosaur fleece bottoms were on! Did it make me feel energised and chic? Nope…..it made me want to eat donuts, whilst snoozing and want to watch Jurassic Park over and over! Whilst we’re sharing here, I will tell you (I’m not proud of this) there were times when showering felt an unnecessary chore!
So, I gave myself a kick up the arse, spent a day internet shopping, created the start of my 2016 wardrobe and came to life again…… like a chic, energised butterfly! Ok, I’m maybe not quite a butterfly, more like a death head moth….but it just so happens I really like them rocknroll little twerps!
Starting a wardrobe for a new year takes some amount of shopping…..and money. I had to think about this strategically…..what staple items could I buy that would help me achieve both my casual and sophisticated looks?! Well, I shall tell you:
Longer length blazer – Check!
Leather Skinny Trouser – Check!
High Heeled Courts – Check!
Deep V Neck Tshirt – Check!
Fashion (not workout) Trainers – Check!
These are perfect staple pieces for day or evening! I ruddy love it!
Here’s two looks I love, using these staple pieces, and my favourites ones from the high street (all hanging beautifully in my wardrobe):
Zara V Neck Tshirt
Zara Crepe Blazer
House of CB Black and White Pointy Pump
Riverisland Black Skinny Leather Look Trouser
Adidas Superstar 80’s Metal Toe
Converse All Star High Top
Zara Faux Leather Biker Trouser
I have to tell you, I have worn heels like these forever now and my feet are medically dead….. but for those who suffer from that horrific burning of not only your soles but your inner soul and make you pray to god that on the way home you’ll come across a cold, damp patch of grass so you can start gliding across it to relieve the burn (we’ve all been there), then these House of CB shoes are the answer! These are the perfect height and are honestly the most comfortable heels I have worn on a night out!
I was able to cut shapes all night without doing that thing where you stand like a flamingo for 5 minutes to give each foot a break from the burning! Don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about!
I got these Adidas beauts for Christmas and they are Ah – Maze- Ziiiiiing!
I would recommend going down half a size and invest in that weird voodoo suede protector thing where they can’t get wet! I did ,because I can’t be trusted! Also because I was wasting my life looking out the window, waiting for a break in the rain to go out wearing them! If only I knew about this stuff sooner……I lost 3 weeks of my life!
I had to find the perfect bag which would be good for day and evening and this Riverisland Suede handbag was perfect with a long over the shoulder strap for day and short handles for evening.
My next purchase will be a chic knit jacket and I think I found just the perfect one from Warehouse to wear out on a shopping day!
I’d like to say this will curb my impulsion to shop for some time, but, It won’t! It does however make me want to get dressed and face the world again, rather than slob in my pyjamas….and that is the real victory here!