Like the title, I've been a bit of a hermit these past few days due to deadlines and the crazy snow, wearing questionable outfits indoors that go against the whole fashion blogger status. I ventured outside yesterday in my trusted DMs but was within 5 feet of my house before I slipped and fell on the ice, resulting in a rather fetching bruise on my right hand. Methinks I finally need some wellies. I am now stocked up on all the necessary provisions (6 pints of milk and a packet of Haribo) to return to my reclusive state while I write my dissertation draft, but here are some outfit pictures I took during slightly less stressed and agraphobic times.
Jacket, bracelet - Topshop
Breton top - Charity shop
Cardigan - Vintage via Franny and Roey
Leather shorts - courtesy of Very
Tights - Calzedonia
Necklaces - Brooklyn Charm and Gogo Phillip
Socks - courtesy of Tabio
Shoes - Office
Meet my 2010 Winter coat, Topshop's Barbour offering bought back in September when all this snow was just a figment of my imagination. I like that it makes me look a bit 'country' and weathered, without me having to leave the confines of the University campus and it's a more casual style to what I would normally buy. I've pretty much worn it with every outfit as it has the ability to dress things down, so it looks equally as nice with dresses or jeans. However, this relatively new addition doesn't stop me from coveting the entire Zara website and this style from Asos, but I'm preparing myself for a handbags-at-dawn situation in the Boxing Day sales. Did you buy a new coat this year?
Shirt - The Scarlet Room
Trousers, necklace, bracelet - Topshop
Socks, ring - Forever 21
Brogues - Office
Necklaces - Gogo Phillip & Marc by Marc Jacobs
Due to my intern past, I am always changing buttons over on things if I don't like the look of them, and swapped some bright white buttons on this shirt for a darker style. Problem is, I didn't buy enough of them and sacrificed being able to button it to the very top. Note to self, be more organised when buying buttons and actually write down how many you need to buy! I wasn't quite sure about the volume in this shirt when it arrived, but it's definitely grown on me and will be perfect for all the inevitable festive food consumption.
Shirt - Weekday via Beacons Closet
Tunic - The Scarlet Room
Shorts - H&M
Tights - American Apparel
Socks - Primark
Boots - eBay
The tights are a purchase I made during a random 30% off evening at American Apparel, along with two pairs of these cute socks. I did try on a dress there but it didn't really agree with me (could barely get my head through the neckline for a start) and although I like many of the clothes there, I realised that most items are standard charity shop fare with a higher price tag. For example the top I was wearing in the first outfit was £3.99 from a charity shop, but AA's similar version is £42!
I wore a Heattech underneath all of these outfits, it's just too flipping cold!
Shirt - The Scarlet Room
Shorts, hat - H&M
Socks - Vero Moda
Boots - Doc Martens
Necklaces - Brooklyn Charm, Gogo Philip and Topshop
Ring - Forever 21
It's hat time again! As I mentioned before, the weather is freezing but I usually don't wear a hat for pure vanity reasons, (which my Mum would surely scold me for). This all went out the window this week and I chucked this beanie over the result of a Dodgy Hair Day. This post has also made me realise how much I've bought from The Scarlet Room, a Singaporean website which offers a different take on traditional pieces (plus a few designer lookey-likeys). It can be tricky to gauge how the clothes will look on me, and I've often been left with a few pieces I'm not too sure about, but I really liked the loose, boxy fit of this shirt (even though I think my dodgy washing skills shrank it slightly). For 2011, I am trying to limit the whole online shopping addiction mentioned in this post, so I narrowly stopped myself from ordering this skirt and intend to attempt a DIY when I'm re-united with my sewing machine. It's all about self control...
This is my new poster and mantra for all future deadlines. Is anyone else writing a dissertation at the moment? Good luck, mine is precisely zero words but hopefully that can change today...
I now also procrastinate on Tumblr, come and have a gander.