6 May 2012

Another outfit post, another weather grumble.  After the brief sunny spell a month ago, I could quite easily regress back into my full Autumn wardrobe and I'm forcing myself to embrace all of the Summery shades.  I'm secretly hoping that this in turn will 'Make Spring Happen' (as opposed to fetch) and that I can lose the tights for good soon enough.

COS bubble jumper topshop denim skirt creepers
cos bubble knit jumper tatty devine necklace
COS bubble jumper topshop denim skirt creepers

Jumper - COS
Skirt - Topshop
Tights - Tabio
Necklace - c/o Tatty Devine
Ring - Galibardy
Creepers - c/o Spartoo

I've become a major jumper fan in the past six months or so and it's now become a bit of an addiction to keep finding styles that suit me, yet also have a unique quality or design element.  They've been essential for the tricky weather conditions of late and I'll be sad to put this one away when it eventually gets warmer as the colour lends itself so well to Summer.  The polka dot nails went a bit wrong but if anyone asks, they're my personal homage to Yayoi Kusama.  I'm running a Wah nails book giveaway and although there isn't a tutorial inside, I'm sure it's only a matter of time until we see some extremely dotty nail art on their website.

Topshop Cardi A.P.C Fashion is for Losers H&M floral trousersThis photo is by Claire Pepper, the awesome photographer who made me look decent despite a long day at work!

Cardigan - Topshop
T-shirt - A.P.C
Trousers - H&M
Shoes - Clarks c/o Spartoo

I've been trying to embrace trousers more and went for a bit of a head-to-toe colour explosion instead of blending in with the rain.  It's weird to think how my style has changed in the past year (I feel a post coming on) as the idea of printed trousers would have sent me hiding in the nearest All Saints store if you'd suggested them to me previously.  I guess the trouble with having such a recognisable item is that I see someone in the same print on a daily basis and even in the same office. Usually I try to be as individual as possible, which is probably a result of having the name I do and conveniently forgetting that other Kristabels exist.  I've accepted that I am part of something bigger, an H&M floral printed trousers sort of society and I try to give a knowing look to anyone I see wearing them.  Great minds think alike!

Cos stripe t-shirt Jaeger frill denim shorts
COS stripe t-shirt

T-shirt - COS
Cardigan - 3.1 Phillip Lim
Shorts - c/o Boutique by Jaeger
Brogues - Office
Necklace, tights - Topshop

No your eyes are not deceiving you, yes there is a Phillip Lim item somewhere in my midst.  A chance tweet by My Wardrobe announcing further reductions on their sale led me to this canny purchase back in February.  At the time, I'd been searching for a bog-standard grey cardigan but luckily ended up with something far more exciting, which boasts an unusual layered sleeve effect and double-breasted opening.  I'm definitely trying to buy more quality items as I approach my (shudder) mid-twenties and I think it's worth budgeting for final clearance sales on sites like these, as you never know what you might end up with (plus the packaging is almost as exciting as what's inside)!  Have you ever managed to find a designer bargain?  I'm planning to stop by the Dover Street Market sample sale next weekend (it was one of my resolutions so it's absolutely paramount that I attend), so expect to see me crawling under rails hunting for anything Comme des Garcons if you're about!

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend if you're UK based; as if we've got the heating on!

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  1. Cannot tell you how much I love that Fashion is for Losers tee! xx

  2. I love your yellow jumper! You are definitely bringing the sun in with that shade!

  3. i've not been on my wardrobe for yonks, will check out the sales myself. really into the trousers, they're very loud but i can deal with that

  4. I love the yellow jumper/denim skirt combo. Bring on Summer!


  5. love your COS jumper. and those H&M trousers are just the best. I wear mine abit too much! - lola x

  6. Oh lovely! I finally get to see your Philip Lim cardigan in looks fab. So love your TS necklace too...totally reminds me of the timeturner in Harry Potter haha. LOVE.

  7. wow! love the first and second outfit soooooo much! you look amazing!

  8. I love the yellow jumper, it looks lovely on you, so bright and summery. Love your style.

    Charlotte xo

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  9. That yellow jumper is AMAZING and I love your H&M trousers!

    Maria xxx

  10. those shorts are adorable! I tried those h&m pants, didn't LOOVE them so I put them back.

    I have been doing the same thing though, hoping if I dress spring-y it will finally become spring! today I gave up, wearing olives and burgundy...whatever....

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    Love from, THE EASTERN PEARL

  12. I just found your blog today and I just wanted to say that I love love love your style! So casual, yet classy, and well coordinated! We have a similar skin tone and you really show great complimentary colors to wear!!
    And your site is aesthetically pleasing, I'm just an all around fan ^-^

  13. The yellow jumper is amazing! I'm a massive jumper fan at the moment too, they're so easy to wear. The floral trouser suit you so well and you'd never have guessed you'd been at work all day - very fresh :) x

  14. love this outfit!!
    the yellow colour fits so good to your skin and hair!:)

  15. I like your blog, I like your style, everything is fine!
    If you like my blog, we can follow each other)))

  16. I've been lusting after those H&M florals for months, but I just don't feel daring enough to try them!