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.
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.
This 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!
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!
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