Coat - Vintage via Oxfam
So this is what I wore for my sole day at LC:M in a neat little post, as it didn't seem quite right to shoehorn this outfit in with all that menswear. I ended up going for more of a 'ladylike' look than I'd intended, thanks to the classic Lulu Guinness bag and slightly retro silhouette. Usually if you have something sitting in your wardrobe for a while, then it's probably a sign that it needs to be elsewhere. Rational thoughts aside, something kept me from saying goodbye to the Winter coat I bought last June during my trip to the Oxfam warehouse. Although it seemed like a major find at the time, the slightly bulky shoulders made me think twice about wearing it and because I've been wearing so much tartan at the moment, I thought it may have been a clash too far. I was deliberating for ages until I decided to yank out the hefty shoulder pads, never to be seen again. The checked coat was the quieter of the AW13 outerwear trends last Autumn, the sibling to the more gregarious pink number and something I preferred a little more. As I said when I bought it, I got major Chloe AW12 vibes and it's always nice to own something unique that has a bit of a story behind it. Moving onto this year's purchases, this skirt is proving to be one of my favourites so far. I'm always after skirts that are a true A-Line style, not the kind that looks full on the hanger and clingy in the hip area. This fits the bill well and the fact that it's denim makes it a nice casual option.
Due to an influx of notebooks, I'm brainstorming some ideas for this year and as IWTYK is so close to my heart, it would be really interesting to get an outside perspective on what you'd like to see. Whether it's knitting, London-related or me doing my usual prancing around random streets, I'd love to know!