Outfit Details (All items are old)
Trousers by Tokito (A variety here) | Top from Anthropologie | Green Coat By Sunny Girl | Pumps by Nine West | Bag by Burberry | Black Skinny Belt | Leopard Print Scarf
This week, I discovered my incredible ability to store things away and completely forget about them. From clothing to makeup to food to toys. So you can imagine my excitement when I’m looking around for place to store food and randomly come across a collection of wide leg trousers. These trousers must have been tucked away since I was pregnant – over 2 years ago.
Indeed myself along with the rest of our fashion society has become obsessed with the skinny leg pants but oh my the reason whey I fell in love with wide legs in the first place all came back this week. Plus they fit better so in the wardrobe they go.
Thanks for reading all and I will catch you again soon.
During my glorious shopping days, I loved purchasing all my work basics at Zara, Anthropologie and Banana Republic. Although Zara finally opened stores in Australia we’re still patiently waiting on the others. Just as well since I have banned myself from buying any new clothing this year but….I am really hoping for Anthropolie to be here some day.
Today’s outfit for work is a neat casual ensemble of overseas purchases. A blazer and bag from London, top and trousers from the States and shoes from Hong Kong. It doesn’t sound healthy for our Australian economy however we unfortunately aren’t as competitive on stock or price.
Next year, whilst I do plan to refresh my wardrobe, I’m thinking I could do more trift (I happen to live in area full of amazing vintage stores) shopping locally. That way I will be throwing money into our economy and still contributing to less consumerism. This plan sounds exciting already doesn’t it?
Outfit breakdown (All items are old)
Peacock top by Anthropologie | Blazer by Zara | Trousers by Banana Republic | Bag by Burberry | Shoes by Milan & Co.
I kept my outfit extremely casual for work today. Mostly because I decided that this morning it was more important to sleep in a little and less important to get dressed up for work. Most nights I do a bit of prep by selecting my work clothes the night before. However since I returned back from holidays a few weeks ago, I just can seem to get my shit together. From my clothes, to my workouts to my eating habits- It’s all off and not in a good way. “Is this normal?” I ask myself and no it isn’t. Something is wrong with me because I have been feeling extremely tired and unmotivated lately. See I’m normal after all.
Cheers to wrapping up this freaking week because it feels like hell and back to the normal me next week.
Outfit breakdown Tunic by Religion | Cardigan by Sportscraft | Coat from Modcloth | Trousers by Banana Republic | Patent pumps by Nine West | Bag by Burberry
Thanks for visiting and see you next time. I promise the next post will sound more bubbly then this one.
Snaps are quickly taken before I head off to work. On days like today it’s still dark out so unfortunately the lighting has worked against the mobile phone photography.
I’ve started the week with my boots over some sporty trousers with leather look zipper pockets. A huge plus about these trousers is that they have an elasticated waist. This was coupled with a simple royal blue top, tailored blazer and long strap vintage bag.
Once again thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead.
I wore this outfit on Sunday so this post is a little delayed. I had to post about it though because there’s a little story behind these trousers.
For those that have been following me for quite some time now, you will all be aware that I committed to not purchase any new clothing for the entire 2013. As crazy as this commitment sounds I have no new clothes and everything I have blogged about to date is old- this years effort to contribute to less cosumerism and still remain as stylish as possible.
These trousers are one of three that I purchased from Banana Republic back in 2010. They were straight legged trousers with slightly flarred bottoms. I no longer liked the cut of these trousers but I didn’t want them to go to waste either. Also since petite trousers with just the perfect length for me are so darn hard to come by and new trousers aren’t an option I took them to the tailors. I had the all trousers modified requesting to have them cut in narrow down the legs. They turned out beautifully.
Things have certainly changed since I never do this. My old self would have donated these trousers or simply left them in a dark place never to be worn again. So there you go. A little something to think about for all those items you own that may never be worn again.
I know this story may not seem significant but it is! No new clothes for a year is a huge commitment for someone who’s a clothes lover to make.
Ever since I purchased this vintage royal blue blouse (many years ago) I have been absolutely dieing to wear it! I never knew what to wear with it though or how to wear it so it fell in the too hard basket of clothes.
Today I have worn it over a black fitted top for some warmth and coverage then sort of crossed the front over and tucked it in my trousers. The colour and uniqueness of this blouse is so good it seriously takes the clumsy out of how I have worn it.
I will be stashing this blouse in next weeks hit list and wearing it some other way. Always room for improvement. So much potential in this top and I can’t wait to experiment some more.
Thanks for reading and cheers to wrapping up the working week.
Black top Royal blue and silver blouse(vintage) | Navy trousers by Zara | Black pumps by Zara | Vintage bag | Black coat
I decided to stick with the blue theme for work this week. I own so many black clothes so Incorporating a blue theme has made me realise how much coloured items I do own. This outfit is definitely another take on the preppy look.