So I haven’t posted in what seems like an age, I think I have felt a little uninspired with what is out there on offer. I am also struggling to capture the right balance between buying fashion and homeware, I feel the house needs some decorating but I don’t want my wardrobe to suffer. Especially as I started a new job over a month ago, I am determined to keep my fashion identity at work without conforming to your typical office attire. It’s been a hard adjustment from working in retail to working in an office environment, I feel I don’t have enough clothes to rotate between week to week.
What I do need more than anything for work are some new shoes, I’m incredibly picky though so I find it hard to find what I want. I saw these boots by LD Tuttle which I really like, although not sure how appropriate they would be for work. I don’t have a pair this length… and they are half price in the sale though!
$780 to $312!
What have you done to keep your style identity at work?
I recently discovered Kim of The Mourning Cloak through Instagram and love her approach to personal style. One day when I was flicking through Instagram, I saw Kim had posted an unbelieveable leather jacket by Barbara Gongini. Pretty sure it was lust at first sight, yes for a piece of clothing! The cut and silhouette are to die for, and I am a sucker for anything with thumb holes.
It truly would be an amazing wardrobe addition that I would love to own, costing KR6,900 which equates to approximately £540 it’s definately not cheap, but not as ridiculously priced as it could have been. This one is undeniably worth saving up for and I am in need of a replacement leather jacket. See for yourself, make up your own mind:
Mind blown? Mine sure is, I can’t tear my eyes away from this beautifully designed leather jacket.
I discovered Ofelpan a while ago whilst I was spending hours perusing Etsy. It offers affordable handmade clothing imitating high end designers, one of my favourites being Rick Owens. Normally the concept of buying imitation goods is enough to put me off buying anything because the original will always be hands down better in every way. However you need to consider that sometimes you can lust after your favourite designer pieces but will never own them because the price bracket is just too high. I’m still supporting an independent designer and getting pieces for my wardrobe I could only ever dream of. I feel like I am partially selling out, but even eBay offerings for designer labels I adore are still unaffordable.
I find it increasingly difficult to buy anything on the high street as the offerings locally are your standard brands with nothing exciting design-wise. 90% of my wardrobe is bought online these days, a few clicks, swipes and a short wait later my goods have arrived. I love the wait and excitement for parcels. I always feel more appreciative knowing I’m supporting independent designers, maybe because that’s where I would like to be myself one day.
Check out the Ofelpan Etsy store, there’s hundreds of designs for both men and women. What’s your opinion?
Oversized Grey Draping Long Sleeve Jersey Top £60
Sleeveless Asymmetrical Draped Long Anthem Dress £80
Tie Sweatshirt Hoodie £102
So let’s talk about Fleet Ilya and their amazing bags. Now owning one of these beauties is only a dream as they are WAY out of my price range, but a girl can lust after all! The structure and shapes are to die for, I love any brand that challenge boring design.
I’ve picked my favourites from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection, what do you guys think?
Winger Box Bag Dark Grey £566
Multi Zip Long Strap Bag £650
Sculpted Satchel £675
Large Parallelogram Clutch £541
Flat Cuff Clutch Black £458
I think my absolute favourite would be the Winged Box Bag in Grey, it’s so unusual with great construction. Here’s to dreaming!
So I always promise myself to try out lipsticks, I always see my friends wearing them but I always feel it’s too bold a statement for myself. Every so often I decide to be brave, buy one, wear it once and decide it’s not for me. Then I found the Kat Von D x Sephora Studded Kiss Lipstick line, which has me sold on the packaging alone. I’m a sucker for something well presented. It comes in a huge array of beautiful colours including matte and a bunch of sparkly ones.
The full Kat Von D make up collection is available on the Sephora website. What do you guys think?
Studded Kiss Lipstick, shown in Underage Red $21
Chromat‘s new SS14 collection Mathletes, is apparently inspired by competitive mathematics, team uniforms, sports jerseys and the athleticism and intellectual mastery of NASA Astronauts.
I’ve only featured Chromat’s swimwear on this post, but they do clothing as well, it’s worth heading over to their website and checking it all out.
I think my Top 2 choices from this collection would be the Neoprene Tri set and the Molly set. Purely because I feel I could be relatively comfortable in these two, not too much skin on show but still looking damn fierce! I love the look of all the different pieces in this collection, I’d love to see how wearable they are, I always worry too many straps mean constantly re-adjusting yourself. Check it out for yourselves below:
Bouloux Bikini $149
Underbust Uniform Top $218
Sport Bikini Top $149.50
Sport Bikini Bottom $103.50
Neoprene Tri Top $229
Hipcage Bustier Suit $310
Molly Top $148.50
Molly Bottom $108
If I spent more time by the beach I would be inclined to spend plenty of money on swimwear but holidays are few and far between for me. So justifying this kind of money for a set seems silly. But there is a holiday looming on the horizon so maybe just maybe I should just go for it…
What do you guys think?