Wednesday, January 02, 2013
NEW YEAR - NEW ME?
Hhhhm not really, it’s the same old me, just a different outfit!
Boots French Connection
Necklace be marvelous jewellery, London
Charm Bracelet – Charmology at House of Fraser
So, my latest Cosmopolitan glossy tells me that ‘monochrome’ is the emerging fashion trend to watch in SS/13. Given my wardrobe predominantly consists of one half of the monochromatic look (black!); I don’t foresee that this should be too much of a problem for me to pull off. I’m so thankful that the shops are not just going to be filled with pastels and pretty florals in the coming months. Thank you Marc Jacobs!
Ahead of my ‘plan’ to curb my spending habit in 2013 (see previous post), I decided to give my winter wardrobe a fresh look with this black and white coat from Topshop. I believe it is meant to be an oversize style, but when I tried on the size 10, I really didn't like how it fit, so I’m wearing a size 8 here (oooh that sounds nice saying I’m wearing a size 8 – very rare!).Unfortunately it wasn't a sales bargain; it’s a full price purchase, but it’s my gentle nod to the monochrome trend.
I’m wearing the coat with a simple crisp white shirt that I bought from Mexx many moons ago, and some plain black stretch jeans from Zara. The boots were a half price coup from French Connection - far too expensive to purchase full price so you can imagine how ecstatic I was when I saw the little sales sticker.
The sun poked through the clouds intermittently throughout the day, so being unrealistically optimistic I took the opportunity to wear my Gucci sunglasses. The necklace is definitely a statement piece of jewellery and was a Christmas present from a dear friend of mine. You may have seen my charm bracelet in a previous post. I’m definitely an accessories gal.
Has anyone else invested in any monochrome pieces? - perhaps something more dramatic?
|Marc Jacobs - Spring 2013: Image courtesy of www.fashionising.com|
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