Tuesday, 21 October 2014

New in: Black and White checked Zara scarf.

Continuing on with the monochromatic theme from my previous two posts (with the Topshop black Leigh skinny jeans and the Wolf grey Nike Free trainers), I bought a new black and white checked, super, super, SUPER soft scarf from Zara (I can't seem to find the exact one on the Zara website but here's the beige and pink version.) In my humble opinion, Zara do the BEST scarves on the high street. The last scarf I bought was from their A/W range from last year.  Recently, I've been aiming for efficiency and comfort over anything else in regards to my clothes/outfits because when you wake up at 6am in the morning and have a very stressful 1+hour commute ahead of you, looking good is not top on your priority, whereas comfort is very important. But since I have a very monochromatic and neutral wardrobe, it means I can pretty much mix and match all the items in my wardrobe and still look somewhat presentable and chic and not too atrocious. Lately, I've been investing in some very (dare I say again...) comfortable, timeless and sturdy pieces to add to my wardrobe which I know I will get a lot of wear out of (referring back to the pair of Nike trainers in my last post, I would just like to mention I have worn them pretty much EVERYDAY since I bought them.) Michelle also mentioned about creating a capsule wardrobe due to her imminent move to Hong Kong. Likewise, I'm thinking it's time to purge my closet again and only keep the bare essentials.

P.S. A big fat thank you to Sin for drawing the picture in my new header. I originally received it as a doodle from her but I loved it so much that I wanted to incorporate it into my blog header (after she did a few tweaks)! The short story behind the picture is (in case it isn't obvious), the picture is of me. And a fun fact about me is that Pandas are my favourite animal, and thus the Panda outfit.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

New in: Topshop Black Leigh Skinny Jeans.

I went shopping today (4th October 2014) - although when this post goes live it'll probably be a few days later. I didn't buy a lot, but I did buy something significant that I feel is worth blogging about - my first pair of jeans since since high school. I haven't worn, or owned any jeans, for around 5/6 years. To put it simply, I find jeans so uncomfortable, restricting and very unflattering on me. But EVERYTHING has changed now that I've discovered THE game and possibly life changing Topshop Leigh Skinny Jeans (in black, and soon to be in many other colours.) They are honestly the most comfortable pair of jeans EVER - they literally mould to the shape of your legs. If someone were to force me to throw all but one pair of trousers/pants/bottoms from my wardrobe (or as I would like to say - be a suitcase kid - a person who can fit all her clothes into a suitcase (not the type of suitcase kid in Jacqueline Wilson's book - if you know what book I'm referring to)), I would easily be able to throw everything BUT these Leigh jeans away. (Another reason I would choose these over everything else is because they are the most expensive pair of bottoms I own at £38!) To be honest I would have never thought I would ever convert back into wearing jeans but Topshop has proved me wrong. These jeans are overhyped but it is for very good reason. (And I can't believe I've written a paragraph on a pair of jeans lol...)