It’s been a few weeks since my last outfit post, and it seems I’ve totally forgotten how to pose for photos since then: whoops!
I’ve also pretty much forgotten how to dress myself, too, if truth be told: a month of living in a virtual building site, and dressing accordingly, will do that you, apparently. Still, now that the house is starting to get back to normal, hopefully my wardrobe will too, although, having said that, I’m still finding myself mostly wanting to wear fairly casual outfits, mostly based around either jeans or trousers: we’ve had a pretty nice spring so far, weather-wise, but the thought of baring my legs still makes me shiver!
So! Two things to note about this outfit: the first is the lace t-shirt, which has been on repeat since it arrived. This is one of those dressy/casual hybrids that’s just perfect for all of those times when you want to look like you’ve made a little bit of an effort, but you don’t want to look hopelessly over-dressed. I always have a really hard time with those kind of looks, because my wardrobe basically goes from super-dressy to super-casual, with nothing in between – or it did until I got this top, anyway. As I said, though, I’ve worn this so often lately that I’m sure the people who know me in real life must be thinking it’s the only top I own, so I should probably look for some other ones, huh?
The other thing I wanted to talk about here is the trousers, which were just £5, from the appropriately-named Everything5Pounds.com. I’ve mentioned this site a couple of times lately, and it’s basically a giant warehouse which sells overstock from high-street brands (So, no, it’s not sweatshop stuff, despite the fact that everything really IS £5!). Most of the time the labels have been cut out so you don’t know where the item originally came from, but I haven’t had a problem with quality, although, granted, I have only bought a couple of things so far!
It seems a little bit hit and miss, and because the stock is from various different brands, the section can be quite eclectic, but there are some real gems lurking amongst the more questionable pieces, and these trousers were one of them. And, I mean, they’re obviously not the most exciting item of clothing I’ve ever bought, but they are the kind of thing I’ll end up wearing constantly, so I figured they were a pretty good deal for the price.
Oh, and we’ve also reached that part of the year where I start wearing this white blazer in every second post: gotta love spring!
Trousers: Everything 5 Pounds
Top: Oasis c/o Next
Bag: Kate Spade c/o Shopbop