09/02/2014

Closet Confidential

Technically, this is a YouTube tag, but I've decided that I'm jumping on this band wagon in blog form.

I could talk about clothes all day, so let's get on with it!

1. What is the newest item in your wardrobe?

The newest item in my wardrobe is this lovely baby pink coat from Miss Selfridge. I bought it on Friday after seeing it on sale in store on Thursday, and then attempting to tell myself I didn't need a pink coat for the next 24 hours. Obviously, I failed. I've been after a pink coat for a while now, and that craving has not been helped by ADR rocking them all over instagram. I have found it a little difficult assimilating such a saccharine colour into a wardrobe saturated with leather, black and leopard but I'm getting there (it has only been two days...) and I really love how it looks with my fur scarf.

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2. What is the oldest item in your wardrobe?

It's a toss up between this pretty vintage lace top and a black Topshop trench coat, but for the sake of pretty pictures I opted for this delicate little top. I've had it for about seven years I think, and it's yellowed with time and picked up the odd tiny little stain here and there (oops) but I'm still in love with it. Admittedly, I don't actually wear it very much. It's a little too low in the front, too short in length and a bit boxy, but there's something about it that just makes me adore it. I usually wear it with denim shorts and bandeau bras in the summer and it's had the odd outing with a high waisted skirt on a night out, but I'm thinking if I find the perfect pair of high-waisted jeans (Topshop Joni, I've heard great things about you) that it might see a little more daylight than just posing for pictures by my bedroom window.

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3. What is the most expensive item?

This question depressed me. I came to the realisation that I don't actually own anything super high end. My make-up collection is another story, but when it comes to clothing, I'm a high street girl through and through. The most recent item I bought that made me feel particularly indulgent - I've not counted coats or boots here, as I see them as 'essentials' - was this gorgeous fuchsia pink crepe biker jacket from Topshop. I love it. I love it so damn much. I can't remember how much it cost exactly but I remember feeling the sting as the funds disappeared. Plus, a bright pink biker isn't the most cost effective purchase ever...

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4. What is the cheapest item that you actually wear/use regularly?

If I were to take this question completely literally, I'd have to say that Forever 21 basic £2.50 camis are my cheapest and most regularly used items. However, on a cost per wear basis, I'd have to say H&M (p)leather jackets. I wear these constantly - not now, it's too damn cold in Edinburgh for just a leather jacket - but when it starts warming up a bit, these don't leave my back. This one was about £30 a couple of years ago and still going so strong, and they feel really good for fake leather. Win!

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5.What was the biggest bargain?

The bargain I've been most excited about ever, and that I actually wear fairly regularly and see myself wearing for a long time, is this gorgeous Topshop leather armed trench coat. Drool. I had just moved to Dundee, completely changed my living situation and needed a sartorial pick-me-up, so wandered into Topshop where I found this little beauty sitting at less than half price. About 30 seconds later it was mine, and I felt super pleased with myself. Meet my Burberry aspirations. My most recent bargain however, was this gorgeous red leather pencil skirt from Zara. £19.99 in the sale and - unlike most Zara items I own - it fits me perfectly. Happy days.

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6. What was the biggest waste of money?

Topshop A-line PVC skirt. It smells a bit funky, it squeaks when I walk and... I have never worn it out of the house. I'm painfully aware that PVC is not going to be in fashion forever, so if I don't wear it pronto I may have to give up and sell it on to some dominatrix or other. I'm determined to wear it though, because I think it looks really cool. I like it with the pale blue cami below, but I also think grey jersey would look fab with it or any kind of soft, worn in t-shirt. I will wear it out! I will. 

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Bonus Question: Three of my favourite items right now.

You might have noticed throughout this post that I have a bit of an obsession with all things outerwear. I can't help it, I just love coats. About half my wardrobe is crammed full of different coats and jackets, but living in Scotland, they're an easily justifiable purchase. One of my absolute favourites in my wardrobe right now is this furry number from Urban Outfitters. I've worn it almost every day since buying it and I bloody love it. I get almost constant compliments on it too, which is always nice. It's warm enough, roomy enough to fit loads of jumpers on and if you ever feel like a change from the fur, the collar is detachable and can be swapped out for a cosy scarf. It's pretty much the perfect coat in my opinion. I love it.

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Aside from coats, I'm 100% a shoe girl. I'm kind of starting to see handbags in a more favourable light, but for me, it will always be about shoes. Below are my current favourites, and they're both from Topshop. The cowboy ankle boots I got last winter, but funnily enough didn't wear them all that much at the time. This year however, they have barely left my feet. They're so comfy and they've got just enough detail to make them interesting but not too much that they look out of place and obnoxious. Perfect.

The green leopard print furry heeled boots are not remotely practical but oh my god, how I love them. They elevate a simple jean and shirt outfit just enough to make it interesting and I really like them at the bottom of my dark green leather jeans, as matchy-matchy as that sounds. They're just the right amount of sexy but without taking themselves too seriously; they are green and furry after all. 

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I hope you enjoyed that little peak into my wardrobe. Clearly, I'm all about leather, coats and all things pink at the moment. Maybe it's time to step out of my comfort zone and in to something... floral? 

Unlikely.