Have you ever had one of those days when you wake up and tell yourself that it is going to be a good day, that the sun’s going to be out and that you won’t have to carry around an umbrella, only to walk outside and be showered in snow? Wait what? Snow? At this time of the year? Welcome to my life in London.
It’s supposed to be spring but the weather’s still erratic. I’m not sure if it’s right to blame global warming and our society’s destructive behaviour towards the eco system but I miss those days when spring was actually warm. Maybe it’s time to move back to a tropical country where it’s actually sunny all year round! But it’s a rather costly decision so I’ll just go put on some spring time clothes and pretend that it’s warm for now (and maybe catch a cold or two while I’m there).
I found this top while browsing the new H&M flagship store on Oxford circus. I rarely shop at H&M noways but I was surprised at the wide range of clothes that they offered in this newly renovated store. I love the lace-y flower pattern and the cutout at the back. It’s so light and airy, perfect for the warmer months. To offset the girly vibe of the lace top, I paired it with a tough leather skirt, also from H&M. I particularly like the sort of baroque detailing on the sides of this skirt. Completed the look with my spike litas to give an edge to the outfit et voilà. This would be the perfect music festival outfit for me, and what I mean by that is something along the line of Coachella, set in the warm desert. Music festivals in the UK are a different story, involving wellies and raincoat but let’s not get into that for now.
Top : H&M
Skirt : H&M
Shoes : Jeffrey Campbell
Dungarees, also known as ‘overalls’, have such a utilitarian stigma attached to them. Granted, they’ve got plenty of pockets to store whatever you want to hide but you don’t have to be a construction worker or a farmer to rock them. I picked out this pair of “moon rock” grey denim dungarees from ASOS. I love the loose-fitting that makes them so comfortable to wear. They’re very much like a cross between a jumpsuit and your traditional pair of jeans but with much more interesting detailing. Pair them up with a nice pair of sandals, a button-up shirt and a statement necklace to smarten up the look. I completed the outfit with this retro-looking box bag, also from ASOS, with the same colour palette to give it a uniform-like vibe, as an homage to the times I used to rock this kind of garment in primary school. What’s your take on dungarees/overalls? Yay or nay?
When I saw these leather sandals on Zara’s website, it was like love at first sight. I just HAD to get my hand on them. I don’t usually buy heels from Zara because the sizing always seems a bit odd for me, making the shoes rather uncomfortable. However, these ones fit perfectly, perhaps because of the open-toed design. When I first saw them, I thought that they had such an elegant Saint Laurent or Alexander Wang-esque quality to them with the minimalist and classic design. Little did I know, they basically look like dupes of the Saint Laurent Jane Sandals. However, I do much prefer the pointed toe on these. They are definitely some of the more classic pieces in my shoe collection and I’m sure I’ll be able to make a lot of use out of them!