So this week I got to fulfil a lifetime ambition of seeing my favourite band live, the wonderful Pearl Jam. Suffice to say the gig was amazing, but before the gig I had to get something to wear and what better for a hot night in July, going to a gig filled with thousands of people, than a new graphic tank. This one was an absolute bargain at just £6 from Primark. I don’t shop there often, but I always seem to stumble upon a wee gem now and again, and who can argue with the pice! Continue reading
We all know the staples of any wardrobe are your go to basics, classic pieces you can wear daily/nightly, dress down/up and generally form the base of your look. Here are my absolute essential, basic items, I couldn’t live without in my wardrobe and as you can see, they don’t have to break the bank!
The Skinny Jean
This pair, which I own, are from Warehouse; were £45, purchased on sale for £25.
I LOVE these jeans. Warehouse jeans are a first for me, I usually buy all my jeans from Top Shop, but I tried these on, as they were on sale and they are an amazing fit. Flattering and comfy and I adore the (on-trend) zip detail pockets. I did have to go up a size, Warehouse seem to make their clothes super small, so don’t be disheartened if your usual size is a bit on the neat size in there.
The White Tee
White Tee, £6 from H&M.
I have TONS of white Tee’s and they are mostly from H&M. I find they are really affordable and a nice fit. I like my white T to be a bit baggy, not too tight and one that hangs past my belly! These are perfect.
This blazer is £48 from Top Shop and I have one very similar to it that I, surprise surprise, found in the sale for £20 last year. I have three black blazers – one fitted and ‘suit’ like for work, one like this that I wear out or casual and the third, a loose tuxedo style with 3/4 length sleeves, I wear to work or for going out.
The Ballet Pump
These nude ballet pumps are £16 from Top Shop and I am now on my second pair after wearing the first to a slow death! I’m crazy about these little pumps. Obviously a shoe for the drier/warmer weather, but all spring/summer I wear mine with skinny jeans, skirts, dresses, just about everything really. They are comfortable and cute as a button!
White Cons, from well, just about anywhere! My most recent pair were £45 from Office and you’ll find that price is pretty standard across the board. I LIVE in my cons; you literally have to peel them off me these days, apart from these wet winter months when I’m in my biker boots, but with the cons, I wear them smart to work with jeans and a blazer, casual at the weekend and even going out. I just can’t see past these shoes, they go with EVERYTHING!
I got this bag this year with some birthday vouchers for Top Shop – it was £40 and I have used it everyday since I got it. It’s got a hint of Victoria Beckham about it, maybe a bit of McQueen, that nice structured tote that you can fit a ton of stuff in. It’s classic, elegant and I think it’s a real find.
I have a necklace, almost identical to this one pictured, that I got in H&M for £2!!! An absolute steal and I wear it nearly everyday. It’s pretty, petite and goes with almost everything. A nice little basic to brighten my neckline.
These are my staples, absolute no negociating, I must have, staples. Adding all the other bits that transform them into a different outfit everyday….that’s the fun part…
On a day off from work, I mostly like to dress pretty casual. I enjoy wearing a dress to work now and again and I’m embracing my new found love of blouses, however on a wet, cold Saturday in January, I’m happiest in my trusty Top Shop skinnies, Top Shop Biker Boots and Miss Selfridge leather jacket.
The hoodie is Top Shop and the grey top is Zara.
Comfy, warm and ideal for trudging round a wet city centre hunting for more bargains in the sales! Which, by the way I did find…. More on that soon!