Certain clothes just lift your spirits when you wear them and when I bought the individual pieces of this outfit I knew that they would be worn to death. Red is probably my favourite colour and whenever I wear it it makes me feel a lot more confident. Print is obviously another key component of my wardrobe and so this outfit is pretty much my perfect combination!
|Coat: Antoni and Alison via T.K. Maxx, dress: H! by Henry Holland, belt: charity shop, shoes: ASOS.|
When I saw this coat a while ago, I picked it up and didn't put it back down. After I tried it on I realised that it fitted me perfectly and after that it was impossible for me to put it back. I knew that if I left it behind that I would be distraught as it was as if I had commissioned Antoni and Alison themselves to make me a coat: it was belted, it was a cute print and colour, it had interesting detailing and the perfect amount of swooshiness. The reactions I got on Twitter proved that I had made the right decision ;) As A Thrifty Mrs said, if it's a wise style investment for you, it's a bargain!
This dress fits me in all the right places and the waist is even in the right place! I don't know if it's me but all shop bought clothes never seem to have the waist in the right place...am I just odd?! I recently found this belt at home after my little sister had 'borrowed' it and I was so happy! I bought it for next to nothing in a charity shop about a year ago and it is the perfect shade of tomato red and the perfect size. I almost left it behind but it soon became one of the most worn items in my wardrobe!
A close up of the prints on the dress and the coat and also a glimpse at my hair and make-up. Recently, I have been wearing a lot more Natural Collection make-up and their waterproof mascara is quite simply AMAZING! I wore it whilst exercising and it didn't even budge, not bad for a couple of pounds huh? I straightened my hair to go out last night, but I much prefer my hair the second day after I straighten it as it looks less unnatural. Does anyone else do that?
|OOTD: Outtake of the day is courtesy of when I tried to spin round to capture the swooshiness of the coat and dress. Sunglasses: Primark [I'm pretty sure everyone had these a couple of years ago but they are so cute!]|
What clothes make you smile? Do you have any bargain recommendations?