It’s been a few days since my last post, so sorry for the delay. It’s been ages since I treated myself to some new clothes, mainly because over the last few months I’ve been really disappointed with what I’ve seen in the shops recently. I’m really not one for the whole over-sized look because as a petite girl it just makes me feel over conscious of being too skinny and everything just looks like it’s drowning me and sadly that trend is all that seems to be gracing the high street stores over the last 2 seasons.
I’d been looking for ages for a longline cable knit cardigan I could wear with a body con skirt and some tights and just a simple top and finally I found one last week in H&M for a very reasonable £19.99. It’s a really nice berry burgundy red colour which I think really flatters my skin tone and hair colour and I love the fact that it doesn’t come with buttons, because I hate when cardi’s have buttons low down and when you sit down everything just bulges over. I love the fit too, and even though supposed to be oversized, I just got a size smaller than I usually would wear but I’m still unsure about the way it falls and just the lack of shape it seems to give me, so I’m still 50/50 on whether to keep this or return it. (This is the first outfit post I’ve ever done, so please excuse the pretty rubbish photography, and my awful posture!) So here, I paired the cardigan with a simple stripe vest top tucked into a black body-con skirt (both from H&M) just for a simple casual look.
Some other bits I’ve bought over the last few weeks include some things I got in exchange for a cardigan that my boyfriend got me for Christmas which unfortunately was too big. Both the top (£8.99) and jumper (£14.99) are from Internationale which I’ll be honest isn’t a shop I’ve ever really thought of buying from before but I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by what I found there. I’ve always rather snobbishly thought of Internationale as a bit of a chav shop full of cheap looking material but I really did find some nice bits that I’m really pleased with and the prices are also really reasonable and the quality really great. I absolutely love the colours of both and again really find them flattering to my colouring. I also really like the zip detailing on the top and the print is just really cute and the fit really flattering.
I’ve also picked up a few bits in Primark recently which I just thought I’d share they include a pastal aqua blue grandad cardigan (£10) the colour just caught my eye straight away (picture to follow), Black Shorts (£5 -bargain!) and a lovely navy lace detail collared top which I just think is so cute and can’t wait to wear it and pair a few things with it.
And that’s everything I’ve been buying 🙂 My first clothing blog completed!
Thanks for reading! x