Friday, 11 July 2014

Swans and Breton Stripes

Today I had a really fun conversation with one of my friends about free will and why we wear what we wear. How much of it is defined by the media's influence and how much is decided by what we feel comfortable in?
For me, it's definitely more about what I feel looks good on me, and suits my shape and body type rather than being purely trend led. I'm loving vintage buys at the moment and they don't tend to be as trend led as some of the high street 'off-the-peg' items.  Today was definitely a comfort over style day, I had a few errands to run and then met up with my friend for a Costa which was lovely. It's always nice to catch up with someone when you haven't seen them for a while!

Today's outfit was a kind of throw-on-and-hope-it-looks-okay affair. I feel quite comfortable in it and I love the almost vintage feel of the skirt! A breton tee is a simple addition to any outfit and I personally think they can be paired with almost anything because they're such a staple item.

Top: Topshop, Skirt: Co-operative at Urban Outfitters, Brogues: Topshop, Bag: Chiltern.









I wore my Topshop weave brogues with this for a really casual look, and 'borrowed' my Mum's mini Chiltern two tone satchel. I love this bag, the only problem I have is that it's too small to fit all of my crap that I cart around with me in, which means I have to be organised and very, very selective. I also realised after taking these pictures that I really, really should have ironed the skirt before I wore it (oops!) that's the hazards of throwing on an outfit I suppose!

Obviously going to Costa meant I had to snap the drinks I bought. It was quite a sunny day so I got one of their new Iced Caramel Lattes first of all, but we were there a while so I also indulged in a Cafe Caramella which is hands down my favourite on the menu.




I love a good coffee!

What have you all been up to today? Do you have many plans for the weekend? Also, I'm interested in what you think about the whole style thing, do you tend to buy what's on-trend or do you go for what appeals to your own tastes? Let me know in the comments.

Em x




12 comments:

  1. The pattern on your skirt is so sweet, it looks lovely paired with the stripy top :)
    In terms of trends, it's a bit of both for me... I have loads of things I will wear whether they are currently in style or not but I also tend to like most trends. I'd never buy something I didn't like or didn't suit me though and keep on wearing things even after they go out of style- trends cycle back round again all the time, right? :)

    Louise / www.asseenonlouise.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They absolutely do and I'm a strong believer that certain items are timeless anyway! Thank you for your lovely comment x

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  2. i love the stripey top :)
    I buy something, not for the trend but because i like it

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    1. Thank you :) That's the main reason I buy things too, I find it far too expensive to buy things just for a short trend although if I like something that happens to be a current trend that's an added bonus! x

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  5. I absolutely love this outfit, the purse is so cute!

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    1. Thank you lovely! I have a feeling I'll be borrowing it again! x

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you liked it too x

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  7. I definitely buy what I like, and I'm really loving that bag too. Your outfit was well put together, and looked very comfortable as well as looking good. I'm also a coffee addict, haha. I'll have to start doing more general, daily posts too x

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