Heavens to Betsy, I am so behind on my blogging. This photo is from just over a week ago, back when the weather was “sultry”. Or you can just call it humid if you like. As the song goes: you say potayto, I say potarto.
Waiting for the Husband, I found myself at Selfridges. In amongst the more luxe items, it also has a great selection from H&M and TopShop. Much nicer than actually shopping in a H&M or TopShop, which is usually messy and/or mayhem. Even the H&M change room is nicer than in H&M stores. AND it has flattering lighting. Have I sold it to you, yet?
Of course, I tried on a few things, but only 1 hit the mark. Firstly, this silk dress (£50) has some nice detailing, and looks easy to wear, but (possibly due to my short torso?), the waist ties sat both low and oddly on me. I passed on it, but it might look great on someone with a longer torso.
Secondly, I was quite keen to see this military style jacket (£30) in real life, as its a wool blend, and last year I bought a wool blend biker from H&M that I almost lived in. And it still looks new. However, this one is quite a straight cut and just bagged at the waist, while being too fitted at the hips. Again, I passed.
Then I hit the jackpot, with this viscose Victoriana blouse (£25). I can’t find it online, but its a beauty. I hope you can see how lovely it is from the photos. Very good cut for those of us who are short torsoed with curves (Oh God, am I an apple? Am I an hourglass? I give up, but either way, my torso is the trickiest part of my body to dress. By a long way).
After my fashion score, I strolled through the TopShop section, where I saw this quite cool tailored peplum jacket (£48). I almost like it, but it looked a bit insane on me, so I passed. Peplum is really, really not for me.
Jane Jetson. Its not a look I am trying to recreate.
Now, not long ago, we WornOut ladies were talking about whether we are buying more leopard print this season. Despite just buying the Russell & Bromley Club leopard print slippers, I don’t think I will be buying more. I want to try other animal prints, namely, snake. So, of course, I was immediately struck by this leopard print top (£38) in TopShop. The colours would be so wrong on me, but I think the print is wicked. Having said I probably won’t buy any more leopard print, of course, it will be all I see that I love and buy.
And what did I wear? Outfit: Zara frill edged black high neck top | Zara floral print skirt | Coccinelle Red Queency bag | Australian brand bugle bead sandals (I love these so much, that I will be looking out for a variation on them next summer)