Monday, 10 October 2011
The impulse shopper
Monday is not a good day for me if I haven't planned my outfit the night before. I usually end up leaving late for work (I am not a morning person ever) in my bleary-eyed state after trying on half the things in my wardrobe and leaving the unwanted clothes in a pile on the bed. So I'm not sure if this oufit works, but for something put together at 6:30am in the dark (the light was on but my eyes weren't really open) at least it's a bit of colour to brighten up yet another grey British day.
This dress is actually one of my favourite buys - I had a splurge in Karen Millen a couple of years ago and ended up impulse buying not just one but three dresses =wince=. Word of warning: do not go into a favourite shop with the intention of "just looking thanks" unless you have the willpower to try on maybe just one thing, if you have to try anything on at all. I took three very different dresses into the changing room at Karen Millen, loved them all equally, and just couldn't leave any of them behind... so I ended up buying all of them. This is the budget-busting, bank-breaking way to do it, so whatever you do - Don't Try This At Home (or in The Store).
Unless they're all in the sale like mine were, so of course that's perfectly justifiable. [cough]
Dress: Karen Millen
Jacket: La Redoute
Flower brooch: F+F
Silver bangle: Christening present (so nearly as old as me)
Other bangles: New Look, F+F
Blue ring: Topshop
Nails: Models Own Concrete Mixer