Here's where blogging (from a reader's point of view) gets tricky. Where do you draw the line between inspiration and slavish buying?!
Exhibit 1: Me
Has Toast denim shirt (which probably cost small fortune). Admittedly had forgotten about, but that's a separate problem...
Sees bargainous New Look denim shirt on the gorgeous Beth from Style Guile.
Prefers bargainous New Look shirt.
Buys bargainous New Look shirt.
Now has two very similar denim shirts.
|New Look (left); Toast (right)|
But the New Look version has some nice touches, like the curved side hem and pearlescent buttons (poppers). It also has a more fitted shape.
As you can tell, the wardrobe edit is hardly going to plan. I'm meant to be weeding out duplicates and unnecessary items - not accumulating more!
In other news, I think I will have to return the Topshop star print jumper. Love it. Love the feel of it. However, it... I don't know.... it just doesn't seem to work with what I have - which as you may have detected is my new rationale for purchasing - and keeping - items.
Here they are on - sorry for poor photo quality, hope you get the idea:
|New Look version|
Actually, that's not strictly true. It did work a bit better (was less starry) when I added a gilet, but I was unsure whether or not that was necessarily a good sign. I'll leave you with the photos:
|Avec Gilet (by Musto, should anyone care).|
|'Bella boucle bag' - New Look|
Was cheap. Looks it (I fear) - on close inspection anyway.
I do like the boucle fabric and the big stud-like clasp (me... studs.... bags... hmm, a theme...?)
Anyhow, the white piping around the edge detracts a bit. But overall it's OK. For £6.
I'm stuck with it anyway, as I discovered today that New Look do not refund on sale items. Although I suppose I could always get a credit note, maybe then I could buy another denim shirt - why stop at two...! :-)