i’ve had this pink silk Next shirt for a while now and haven’t found the perfect item to compliment it. i fell in love with this when i spotted it – the buttons, the collar, the smooth texture, it’s so elegant and classy i’m sad i haven’t got much use out of it yet. but i think this combination will do it justice.
last but not least, a few weeks ago i found this polka dot maxi skirt, i was looking for a maxi skirt online for weeks and hadn’t come across one i wanted to spend £20+ on. this was again about £5 and was perfect for what i needed. this is one of my favourite items – it’s versatility means i can wear it winter or summer, day time or evening, with heels or flat shoes it soon became one of my go to skirts.
even a year ago i would’ve never brought the fur scarf because i’d be too scared about what sort of looks i’d get as i walked down the street, sometimes i still doubt myself. but let me tell you something: nothing should hold you back from wearing what you like.
if i dress myself and walk out the house with confidence and poise i can hope that people think ‘wow she looks bloody good!’ regardless of whether i’ve put a lot of effort and money into my outfit or not. of course i still get the occasionall item from Zara or Topshop because you just can’t rely on the charity shops for having the perfect winter coat or a decent pair of boots.
i find by shopping at these places i promote my individualitymore so than having an entire Zara wardrobe. i want to have clothes that i’m proud to wear and show off. what you wear says a lot about your personal style and the type of person you are, it’s a way of expressing yourself in a way words and actions can’t and if you’re not comfortable with yourself that will reflect in the things you cover yourself up with. what i’ve learnt about charity shopping is don’t go for the bland and boring, don’t buy the primark dress because it’s nice, 100 other people will have the same dress, try and find something you LOVE and don’t be afraid to wear what you want – however, if you genuinely like what you can find in all the high street shops then knock yourself out, go wild in New Look and H&M but just be you. be yourself. don’t be afraid to like different things – you’ll be admired for being an individual. just be confident and you’ll always look amazing, no matter what you’re wearing.
(i’m aware my ‘little’ note turned into a lecture but hey! i’ll write what i want)