Sunday, 21 November 2010

Autumn/Winter 2010 Fashion

So here's me getting back on the blogging horse proper.

I've loved this season's fashion. It's been a breath of ladylike and work-appropriate air after years of tacky 1980s reruns. For a while I was getting a bit worried about where I might source replacements for some of my worn out clothes from a few years' back, as everything in the shops looked so hideous! But thankfully, this year thanks to Mad Men, Louis Vuitton and Prada's influence on the high street, I've managed to replenish a tired and worn wardrobe with simple, grownup dresses, decent quality cardigans, and some cute accessories. Here are my highlights:

Zara has been a great friend with these brilliantly-priced £23 dresses, of which I now have three in black, leopard, and plum rose print. They are jersey (so comfortable and easy to wear) but the tulip shape is a great one for curvy girls (as evidenced by Joan Holloway in practically every episode of Mad Men!)

New Look have refreshed my extensive (but now bobbly) cardigan collection with great colours, thick
 pure cotton, and reasonably-priced offerings like this one:

And Clarks have provided me shiny "school" shoes that are comfortable and yet click like heels.

Finally, it's a little silly how much joy this necklace has given me. The globe, it spins! One side is burgundy enamel and the other is dark green, two of my favourite winter colours. The land masses do correspond vaguely to a proper globe (I'm geeky like this!) And it makes me think of the time turner in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (except that I fancy my pendant is more of a geographical transporter than a time machine...). I was wishing I had a globetrotter friend I could buy it for, but then reasoned that as I work in world literature it should be mine - and more importantly, the globe, it spins!,4,shop,jewelleryshop,jewelleryshopnecklaces


  1. That Zara dress is a friggin steal for £23. I want a leopard print one now.

  2. I love both the dresses!! I have been looking for a decently priced leopard print dress and this might be the one!!

  3. Ohhhh Naz, i love those dresses and the shoes and the necklace. I'm so desperate to get myself some new clothes x

  4. Oh don't get me started on adorable Accessorize pendants, for some reason I'm a sucker for miniature versions of everyday objects in jewellery-form, and could happily bankrupt myself in Accessorize... (and not just on the pendants either, but that's a whole other problem!) I'm especially susceptible when they're semi-functional, like your rotating globe - excellent choice :)