You know how it is: you’re scrolling down your twitter feed having the time of your life, and all of a sudden you look at the time to see your bus leaves in 20 minutes.
That, unfortunately, was me this morning, so all I could manage to do was chuck on the first clothes I saw before I left the house. Thankfully, it all turned out rather well.
This particular outfit has a lot of memories for me, as most of the pieces were bought on my holiday on the California coast and in New York in July/August 2013.
The vest was bought at Club Tattoo, a tattoo parlour (hence the name) and clothing/accessories store on Pier 39 in San Francisco. Even eight months later the design is still in great condition, and the fit is super flattering for my body type.
I also bought this gorgeous purse/clutch bag there too, and is to date the most amount of money I’ve ever spent on one item of clothing or accessory at $45, or roughly £30.
The denim shirt I also bought in America, this time at Times Square’s branch of Forever 21. I love this for its red checked shoulders, which add a bit more colour and coordinates nicely with the red of the vest.
This was also a pretty good value purchase, however it wasn’t until I tried on the shirt at home that I realised one sleeve is slightly tighter than the other for some reason. So, not massively pleased with the quality of the piece, but the shirt’s still lasted well and I liked it enough not to bother returning it.
The shorts are a staple of my wardrobe; bought at New Look a good few years ago, they’re high waisted and still such a great fit.
Here’s a close-up of my necklace, an ornate pocket watch on a bronze chain I bought last year in a random gift shop. It was fairly pricey – £20 – but I absolutely love it, and it goes with pretty much every outfit in my wardrobe.
It also ties in nicely, colour-wise, with the brown lace-up boots I wore with the outfit. I never put batteries in the watch, though. Maybe that’s why I’m late to lectures so often.
This outfit is a favourite because of the colour coordination. Whilst I can appreciate outfits that clash, I don’t feel comfortable unless my entire outfit ties in nicely together.
I’m also really liking the double denim which, if pulled off well, is definitely a popular choice right now.
(And obviously I pulled it off well. Duh guys.)