Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Flower Power

Little cheeky Topshop Purchase, having discovered the iPhone app.... Not entirely sure it's safe that I've discovered the ability to purchase clothing on my phone....



Fishtail Top, Topshop
Jeans, Primark
Necklace c/o Char
Bag c/o Handbags At Dawn via A Daisy Chain Dream giveaway


Worn for a one course wonder dinner out this weekend, T pointed out this top is a bit more 'fashiony' than my usual taste- he's an eloquent one is T! And he's probably right, but I've been trying a few different things and I like that this will work with jeans as well as it would with my leather trousers, for now, for a winter night out, even over a pencil skirt for dinner. But it's still more than 'just' a flowery t-shirt.

I'm also going back to buying better. Being in proximity to Primark regularly at uni made it easy to buy more but buy things that weren't great value, that didn't last or that I didn't truly like as much as if I were to be paying say twice the price. A £3 t-shirt that only last 3 weeks, is it really more economical than a £10 or even £20 one that sees me through a couple of years?

The other thing I'm guilty of is buying several things of the same colour/style rather than trying something new. We all need a basic long sleeve tee or a favourite cardigan, but for a long time my wardrobe has all been a bit the same. Buying one, slightly different, better quality garment has got to be better for my personal style as well as better ethically, financially and generally than having a wardrobe full of the same t-shirt in 10 colours, none of which will be any good in a matter of weeks or even months.

Anywho... rant over- here's to a better dressing.

And P.S. I have some real bargains on eBay at the moment including a skincare starter kit at 99p, an iPod docking station, some Hugo Boss Perfume and a gorgeous embellished dress that my mother has slimmed out of. You can also find all my eBay items by following the eBay tab under my header.
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12 comments

Emsipop said...

Love this top! I really need to take a leaf out of your book and invest in clothes instead of getting everything cheap!
xx
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Louise McDonagh said...

It's funny because I've been feeling similar about my own wardrobe of late... more isn't always more.

Roisin Elizabeth Keats said...

This top is on my current wishlist - I adore how it can be teamed with so many things but adds that something special to a day outfit.

Maria Fallon said...

This top is beautiful, so unusual! You look lovely!


Maria xxx

Chloe said...

I think sometimes it's easy to get into the habit of buying the cheapest, and sometimes you have to take a step back and redress the balance. Good Luck!

Chloe said...

Definitely the case, I don't have masses of clothes any way, but sometimes it's a case of working out it's better to buy less that lasts- I like to think of it a bit like staff turnover... who wants to work somewhere when the staff change every 4 weeks?!

Chloe said...

I saw it, almost didn't buy it, but so glad I did- go for it!

Chloe said...

Thank you queridita, my favourite purchase for AGES.

Temporary:Secretary said...

Oh, goodness! I've installed the app on to my phone too and I daren't go on it because every time i go on their website, i end up buying something so god knows what I'll be like when browsing on my phone. I think you're right with false economy fashions. I've been buying the £3 tshirts from Primark. I would much rather spend a little more for something that will last because I can't bear it when things break and I have to throw things out. Hate throwing things away! I'm such a hoarder! xxx

Chloe said...

I'm a bit the same- I downloaded it, bought something and daren't touch it since! I'm not a hoarder, but it's definitely false economy having to abandon those poorly made items after such short time periods. I think it's going to take some will power though- I'm forever seeing things I'm tempted by, although thankfully, I seem pretty good at purchasing too hastily!

Ayden said...

You look so tanned and pretty and lovely, as usual Chloe :) xxx

Chloe said...

♥ thank you madam.

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