Saturday, June 29, 2013

Most Wanted

Last month, I dropped into the Most Wanted Swap Shop with Sarah, to have a nosy and offload a few items of my wardrobe that I had planned to eBay. The best bit about a Swap Shop? No hassle of dodgy eBay buyers or postage, just a simple system of stamps to go off and pick shiny new things. Because I'm a total blogger fail and I didn't yet have my shiny new camera, I didn't take any pictures, but here are a few of the Voucher Codes shots

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Yes, I did raid the table of dreams before leaving and yes, the cocktails were lovely, thanks.

I picked up a few different things from the swap, but one item has risen to the top of the pile, and it's this French Connection top. Simple, yes, versatile, absolutely and it's one of those amazing tops that just seems to go with everything, and to demonstrate, the lovely people at Voucher Codes sent me a budget of £35 to style my Swap Shop goodies, so I thought I'd show you what I mean about my new top.

I have focused on work wear too, mostly because it's so easy for me to feel uninspired with pulling clothes on for work, round 1 is a regular at the moment- the mornings where my eyes are open as I get dressed, but I'm definitely still sleeping. The flash of red is a crop top acting as a modesty panel- the drape in the front of the blouse is quite low, especially for work, the beauty of using a crop top is that it doesn't bunch up under layers of clothes, and these ones fit like a dream. Not bad for £5 (pst, the red is now in the sale for £3.50) and they now come in a few other cool colours. I'm wearing a black version later on.



Black Trousers & French Connection Shirt & Red Mel Shoes
French Connection blouse, #MWSwapShop - Primark trousers, £12  - ASOS crop top (underneath), £5 - Mel flat shoes, c/o Spartoo

Round 2 is a bit bolder. I'm still totally in love with this skirt for making an impact especially since I'm not brave enough to pull off the 90's neon. I wore this recently for a meeting and the lovely ladies in the hosts office couldn't get enough of where it had all come from. The necklace is from eBay, a bit of green sparkle in my life. You can buy it HERE and the price has actually gone down since my purchase!

French Connection blouse & Palm Print Skirt
Skirt, Asda - French Connection Blouse, MWSwapShop - Crop Top (underneath), ASOS £5 - Necklace - eBay £8 - Heels, ASOS (super old)

And round 3- a winter version. the tights were a gift from my mum, they always remind me of Alice in Wonderland for some reason, and the Clarks wedge shoe boots remain my favouritest ever heeled shoes.

French Connection Blouse & Skater Skirt & Heart Tights & Wedge Shoe Boots
French Connection Blouse, MWSwapShop - Skirt, Roman Road Market - ASOS crop top (underneath) - Tights (gifted by my Mum), Calzedonia - Wedge shoe boots, Clarks

And round 3- a winter version. the tights were a gift from my mum, they always remind me of Alice in Wonderland for some reason, and the Clarks wedge shoe boots remain my favouritest ever heeled shoes.They're so damned comfy.

There we go. One blouse, 3 outfits, and I don't think I did too badly with the budget either:

Primark trousers £12 + eBay Necklace £8 + 2 ASOS Crop Tops £10 = £30

And if you liked my skirt & blouse summer combo, you can now vote for it HERE

Palm Print Skirt & French Connection Blouse 1

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