Aware that they could be a one season wonder, I was reluctant to buy these red sandals from Topshop earlier in the season, but reduced to £25, in my size - oh yes! I do love red shoes. I had some red Boden pumps once which I think were bought by accident / as an afterthought - as the colour I really wanted was out of stock. Loved those red Boden pumps though...I think they are the only shoes I have ever literally worn to pieces!
So I hope these are a wise buy:
|Topshop Nano Clog t-bar sandals - reduced to £25|
I declared a few months ago that I would not be buying 'boyfriend' jeans. Browsing on the net-a-porter site the other day however, I spotted some Current/Elliot jeans..... they just appealed for some reason. I am very slow to 'get' new trends! - they were but too pricey.
Now, I am a little worried that Topshop have false trickery type mirrors which make you look better than you really look. I bought the Topshop boyfriend jeans - £42. Having tried these on at home I am slightly worried that they make my bum look odd and 'flat' (not in a good way).
Has anyone else had this problem with 'boyfriend' jeans? Probably just due to the fact that I need to lose a pound or two... but in any case it is too late to change my mind as, such was my enthusiasm, the tags have been removed. Subtle change of leg shape also needs a totally different top though.
These, I've decided, will only really work with a fitted or 'tucked in' top (which compounds the 'bum' issue). Wearing them with my favoured looser tops makes me look like a humungous shapeless heap. (Well, I mean clearly I AM said heap...but the key is the cunning 'sleight of dress' to disguise this with the right clothes...no?!)
|Topshop 'Boyfriend' jeans; H&M top, Topshop sandals (sale buy!)|
I tried on another pair of 'boyfriend' jeans in River Island which I liked from the leg downwards, (the 'worn' part was nice) but the top part was weird and so were the pockets. (I also broke a nail trying to undo the button, but I digress...)
|River Island 'Boyfriend' jeans (not bought)|
Finally, a Topshop Midi skirt with a star print. (What is it with me, Topshop and stars..anyone remember the Topshop star jumper?!)
Luckily I was saved by the mismatched seam (pet hate)... so did not buy. A good move I feel, as not terribly flattering I'm sure you'll agree! (See bum woes above.)
|Topshop midi skirt (not bought)|
Final word. No progress yet on the 10 item wardrobe. As is clear from this post, wardrobe has in fact just increased by 2 items... so I am moving in the wrong direction. I have read up on it further however, and the 10 items do not include shoes, coats, layering t shirts /vest tops etc, accessories - bags, scarves etc - or 'special occasion' wear - dresses and the like....which is evidently just as well!