Jewellery – Brooklyn, Forever 21, Topshop
I think the oldest items in this outfit are the tights and dress bought in May and August respectively, but everything else is a lot more recent. I layered another Asos bargain top (this colour sold out but it went down to £6) over the maxi dress to create a more layered look, which also harps at the anti-fit trend I mentioned earlier. The problem with anti-fit is that it doesn’t photograph very well (the main photo could have very well ended up being in the rejected folder), but in reality I felt perfectly fine and comfortable. I’ve also had fun bonding with my new satchel; it’s very fiddly to open but I love the simplicity of the design and authentic back-to-school feel.
When I buy things, I like to have multiple ideas in mind as how to wear them and make each outfit different, which can be a challenge with this distinctive dress. I find that what makes it look interesting are the tights and accessories I pair it with, so I reverted to my trusted tartan pair bought in September 2009. Even though I have so many pairs of tights, I can always rely on this maroon pair to add a slight schoolgirl edge to an outfit so they’re constantly being worn and washed. The leather jacket is also rather old, bought in my pre-blogging days in October 2007 after my first ever student loan payment. I think a lot of Asda Smartprice may have been eaten that month.