A mission to reduce my wardrobe

A mission to reduce my wardrobe
A mission to reduce my wardrobe

The title of this post may well confuse a few of you, because half of the time my outfits couldn't be more basic, but in actual fact I own so many clothes that they no longer fit in my house. And by that, I mean around one quarter of my wardrobe is at this place, and the rest sits in my old bedroom at my Mum's house. I ventured over there a few days ago and whilst I did find a few pieces I seriously missed and had to take home with me, the majority of it I wouldn't be caugt dead in these days. Floral bomber jackets? Yup, it happened.

So alas, my mission (call it my not-so-new-years resolution if you will) is to completely get my wardrobe back down to the essentials, which means a pretty intense blog sale is going to be happening at some time in the near future. I'd love to know your favourite places to sell things on (Depop? Tictail?!) because I'm hardly much of a retail master - unless we're talking about accumulating clothes, of course..

Black fedora from New Look (similar here)
Leather jacket from Warehouse (cheaper here)
White long sleeve from T by Alexander Wang (budget here)
Leather trousers from Blk Dnm (way cheaper here)
Max Thea from Nike (available here too)

Re-discovering my Grafea backpack

Grafea backpack outfit
Grafea backpack outfit
Grafea backpack outfit

There's nothing I love more than shopping my own wardrobe. In our new place, space is pretty limited, so I've had to put away a lot of my lesser-worn clothes and accessories for a while - one of them being my Grafea rucksack, which I just recently re-discovered. I feel like this beauty pretty much saved this outfit from being one of the boring #ootds on the internet, so for that, I thank you, little bag.

What have you recently re-discovered in your wardrobe?

Long sleeve by Alexander Wang (cheaper option here)
Leather sweat pants from Addison (cheaper here)
Jacket (around waist) from W Concept
Black trainers from Vans
Backpack from Grafea (also here)

The 'F' Word: Is faking it ever okay?

Replica Stella MCcartney
Stella McCartney shoes
Replica McCartney shoes
Stella McCartney replica shoes
Stella McCartney shoes

THIS might take some of you by surprise (judging by my countless diamond rings and golden medallions I wear each day) but I am not a millionaire. Shocking I know, but I am in fact an extremely average 21 year old student that unfortunately has an irrational obsession with shoes of the designer nature. Growing up I've always been taught to the idea that if I can't afford it, I can't have it, so for me adding a pair of shoes to a credit card (that I refuse to have) or spending the equivalent of three months rent on anything other than necessities (read: burgers) is a big no-no. 

So let's all address the elephant in the room here. These shoes? 110% not Stella McCartney, no matter how much I'd like to think they are. I toyed with the idea once upon a time, but no matter how much I love a pair of shoes I can't ever justify spending that much on something that simply stops my feet getting dirty. Because that's all they are, right? Apart from turning me into an instant goddess that one time I tried the Lugs on in Libertys (or so I'd like to think) the knock-offs are doing almost everything the real-deal shoes did for me. I'm probably losing some serious blogger points for this, but there we go.

Anyway, regardless of whether you own one thousand or one single pair of shoes, I'm curious to know what you think about the faux/fo' real fashion debate. Leave your opinions in the comments below. And before you ask, yes I did spill something all over this outfit. There's a reason I wear all-black black you know..

SHIRT | Uniqlo  CULOTTES | Lavish Alice  RUCKSACK | Grafea  SHOES | Stella McCartney Chicwish

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Marie Turnor paper bag clutch

Marie Turnor paper bag outfit
Marie Turnor paper bag outfit
Marie Turnor paper bag outfit

MANAGED to snap a couple of photos in between my lunch break before the heavens opened and my trousers went semi-see through. Sheer trousers are all the rage right now I promise. The main focus of this outfit is quite obviously my new clutch from Marie Turnor - I've had my eye on it ever since the Jil Sander paper bag epidemic a few seasons back, so it feels good to finally have it in my clutches. It's getting late - you'll have to excuse the terrible puns..

CAMI | H&M  TROUSERS | French Connection  BAG | Marie Turnor (via W Concept)  TRAINERS | Superga

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