London decided to save the sunshine for another day but I wasn’t going to let a little cloud and potential rain (standard London) put a damper on my plans. I’d already decided the night before that no matter what, I’d wear my sparkly brogues that I purchased in Berlin at Galleries Lafayette two years ago and let them see the light of day. I think they cost me about 89€. They are a little outrageous and I don’t wear them as often as I should. I think I’ve literally worn them no more than five times despite them being one of the most comfortable flat shoes I’ve ever bought.
I decided to team up my brogues with a pair of pants that have become part of my London uniform over the past three months. I have been living in these pants and even survived the horrendous Croatian winter over the Christmas period in them. I don’t usually purchase pants this cheap because I don’t trust the quality and longevity of High Street brands when it comes to every day products but I must say that these slim coated trousers from Lindex have proven my theory wrong. They cost just under £30, are really comfortable and wash well. I’m not really a big fan of the side zip though as it does often unzip however, they make my ass look great so I don’t really care.
Over the past 12 months I’ve noticed, no actually, my little cousin back in Croatia noticed that I had ‘a lot of black clothes.‘ She wasn’t wrong, I had accumulated a uniform of black… everything. I just told her that’s what happens when you get older. But seriously, what the hell? How did this actually happen? Back in Sydney, I never ever wore black and my wardrobe boasted all colours of the rainbow and plenty of embellishments. Today I decided to wear a black skivvy from Sportscraft, another item I’ve had for a few years that hasn’t shown it’s age and perfect for layering. A few months ago I purchased a rabbit fur vest and yes, I’m aware there is a unethical political correctness about these items in the world of fashion but I love this vest and have always wanted one. It also comes in handy on this end of the world.
I never in my wildest filthiest dreams would have thought a shade of pink would ‘pop’ so well against my skin tone. This jacket is from Zara and it fits like a glove. It’s not the warmest jacket but layered with a few pieces underneath makes it the perfect key piece to complete this rather bland outfit. I’m not big on accessories and have a very minimalist taste when it comes to accessorising. Today I wore my D&G watch that my parents bought me last year when we reunited in Europe with two rings, a red ruby I bought for myself for Christmas last year and an ice-cube diamond ring from Chopard I received for my birthday.
Never dull your shine for anyone, not even the London sky. x