Monday, 9 November 2009

Plum Pick {Fashion Forward}

Every so often, I challenge myself to wander around a store, pick out an item that I wouldn't normally dream of purchasing and try it on. Sometimes my gut instinct is perfectly right and I look hideous, but sometimes I'm surprised by how well an item compliments my skin tone; enhances my figure or makes me look completely different - and I love that! It's so good to try something new every once in a while and have a little bit of fun with fashion.

My Fashion Forward set this week is definitely a bit of fun. Normally, I wouldn't choose purple, I wouldn't choose a tee and I would never, ever have chosen those shoes - combine them with some black patterned tights and layer on some chain necklaces for a grown up, rock chick look.

Berry Beauty

Berry Beauty by OPCreative featuring Dorothy Perkins shoes

Items in this set: Tee, New Look, 14 GBP, Skirt, H&M, Boots, Dorothy Perkins, 38 GBP, Necklace, Dorothy Perkins, 12 GBP and Bracelet, ASOS, 12 GBP

As an extra challenge, I forced myself to start thinking affordable rather than aspirational (too much dreaming about unaffordable fashion can be bad for the soul) so everything that you see is available on the British highstreet and could possibly be purchased without threat of bankruptcy. Hurrah!

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10 comments:

Kylie said...

Well, I think fashion's all about having fun anyway, so you're doing well ;) Kx

Gemma Noon said...

I love the shoes!
And the belt, but I have a belt obsession.

humel said...

I would never choose those shoes either but I do rather love them... :-)

This week I am mostly wearing scarves!

Pretty Neat Designs said...

So cute! Love the plum and grey combination, and you sure like the gothic sexy shoes!

Courtney said...

What an adorable outfit! I really love the color and ruffles of the skirt, and all of the black and white looks so sophisticated.

The Beading Gem said...

I love the skirt but I think I'll be breaking ankles with the booties!

2 By Design said...

You know, I don't think purple gets enough play! I don't have hardly anything in my closet this color, but every time I see it I always wonder why.

Emily said...

Love your picks Clair! Just posted mine.

Katherine said...

wow, separately i wouldn't pick them, but put them together and bam, sling them in my shopping bag and call me Mary...

am i sounding odd? I've been in London all day' i'm tired!

xoxo

Katherine said...

done!