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Primark cardigan and shoes, Katherine E Hamnett t-shirt, Topshop trousers


This looked better in real life. The proportions look really off in these pictures, and my face just looks odd.

Kind of broke my no shopping resolution and went into Birmingham last week and had a bit of a spree. The trousers are new, as are the shoes and the cardigan. In fairness I did have Topshop vouchers for Christmas which almost covered the whole cost of the trousers, and I had been after a chino type pair. I love the high waist on these. It's almost a paper bag waist, but without the puffiness which would make my hips look massive. The cardigan and shoes were part of a Primark haul, but I'd been after a long black cardigan for ages, and this one was £8 I think, and the shoes will be perfect for spring. They have cute braided rope detailing on the heels. Argh, I am so good at justifying my spending habits to myself!

Fortunately I'll be saving money over the next 4 or 5 months in Austria, as I'm flying out there with 1 suitcase, so can't afford the space or weight to buy any new clothes. I'm going to do a spring planning trend post either this weekend or next week, to then help me work out my "capsule wardrobe" for Vienna. Capsule wardrobe number 1 for winter in Lyon worked out rather nicely, so as long as I plan my spring/summer wardrobe carefully it should also be a success this next semester!

Also, my eyes look a bit weird in the pictures, because I was playing around with my make-up and tried out a green smokey eye. Unfortunately eyeshadow, especially smoky type looks, do not suit me at all, but somehow I never learn my lesson and every couple of months I'll try again, and fail.

12 comments

  1. The proportions look fine to me - you really suit the trousers! I don't think I have the "look" to be able to wear them. They'd just look a bit weird on me. If you had the Topshop vouchers then I don't think it really counts :) x

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  2. i think you suit the smokey eye look, myself. the shoes are so cute, and wow the trousers are pretty much perfect!

    http://afluorescentadolescent.blogspot.com/ x

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  3. Omg those pants are so adorable! I really like this look. I've been trying to find cropped trousers :(

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  4. Those are really great trousers; I want some chino type ones, but know I'll probably have to buy mine from M&S or somewhere equally mumsy to make sure they look anywhere near half decent on my rather sizeable arse! I know what you mean about justifying your spending habits; I really feel like I should try and give up high street shopping, but it would be so so hard. Hopefully when my uni workload calms down I can get around to making some dresses I have planned!
    Really excited for when you go to Vienna; my family have been going to Austria for years now on holiday, and I absolutely love it. Would be great to see some of your time there.

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  5. Nice outfit, the trousers are cute :) They'll see you into spring well too.
    Well at least you started a 'no spend' I can't even do that, some times I think I have real shopping problems, lol. When I see something I adore it's so hard to leave it there though
    x

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  6. I love those trousers! I've bought a similar paor, but am waiting for warmer weather to wear them. And the nude pumps are really pretty.

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  7. Ooh, I like the trousers, they look as though they fit you really well.

    Good luck with the capsule wardrobe - I'm rubbish at it, I get bored so easily!

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  8. Love the trousers. And I quite like the eyeshadow too, myself!

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  9. love the outfit, i have hair envy!! xx

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  10. Eeeeeeeek!!! We love your hair.

    This outfit is super cute & if you didn't know already, you're ridiculously photogenic.

    <3

    T & J

    http://www.thestylerawr.com

    XoX

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  11. I discovered your blog via blogloving and it is uber fantastical...I really adore it and this post is beyond amazing...lovely photography

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  12. Cool look, you have great hair too!

    I'm doing a monthly giveaway of a unisex t.shirt, check out my blog for more details ;)

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